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Latest updates: Pike County shooting

Follow our continuing coverage of the shooting investigation of eight execution-style killings of members of the Rhoden family in Pike County, Ohio.

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‘I think my brother-in-law is dead’

‘I think my brother-in-law is dead’

The caller was breathless. She was panicked. “Yes, I need a deputy at 40 … um.” “I need you to tell me the address,” the Pike County Sheriff’s Office 911 dispatcher urged.
Funeral of second Pike Co. victim

Hannah Gilley, 20, laid to rest near her childhood home

The funeral for Hannah Gilley — the only victim of the Pike County massacre who was not a member of the Rhoden family — was held Saturday near her childhood home.

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NFL Draft: Two Buckeyes drafted on final day

NFL Draft: Two Buckeyes drafted on final day

The NFL found everything it needs on the roster of the Ohio State Buckeyes.In three days of the NFL Draft, from Thursday through Saturday, teams picked Buckeyes from every offensive and defensive position group.
Jordan Payton

NFL Draft: Browns take Scooby Wright with final pick

The Cleveland Browns wrapped their 2016 draft class by selecting Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright in the seventh round with the 250th overall pick.

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Fehr tiebreaker lifts Pens past Caps 2-1 to tie series 1-all

Down a man after Orpik hit, Pens top Caps 2-1; series 1-all

Already down a game in their second-round playoff series, Kris Letang and the Pittsburgh Penguins suddenly were down a man, too, on Saturday night, when Olli Maatta was leveled by a high hit from Washington's Brooks Orpik less than 5 minutes in.
Last-place Leafs win NHL draft lottery; Jets jump to 2nd

Last-place Leafs win NHL draft lottery; Jets jump to 2nd

Brendan Shanahan went online to try the NHL draft lottery simulator just once, and was excited to see the Toronto Maple Leafs win the first pick.

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Thousands plan May 1 marches in US in heated election year

Thousands are expected to rally in cities across the United States on Sunday for immigrant and worker rights and against what they see as hateful presidential campaign rhetoric.

Peace activist, Jesuit priest Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

His defiant protests helped shape Americans' opposition to the Vietnam War. And they landed The Rev.

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Autopsies released

Pike County: a 'Cold-blooded calculated massacre'

Details of the eight Pike County murders in rural Ohio unveil a nurse, a teenager and hard-working country boys who loved demolition derby, fishing and hunting.
Jablonski: Great night for Buckeyes

Five Ohio State Buckeyes taken with top 20 picks of NFL Draft

The Ohio State Buckeyes billed the NFL Draft as a “Chicago Takeover.” Five Buckeyes received invitations to attend the first round Thursday.

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Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell 'not pursuing' role in Ronald Reagan movie project

Less than a week after news broke that Will Ferrell had signed on to portray former president Ronald Reagan in a fictional comedy centered around the president's struggles with Alzheimer's Disease, Ferrell has backed out of the project.
Dayton Philharmonic plans two-night celebration of classic composer

Dayton Philharmonic plans two-night celebration of classic composer

Ask Neal Gittleman to name his favorite composer, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s conductor doesn’t miss a beat.

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Taylor pact requires demolition of neighborhood homes

Taylor pact requires demolition of neighborhood homes

To keep Taylor Communications and its 600-plus employees in Dayton, the city has pledged to demolish 30 to 40 blighted structures situated around the company, continuing work the city has pursued in other neighborhoods for years.
Boonshoft’s mall location hosts one final party before closing

Boonshoft’s mall location hosts one final party before closing

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s location at the Upper Valley Mall closed its doors for the last time Saturday, but not before hosting one final party.

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What to do when the parent reinforces a child’s behavior

Dear Kid Whisperer,I teach sixth grade in Toledo. We have a tough group, but my colleague and I manage them well.
Dole restarting operations at Springfield facility

Feds launch probe of Dole Food Co. following listeria outbreak

The U.S. Justice Department has launched a criminal probe into Dole Food Co. over a listeria outbreak linked to four deaths in the U.