Ohio News

Exhibit showcases images of Mexico border walls, fences

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. border wall with Mexico is frequently in the news, but few people have a chance to visit it up close, or to see details of the various sections. Kenneth Madsen, an Ohio State University geography professor and border ...

City council votes to close homeless camp

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A city council in Ohio has ruled residents living in a tent city on private property must leave by Thanksgiving. The Akron Beacon Journal reports Akron City Council voted Monday to reject a zoning request by local businessman Sage Lewis to keep the homeless camp ...

Village police department latest to meet state standards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says the latest law enforcement agency to be certified on standards governing the use of deadly force and other policies is a police department serving an Ohio village. An advisory board commissioned by Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) created the ...

Channel to feature Ohioan who swam from Cuba to Florida

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — The Travel Channel says it will air a segment on the Ohio baker who swam from Cuba to Florida at age 65 in 1978 in an attempt at a peace gesture. Walter Poenisch (PAYN'-ish) persuaded Fidel Castro to let him make the 128.8-mile crossing. The Columbus Dispatch reports ...

Statehouse announces plans for new Ohio Constitution exhibit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state is announcing plans for a new exhibit showcasing some of Ohio's earliest constitutions. The exhibit to be housed in the Ohio Statehouse Museum will display the original 1802 and 1851 Ohio constitutions. It will also include educational interactives explaining ...

Ohio university to offer degree in beer, wine making

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio university will soon offer an undergraduate degree in beer and wine making. Lourdes University recently announced it will start the program in Aug. 2019. The degree program will feature courses in fermentation, chemistry, nutrition and accounting. Students will ...

A green beer that looks like algae? It’s all for clean water

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It's making a statement on the one ingredient brewers can't do without — clean ...

Bank lobby where man killed 3 people, wounded 2 reopens

CINCINNATI (AP) — A bank where a man killed three people and wounded two before being gunned down by Cincinnati police has reopened the lobby where the shootings occurred and unveiled a wall where people can leave messages for victims and staff. Omar Enrique Santa-Perez entered the lobby of ...

Libertarians: Some candidates unfairly excluded from debates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Libertarian Party of Ohio says Libertarian and Green Party candidates are being unfairly excluded from gubernatorial debates. In a letter sent Monday, Libertarian Party counsel Mark Brown says upcoming debates are leaving out Libertarian Travis Irvine and Green ...

Cincinnati Zoo’s director to lead Cincinnati chicken dance

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo director will serve as this year's grand marshal of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Thane Maynard has a children's book out about the inspirational story of the zoo's successful efforts to save the prematurely born hippo Fiona. He was also in the spotlight for ...

Execution date sought for convicted Ohio prison riot killer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to set an execution date for an inmate sentenced to die in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in Ohio. Forty-nine-year-old Keith LaMar was convicted of aggravated murder in 1995 for the deaths of ...

Officials: Trooper pulls unconscious driver from burning van

TROY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in western Ohio say a state trooper pulled an unconscious man from a burning van. WHIO-TV reports state police received calls about a reckless driver on Interstate 75 North in Troy Monday afternoon. Police say the van crashed into median cables before it came to ...

AP Essay: Violence meets well-traveled reporter in hometown

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Over four decades with The Associated Press, I have many times thrown clothes into a bag, withdrawn a wad of cash, and stuffed my laptop case with notebooks and pens before rushing by car or plane to a terrible event in someone else's ...

Police: Man, woman found dead with gunshot wounds

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man and a woman with gunshot wounds have been found dead in a car in Cleveland. Cleveland police say the bodies were found in the car Sunday morning in a parking lot on the city's west side. Police say the homicide unit responded around 7 a.m. to a report of ...

State: Grants to help protect firefighters from hazards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say $426,000 in grants aimed at protecting firefighters from carcinogens and other health hazards is being shared by 40 fire departments in Ohio. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation says the funding is provided under the bureau's Firefighter ...

Officials: 1 dead in apartment fire

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials in northwestern Ohio say a man has died in an apartment fire. WTOL-TV reports crews responded to the Toledo apartment building Sunday evening. Authorities say the victim was in his first-floor apartment at the time of the fire. He was taken to a hospital ...

Ohio State Fair ends contract with operator of fatal ride

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Fair has ended its relationship with a New Jersey company that operated a ride that killed a man when it broke apart in July 2017. The Columbus Dispatch reports a panel appointed by the Ohio Exposition Commission this week ousted Amusements of America, ...

Judge tosses lawsuit over Ohio State student’s killing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by the family of a slain Ohio State University student that claimed the state of Ohio failed to supervise the man eventually convicted of killing her. The Ohio Court of Claims ruled last week the state is immune from liability in ...

Police, fire recruits quizzed about sex lives in application

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police and fire recruits in Cincinnati are being asked about their sexual history as part of an attempt to evaluate character, according to records obtained by The Cincinnati Enquirer. The police and fire application process in Cincinnati includes questions about ...

Police: Teen arrested in flare gun shootings

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with two flare gun shootings that injured two people. The Toledo Police Department announced the arrest on its Facebook page and Twitter account Friday evening but provided no additional details. Both ...