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Ohio police: Man holding woman by neck is killed by officer

CANTON, Ohio (AP) – Police say an officer responding to a 911 call in Ohio shot and killed a man who was holding an 18-year-old woman by the neck. Canton’s police chief says the man refused to let go and moved like he was going to hurt the woman before …

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Ohio police: Man was threatening woman before officer fired

CANTON, Ohio (AP) – Police say an officer responding to a 911 call in Ohio shot and killed a man who was holding an 18-year-old woman around her neck. Canton’s police chief says the man refused to let go and moved like he was going to hurt the woman before …

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Kayaker still missing days after accident that killed friend

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Searchers outside Pittsburgh are continuing to look for a kayaker who has been missing since a weekend boating accident that killed her friend. Helene Brandy and Brittany Evans, both 25, were kayaking on the Ohio River on Saturday when witnesses saw their kayaks plunge over a dam …

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The Latest: Group backs plan for $20M to fight opioid crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Latest on deliberations on Gov. John Kasich’s opioid spending proposal (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A state commission in Ohio has agreed to move forward on the governor’s request to invest $20 million in the fight against the state and national opioid crisis. The plan …

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The Latest: $12M sought for research in opioid crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Latest on deliberations on Gov. John Kasich’s opioid spending proposal (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A state commission in Ohio is debating making available $12 million to support scientific breakthroughs aimed at tackling the nation’s opioid crisis. The head of the Third Frontier Commission told …

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2nd kayaker’s body recovered on central Ohio river

MARION, Ohio (AP) – Searchers have found the second body of a kayaker in a central Ohio river. Authorities recovered the body of 28-year-old Raymond Williams in the Scioto River on Wednesday. He and 29-year-old Tyler Webb were kayaking near Marion on Monday. Webb’s body was spotted by a fisherman …

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Officer hospitalized after touching illegal substance

CINCINNATI (AP) – An Ohio police officer is recovering after touching what authorities say is a suspected drug during a narcotics-related traffic stop. Officials say the Cincinnati police officer felt light headed after touching the substance on Tuesday. The officer was treated at a hospital. Police will test the substance …

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Northeast Ohio police officers involved in fatal shooting

CANTON, Ohio (AP) – Police in the northeast Ohio city of Canton say two officers have fatally shot a suspect. The (Canton) Repository reports (http://bit.ly/2qjA3Ne ) that the Canton police chief said the suspect was killed shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday. Police haven’t released the name of the suspect or …

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Suspect in Ohio house fire that killed 7 is denied bond

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio man accused of setting a house fire that killed seven of his neighbors has been denied bond at his first court appearance. Fifty-eight-year-old Stanley Ford appeared in court in Akron on Wednesday. He had one charge of aggravated arson and seven charges of aggravated …

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College announces layoffs, pay cuts to handle debt

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) – One of the country’s oldest historically black private colleges is laying off workers and imposing steep pay cuts in an ongoing struggle to survive. Wilberforce University cut $750,000 from its payroll last year, but the president of the small Ohio school says that’s not enough to …

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