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Patrol Effort Targets I-75 Offenders

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers will be out in force on Interstate 75 this weekend as part of a six-state effort to reduce crashes on the busy highway. The “I-75 Challenge” began Friday morning and will continue through the day Sunday. The...

Man Dies In Ohio Traffic Crash After Paint Spilled

HUNTINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 58-year-old man was killed when he lost control of his pickup truck after a bucket of paint spilled on the highway. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says it happened Thursday in Huntington Township in Brown County, southeast of...

2 Killed When Barge, Boat Collide In Ohio River

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say two men were killed when their pleasure boat collided with a 600-foot barge in the Ohio River near Cincinnati. Cincinnati District Fire Chief Lou Arnold says it happened late Thursday when the pleasure boat apparently crossed right in front of...

OSU, Air Force Team Up For Medical Research

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is teaming with an Ohio-based Air Force research laboratory to help improve the health and performance of Special Forces troops and elite collegiate athletes. The first-ever agreement is between the OSU Wexner Medical Center and...

Carey police sergeant indicted

CAREY — A Carey police sergeant has been indicted by a Wyandot County grand jury on three felony charges, officials announced Friday. Richard M. “Matt” Ricker, 46, is charged with two third-degree felony counts of tampering with evidence, and a fifth-degree felony charge of...

Parent Sues Over Teacher Strike In Ohio District

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — The parent of a student in a central Ohio school district where teachers are striking is suing to try to close schools until the strike is over. The lawsuit asks a judge to compel school officials to shutter the buildings in the Reynoldsburg district,...

131 Surrender On Juvenile Charges In Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say 131 people have turned themselves in during four days to address outstanding juvenile delinquency warrants. A Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Juvenile Court spokeswoman tells The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer ( ) that officials had hoped for a...

14 Arrested In Ohio Human Trafficking Operation

HOLLAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say 14 people have been arrested in the Toledo area and accused of being part of a human trafficking operation. The Lucas County Sheriff’s Office made the sweep at a Springfield Township hotel this week, charging the defendants with offenses...

UPDATE: Sen. Brown visits Carey factory

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, visited a Wyandot County manufacturer this afternoon to tour the plant and to meet with workers. Brown stopped at Continental Structural Plastics, a composite manufacturer in Carey, which employs nearly 700 workers and is planning to grow. Earlier...

Ohio Judge To Rule On Whether Trial Ends

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio judge is preparing to announce his ruling on whether trial will continue in the case of a juvenile court judge facing felony counts. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Norbert Nadel (Nay-DEL’) listened to arguments Thursday and said he...