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Ohio State partners with Apple, new students to get iPads

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says all of its new undergraduate students will be getting an iPad beginning next fall. The university says it's part of a new collaboration with Apple. The tech giant and Ohio State will create an iOS design laboratory for the university and help ...

Prosecutor: Man pleads guilty in disabled woman’s rape

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says a man accused of sexually assaulting a developmentally disabled woman in 2000 in southwestern Ohio has pleaded guilty to a rape charge. Warren County's prosecutor says 58-year-old Brian Sundin, formerly of Mason, entered the plea Thursday. He was ...

Suit alleges jail didn’t do enough to prevent inmate suicide

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The wife of a man who killed himself at an Ohio county jail has filed a lawsuit claiming jail staff didn't take sufficient precautions to prevent his death. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2hSAKOM ) that Wayne Jordan's wife filed the lawsuit last week in federal court ...

Ohio governor, ex-vice president to discuss partisan divide

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) are teaming up to conduct a moderated discussion on bridging political and partisan divides. The discussion, part of the University of Delaware's National Agenda Series, will take place Oct. 17 at the ...

United Way: 2 in 5 Ohio households struggle to afford basics

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two in 5 Ohio households are struggling to come up with enough resources to provide basic necessities, according to a United Way study released Wednesday. The study is part of a nationwide effort by the charitable organization to ...

Legislation targets Ohio lawsuits deemed anti-free speech

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed Ohio bill would speed up the process for resolving lawsuits involving disputes over expressions of opinion. The bill sponsored by state Sen. Matt Huffman, a Lima Republican, is dubbed the "Ohio Citizen Participation Act." It's modeled after a law in Texas and ...

State asked to help in probe of 6 women reported missing

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police investigating the cases of six women reported missing in southwest Ohio are seeking state help in determining if there's a connection between the women. Middletown Police Lt. Scott Reeve tells The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News the only solid connection seems ...

Teen skateboarder dies after falling while holding onto car

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old Ohio boy has died after he lost control of his skateboard and hit his head on the pavement while trying to hold onto a car. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says Dallas Swogger was pronounced dead Tuesday of injuries suffered in the accident in ...

Police: Suspect wounded in storage facility shootout

NORTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man has been taken into custody at a storage facility outside Akron after he was wounded in a shootout with officers. A 911 caller reported seeing a man armed with a rifle at a storage facility in Norton on Tuesday night. Police advised people in the ...

Ohio environmentalists, neighbors divided over wind turbines

By DAN GEARINO, The Columbus Dispatch PAYNE, Ohio (AP) — From the ground, the narrow aluminum ladder might as well extend to infinity. Actual height: 290 feet. A videographer straps on a protective harness, hard hat and safety glasses, joined by two employees of the farm's operator, EDP ...

YSU’s 1st transgender director aims to help all students

By AMANDA TONOLI, The (Youngstown) Vindicator YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The newly appointed Women's Initiative director at Youngstown State University is driven by her background to help not only women but all students. Assistant professor Megan List said the Women's Initiative plans to ...

Ohio officers wounded in shooting released from hospital

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say two officers wounded in a shooting at a car dealership have been released from a hospital and are recovering at home. Willoughby Hills police have said the officers were called to a dealership Thursday about a problem with a ...

Council OKs jail advisory commission after inmate death

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county council has unanimously approved the creation of a commission to suggest improvements to the county jail a month after an inmate died following a fight with sheriff's deputies. The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2kilfk3 ) the Summit County ...

Superintendent suspended for pulling down board VP’s pants

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — The superintendent of a suburban Cleveland school district who was caught on video at a high school football game pulling down the pants of the school board vice president has been suspended. Maple Heights School Board President Pamela Crews says Superintendent ...

High court won’t hear appeal by condemned man who killed cop

CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't review the murder conviction of a man sentenced to death for killing a Cleveland police officer. Cleveland.com reports that the case of 47-year-old Quisi (QWEE'-zee) Bryan is among those that the court has declined to review during this term. He ...

New snow leopard on display at Ohio zoo; 2nd cub euthanized

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo says one of two snow leopard cubs born there a few months ago has gone on display. The Toledo zoo says a female cub named Dariga went on exhibit Monday with her family. The female cub and a male cub were born June 8. The zoo says the male cub was humanely ...

Manatee sent to Columbus Zoo from Florida for rehabilitation

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — An 18-month-old female manatee has arrived at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium from a zoo in Tampa, Florida. Columbus Zoo officials say Agua arrived Friday from Tampa's Lowery Park Zoo. She had been in Tampa since June 2016 after her mother was struck by a boat. The mother ...

Annual Ohio State study: Reports of campus rape doubled

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of reported on-campus rapes at Ohio State University more than doubled in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to an annual report published last week. The university attributed the increase to more students now living on campus and better awareness ...

Ohio State program to cover tuition for low-income students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University plans to begin covering tuition costs for some low- and moderate-income students starting next year. The Columbus Dispatch reports the university announced last week that in-state students who qualify for Pell grants will be offered financial aid ...

Police: Officer shot 2 men threatening others with gun

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say an officer shot and wounded two men who were threatening people with a gun during a large fight outside an Akron nightclub. Officials say both men, ages 21 and 23, were seriously injured. Police say they were threatening officers and other people in a ...