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Police: Dead woman, unconscious man found at vacant building

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say they have found a woman dead and a man unconscious behind a vacant building in southwestern Ohio. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that Middletown police Maj. Scott Reeve said officers were called Saturday morning after the two were found behind ...

Police: Man found shot dies; suspect taken into custody

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a male was shot in southwestern Ohio and taken to a hospital where he has died. Huber Heights police say he was found with a gunshot wound to his upper body in the Dayton suburb on Sunday afternoon. He was hospitalized in critical condition and died. His ...

‘Captain America’ actors to film new movie in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two actors with links to Marvel's "Captain America" film franchise are making a stop in Cincinnati to film a new Netflix original movie "Point Blank." The executive director of Film Cincinnati says Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie are scheduled to start filming in the city ...

Police: Suspect stole from Chuck E. Cheese, restaurant

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwestern Ohio are searching for a man who they say burglarized a Chuck E. Cheese and another restaurant. WDTN-TV reports both burglaries happened Saturday in Miamisburg. Police say the suspect broke into Roosters and stole change. Authorities say the ...

Ohio man dies while swimming at beach along Lake Michigan

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man has died after going missing while swimming at a Lake Michigan beach along northwestern Indiana. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says Salomon C. Martinez of Cincinnati was swimming with a group of friends Sunday at Portage ...

Cincinnati crews clean second homeless encampment in 2 weeks

By ANGIE WANG, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati city workers are cleaning an encampment in a busy downtown area after homeless people packed their belongings and temporarily moved to nearby locations. Advocates for the homeless say the displaced individuals plan to return when ...

Prosecutor to erase convictions in strip-club touching cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city attorney for Columbus says he's willing to erase convictions of those prosecuted under a state law prohibiting strip club employees from touching customers. The Columbus Dispatch reports City Attorney Zach Klein made the offer this week after announcing last ...

Investigators say John Glenn’s remains not disrespected

By RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — A lengthy investigation by Air Force officials has concluded that the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn were not treated disrespectfully at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary prior to his burial at Arlington National ...

Bill on military CCW fees enacted without Kasich signature

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is allowing a bill that waives concealed carry registration fees for active military members and honorably discharged veterans to take effect without his signature. Kasich says in a statement Friday that he supports the fee waiver and remains a ...

Indiana wind farm to help power Ohio Facebook data center

WINCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A $300 million wind energy farm in rural eastern Indiana is expected to help power Facebook's Midwest data center in Ohio. The Richmond Palladium-Item reports that Houston-based alternative energy company EDP Renewables North America announced Thursday that it plans ...

Ohio issues licenses to 7 medical marijuana processors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Commerce says only seven companies have met the state's minimum standards to process plants into marijuana-infused products for use by people with physician recommendations. Cleveland.com reports the companies were given provisional licenses ...

Trump to hold Ohio rally ahead of special election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to travel to Ohio to hold a campaign rally in support of Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson, who is running for Congress. Trump's campaign says he will appear in Delaware, Ohio, on Saturday evening, days before the Aug. 7 special election for ...

Chipotle reopens in Ohio after reports of illnesses

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chipotle restaurant in Ohio reopened Tuesday as officials investigate reports of illnesses linked to the location. Chipotle, which has yet to fully recover from a series of food scares in late 2015 that sent its sales plunging, said it closed the store in Powell, Ohio, on ...

State: Deadline nears for requesting absentee ballots

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio election officials say voters only have a few days left to request an absentee ballot for next week's special elections. The Ohio Secretary of State's Office says noon Saturday is the deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Aug. 7 elections. Voters in the ...

Officials: Man working to take down tower dies after fall

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a man working to take down a tower at a former manufacturing site in southwestern Ohio has fallen and died. West Chester Township spokeswoman Barb Wilson says the worker fell around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. He died at the scene. His name wasn't ...

Police: 1 killed, 1 critically injured in shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say a shooting has left one person dead and injured another. Police say the shooting happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found two individuals suffering from gunshot wounds in an apartment. One of the victims died at the scene. The other victim was ...

Kroger brings it home, introduces online delivery

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger is introducing online delivery as convenience becomes an increasingly crucial element in customer loyalty in a hyper-competitive atmosphere. Kroger Ship will launch in Cincinnati, its home town, as well as Houston, Louisville, and Nashville. It will expand to other ...

Ohio governor spares record number of death row inmates

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has finished dealing with executions for the remainder of his time in office following a modern-era record of death penalty commutations. The Republican governor spared seven men from execution during his ...

Governor urges hearing on coin dealer’s clemency bid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich has asked the state Parole Board to hold a hearing on a clemency request for a former Toledo-area coin dealer who raised money for Ohio Republicans before being convicted in a state investment scandal that also ensnared a former governor. The Blade ...

Patrol says inmate transport van crashes; 4 inmates injured

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says an inmate transport van struck an unoccupied, disabled vehicle on the side of a road in northeastern Ohio and four inmates have been injured. The patrol says the crash in Geauga County occurred around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 422 in Troy ...