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Kasich to address graduates of Harvard Kennedy School

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich is delivering the spring graduation address at the Harvard Kennedy School. The former presidential candidate addresses the school of government's class of 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Wednesday. Kasich's focus on national policy ...

Plea agreement for Ohio man tied to gun that killed police

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A court filing indicates a plea agreement has been reached for a man charged with providing the gun used to kill two central Ohio police officers. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Gerald Lawson, of suburban Cleveland, bought the handgun that 31-year-old Quentin Smith ...

Ohio man sues officer who shot him after subduing intruder

CLEVELAND (AP) — A black man who was shot and critically wounded by a white police officer while subduing an intruder inside his northeast Ohio home has sued the officer and the city employing him. Brendan Hester filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking unspecified damages. The lawsuit says ...

Lawyers want 2nd look at death sentence for killer of friend

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer wants the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision upholding his death sentence even though a co-defendant who fatally stabbed the victim received a life sentence. Death row inmate Austin Myers was sentenced to die for the 2014 killing in ...

Uber driver sentenced for sexual assault of passenger

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Uber driver convicted of sexually assaulting a woman after giving her a ride to her northeast Ohio home has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison. The Akron Beacon Journal reports 34-year-old Brandon Franklin, of Tallmadge, was sentenced Tuesday in Akron on a ...

City settles with man kicked in head by officer for $30,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital city has agreed to pay a $30,000 settlement to a man who was kicked in the head by a police officer. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Columbus City Council on Monday unanimously approved the payment to 27-year-old Demarko Anderson. A cellphone video ...

A fourth-grade teacher, a donor and ‘an angel on earth’

By MITCH STACY, Associated Press REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Eva Evans is 10 years old and desperately needs a new kidney to live a normal life. Mrs. Thomas, a smiling fourth-grade teacher at Eva's school, wants to give her one. They barely knew each other before. Eva was in a different ...

2 Ohio inmates recaptured after correctional center escape

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two inmates were recaptured less than a day after they fled an Ohio correctional facility. The Warren County Sheriff's Office says the inmates escaped from the Community Correctional Center in Warren County in southwestern Ohio about 8:30 p.m. Saturday ...

Child service testimony opposed in death of 4-year-old girl

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors oppose allowing children service workers to testify in the case of an Ohio woman and her boyfriend charged in the death of the woman's 4-year-old daughter. A medical examiner says Aniya Day-Garrett died in March in Euclid (YOO'-klihd) from a stroke caused by ...

Suspect dies in struggle with bystanders who chased him down

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a suspected robber has died after a struggle with a group of bystanders who witnessed the robbery and chased him down. Investigators say the bystanders pursued the man Sunday after seeing him rob a woman at a Columbus gas station. Police and medics ...

Man walking home from train station followed by pig

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in a Cleveland suburb thought they had a drunk on their hands when a man called to report a pig following him home from a train station. A North Ridgeville, Ohio, officer arrived on the scene early Saturday to find the man was very sober and a pig was in ...

Top Ohio wines are recognized by state agriculture director

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio agriculture director has honored the state's top wines as evaluated by a panel of judges in an annual event. Agriculture Director David Daniels announced the Director's Choice recipients last week at a Statehouse event for retailers, distributors, ...

Ohio killer says he can’t afford shoes thanks to court costs

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Court-ordered costs owed by a death row inmate who killed his girlfriend and her 83-year-old father are keeping the prisoner so poor he can't afford basics like shoes or boots, civil rights lawyers say. While condemned prisoner ...

Ohio Senate OKs bill to stop suspensions of young students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate has unanimously approved a bill preventing schools from imposing out-of-school suspensions to young students who have committed minor infractions. The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio elementary schools have handed out 35,000 suspensions in each of the ...

Columbus police shoot, kill man during SWAT stand-off

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police say SWAT officers fatally shot a man after he made a "threatening gesture" with a handgun during a stand-off. Police say the shooting happened early Sunday morning in a neighborhood on the west side near the state capital's downtown. Police say they ...

Ohio jury recommends death penalty for killer of 2 women

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A jury has recommended that a man convicted of strangling to death two women in Ohio receive the death penalty. The Ashland Times-Gazette reports the jury in northeast Ohio's Ashland County deliberated for less than two hours Friday before concluding that 41-year-old ...

Goodyear’s latest new technology airship nearing completion

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company officials say its third and final new technology airship could be ready for its maiden flight in late June. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the gondola that carries crew and passengers was placed beneath the semi-rigid airship on Friday ...

Woman fatally shot near Ohio house targeted in drive-by

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a woman was gunned down as she walked by a house targeted in a drive-by shooting. The woman, who was in her 60s, was shot shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday. She was taken to a local hospital where she died. Her name was not released. Dayton Police Sgt. ...

Restored WWII bomber Memphis Belle makes public debut

By MITCH STACY, Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of visitors turned out to at the Air Force Museum to see the World War II bomber Memphis Belle, and the legendary aircraft rarely has looked better. The plane went on public display at the museum near Dayton, Ohio, for the first ...

Ohio transit agency says ex-board member owes $1.1 million

CLEVELAND (AP) — The transit authority for the Cleveland area says a former longtime board member owes the agency more than $1.1 million for unpaid health care premiums, unauthorized health benefits and use of an agency cellphone for personal calls. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the ...