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Crash of tractor-trailer, sedan kills 2 in car; cause probed

May. 15, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

MONROE, Ohio (AP) — A crash involving a tractor-trailer and a sedan killed two people in Ohio, authorities said. The Monroe police department said in a statement that the crash occurred shortly after 3 p.m. at an intersection on Route 63 and Main Street, also known as...

Hampson homers, triples as Rockies beat Reds 9-6

May. 15, 2021 01:48 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Garrett Hampson led off the first inning with a triple, one of 15 hits for Colorado, and the Rockies spoiled Wade Miley’s encore to his first career no-hitter with a 9-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Miley (4-3) was roughed up one start...

Columbus reaches $10M settlement for family of Andre Hill

May. 14, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s capital city will pay a $10 million settlement for the family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer in December as he emerged from a garage holding a cellphone, the Columbus city attorney announced Friday. ...

Fresh look: Browns coach Stefanski sheds mask at practice

May. 14, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Around the time rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was being shown how to drop into pass coverage, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski got to drop something as well. His COVID-19 mask. Finally. “It felt pretty good,” the NFL's...

Ex-Ohio State prof sentenced for sharing work with China

May. 14, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A medical researcher and professor who pleaded guilty to what prosecutors called a sophisticated scheme to transfer U.S.-backed research to China was sentenced Friday to 37 months in federal prison. Song Guo Zheng, 58, who had been working most...

Otto Beatty Jr., fighter for Black-owned businesses, dies

May. 14, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney and former state lawmaker Otto Beatty Jr., a leading figure in the fight for racial equality in Ohio, has died at 81. His wife, U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, announced his death on Twitter on Friday, calling him “a devoted father, grandfather,...

A look at big settlements in US police killings

May. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Ohio police officer in December, will receive a $10 million settlement from the city of Columbus. Hill, 47, was fatally shot by officer Adam Coy on Dec. 22 as Hill emerged from...

Ohio mayor saves skydiving partner's life after malfunction

May. 14, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Mayor has been credited with saving the life of her skydiving partner after an equipment malfunction during a training exercise in Middletown. Middletown Mayor Nicole Condrey was connected to her teammate by straps as the pair skydived...

Ohio to remove mask requirement for those with vaccinations

May. 14, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is removing a mask requirement immediately for people who are fully vaccinated, in keeping with new guidance from the federal government, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine announced Friday. DeWine said in a statement that unvaccinated people should...

'Fetal heartbeat' in abortion laws taps emotion, not science

May. 14, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dr. Michael Cackovic has treated his share of pregnant women. So when Republican lawmakers across the U.S. began passing bans on abortion at what they term “the first detectable fetal heartbeat,” he was exasperated. That's because at the...