Police Say 2-year-old Found Unresponsive In Ohio Pool Dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old child has died after he was found unresponsive in a pool at an apartment complex in central Ohio. Columbus police say the boy was found in a pool at the Worthington Meadows apartments around 7 p.m. Thursday and died at a hospital a...

Authorities: Car Strikes, Kills Man In Wheelchair In Ohio

SILVERTON, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff’s office says a man in a wheelchair was struck by a car and killed in Ohio as the man was operating the motorized wheelchair in a marked crosswalk. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says 44-year-old Robert D. Tirey was struck around...

Western Michigan U. Seeks Record For Renewing Marriage Vows

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan University is lining up hundreds of couples to renew their marriage vows as part of a homecoming weekend record attempt. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports ( ) the school on Oct. 8 is seeking to set a new Guinness World Records mark for the...

Ex-guidance Counselor Gets Prison For Sex Abuse Of Student

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former northeast Ohio guidance counselor has been sentenced to a year in state prison after admitting she sexually abused a student. Ronetta Smith pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month of sexual battery and attempted tampering with evidence. The...

Police: 11-year-old Hit By Car Walking To School, Killed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old boy was hit by at least one car and killed while heading to school in Ohio’s capital city. Columbus police say Favour Agu was headed to Woodward Park Middle School with his fellow classmates Thursday morning when he was hit....

Judge To Rule Soon In Ohio Case Over Transgender Directive

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge is expected to rule soon in the case of an Ohio school district challenging the Obama administration’s rule on transgender bathrooms in schools. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports a federal judge expects a decision within a week on whether the...

Police: Would-be Hit Man Turned In Woman Who Wanted Ex Dead

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio woman paid someone to kill her estranged husband but was turned in by the would-be hit man. Middletown police say Shelly Carter is charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder because her children also were...

Investigator: Pilot In Crash Shouldn’t Have Had Passenger

ARCANUM, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say a small plane that crashed in rural western Ohio, killing two men, was controlled by a student pilot who shouldn’t have been flying with a passenger. The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report says the plane...

Dolphins Face Another Backup QB Against Browns

MIAMI (AP) — Quarterbacks keep coming off the bench against the Miami Dolphins, who are still looking for a backup they can beat. Last week they couldn’t stop Jimmy Garoppolo or rookie Jacoby Brissett, who combined to fill in for Tom Brady and help the New England Patriots...

Royals Lose 5-2, Swept In 3-game Series By Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — As the days in September dwindle, the Kansas City Royals understand that this October will be very different for them. Their playoff hopes hanging by a thread, the Royals were beaten 5-2 on Thursday night by the Cleveland Indians, who swept the three-game series...