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Noted historian to kick off Ohio Statehouse speaker series

Noted historian to kick off Ohio Statehouse speaker series COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Capitol Square Foundation says it's launching a three-year speaker series at the Ohio Statehouse. "Capitol Conversations" will bring prominent national speakers to visit and lecture at the state capitol. ...

Customer threw iguana at restaurant manager, police say

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a customer at an Ohio restaurant pulled out a turquoise iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager. Police say the Madison man walked into Perkins Restaurant in Painesville, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of ...

Police: 2 women fatally shot; suspect found dead in truck

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — Police say two women have been shot and killed at a home in Ohio and the suspect has been found dead in his pickup truck. Police in London say the shootings happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the city roughly 25 miles (45 kilometers) west of Columbus. Authorities say ...

Doctor accused in patient deaths wants lawsuits consolidated

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An intensive care doctor accused of ordering excessive doses of painkillers for dozens of patients who died is asking a court to consolidate 27 lawsuits filed against him and an Ohio hospital system. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System fired William Husel ...

House speaker: School funding overhaul not likely in budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leader of the Ohio House says a proposed overhaul of the state's school funding system probably will have to be handled separately from the state budget due by the end of June. Lawmakers are considering two proposals for school funding increases. Reps. Bob Cupp and ...

State’s high court won’t reconsider baby death case appeal

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

Authorities: Tornado damages homes, causes some injuries

SHELBY, Ohio (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado damaged some homes and businesses and caused some injuries in a section of Ohio and a possible tornado damaged mobile homes in another part of the state. No deaths were reported. Meteorologist Doug Kahn in the weather service's ...

University sues companies alleging shoddy work at stadium

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron is suing several companies over the condition of railings in the school's stadium, saying shoddy construction and design led to $1 million in needed repairs. The university lawsuit included photographs that show railings at Infocision Stadium ...

Ohio River agency again looking at revising pollution rules

CINCINNATI (AP) — A commission that watches over the Ohio River's health across six states is looking at making some of its pollution standards for the river voluntary. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission has been considering changes to the standards for more than a year. Last ...

Lawmakers want non-budget approach to school ‘takeovers’ fix

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers pushing an overhaul of Ohio's school-funding system say proposals to change how the state takes control of poor-performing districts shouldn't be part of the budget debate. Rep. John Patterson, a Democrat from Jefferson in northeastern Ohio, says ...

Lawmaker goes through drug education program, will keep seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker from Cincinnati who faced a felony charge over a pill found in his vehicle has completed a drug education program, and the charge was reduced and dismissed Monday to resolve that matter. An Adderall pill was found when a state trooper stopped Democratic ...

Authorities seek prisoner who escaped at Ohio rest stop

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are continuing their search for a prisoner who escaped at an interstate rest stop while he was being moved by a private inmate transport company. The State Highway Patrol says Affordable Extradition Service was transporting the inmate, Said Ali ...

50 years on, friends still recall Ohioan’s Vietnam death

By JIM KRUMEL The Lima News WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — Fifty years will have passed this Saturday since Gary Detrick was killed by enemy fire in Vietnam. He was 20 years old. It is a date — April 13, 1969 — that has always stuck in the mind of Larry Elsass, a boyhood friend of Detrick. ...

Patrol focusing on Move Over law in construction season

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol is focusing on enforcement of Ohio's Move Over law as construction season starts. The patrol says troopers' cruisers were involved in 56 crashes in the past five years that appear to have involved violations of that law by motorists. Two ...

Jury: prosecutor guilty of coercion, acquitted on sex charge

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county prosecutor accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a female kidnapping victim in his office has been convicted of coercion but acquitted of a sex charge. The Attorney General's Office, which prosecuted the case, has said the woman was both a ...

Baby sitter convicted in Ohio toddler’s 2018 death

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio baby sitter charged with murder in a 3-year-old girl's death has been convicted of the child's death. The Hamilton-Middletown News-Journal reports that a jury convicted Lindsay Partin late Friday of murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangering. The ...

Principals from schools with shootings form support network

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the days after a teenager shot and killed three fellow students at Ohio's Chardon High School in 2012, then-Principal Andy Fetchik remembers getting a call from someone who knew just what he was experiencing. It was Frank ...

Sheriff: Man dies after fishing boat capsizes on lake

COLLEGE CORNER, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says a boat has capsized at an Ohio lake and one of the two fishermen in the boat has died. Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson says the boat capsized on Acton Lake at Hueston Woods State Park around noon Tuesday. Simpson says both men were thrown into ...

Neo-Nazi website founder refuses to be in US for deposition

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press A neo-Nazi website operator said Tuesday that he refuses to be present in the U.S. for questioning under oath in a lawsuit that accuses him of unleashing an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against a Montana real estate agent's family. The Daily Stormer founder ...

20 counties in state eligible for federal aid after storms

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal funding is being made available to help repair damage in Ohio from storms, flooding and landslides after severe weather in February. Local governments, state agencies and certain nonprofit organizations in 20 southern Ohio counties are eligible for that federal ...