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1 killed when man starts shooting randomly at gas station

Apr. 6, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who started shooting randomly at people and cars at a Cleveland gas station fatally shot an 81-year-old man, authorities said. The suspect, identified only as a 36-year-old man, was captured shortly after the shooting occurred Sunday afternoon when a witness called 911 and followed...

Man killed, 2 wounded in funeral home parking lot shooting

Apr. 6, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Three men who had just left a wake were shot in the parking lot of a Cleveland funeral home after a wake, authorities said, and one later died from his injuries. The shooting happened about 10 a.m. Saturday at Watson’s Funeral Home, city police said. Witnesses said a group of men...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 1964, file photo, fullback Jim Brown, left, and flanker back Bobby Mitchell, once a feared duo for the Cleveland Browns before Mitchell was dealt to Washington, are back together as teammates, as they prepare for the annual Pro Bowl at Los Angeles. Mitchell, the speedy late 1950s and ’60s NFL offensive star the Browns and the Washington Redskins, has died. He was 84. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Sunday night, April 5, 2020, that Mitchell’s family said he died in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)

Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell dies at 84

Apr. 6, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins' first black player, has died. He was 84. Mitchell split his career with the Cleveland Browns and Redskins and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983. The Hall of Fame said Sunday night that...

Donna Houston holds up a photograph of her husband, Jim, during his playing years with the Cleveland Browns, Friday, April 3, 2020, in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. Houston's widow would keep notes on her husband's deteriorating condition in a three-ring binder so she would be prepared for the day when he needed full-time care. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Jim Houston, Browns' 'Mr. Dependable,' had CTE

Apr. 3, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

Donna Houston knew her husband’s mind was deteriorating when the college football Hall of Famer and Cleveland Browns All-Pro known as “Mr. Dependable” struggled to manage his money. A two-way player who won titles in high school, college and the pros, Jim Houston had easily transitioned into...

Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Larry Johnson, left, assists Ashtabula Area City Schools employees, including, Tina McCoy at a meal delivery site along Route 20 in Ashtabula, Ohio, on Thursday April 2, 2020, morning. (Warren Dillaway/The Star-Beacon via AP)

Food banks seek emergency funding; inmate release considered

Apr. 3, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine is recommending the early release of 38 prison inmates, including some who are pregnant, and the Ohio Association of Foodbanks is asking for $25 million in emergency state assistance. A look at coronavirus-related developments in Ohio on Friday: ___ ECONOMY The Ohio...

Ohio police identify victims in double fatal shooting

Apr. 2, 2020 10:10 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police identified two people who were found dead in a vehicle Thursday morning. Dashaua Brown, 29, and Aaron Paige, 31, both of Cleveland were found dead in a car in Middletown. Middletown police received a call about a car being in the middle of the road early Thursday...

Kindergarten teacher Ainsley Henderson, left, and the Easter Bunny wave goodbye to St. Rose School kindergarten student Anica Ramirez, 5, as teachers and staff drop off student work, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Lima, Ohio. St. Rose teachers and staff have been working on the best way to pick up student work and provide them with materials for the next several weeks, as schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Craig J. Orosz/The Lima News via AP)

Ohio extends stay-at-home order; logs record jobless claims

Apr. 2, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health Director Dr. Amy Acton will extend the state's stay-at-home order until May 1, and the state human services agency reported more than 272,000 jobless claims for last week. A look at coronavirus-related developments in Ohio on Thursday: ___ ECONOMY The state reported 272,117...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Browns NFL football head coach Kevin Stefanski answers a question during a news conference at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Cleveland's first-year coach has been holed up with his family and riding out the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, which has created numerous challenges as he prepares for an NFL season that still remains in question.(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

Stuck in Minnesota, Browns coach adjusts to 'strange times'

Apr. 2, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski's title has changed. His address remains the same. Stuck in Minnesota with his family, the Cleveland Browns' first-year coach has been holed up and riding out the coronavirus pandemic, which has created challenges as he prepares for the NFL draft and a season that remains...

Authorities capture man sought in triple fatal bar shooting

Apr. 2, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A man sought in a shooting at northwest Ohio bar that left three people dead has been captured. Deontray Forrest, 24, of Lima, was arrested without incident Wednesday at an apartment in Cleveland by officers with the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. He was being held in the...

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: Union player tests positive, first in MLS

Apr. 1, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: A player for the Philadelphia Union has tested positive for coronavirus. It is Major League Soccer’s first player case of the virus that has caused the suspension of the season. The Union did not identify the player. He...