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County to buy trauma kits for mass shootings, other violence

Nov. 13, 2019 5:28 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county's commissioners have approved a $350,000 contract to purchase kits meant to help civilians handle injuries from mass shootings or other violent attacks. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Franklin County commissioners approved the contract Tuesday. Franklin County...

Nurses' hearings set over drug doses for patients who died

Nov. 13, 2019 5:27 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Administrative hearings have been set for the 25 Ohio nurses accused of giving excessive painkillers to patients who died and not questioning the medication ordered by a doctor now charged with murder. Those nurses from the Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus aren't being...

Nonprofit program tops 1,000 adoptions from Ohio foster care

Nov. 12, 2019 5:26 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A foundation named for one of America's highest profile adopted children says its signature program has topped 1,000 successful adoptions from foster care in Ohio since the program started in 2004. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption says its Wendy's Wonderful Kids program reached...

Ohio-grown Christmas trees headed to troops overseas

Nov. 12, 2019 5:25 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tree farmers in Ohio are joining forces with the state to send a little holiday cheer to the troops overseas. The Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Christmas Tree Association are partnering on an effort that will ship more than 100 Christmas trees to military members...

Jackets' Foligno suspended 3 games for hit on Bellemare

Nov. 11, 2019 5:03 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NHL has suspended Columbus forward Nick Foligno for three games for a hit that leveled Colorado Avalanche forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. The Department of Player Safety announced the penalty for the Blue Jackets captain on Monday. Foligno dropped Bellemare with the open-ice hit...

Sentencing set for man convicted of killing police officers

Nov. 11, 2019 5:24 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a sentencing date later this month for an Ohio man convicted of killing two suburban police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call. Quentin Smith was found guilty Nov. 1 of two counts of aggravated murder for fatally shooting Westerville officers Eric Joering and...

Police: 16-year girl shot, injured while walking down street

Nov. 10, 2019 11:31 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old girl has been shot and injured while walking down a street in Ohio's capital city with another person. Columbus police say the teen was shot shortly after 8:30 p.m. Saturday when an unknown person fired multiple shots from across the street. Police say the...

Ohio ranks high in hazardous dams needing work

Nov. 10, 2019 10:05 AM EST

NEW CONCORD, Ohio (AP) — Picturesque, and at times, worrisome. The Muskingum University dam holds back what locals call "College Lake" on the campus of the private liberal arts college. Perched directly over the inlet to the lake's spillway is a wooden gazebo — a locally legendary fixture where many...

State patrol reminds people seat belt use is Ohio law

Nov. 9, 2019 8:58 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's State Highway Patrol is reminding people to always use seat belts. The patrol says more than 1,300 people not wearing seat belts were killed in crashes in Ohio the past two years. The state's 2018 Observational Seatbelt Survey found only 85% of motorists in compliance with...

2 finalists announced for Ohio capital city police chief

Nov. 9, 2019 8:10 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital city has announced the two finalists for its next police chief and set a date for a community forum to introduce them. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, a Democrat, has said he wants a chief committed to increasing diversity among the ranks and lining up policing with...