Off-duty Ohio Police Officer Shoots Would-be Burglar At Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say an off-duty Columbus police sergeant shot and wounded an intruder who tried to break into his central Ohio home and woke him with the sound of shattering glass. Authorities say the would-be burglar escaped out a window and drove away after...

Slain Police Officer Remembered In Central Ohio 1 Year Later

DANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A police officer who was fatally shot is being remembered by his central Ohio village one year later. Officer Thomas Cottrell was found behind Danville’s municipal building last January after a woman warned police that her ex-boyfriend was...

University Of Cincinnati To Renovate Gehry-designed Building

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati has announced plans to renovate the uniquely-designed building that houses the western Ohio school’s Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) the university’s Dec. 20 filing with...

Cleveland Cop Charged With Rape Was Also Arrested In 2009

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland police officer charged with pistol-whipping and raping his girlfriend in Parma last week was previously arrested for attempting to force an acquaintance to kiss him years ago in the suburban city. Parma police say Cleveland Patrolman Tommie...

Utility To Replace Aging Gas Pipelines In Cuyahoga Falls

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) — Dominion East Ohio has announced plans to replace more than 15,000 feet of the utility’s aging gas pipelines in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) Falls. The Akron Beacon Journal reports ( ) the work will be split up into two projects totaling more...

Ex-coach At University Of Dayton Sentenced In Fatal Crash

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former University of Dayton coach who was found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide has been sentenced to four years in prison. Authorities say Paul Ivkovich was sentenced Tuesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. The 37-year-old Dayton man was...

Lawsuit Says Housing Authority Discriminated Against Family

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A federal lawsuit accuses a housing authority in northeastern Ohio of wrongly discriminating by denying a family housing on the basis of disability. Cleveland.com ( ) reports the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Youngstown filed the suit last week against...

Ohio National Guard Sends 20 Members As Inauguration Support

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio National Guard says it’s sending about 20 soldiers and airmen to provide support services for President-elect Donald Trump’s Friday inauguration in Washington. The National Guard says members from about 40 states and territories are...

Review Board: Fatal Police Shooting Of Suspect Was Justified

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A review board has determined a SWAT team officer’s fatal shooting of a robbery suspect outside a convenience store in Ohio’s capital city in 2015 was justified. Officer Barry Kirby fatally shot 25-year-old Kaleb Alexander on Oct. 15, 2015...

Northern Illinois Holds Off Miami (Ohio) For 62-58 Win

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Eugene German scored 12 points and Marin Maric added 11 while grabbing 12 rebounds as Northern Illinois held off a late rally to beat Miami (Ohio) 62-58 on Tuesday night. Northern Illinois held a 31-24 lead at the break and was up 54-46 with 5:41 left in the...