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Browns relieved Garrett incident with punching fan not worse

Oct. 21, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens believes the fan who punched Myles Garrett was lucky. "I was glad the guy ran," Kitchens cracked Monday as Cleveland returned from its bye weekend. As the Browns began their break last week, Garrett was driving in downtown Cleveland when a fan pulled...

$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

Oct. 21, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis. Across the U.S., the pharmaceutical industry still faces...

Police: Man says he took ambulance to escape torture

Oct. 21, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man accused of stealing an ambulance from a fire department told them he escaped in it after being held against his will and tortured for days at a nearby residence. Clearcreek Township police say the ambulance was taken from a township fire station Saturday and...

Browns RB Hunt practices while still serving NFL suspension

Oct. 21, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Kareem Hunt ran back to the Browns sooner than expected. The suspended star returned to the team and practiced Monday after serving only six games of an eight-game NFL suspension for two violent off-field altercations that threatened to end his playing career. Hunt has been observed...

The Latest: State lawyers: We're confident of opioid deal

Oct. 21, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a settlement in opioid lawsuits (all times local): 3:40 p.m. State attorneys general who are negotiating with drug companies say they're confident that other state and local governments will sign on to a settlement in principle with five companies over the opioid crisis. The...

Group misses deadline to get nuclear plant bailout on ballot

Oct. 21, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A group trying to overturn the financial rescue for Ohio's two nuclear power plants says it doesn't have enough signatures needed for a statewide vote. Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts had until to Monday to submit the signatures. The group says it isn't giving up and will continue...

Patrol: Man shot by trooper after high-speed chase dies

Oct. 21, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

TROTWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a man led a state trooper on a high-speed chase and has been shot and killed after pointing a gun at the trooper. State Highway Patrol Lt. Robert Sellers says 21-year-old Joseph Bernhard-William Kiser drove past a trooper at a high speed on U.S. 35 in Green...

Man kills woman, self, days after police began hunt for him

Oct. 21, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man with a history of domestic violence killed a woman and then fatally shot himself while their two children slept inside a house. Authorities in the Toledo suburb of Maumee say no one else was injured in the shooting early Monday of 29-year-old Melissa Shoop while...

US attorney for southern Ohio stepping down

Oct. 21, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The top federal prosecutor for southern Ohio has resigned effective Nov. 1, his office announced Monday. U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman of Cincinnati is stepping aside for President Donald Trump's pick, veteran prosecutor David DeVillers. DeVillers was formerly an assistant Franklin...

Remains of Ohio soldier who died in Korean War identified

Oct. 21, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — The government says the remains of a soldier who died during the Korean War have been identified as an 18-year-old Ohio man. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of Army Cpl. Robert L. Bray of Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) were accounted for on June 6, 2019....