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3 militia members charged with plotting Capitol breach

Jan. 19, 2021 6:22 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities presented new details on Tuesday about three self-described members of a paramilitary group who are the first to be charged with plotting the attack on the U.S. Capitol. The FBI said a Virginia man, Thomas Edward Caldwell, appeared to be a leader of the effort....

FILE - Villanova head coach Jay Wright gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown in Washington, in this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo. Villanova coach Jay Wright was set to return to practice Tuesday following his bout with COVID-19. Those plans are on hold after two players tested positive Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, and the Wildcats were forced to postpone their next three games. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

The Latest: South Carolina coach Martin to miss game at LSU

Jan. 14, 2021 8:05 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin and two other staffers will not travel with the Gamecocks for a game Saturday night at LSU. The school said Martin, assistant coach Chuck Martin and Doug Edwards, who’s in...

Watson scores 19 points to carry Dayton past Duquesne 72-63

Jan. 13, 2021 9:59 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ibi Watson registered 19 points as Dayton beat Duquesne 72-63 on Wednesday night. Jalen Crutcher had 18 points for Dayton (7-3, 3-2 Atlantic 10 Conference). Mustapha Amzil added 11 points and eight rebounds. Elijah Weaver had six assists. Marcus Weathers had 19 points and eight rebounds...

Man: Fiance accidentally shot herself while cleaning home

Jan. 12, 2021 7:47 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A woman who reportedly shot herself by accident while cleaning her home has died from her injuries, authorities said. Dayton police said the victim's fiance reported the shooting around 5:10 p.m. Monday. The man told authorities that the woman had been cleaning and when she picked up a...

FILE—In this file photo from Dec. 19, 2019, Dayton mayor Nan Whaley gives an interview in her office in Dayton, Ohio. Whaley says she won't seek a third term, raising expectations the Democrat will seek higher office just days after she criticized Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. (AP Photo/Daniel Sewell, File)

Dayton mayor won't seek reelection; higher office run likely

Jan. 6, 2021 11:34 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said Wednesday she won’t seek a third term, raising expectations that the Ohio Democrat will seek higher office. Whaley made her announcement two days after criticizing Republican Gov. Mike DeWine for signing a “stand your ground” law....

FILE - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine pauses while speaking about the people of Dayton following the Dayton Mass Shooting on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. DeWine has signed into law a gun rights bill eliminating an individual's duty to retreat before using force. The measure expands the so-called “stand your ground” right from an individual’s house and car to any place a person lawfully has the right to be. The Republican governor's decision followed months of saying any new gun legislation should include his proposals for  for toughening background checks and boosting penalties for felons committing new crimes with guns. (Joshua A. Bickel /The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)

Ohio governor signs gun bill eliminating duty to retreat

Jan. 4, 2021 5:41 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An individual’s duty to retreat before using force has been eliminated in Ohio under a gun rights bill signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday despite the governor's vocal concerns that GOP lawmakers were ignoring his own legislation proposed following the 2019 mass...

Police: No aggressive action by dog found on baby who died

Jan. 4, 2021 4:12 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say they haven't found any indication of aggressive action on the part of a dog that a 911 caller said was found lying on top of a 4-month-old Ohio girl who was later pronounced dead on New Year's Eve. But police told the Dayton Daily News on Monday that despite those initial...

Crutcher scores 26 to lead Dayton past George Mason 74-65

Jan. 2, 2021 7:15 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jalen Crutcher scored a career-high 26 points and Dayton came from behind to beat George Mason 74-65 on Saturday. Ibi Watson had 16 points for Dayton (5-2, 1-1 Atlantic 10 Conference). Freshman Mustapha Amzil added 15 points as the Flyers rebounded three days after falling to La Salle...

Miriam Looker, 95, displays one of the 1,700 masks she’s made since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic using her quilting skills, on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Marysville, Ohio. The only break Looker has taken from her 10-mask-a-day-routine came in November when came down with COVID-19 herself, which she said left her exhausted and needing a lot of naps. Looker is no stranger to using material to help save lives: during World War II she tested parachutes at Wright Field—now Wright Patterson Air Force Base—in Dayton. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

95-year-old interrupts mask making by surviving COVID-19

Jan. 2, 2021 9:08 AM EST

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic began, Miriam Looker sprang into action at the behest of her stepson, a central Ohio doctor. Looker, 95, used her supply of quilting materials and soon was making up to 10 masks a day at her assisted living facility in Marysville, about 30 miles (48.28...

Police: Baby dies after man reports finding dog on her

Jan. 1, 2021 10:13 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A 4-month-old Ohio girl has died after she was reportedly found with a dog lying on top of her on New Year's Eve, police said. Emergency dispatchers in Montgomery County said a man called at about 7 p.m. Thursday and said he awoke to find the animal on top of the baby, who was...