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Brown pledges to be most pro-union 2020 candidate if he runs

By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Sherrod Brown brought a pro-worker message Saturday to Las Vegas casino workers who are members of what's considered Nevada's most powerful labor union, declaring that if he decides to run for president, he will be "the most ...

2 men ordered to trial in deaths of 2 Pennsylvania men

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Two men have been ordered to stand trial in the slayings of two western Pennsylvania men reported missing almost two years ago. A Somerset County district judge on Friday held 24-year-old Devon Wyrick of Columbus, Ohio, and 26-year-old Samson Washington, of Johnstown, ...

Motocross bike flies into fairground stands; 7 injured

TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a motocross bike flew into the stands at an event in Ohio and injured seven people. Officials say the bike hit elevated seats Saturday evening at the Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge. Four people, including at least one rider, were taken to ...

Expanded exhibit showcases images of border walls, fences

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A photo exhibit showcasing different barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico is reaching an expanded audience. "Up Close with U.S.-Mexico Border Barriers" was previously shown on Ohio State University's Newark campus. Photographs and maps featuring California, New ...

Veteran civil rights activist to speak in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Veteran civil rights activist, journalist and author Charles E. Cobb Jr. will be the featured speaker March 14 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. Cobb was a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the 1960s ...

Governor’s proposed gas tax increase to be formally released

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's administration is expected to formally announce his recommendation for increasing the state gas tax by 18 cents a gallon to address a revenue shortfall in spending for maintaining roads and bridges. The Republican governor said Wednesday in a ...

State patrol: Prison inmates planned possible escape, riot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says inmates at an Ohio maximum security prison were plotting "a possible escape attempt and possible riot" when the plan was interrupted. The patrol is investigating the Feb. 12 incident in which authorities confiscated three fake handguns, ...

Student abducted, killed had complained to police about man

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A woman abducted from an Ohio college campus and later fatally shot in Kentucky had complained to police about her ex-boyfriend abusing her, police records show. The Mansfield News Journal reports that the records include allegations of sexual assault, stalking, ...

Police: Pickup truck fatally hits pedestrian in crosswalk

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a driver of a pickup truck hit a pedestrian in a crosswalk in Ohio and then drove away without stopping to check on the woman, who later died from her injuries. Cincinnati police say 37-year-old Holly Burns was on her way to work when she was struck around 6:30 ...

State’s high court won’t hear appeal in baby death case

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by a former high school cheerleader charged with killing and burying her newborn baby. Lawyers for Brooke Skylar Richardson appealed to the high court after a lower court ruled doctors can testify in the Warren County ...

Ohio lawmakers studying error that could ban some guns

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A mistake in writing up an Ohio bill could inadvertently ban several types of already legal guns and must be fixed quickly, gun rights advocates say. At issue is legislation approved by lawmakers last year that allows off-duty ...

Ohio firefighters monitor blaze in docked ship; no injuries

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — A fire continues to burn inside a Lake Erie docked vessel as Ohio firefighters try to cool the ship in an incident with no injuries. The fire broke out on the deck of the St. Clair Saturday night at the Port of Toledo in northern Ohio. The cause is still ...

Lawyers seek new sentencing for teen in Ohio school shooting

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager who shot and wounded a classmate at school and was sentenced to 23 years in prison has filed an appeal for a new sentencing. Lawyers for Ely Serna said in court documents the trial court judge erred in giving their client the maximum sentence for the 2017 ...

College named for John Glenn wishes widow happy 99th

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A public affairs college named for astronaut John Glenn is wishing his widow a happy 99th birthday. Annie Glenn overcame a debilitating stutter to become a leading advocate for Americans with communicative disorders. She turned 99 on Sunday. John Glenn died in 2016 at ...

Police officer who offered money for sex back on duty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Columbus police officer who was suspended after he admitted he offered to pay a woman for sex is now back on duty. Twenty-six-year-old Officer Helal Daoud, who has been with Columbus police for two years, was placed on leave in November. The Columbus Dispatch reports ...

Ohio prosecutor: no charges in police officer’s death

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck that struck a police officer who died won't face charges, a prosecutor said Friday. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said "after a ... very complete, thorough investigation," he decided against filing ...

New leader named for Cleveland FBI office

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio native who served as a special assistant to the FBI's three most recent directors in Washington is the new leader of the agency's Cleveland field office. Eric Smith assumed his role as special agent-in-charge earlier this month. The 49-year-old Smith replaces ...

Lawsuits continue 4 years after Ohio Walmart police shooting

By KEITH BIERYGOLICK, The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — After he shot John Crawford III, Officer Sean Williams charged down the Walmart pet aisle. He ran past stacks of cat litter and dog food, yelling "get down, get down, get down." For a moment, it looked like he missed. Crawford ...

Report: Congressman suspects theft from campaign account

CLEVELAND (AP) — The re-election committee for an Ohio Republican congressman told the Federal Election Commission it suspects the campaign's former treasurer stole tens of thousands of dollars from the campaign's bank account, according to a published report. A letter sent Friday from Rep. ...

Officials approve $10.8 million for marsh cleanup

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials have released $10.8 million earmarked to clean up a marsh damaged by salt pollution over the last 50 years. Cleveland.com reports the state controlling board approved releasing the money for Mentor Marsh in Lake County this week. Funding for the project ...