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Ohio family gets back grandfather’s Purple Heart from WW I

By LAUREN LINDSTROM, The (Toledo) Blade FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A family has a piece of its history back after a grandfather's Purple Heart for service in World War I was returned in a ceremony Saturday following years, and miles, of separation. Carl Bond's family didn't know the medal existed ...

Tackle social problems ‘bottom-up’ as King did, Kasich says

ATLANTA (AP) — Ohio's governor says Americans shouldn't focus so much on the highest-level people when there are ways to tackle many societal problems at the local and individual levels. Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) spoke Monday in Atlanta at The King Center on the holiday honoring ...

Well-wishers donate to keep Ohioan, 108, in assisted care

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman who just turned 108 has another reason to celebrate after well-wishers donated enough money so that she can remain at an Ohio assisted-living facility where she greets people while making the rounds with her walker. Carrie Rausch's children nearly used up her ...

4 dead in Ohio apartment fire include man who just moved in

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A relative says one of four people who died in an apartment building fire in northwest Ohio was a man who had just moved into the building. The Blade in Toledo reports fire investigators haven't determined what caused the Sunday blaze. They also haven't said whether the ...

Dismembered deer carcasses remain a mystery in Ohio

NEW FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio have no leads in solving a Friday the 13th mystery involving the dumping of several dismembered deer carcasses alongside a road. The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2jSTIAt ) the mutilated and disemboweled remains of at least ...

Anti-Trumper John Kasich to doubters: I’m no lame duck

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In less than a year's time, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has gone from an "adult in the room" alternative in a fractious Republican presidential field, to a potential convention spoiler in Cleveland, to now facing a hostile new president ...

Photo display of mayors reveals surprise find to community

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A new display featuring photos of former mayors from Ohio's fourth-largest city turned up a discovery: A photo thought to be of Toledo's first mayor is actually a photo of his son. The mistake was discovered a few years ago by family members of the first mayor and local ...

Air Force agency reports $8.1B in foreign military sales

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An agency at Ohio's largest military base has handled $8.1 billion in foreign military sales in fiscal year 2016. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2il9nrX ) the amount is a drop of more than half from the prior year. Air Force Security ...

3 adults, child die in early morning apartment fire in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials say a fourth body has been found in what remains of an apartment complex severely damaged by a fire in northern Ohio. Toledo's fire chief says the fourth victim is a man whose body was found Sunday afternoon, hours after the fire broke out at the complex ...

Authorities: Woman walking dog finds body in wooded area

DOYLESTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman walking her dog found a body in a wooded area in northeast Ohio. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says the body was found around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday in the village of Doylestown, near Akron. The body hasn't been identified. Authorities are ...

Ohio judge rejects ex-death row inmate’s bid for new trial

BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge in northern Ohio has turned down a one-time death row inmate's request for a new trial based on concerns that have surfaced around a former state crime lab worker. Attorneys for Kevin Keith made the request and questioned whether the state forensic expert ...

Auto parts plant in northern Ohio closing later this month

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An auto parts plant that employs more than 300 people in northern Ohio will shut down later this month. The owners of KBI in Sandusky announced the closing last fall and now say that the remaining workers will be laid off Jan. 23. The factory makes wheel bearings and ...

Ohio urging police agencies to meet new statewide standards

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is urging state law enforcement agencies to adopt new standards governing the use of deadly force, body cameras and other policies ahead of a March deadline, or risk community backlash. An advisory board commissioned by ...

Disciplinary charges against 2 officers in Tamir Rice case

CLEVELAND (AP) — Internal disciplinary charges have been brought against two white police officers involved in the killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center, city officials said. But a police union said the officer who fatally shot ...

Case for Bengals’ ‘Pacman’ Jones on hold until next month

CINCINNATI (AP) — The court case for Cincinnati Bengals player Adam "Pacman" Jones is on hold until next month. A Hamilton County judge on Friday continued the case to Feb. 10. Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE'-turs) has said he wants to know first what punishment Jones faces from the NFL. Jones' ...

Ohio hospital: Visitor possibly exposed others to tuberculosis

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say people at a northeastern Ohio hospital late last year may have been exposed to tuberculosis through a visitor who was later diagnosed with the airborne bacterial infection. The Summit County Health Department said Friday it's investigating the ...

Ohio seeks drug reversing lethal injection process if needed

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons agency is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed by stopping the effects of another drug previously used in problematic executions. The request to use the drug would ...

Ohio college celebrating 50 years as a university

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio school named for the aviation-pioneering Wright Brothers is celebrating its 50th year as a university. Wright State University in southwest Ohio plans a series of events during 2017 culminating with a special Homecoming Sept. 29-Oct. 1 featuring reunions ...

Judge sets trial for Ohio man charged in alleged ISIS case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set an August trial date for an Ohio man arrested for allegedly attempting to join the Islamic State. Investigators say Aaron Daniels planned to fly from Columbus to Houston in hopes of traveling to Libya to join the group. The 20-year-old Daniels was taken ...

Swastika, anti-Arab graffiti target Lebanese family in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A swastika and profane message cursing Arabs were spray-painted on a Lebanese family's garage in what Ohio police are investigating as an act of ethnic intimidation. Souheir Eltatawy, of Sylvania Township, told The (Toledo) Blade she hadn't previously experienced such ...