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The Latest: Ohio Legislature Passes Firefighter Cancer Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on bills moving through the Ohio Legislature in its final 2016 sessions (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Ohio lawmakers have passed legislation that could provide more benefits for firefighters who get cancer as a presumed result of their work. The...

Court Upholds Death Sentence Of Condemned Ohio Killer Of 11

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home. The court’s 5-2 ruling Thursday rejected arguments by attorneys for Anthony Sowell (SOH’-wehl)...

Arrested Teen Denies Threatening Ohio Classmate With Knife

MILAN, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio teenager accused of threatening a classmate with a knife at school denied that allegation and said he carries the blade for protection because of the prevalence of school shootings. The Sandusky Register ( ) reports the 16-year-old student...

Ohio Girl, 14, Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Teen Brother

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in northwest Ohio, and his 14-year-old sister has been arrested as the subject of the murder investigation. Police say officers responding to a report of a shooting in Toledo found the wounded teen shortly...

UAE Police Head To US After Ohio Police Killing Of Emirati

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A state-owned newspaper in the United Arab Emirates is reporting that Abu Dhabi investigators are heading to the U.S. after police in Ohio shot dead an Emirati. The Arabic-language Al Bayan newspaper also reported Thursday that the body of...

Ohio Lawmakers Consider Abortion Ban, Concealed Weapons Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Bills that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and permit concealed weapons in more places are up for consideration by the full Ohio House as lawmakers are wrapping up their two-year session. The House could consider the 20-week abortion ban Thursday. The ban...

Ohio Lawmakers Consider Abortion Ban, Concealed Weapons Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Bills that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and permit concealed weapons in more places are up for consideration by the full Ohio House as lawmakers are wrapping up their two-year session. The House could consider the 20-week abortion ban Thursday. The ban...

Facial Modeling Used In Hopes Of IDing Ohio Skeletal Remains

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Investigators hope a forensic facial reconstruction will help identify a woman whose skeletal remains were found by mushroom hunters in southwest Ohio in early May. They say a forensic artist created the clay model being unveiled Thursday by Attorney General...

Clark County School Closes After Possible Norovirus Outbreak

SOUTH VIENNA, Ohio (AP) — A Clark County elementary/middle school will close after more than 100 students and some faculty members were out sick following a suspected norovirus outbreak. Northeastern Local Schools Superintendent John Kronour announced that the South Vienna School...

Lawsuit: Ohio College Covered Up Football Team Hazing Claims

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A new lawsuit claims the University of Dayton covered up allegations of hazing connected to the school’s football team by ensuring that a UD police investigation never reached local officials. Max Engelhart, a former UD student and offensive lineman,...