Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; shooter dead

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An armed man gunned down a new village police chief on an Ohio street on Friday and then killed two employees in a nearby nursing home, where he later was found dead, a sheriff said. No nursing home residents were injured, nor were two hostages briefly held by the alleged gunman.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press

Sheriff, officer pull young boys from car in creek

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio believe a mechanical failure caused a car to roll backward through heavy traffic and into a creek before an officer and the local sheriff were able to pull two young boys from the back seat.

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Ohio coroner reopens case in suicide of bullied 8-year-old

CINCINNATI (AP) — A coroner has reopened an investigation into an 8-year-old boy's suicide, and his school district said Friday that it expects to release surveillance video that shows a bully knocking him unconscious two days before he killed himself.

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Ohio school touts 1st doctorate-level grads in biomimicry

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio school says two of its spring graduates are the first in the world to get doctorate-level training in biomimicry, a field that involves engineering that imitates designs and processes found in nature.

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