Ohio News

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 ...

Missing Ohio woman’s remains identified, boyfriend charged

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say remains found in a shallow grave in the backyard of an Ohio home are those of a missing woman and that her boyfriend has been charged with murder. Akron police spokesman Lt Rick Edwards said Saturday the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office has ...

Supreme Court to decide if sentence in child death too long

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will consider whether the sentence given to an Ohio couple convicted of failing to obtain medical care for their special-needs daughter who died is too long. Cleveland.com reports the court agreed this week to hear an appeal filed by the Cuyahoga ...

Obama to stump for Cordray, other Democrats on Ohio visit

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is visiting closely divided Ohio to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray and other Democrats. Cordray, the former federal consumer watchdog, faces Republican state Attorney General Mike DeWine in one of the season's most closely ...

2 wounded in fatal Cincinnati shooting are back home

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman who survived at least 12 gunshots in a downtown Cincinnati attack was back home Wednesday and helped get her two children ready for school, kissing them as she sent them off, a spokeswoman said. Whitney Austin, 37, was discharged ...

Police officer gets 43 years for on-duty sex assaults

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former police officer in an Ohio village was sentenced Wednesday to 43 years in prison for sexually assaulting four women while on duty, including two women he had taken to the police station. The crimes of Justin Sanderson, 33, are "reprehensible and disturbing," ...

Candidate buys Weather Channel ads ahead of hurricane

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Republican candidate for Ohio governor has paid for ad time on The Weather Channel as it gears up for coverage of Hurricane Florence. Cleveland.com reports Attorney General Mike DeWine bought more than $10,000 worth of ad time on the channel Tuesday. His purchase ...

Firm worked for Cordray’s agency, then campaign

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An advertising and media firm to which Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray's agency gave government work while he was a federal official now is doing political work for him. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show ...

Hospital closes psychiatric unit after regulation changes

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio hospital has closed its psychiatric unit because of changes in government regulation. Aultman Hospital CEO Christopher Remark tells the Repository more stringent regulation and changing needs of the community were behind the decision. Remark says facility ...

Cincinnati victims didn’t have any known links to gunman

CINCINNATI (AP) — The three people shot and killed in the lobby of a Cincinnati office building didn't have any apparent connection to the gunman. One was a longtime construction worker who was working in the building. Another moved to Cincinnati a year ago to take a better job with Fifth ...

Historical society celebrates federal designation for museum

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton History has unveiled the new John W. Berry Sr. Wright Brothers National Museum. Dayton History President Brady Kress says the museum now has a federal designation. Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Turner and Dayton Foundation President Michael Parks were on hand for the ...

Sculpture uses shards of city’s history to welcome future

By ROBERTA GEDERT, The Blade TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A blighted entryway into downtown Toledo is being transformed into a portal that celebrates the city's history of transformation, transportation, manufacturing, and innovation. A realignment of the Anthony Wayne Trail flowing into the Erie ...

Cincinnati city manager who quit gets additional payout

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati will pay its former city manager another $370,000 after he quit earlier this year. The city already had agreed to pay Harry Black a $174,000 severance and $100,000 in benefits. Black quit in April as he was facing the likelihood of being fired by the City ...

Police say shooter’s gun jammed during office rampage

By ANGIE WANG and JOHN SEEWER CINCINNATI (AP) — The shooter who killed three people in a Cincinnati office high-rise once acted disoriented after being fired four years ago in South Carolina, and he filed a recent lawsuit that a judge in June said "borders on delusional." Authorities on ...

Ohio gubernatorial candidates to debate 3 times

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The major-party candidates for Ohio governor will debate three times this fall. The campaigns of Republican nominee Mike DeWine and Democratic nominee Rich Cordray announced the debate schedule on Friday. The candidates are scheduled to debate Sept. 19 at the ...