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Obama man Cordray, populist Kucinich in Ohio governor fight

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former consumer watchdog under President Barack Obama is fighting an unexpectedly close Democratic gubernatorial primary in Ohio against an ex-congressman with a catchy populist slogan. In final ads headed into Tuesday's primary, ...

Recently identified Marine to receive military burial

By HOLLY ZACHARIAH, The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All she knows is a few stories — stories that reach back more than seven decades. They are stories of the hijinks of Harold V. Thomas and Robert Thomas when they played as kids in their family's neighborhood on Columbus' ...

Cop responding to ‘violent confrontation’ shoots, kills man

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities said Sunday they were reviewing a suburban Ohio community's second fatal police shooting in a year's time after an officer shot and killed a suspect who a 911 caller described attacking a woman as she ...

New Cedar Point roller coaster reopens after minor collision

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Cedar Point's newest roller coaster that shut down on opening day from a minor collision is back up and running again. A spokesman for the amusement park in Sandusky says a train on the new Steel Vengeance coaster bumped into the back of a parked train while coming back ...

Ohio thrill ride accident spurs look at increasing oversight

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers will consider whether to increase oversight of carnival rides, including hiring more inspectors, following a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair that flung riders onto the midway. The proposed changes also call on the ...

Trump heads to Cleveland ahead of Ohio’s primary Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is headed to Ohio to talk about Republican tax cuts and highlight their positive impacts on Ohio families and businesses. The president is expected to arrive at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland on Saturday ...

Police: Off-duty sheriff’s deputy crashes cruiser into house

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in suburban Columbus say an off-duty sheriff's deputy who got into a dispute with his family before crashing a cruiser has been charged criminally. The Columbus Dispatch reports Licking County Sheriff's Deputy Jonathan Yaeger was charged Thursday with ...

Ohio auditor subpoenaing data from closed online school ECOT

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state auditor is subpoenaing computer data from Ohio's largest online charter school to preserve information should the funding dispute that caused the e-school's closure be followed by a criminal case, his office said ...

Pro-marijuana legalization group backs O’Neill for governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leading advocacy group for legalized marijuana in Ohio has endorsed Democrat Bill O'Neill for governor. The Ohio Cannabis Institute says it will promote the former Ohio Supreme Court justice among its significant following of registered voters before Tuesday's ...

Restaurant where man won $5M pauses game amid legal probe

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland restaurant where a man won $5.5 million in a weekly raffle has temporarily suspended its jackpot game after Ohio's attorney general was asked to determine whether it's legal. Grayton Road Tavern announced Thursday it's putting the "Queen of Hearts" game on hold ...

Normalcy elusive in community where women were held captive

CLEVELAND (AP) — Residents on the Cleveland street where three women were secretly held captive in Ariel Castro's house of horrors for about a decade say they're tired of being eyed by spectators who still visit the site five years after the home was demolished. Cars and sometimes even buses ...

Passengers heard window popping on Southwest plane

By MARK GILLISPIE and DAVID PORTER, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Passengers on a Southwest Airlines plane first heard a loud pop and then scurried away when they saw a jagged crack in a window that forced the jet to land in Cleveland on Wednesday. Some on board immediately thought back ...

Teen gets 23 years in prison for Ohio high school shooting

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — Logan Cole remembers in graphic detail being shot at his Ohio high school, in the bathroom where he had popped in to check his hair before a mock trial competition. He remembers the impact to his chest, the splatter of his own blood on the wall, his front teeth cracking ...

Ohio governor announces chronic pain prescribing rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has announced new rules for monitoring the prescribing of painkillers to patients suffering chronic pain. The rules announced Wednesday by the Republican governor apply to the treatment of patients with sub-acute pain, a type of pain lasting ...

Woman charged in butterfly theft says they ‘captivate’ her

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman charged with stealing a butterfly from an Ohio botanical garden says the creatures "captivate" her. Jamie Revis is charged with the theft of a blue morpho butterfly from the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati on April 15. Revis told WCPO-TV in a text message that she ...

Ex-Boy Scouts troop leader pleads guilty in Ohio sex case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Boy Scout leader in Ohio has pleaded guilty to sexual battery charges involving a teenage member of his troop. Cleveland.com reports 29-year-old Aaron Robertson accepted the plea deal Wednesday in a Cleveland courtroom just before the start of his trial. He faced ...

Sen. Rand Paul to campaign with Ohio Republican candidate

LOVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will campaign in Ohio with a Republican candidate in the May 8 Senate primary. Paul joins Mike Gibbons on Thursday afternoon in the Cincinnati suburb of Loveland. Gibbons is a Cleveland investment banker who helped raise funds for ...

Teen to be sentenced for shooting at Ohio high school

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager who pleaded guilty to shooting two students at an Ohio high school could face more than 23 years in prison for attempted murder, felonious assault and inducing panic. Eighteen-year-old Ely Serna is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Champaign County nearly ...

Ohio governor to announce chronic pain prescriber standards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is preparing to announce new standards to help people suffering from chronic pain get proper treatment from prescribers to avoid addiction. The Republican governor scheduled a Wednesday afternoon news conference with the presidents of the state's ...

Ohio’s top court to hear arguments on promotions tax dispute

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set a date for arguments in a dispute over promotions offered by the Cincinnati Reds to ticket buyers including bobbleheads and other items. At issue is whether the Reds are exempt from paying tax on the purchase of the promotional ...