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A bottle of hand sanitizer sits on a cart as Des Moines Public Schools custodian Tracy Harris cleans a chair in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

'Moving target': Schools deal with new plans, Trump demands

Jul. 12, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — With little more than a month before millions of U.S. schoolchildren go back to class, much is still up in the air - and not just because of the surging number of coronavirus cases nationwide. Last week, President Donald Trump and his administration demanded schools fully reopen right...

Libbey wants to shut down Shreveport glass tableware plant

Jul. 9, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — An Ohio company that bills itself as one of the world’s largest glass tableware manufacturers says it wants to shut down its Louisiana plant by the end of the year. Libbey Inc. of Toledo, Ohio, will negotiate with unions representing the 450 workers at the plant in...

Man charged with murder in fatal shooting of football player

Jul. 9, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a University of Toledo football player following a fight at a city pizza restaurant this week was charged with murder, authorities said. Michael Mitchell Jr., 24, of Toledo, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon and was expected to make his initial...

Toledo University football player fatally shot at pizzeria

Jul. 8, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A University of Toledo football player was shot and killed following a fight at a city pizza restaurant, authorities said. Jahneil Douglas, 22, was shot around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Authorities said the fight...

Toledo Police Chief George Kral bows his head with other officers during a news conference at the Safety Building after Toledo Police Officer Anthony Dia was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Toledo, Ohio early Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Dave Zapotosky/The Blade via AP)

Fallen officer's letter: 'I hope I died with bravery'

Jul. 7, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Ohio's fourth-largest city said during a memorial service Tuesday that a police officer shot and killed over the weekend was loyal throughout his life and during his final moments. “In his last gasp, he demonstrated his truth and loyalty. ‘Tell my family I...

Toledo police to temporarily suspend use of solo patrols

Jul. 6, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The police chief of Toledo says he is temporarily suspending use of single-officer patrols following the shooting death of an officer gunned down in a store parking lot by an intoxicated man holding a beer. Chief George Kral told reporters Monday that the suspension “can't be...

Police investigate the scene after a police officer was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Toledo, Ohio early Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Dave Zapotosky/The Blade via AP)

Officer shot and killed, suspect found dead in Ohio

Jul. 4, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An officer who was responding to a call in a store parking lot was shot and killed early Saturday morning by an intoxicated man holding a beer, police said. Toledo Officer Anthony Dia was shot in the chest just after midnight in the parking lot of a Home Depot, and later pronounced dead...

Attorney charged in bribery scheme to stay free until trial

Jul. 2, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A private attorney accused along with four Toledo City Council members of taking part in a bribery and extortion scheme will be allowed to remain free while the case proceeds, a judge has ruled. Federal prosecutors had sought to have Keith Mitchell detained until his trial, arguing that...

Jennifer Gottschalk, environmental health supervisor of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, walks down a hallway of the department’s offices in Toledo, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. When the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier in the year, the county’s department was so short-staffed that her duties included overseeing campground and pool inspections, rodent control and sewage programs, while also supervising outbreak preparedness for a community of more than 425,000 people. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

Jul. 1, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people and cost tens of millions of jobs and $3 trillion in federal rescue...

4 Toledo City Council members in custody amid bribery probe

Jun. 30, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Four Toledo City Council members and a private attorney were accused Tuesday of taking part in a bribery and extortion scheme that encouraged soliciting and/or accepting cash and other things of value from business owners in exchange for favorable votes on issues before the council,...