News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Candidates in Ohio's U.S. Senate campaign have argued in a second debate over different positions on taxes, immigration, gun control, climate change and health care. Two-term Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown once again targeted GOP U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci for votes to eliminate the federal health care act which would have ended coverage for preexisting conditions. Renacci said the health care law is too expensive, but denied opposing preexisting conditions.
ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say an Ohio woman has become the second person charged in the rape and beating death of her 13-month-old daughter last year. The Ashtabula Star Beacon reports the indictment Wednesday of 23-year-old Kelsie Blankenship, of Conneaut, on a murder charge in Sereniti Jazzlynn-Sky Sutley's death follows the indictment last November of her live-in boyfriend, 38-year-old Joshua Gurto, on aggravated murder and rape charges.
ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say four people inside a car struck by a pickup truck that failed to stop at an intersection in northeast Ohio have died. The accident occurred late Friday in Ashtabula. The State Highway Patrol has identified the victims as 18-year-old Giovanni Miller, 19-year-old Anastiasa Smith, their 22-month-old son, Giovanni Miller, and 47-year-old Michelle Hommes, all of Ashtabula. Miller was driving the car.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State health officials say four cases of a rare, mysterious illness that can paralyze children have been confirmed in Ohio amid a jump in such cases nationally. The Ohio Department of Health said Friday it has notified health care providers to be alert for and report suspected cases of the neurological condition called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. It's characterized by sudden, asymmetric weakness in the arms or legs, and the cause is unknown.
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