CINCINNATI (AP) - Authorities confirm a police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Dayton-area Wal-Mart also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting, but wasn't indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense. Authorities haven't said which of the two responding officers in the Wal-Mart case fired the shot killing 21-year-old John Crawford III earlier this month in Beavercreek.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Student and staff leaders of the Ohio State marching band have met with the university's president to share concerns over the firing of a popular band director. Jonathan Waters was fired after a two-month university investigation concluded he knew about, but didn't stop a "sexualized" band culture of rituals that included partially-clad marching, groping games and sometimes explicit nicknames.
KENT, Ohio (AP) - Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. The 21-year-old was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment Wednesday morning. The school says police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The state is expected to pursue opportunities to collect revenue through sponsorships along the state turnpike, but will not sell naming rights for the 241-mile toll road. Governor John Kasich (KAY'-sik) wants to use the turnpike as a revenue source that would help fund the state's transportation budget.
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