News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
CINCINNATI (AP) - City officials have given homeless individuals 72 hours to vacate a downtown encampment in Cincinnati, citing health and safety issues. Officials said Monday that they will close the site located under an overpass. Residents of the encampment have until Thursday morning to gather their belongings and leave, before officials begin to sanitize the area on Friday. Officials say they are working with social services to find temporary housing for those displaced.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio has approved legislation that will create a day to honor the first documented, black professional football player, known by the nickname "the Black Cyclone." Republican Gov. John Kasich signed the legislation designating Feb. 3 as Charles Follis Day. The Akron Beacon Journal reports Follis was born on Feb. 3, 1879, and grew up in Wooster _ helping to organize the first varsity football team at his high school in 1899.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Police in Cleveland say skeletal remains have been found at a home in the Ohio city after a call from Michigan authorities. Cleveland police said Saturday that they were notified earlier by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office in Michigan about a body being buried at a Cleveland location. Cleveland police say they found skeletal remains buried under mulch and debris at a home around 8 p.m. Friday. Authorities haven't identified the remains.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a woman walking in northeast Ohio was struck and killed by a vehicle that left the scene. A statement released Sunday from the Stark County Sheriff's Office says the woman who was found on the side of a road in Canton Township was 30-year-old Brianna Marie Lilly. The sheriff's office received a call late Saturday about a woman on the side of the road. Authorities say she died from her injuries.
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