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GOP lawmaker ends her bid to become Ohio secretary of state

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker has dropped out of the race to become Ohio's next elections chief, leaving one Republican and one Democrat vying to be elected secretary of state. Republican Rep. Dorothy Pelanda, of Marysville, said Monday that she's ending her campaign in the spirit ...

UAW backs Sen. Brown after some unions left Dems in 2016

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has landed the endorsement of the United Auto Workers a year after Ohio Democrats saw a series of labor unions abandon their Senate candidate for his Republican opponent. The UAW's backing of ...

Officials: 2 girls have died after Ohio house fire

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say two sisters hospitalized in critical condition after a house fire in Akron have died. The girls have been identified as 12-year-old Jada Snowden and 5-year-old Kymera Cody. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says the girls died Saturday at Akron ...

Classes to resume at Ohio district after quadruple slayings

IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — Classes in an Ohio school district are set to resume after the fatal shootings of three adults and a 7-year-old boy in southern Ohio's Lawrence County. The Ironton Tribune reports Rock Hill Local School Superintendent Wes Hairston says classes will resume Monday after ...

Group plans protest during college talk by white nationalist

CINCINNATI (AP) — A group of activists, community leaders and students is planning to protest when white nationalist Richard Spencer speaks on the University of Cincinnati campus. School officials announced Friday that Spencer would be allowed to hold an event at some point after an attorney ...

6 bison killed by owners and farmers after farm escape

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Six bison were shot and killed after escaping from an Ohio farm. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says the bison escaped from a Grove City farm around 5 p.m. Sunday. The sheriff's office, Grove City Police Department and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources ...

Searchers seek missing boater in northeastern Ohio lake

CORTLAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are continuing the search for a boater missing in a northeastern Ohio lake. He disappeared Sunday after a vessel capsized at Mosquito Lake, roughly 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Youngstown. The Vindicator reports that one man was rescued by a passing ...

Man recounts knife attack, finding bodies of wife, in-laws

IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who survived a knife attack after his wife, son and in-laws were fatally shot in southern Ohio said he rushed home from work after hearing screams and a gunshot during a phone call with his mother-in-law. Todd Holston, 29, described his experiences Saturday ...

Mayor’s races highlight political hope for Ohio Democrats

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — It's mayoral election time, which means Ohio Democrats will finally get some wins. After a Republican sweep a year ago of statewide offices as Donald Trump scored a decisive victory in the presidential swing state, Democrats are in ...

Ohio school officials deny covering up bullying of boy

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio school district says a wrongful death lawsuit accusing school officials of minimizing, denying and covering up bullying against an 8-year-old boy who killed himself should be dismissed. Cincinnati Public Schools made the argument earlier this month in a response to ...

Small Confederate monument to be displayed on private land

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Township officials say a small monument honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that sparked debate and its removal in August from its original location will be publicly displayed on private property in Ohio. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports  Franklin ...

High school lockdown drill turns real when handgun found

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A high school lockdown drill turned into the real thing when a handgun and ammunition clips were found in the backpack of a student in Ohio's capital city of Columbus. The Dispatch reports Walnut Ridge High School canceled its football game Friday night after the ...

Ohio woman charged in boy’s death from fentanyl at sleepover

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have charged a 60-year-old Ohio woman in the death of a 12-year-old boy who a coroner says died from a fentanyl overdose during a sleepover at her apartment. Sheila Hutchins was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in the death ...

Manhunt underway in Ohio for suspect in slayings of 4

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A manhunt is underway in Ohio for a suspect in the shooting deaths of four people including a 7-year-old boy, whose body was apparently hidden in a home where the others were also found, authorities said. Warrants were issued ...

Backers of drug price issue to air documentary in 6 cities

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The frustrated promoter of an Ohio ballot initiative aimed at lowering prescription drug prices says his campaign plans to air an hour-long documentary around the state so voters can get a complete and accurate picture of what's being proposed. In a phone call Thursday, ...

Man convicted of national park shooting gets life sentence

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say an Ohio man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder for shooting a woman at a national park has been sentenced to life in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Ohio's northern district says 28-year-old DeZay Ely was sentenced Thursday in federal ...

Police: Concrete slab falls, killing construction worker

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a construction worker who police say was killed when a concrete panel fell on him from an aerial lift in Cleveland. The worker has been identified as 56-year-old Joseph Matulis, of Akron. He was ...

Police: Man arrested after random 911 calls by cellphone

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say they've arrested a man after receiving random 911 calls for months from his apparently malfunctioning cellphone. The Review in Alliance reports Sebring police arrested 33-year-old Nathan Hawkins Oct. 5 on a felony charge of disrupting public service. ...

Canadian sentenced after plane landing in Ohio with drugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Canadian passenger on a plane forced to make an emergency landing in Ohio with 290 pounds (132 kilograms) of cocaine onboard has been sentenced to just over five years in federal prison. The Columbus Dispatch reports 46-year-old David Ayotte was sentenced to 63 months ...

3 adults shot dead, 1 stabbed; missing-child alert canceled

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities investigating three fatal shootings and a stabbing at a pair of southern Ohio residences canceled a missing-child alert for an 8-year-old boy from one of the homes but continued searching Thursday for a man they called a ...