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Plane piloted by Armstrong being moved for restoration

WAPAKONETA (AP) — An experimental aircraft flown by astronaut Neil Armstrong is going on a journey across Ohio so that the 60-year-old plane can be restored.

The rare aircraft has been a fixture at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in the western Ohio city of Wapakoneta where Armstrong grew up.

But the plane known as an F5D Skylancer is now in need of a makeover.

Crews on Tuesday will load the plane onto a truck and drive it across northern Ohio to Copley where it will undergo a restoration.

Both the cockpit and the exterior of the plane will be restored.

Armstrong flew the plane as part of a NASA program that set out to build reusable space planes before the manned Mercury flights.

Video shows altercation between inmate, officer

DAYTON — A security camera video shows an interaction between a female inmate and a male officer at an Ohio jail turning violent.

In the video obtained by a Dayton paper, the officer can be seen talking to the woman and then reaching for her left arm.

When the woman pulls away, the officer grabs her by the left arm, spins her around and takes her down onto the floor.

Marsha Pate-Strickland has sued Montgomery County Jail in federal court over the 2015 incident, alleging a nurse contracted by the jail refused to send her to a hospital.

The lawsuit says Pate-Strickland was diagnosed with a neck fracture when she sought medical help after being released from the jail.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office declined to comment to the paper.

Investigation sought after man’s arrest caught on video

COLUMBUS — Community activists are demanding an investigation into the arrest of an Ohio man after cellphone video showed officers kicking and punching the man.

Protesters brought their concerns to Columbus City Council Monday where they called for the firing of officers involved in the incident.

At issue was the Sept. 1 arrest of Timothy Davis inside a Columbus convenience store where officers tried to arrest him on a warrant alleging he assaulted an officer last year.

Video shows officers struggling to subdue Davis and eventually punching and kicking him.

Police spokesman Sgt. Dean Worthington said use of force depends on a suspect’s behavior and police policy does allow for punching and kicking.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Davis.

Autopsy planned for boy found in pool

MASURY — Authorities say an autopsy is planned for a 2-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died after being pulled unresponsive from a pool in Ohio.

Sharon, Pennsylvania, police chief Gerry Smith says the boy’s name isn’t being released but more information should be available Tuesday. The boy died Sunday night at Sharon Regional Hospital.

Smith tells The Vindicator detectives are retracing the steps of the boy and his 5-year-old brother from the time they were reported missing Sunday afternoon.

The older boy was found playing in a rain barrel.

The boys’ home is in Sharon, Pennsylvania, one block across the Ohio line from the village of Masury.

Hundreds of people searched for the brothers.

Court: Apology expressing fault can’t be used in lawsuits

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an apology by a medical provider that includes an admission of liability can’t be used in a later lawsuit against the provider.

At issue in the court’s Tuesday decision was the state’s “apology law,” which already bars using apologies in lawsuits.

The new question before the court was whether an apology that includes an expression of fault can also be kept out of lawsuits.

Justice Sharon Kennedy wrote that under Ohio law the apology may include an acknowledgment that a patient’s medical care fell below standards of care without it later being used as evidence.

The court looked at the case of a woman in Brown County in southern Ohio who died after trying to kill herself in a hospital.