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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A prosecutor is asking that the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds. Thirty-year-old Quentin Smith is charged with aggravated murder in the Feb. 10 shootings of Westerville officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli in suburban Columbus. Court records listed no attorney for Smith ahead of his scheduled arraignment on Tuesday.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A man suspected of fatally shooting a 4-year-old girl as she sat in the back seat of a car is set to make his initial appearance in a northeastern Ohio court. Police say 31-year-old Darnell Bitting was arrested Saturday in Akron for the Friday night shooting of Janaya Swain. Bitting has been held on charges including murder. It wasn't clear whether he had an attorney ahead of his arraignment expected Tuesday.

CINCINNATI (AP) - Roads and businesses in some low-lying areas have had to close along the Ohio River after days of rain swelled waterways past their banks. Some businesses were flooded over the long weekend in the city of Pomeroy and other parts of southeast Ohio. Riverside areas along the Ohio in the Cincinnati area were also swamped Monday.

CLEVELAND (AP) - Authorities say a suspected stolen car fleeing police in a high-speed chase crashed into a tree in Cleveland, killing two people in the vehicle. The crash early Tuesday morning split the vehicle into several pieces and scattered debris in the yards of several homes. The chase had started with an attempted traffic stop by police in suburban Shaker Heights.

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