Ohio bill would spare severely mentally ill from execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A person judged to suffer from severe mental illness at the time of a killing that could result in a death sentence would be spared from capital punishment under a bill before Ohio lawmakers.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cleveland cops' consequences for 2012 chase, shooting linger

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland fired six officers for their roles in a 137-shot barrage of gunfire that killed two unarmed people in 2012 after a high-speed chase, but the potential consequences of that day for police still aren't fully resolved.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press

High lead levels in 5 kids in Ohio town with tainted water

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — Five children so far have elevated lead levels in a northeastern Ohio village where lead-tainted drinking water has been detected, health officials said Wednesday.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE JOHN SEEWER