Akron will notify homeless before taking their belongings

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Homeless people will get two days' notice before Akron officials remove their belongings from public property and will have a chance to reclaim those items under a settlement in a federal lawsuit.

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Judge sentences woman found slumped in car after overdose

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) — A woman photographed with her boyfriend slumped in a vehicle after overdosing on heroin as her 4-year-old grandson sat in the backseat has pleaded no contest to a child endangering charge in southeast Ohio.

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Chief: Boy's BB gun 'practically identical' to police weapon

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An officer responding to a reported armed robbery shot and killed a 13-year-old boy during a chase when the teen pulled from his waistband a BB gun that looked "practically identical" to a police weapon, authorities said Thursday.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press, ANN SANNER, Associated Press