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Nursing home deaths nearly 70% of Ohio’s overall total

By JOHN SEEWER and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nursing home residents continue to make up the vast majority of coronavirus-related deaths in Ohio, according to new Department of Health statistics. At least 1,246 residents of Ohio's long-term care facilities ...

2 accused of false Alzheimer’s diagnoses charged with fraud

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former director of an Ohio memory-loss clinic accused by dozens of patients of falsely diagnosing them with Alzheimer's disease has been indicted on federal fraud charges. The U.S. Justice Department said Sherry-Ann Jenkins was not ...

Change of plea hearing for suspect accused of game threat

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team is now scheduled for a change of plea hearing, according to a Wednesday court filing. Such changes of plea hearings ...

Authorities: Teen’s fatal shooting was homicide, not suicide

CLEVELAND (AP) — The shooting death of a Cleveland teenager who authorities initially believed had killed himself has now been ruled a homicide. The 16-year-old boy was found dead May 12 in a home in the city's Union-Miles neighborhood, authorities said. He had been shot in the ...

‘Godfather of Grass’ seeks prison release over virus concern

LISBON, Ohio (AP) — The "Godfather of Grass," who was sentenced for his role in a large marijuana operation after eight years on the run, has asked a judge to release him from a federal prison in Ohio that has seen nine coronavirus deaths. John Robert "Johnny" Boone vouched for his release ...

Congressional races to be decided in unusual Ohio primary

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A Democratic U.S. House incumbent faces a spirited challenge in central Ohio and two Democrats are competing to take on a potentially vulnerable Republican congressman in the Cincinnati area as Ohio's primary voting comes to an end Tuesday. ...

Caffeine bought online killed teen. But is Amazon at fault?

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Logan Stiner was just days from high school graduation when his brother found him unresponsive in their family's home southwest of Cleveland in May 2014. Stiner, 18, died of cardiac arrhythmia and seizure from acute caffeine ...

Teen pleads guilty in death of girl hit during police chase

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter stemming from the crash of a stolen car that struck and killed a 13-year-old pedestrian during a police pursuit last year. The teen also pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and received a four-year ...

Speaker: Ohio reopening plan ‘disrespected’ lawmakers wishes

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's plan for when to reopen Ohio's economy "disrespected" the wishes of fellow GOP lawmakers, the House Speaker said in sharply worded criticism of DeWine's blueprint for restarting ...

Ohio’s mail-in primary tests voting during virus outbreak

By WILL WEISSERT and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first major test of an almost completely vote-by-mail election during a pandemic is unfolding Tuesday in Ohio, offering lessons to other states about how to conduct one of the most basic acts of democracy amid a ...