Knox County

Starr Roden, left, a registered nurse and immunization outreach coordinator with the Knox County Health Department, administers a vaccination to Jonathan Detweiler, 6, at the facility in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
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States are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but schoolchildren using such waivers are outnumbered in many states by those who give no excuse at all for lacking their shots.

A man accused of fatally shooting his mother and girlfriend while high on a synthetic drug is scheduled for a change of plea hearing in central Ohio.

Danville Police Department

A police officer has been found dead behind the municipal building in the Knox County village of Danville, and a suspect is in custody, authorities said Monday.

An Ohio man who police say confessed to fatally shooting his mother and girlfriend has been indicted on two counts of aggravated murder.