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Parts of county to be tested for radiological contaminants

Oct. 22, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — A private company will test schools and homes near a former uranium enrichment plant in Ohio for radiological contaminants after trace amounts of enriched uranium were found at a nearby middle school over the summer. Pike County officials say North Canton-based Solutient Technologies...

Judge issues insanity ruling against man accused of arson

Oct. 22, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of starting a fire that killed his mother and injured his brother has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. A judge in Dayton made the decision Monday, ruling that 25-year-old James Dennis will remain at a mental health facility. A prosecutor said that judge's...

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

Oct. 21, 2019 5:23 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. The trial, involving Cleveland's Cuyahoga County and...

The Latest: National opioid settlement could be hard sell

Oct. 21, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a settlement in opioid lawsuits (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A group of state attorneys general is pushing officials from other state and local governments to accept a $48 billion deal to settle all the opioid-related lawsuits against two drugmakers and the three biggest...

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...

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...

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...