OHIO NEWS BRIEFS


By The Associated Press



Korean War remains ID’d

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — The government says the remains of a soldier who died during the Korean War have been identified as an 18-year-old Ohio man.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of Army Cpl. Robert L. Bray of Chillicothe were accounted for on June 6, 2019.

The agency says Bray was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Regiment in the summer of 1950. He was reported missing on July 20, 1950 near Taejon, South Korea, and declared dead on Dec. 31, 1953.

Bray was identified following 2018 testing of remains initially declared unidentifiable that were transferred to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii in the 1950s.

Bray will be buried Nov. 6, 2019, in Bainbridge, Ohio.

Biodegradable bags for opioids

COLUMBUS (AP) — Pharmacies in Ohio will soon offer biodegradable bags so people who are prescribed opioids for work injuries can safely dispose of any opioids they don’t use.

Gov. Mike DeWine said in a statement that the program is intended to prevent addiction when injured workers are prescribed opioids as part of an Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation claim.

The Republican governor says injured workers who received their first prescription within the past 12 months will receive a disposal bag when they fill their prescription. When unused opioids pills and patches from those prescriptions are put in the bags with water, activated charcoal renders the drugs ineffective. The bags later break down.

The state will cover the cost of the bags. They will be available at every retail pharmacy beginning Nov. 1.

Boy to be tried as adult

DE GRAFF, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities say a 16-year-old boy charged in the stabbing death of his mother will be tried as an adult.

The prosecutor in Logan County told news outlets in western Ohio that an agreement between his office and defense attorneys calls for the teen to be indicted on a murder charge.

He had been charged with murder, felonious assault and domestic violence in Logan County Juvenile Court.

Authorities say the teen attacked his mother in August at their home in the village of De Graff.

A sheriff said 36-year-old Crystal Caudill ran to a neighbor’s home after being stabbed and told sheriff’s deputies she’d been attacked by her son. She later died at a hospital.

The boy was arrested after calling 911 in neighboring Champaign County.

No charges for officers

VAN WERT, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say four Ohio sheriff’s officers won’t face any charges in the fatal shooting of a man who stole semitrailer cab and threatened to run over people during a two-county chase.

A prosecutor says a Van Wert County grand jury this past week decided against filing charges. The four officers returned to work Friday.

A dozen 911 calls from the September chase in western Ohio showed that 46-year-old Terry Pierce Jr. of Spencerville repeatedly told authorities he wouldn’t pull over.

Pierce told police during the calls that he was going to kill everyone in his way and threatened to hit a school bus. He also said he would force police to shoot him.

Deputies fatally shot him after he drove the wrong way on a highway toward oncoming traffic.

By The Associated Press