OHIO NEWS


Officer shot 4 times is recovering

UNIONTOWN (AP) — Ohio police say an officer is recovering from surgery after being shot four times while responding to a domestic violence call at a home. Police say the suspect was killed when another officer returned fire.

Authorities say Uniontown Sgt. David White is in stable condition Monday but faces more procedures after he was shot Sunday night at a home about 10 miles southeast of Akron.

The Stark County sheriff says 28-year-old Ryan Probst was alone in the house in Uniontown when the officers arrived and that he began firing at them.

The sheriff says another officer shot and killed Probst.

Sheriff George Maier says that officers had dealt with Probst before Sunday night and that he had a history of confrontations with police.

911 calls reflect chaos from shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Recorded 911 calls reflect chaos and confusion after a deadly shooting at a gender reveal party in Ohio that caused the expectant mother to lose her baby.

WCPO-TV reports one caller told a dispatcher: “There’s a whole lot of people here shot.”

Colerain Township police say two gunmen opened fire Saturday night at a house party held to reveal the gender of a pregnant woman’s unborn child.

One woman died, and eight people were injured. The slain woman was identified as 22-year-old Autum Garrett, of Huntington, Indiana.

The injured included three young children and the expectant mother, who told local media she lost her baby after being shot in the leg.

A motive for the shooting wasn’t immediately clear.

The gunmen fled. No arrests have been made.

Pence to speak at Ohio GOP dinner

COLUMBUS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is slated to return to Ohio this month for the Ohio Republican Party’s annual fundraising dinner.

Party officials say Pence will speak at the July 22 event at Ohio State University. It’s his second visit to Ohio in less than a month. He toured a Cleveland manufacturing facility June 28.

His speech comes after battles over health care have left Republicans in state government and Congress at odds within their party. GOP Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) last week protected Ohio’s Medicaid expansion by vetoing a provision that state lawmakers had approved in an effort to eventually halt program enrollment.

Kasich also is among Republican governors pressuring GOP senators to shield their states from Medicaid cuts as they work toward scrapping Democrat Barack Obama’s health care law.

Man tries to set police HQ on fire

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police have arrested a 26-year-old man who is accused of trying to set the Cincinnati Police Department’s headquarters on fire.

Police say the man lit a can of gasoline on fire Saturday and placed it next to the building. Part of the building caught fire, causing damage to a garage door.

Police say more than 50 officers and administrative personnel were inside the building at the time. No injuries were reported.

The man is facing two charges of aggravated arson and one charge of vandalism.

Abercrombie no longer for sale

NEW YORK (AP) — Abercrombie & Fitch is no longer up for sale, and that isn’t sitting well with investors who were looking for a white knight to rescue the struggling teen retailer.

Shares tumbled 10 percent at the opening bell Monday.

Abercrombie said in May that it was it in talks with several parties about a potential deal, but now says that it has ended all such negotiations.

More people are shopping at lower-cost, fast-fashion stores like H&M and Forever 21, and that has wreaked havoc on one-time mall mainstays like Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Aeropostale Inc., Wet Seal and others have already sought bankruptcy protection.

The New Albany, Ohio, company said that sales remain strong at its surf-inspired Hollister brand and is continuing to work on improving the performance at Abercrombie. In the first quarter, sales at established Hollister stores rose 3 percent, but slumped 10 percent at Abercrombie.

The chain has tried to tweak its brand by dumping suggestive ads and updated its look. It’s also closed some stores. That has yet to turn it fortunes around, however.

First-quarter losses were wider and revenue slid.

Two die in SE Ohio plane crash

BEVERLY (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed when a small plane crashed into a retention pond in southeastern Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the remains of an unidentified man and woman have been recovered from the site near the Washington County village of Beverly, about 75 miles southeast of Columbus.

Authorities believe the crash occurred Saturday morning as the private plane was traveling to an airport near Parkersburg, West Virginia, from Cass County, Indiana. A search began after it disappeared from radar, and the wreckage from the plane was found at the pond Saturday afternoon.

There was no immediate word on what might have caused the crash. It is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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