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Woman texting while driving pleads guilty to killing 2 teens

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio woman who authorities say was texting when she crossed a marked lane in her car and fatally struck two teenage girls and seriously injured a teenage boy has pleaded guilty to multiple charges. The Summit County Prosecutor’s Office in Akron said 25-year-old Natasha Boggs, …

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Teens accused of shooting at priest gathering eggs indicted

CLEVELAND (AP) – Three teenagers accused of shooting at a priest who was gathering eggs from his Cleveland church’s chicken coop have been indicted. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County prosecutor’s office said Friday that 16-year-olds Amin Walker and Jaylen Miller and 18-year-old Kenitra Robinson face attempted murder, felonious assault, aggravated robbery …

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18 candidates running for Ohio’s 12th congressional district

By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Seven Democrats, 10 Republicans and a Green Party candidate are vying for the open 12th congressional district seat in Ohio. Two separate primaries will be on May ballots. One is for the remainder of the unexpired term of Republican U.S. Rep. Pat …

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Competition fierce for open mid-Ohio congressional district

By JULIE CARR SMYTHAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Eighteen candidates are vying for a U.S. House seat in central Ohio that Republicans have held for 35 years and Democrats now see as competitive. Democrat Conor Lamb’s razor-thin victory earlier this month in a Pennsylvania congressional district that heavily supported …

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Ohio man charged with murder in death of infant son

CINCINNATI (AP) – Authorities say a 27-year-old Ohio man whose infant son died from a skull fracture has been charged with murder. A judge on Friday set a $1 million bond for Joshua Mounts, of Sharonville, in Hamilton County Municipal Court. He was arrested and charged Thursday. Authorities say Mounts …

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Ohio woman gets lengthy sentence for trafficking daughters

LIMA, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio woman who allowed a man to have sex with her daughters to pay for her drug habit has been sentenced to 64 years in prison. The Lima News reports the 39-year-old woman showed remorse during a hearing Thursday in western Ohio’s Allen County. She …

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School shooting survivor receives detention over protests

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio student who was one of two shot when a classmate opened fire in a school cafeteria has received detention for participating in a mass student walkout over gun violence. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 16-year-old Cooper Caffrey and 42 other students walked out of Madison …

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Shootings in Cincinnati down nearly 50 percent

CINCINNATI (AP) – Cincinnati police say shootings are down nearly half of what they were at this time last year. Police Chief Eliot Isaac tells WCPO-TV there have been 56 shootings so far in 2018, compared to 108 last year. Isaac says the biggest drop has been in the Avondale …

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Sheriff’s deputy struck by ambulance

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say an Ohio sheriff’s deputy was struck by an ambulance while responding to a medical call. Medina Sheriff’s Capt. Kenneth Baca says the Medina County deputy was responding to a call for a 71-year-old man with chest pains Thursday in Westfield Township. Baca says the …

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The Latest: Trump says he may ‘hold up’ South Korea deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is threatening to “hold up” the trade agreement his administration finalized this week with South Korea to gain more leverage for talks with North Korea. Trump highlighted the newly completed renegotiation of the …

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