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

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

Businessman found guilty of embezzling nearly $1 million

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury has found an Ohio businessman guilty of embezzling close to $1 million in employee payroll taxes and retirement plans. Cleveland.com reports 65-year-old C. David Snyder was found guilty Tuesday of embezzling from an employee pension fund and failure to pay ...

Metal scrapping blamed for fatal Ohio home explosion

CLEVELAND (AP) — Investigators say people scrapping for metal likely caused the Ohio home explosion that killed one person and left another critically injured. Cleveland police say a 50-year-old man sought in connection with the explosion was arrested Tuesday. Another 50-year-old suspect in ...

Columbus schools buy offices of closed online charter ECOT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The school district in Ohio's capital is buying the former mall that served as headquarters for a massive online charter school that closed in January after the state told it to repay about $80 million in public funding. Columbus City Schools says it had the winning bid ...

Icon to eyesore: Storied Akron Rubber Bowl awaits demolition

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Billy Graham saved souls there. Karl Wallenda once walked on a tightrope above the gridiron. The Rolling Stones performed there in 1972, getting fans so worked up that a couple dozen got arrested. And there was football. Lots of ...

College students use data to develop overdose tracking app

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Students at an Ohio university are helping residents track drug overdose trends with a new app. WVXU-FM reports statistics students at Miami University in southwest Ohio developed the database. The app provides customized data that includes types of drugs, locations and ...

Man claims in lawsuit police hid DNA evidence before trial

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man acquitted of murder has sued the Cincinnati Police Department claiming detectives hid DNA evidence that eventually exonerated him. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 28-year-old Joshua Maxton claims in a federal lawsuit filed Friday that police knew or should have known ...

Man convicted of killing bystander during store robbery

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a bystander who pepper sprayed him as he fled a convenience store robbery. The Akron Beacon Journal reports 27-year-old Jarvell Henderson entered pleas Friday to murder and other charges in Akron. He received a sentence of ...

Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Caito Foods LLC on Friday recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fruit ...

Ohio State to allow some off-duty officers to conceal carry

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University trustees have approved a resolution allowing off-duty officers from a select number of law enforcement agencies to carry concealed guns on campus so they can serve as first responders if needed. WCMH-TV reports the policy approved Friday applies to ...

New sentencing date for man who tried to help Islamic State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has rescheduled sentencing for an Ohio man convicted of trying to help the Islamic State group. U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus on Tuesday in Columbus rescheduled Aaron Daniels' sentencing from Thursday to July 6. Daniels pleaded guilty last July to a ...

Cincinnati police step up patrols following killings

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police are increasing patrols in a neighborhood where six people have been fatally shot in the past week. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood has seen its deadliest eight-day period in at least 10 years. District 1 Commander Capt. ...

Dog finds adult human skull out in wooded area

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a family dog in Ohio brought a human skull home. Madison Township Police Chief Matthew Byers says the dog found the skull around 2 p.m. Monday in a wooded area in Madison Township. Police responded to the area with cadaver dogs and found the rest of the body ...

Ohio House vote set to resolve impasse over next speaker

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The paralyzed Ohio House has scheduled a vote Wednesday that could bring its nail-biting speakership impasse to an end. Law-making in the state has been at a standstill for weeks, as House Republicans spar over who ...

Ohio Democrats give chairman new 4-year term

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democratic Party chairman David Pepper has been unanimously re-elected as head of the state party for the next four years. The former Cincinnati councilman and Hamilton County commissioner has led the party since early 2015 after losing a bid to unseat Republican ...

Teen girl struck, killed after truck veers off road

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say the driver of a truck that veered off a busy street striking and killing a 17-year-old female pedestrian was impaired. Maddisan Chase, of Eastlake, was struck Tuesday afternoon and died at a hospital. Eastlake police say 26-year-old Eric Dean Jones ...

Singing Ohio inmates connect with ill South African children

By PATRICK COOLEY, The Columbus Dispatch MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — For a few brief minutes each month, two groups of very different people are able to bridge the thousands of miles between them and the life-altering circumstances that bind them. A flat-screen TV and a Skype connection links ...

Ohio waste district educates residents on proper recycling

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio solid waste district has launched a campaign to teach residents proper recycling techniques because of a growing amount of contaminated recyclables. Christie Snyder is a spokeswoman for the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Solid Waste District in northeastern Ohio. ...

Demonstrators oppose plan to demolish closed Toledo church

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Politicians, residents and community activists are fighting a plan to demolish a long-shuttered Roman Catholic church in Ohio. Demonstrators urged the Diocese of Toledo on Saturday to reconsider its decision to tear down St. Anthony Church, once the parish home for many ...

Lawyer for Ohio terrorism suspect seeks reduced sentence

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A reduced prison sentence is appropriate for an Ohio man who tried to help the Islamic State group, a defense attorney argued ahead of a June 7 sentencing, citing the defendant's youth, his remorse and his mental health ...