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Student charged after shot fired at Kent State

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KENT, Ohio (AP) — The Kent State University freshman who prompted a campus lockdown when he shot himself in the hand during a domestic dispute remained jailed Thursday on a concealed weapon charge, campus police said. The man fired only once Wednesday night during some sort of dispute with two female students, Police Chief John Read More…

Suspect in shooting at Kent State in custody

KENT, Ohio (AP) — A person suspected of firing a gunshot on the campus of Kent State University on Wednesday was captured later that night and was in custody at a hospital, campus officials said. Campus police said the male suspect was in custody at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. They did not say why Read More…

UPDATED: Cleveland still in running to host GOP Convention

This Friday, June 14, 2013 file photo shows the street entrance to the convention center in Cleveland.  ASSOCIATED PRESS

  CINCINNATI (AP) — Cleveland and Cincinnati are the two Ohio cities still in contention to host the 2016 Republican National Convention with the list of possible cities narrowed to six on Wednesday. Columbus, the third Ohio city to bid for the convention, has been knocked out of competition along with Phoenix. The Republican National Read More…

Kasich signs bill approving four extra ‘snow days’

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signs a bill to grant school districts additional calamity days before a group of students at the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ann Sanner)

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s governor sought to make civics cool for a group of elementary students Wednesday as he signed a bill giving them four extra calamity days this year. Snow, ice and harsh temperatures caused many districts across the state to exhaust the school year’s five allowable calamity days — most commonly called “snow days,” Read More…

Old buildings may have speeded spread of fire that gutted downtown Garrettsville

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GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The age of several buildings leveled by a fire in the downtown area of a northeastern Ohio village may have contributed to the fast spread of the fire, the village’s fire chief said Sunday. Chief Jeff Kaiser of Garrettsville’s fire department said two firefighters suffered smoke inhalation, but weren’t seriously injured Read More…

Probe blames speed, weather in Turnpike crashes

A multi-vehicle accident in the eastbound lane of the Ohio Turnpike near the County Road 268 overpass ties up traffic Wednesday near Clyde, Ohio. (AP Photo/The Toledo Blade, Jeremy Wadsworth)

MILAN, Ohio (AP) — Drivers’ speeds, poor road conditions and bad weather contributed to a series of Ohio Turnpike crashes this month that killed three people and injured a State Highway Patrol trooper, according to a preliminary report that blames the crashes mostly on tractor-trailers. The preliminary investigative report by the patrol into the March Read More…

Va. Amber Alert canceled; boy found safe

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Updated (11:15 a.m.) LEBANON, Va. (AP) — An 11-year-old southwest Virginia boy who was the focus of an Amber Alert has been found. The alert was withdrawn by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office on Friday after the child was recovered during a traffic stop in Bristol. The child was not harmed. The sheriff’s office says his father was taken into Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Sanford lifts Dayton to 60-59 win over Ohio State

Dayton teammates embrace Vee Sanford, center, after they defeated Ohio State in a second-round game in the NCAA Tournament. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ohio State belongs to Dayton. The Flyers can lay claim to having bragging rights on their “big brothers” from down the road after Vee Sanford banked in a layup with 3.8 seconds remaining to lift 11th-seeded Dayton to a 60-59 victory over sixth-seeded Ohio State in the second round of the Read More…

Cleveland ready for St. Patrick’s Day parade

Spectators watch the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston on Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

CLEVELAND — St. Patrick’s Day revelers in North Ohio can expect sunny skies and chilly temperatures for parades honoring Ireland’s patron saint. Cleveland’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, one of the nation’s largest, steps off at Superior Avenue and East 18th Street at 1:04 p.m. today in expected 30-degree temperatures. The march often draws hundreds of thousands Read More…

Ohio Turnpike pileups will take days to clean up

A multi-vehicle accident in the eastbound lane of the Ohio Turnpike near the County Road 268 overpass ties up traffic Wednesday near Clyde, Ohio. (AP Photo/The Toledo Blade, Jeremy Wadsworth)

TOLEDO — Traffic on the Ohio Turnpike is moving again where a massive traffic pileup left three people dead about halfway between Toledo and Cleveland. Toll road officials say it will take days to clean up the tractor-trailers and debris left behind on a two-mile stretch of the eastbound lanes southwest of Sandusky. The State Read More…