Expert: Killing Shows Strict Police Vetting Needed

DENVER (AP) — The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don’t always dig deeply enough into recruits’...

Police Disperse Crowds At Toledo Mall Shoe Sale

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police have used pepper spray to disperse a crowd of people waiting in line for a shoe sale at a Toledo mall. Multiple media reports say dozens of people were gathered before 6 a.m. Wednesday at Franklin Park Mall to get tickets allowing them to buy the Nike...

Pedestrian Struck And Killed On Highway In Central Ohio

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have closed a portion of U.S. 23 in central Ohio after a pedestrian was struck and killed. The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office says the accident near Circleville happened shortly after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators say the accident...

Pedestrian Struck And Killed On Highway In Central Ohio

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have closed a portion of U.S. 23 in central Ohio after a pedestrian was struck and killed. The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office says the accident near Circleville happened shortly after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators say the accident...

Ohio Gas Well Keeping 25 Families Out Of Homes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An out-of-control natural gas fracking well has kept 25 families from their homes for the past three days in eastern Ohio. The Monroe County well had been temporarily plugged while work was being done elsewhere onsite. But when workers tried to resume...

U.S., Cuba to re-establish diplomatic relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said...

Judge Postpones Order To Cut Jail Population

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has postponed his demand that a sheriff reduce the population in the overcrowded jail in Toledo by month’s end. Judge James Carr had ordered county officials last month to reduce the Lucas County Jail population to no more than 403 by...

Judge Postpones Order To Cut Jail Population

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has postponed his demand that a sheriff reduce the population in the overcrowded jail in Toledo by month’s end. Judge James Carr had ordered county officials last month to reduce the Lucas County Jail population to no more than 403 by...

Man Arrested After Couple Leaving Racino Robbed

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police have arrested a man on kidnapping and robbery charges following a couple’s report that they were robbed of their winnings after leaving a southwest Ohio racino. Dayton police say the couple had left Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway on Monday...

State Details Arrest In Ohio Football Rape Case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors have outlined details of alleged probation violations by a volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players. The Attorney General’s office says Matt...