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Eagles nest in Cleveland for 1st time in more than 100 years

CLEVELAND (AP) — Naturalists say bald eagles are nesting in Cleveland for the first time in more than 100 years. The Plain Dealer reports a historical interpreter for the Cleveland Metroparks spotted a pair of eagles last year carrying sticks into a tree on a bluff overlooking the Cuyahoga ...

Ohio set to market its tourist attractions to Indianapolis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's tourism agency says it's expanding its outreach to Indianapolis this spring. TourismOhio's "Find It Here" campaign uses emotional connections to attract visitors to the Buckeye State. The latest move adds to outreach around the state and in Detroit and ...

Ohio man convicted of indecent exposure for 6th time

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man has been convicted for at least the sixth time for publicly exposing himself. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports a Hamilton County jury deliberated several hours Friday before convicting 50-year-old Gerald Fornshell of felony public indecency. Prosecutors say the ...

Ohio company says bonuses, higher pay because of tax cuts

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio-based payments-processing giant said Friday it's giving bonuses, upping pay and improving benefits while crediting the GOP tax cuts. Worldpay Inc. detailed its plans as Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman toured the company, formed ...

Snow storm downs power lines, close schools in NE Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — The front edge of the storm causing havoc on the East Coast dropped as much as a foot of snow on parts of northeast Ohio with heavy winds leading to power outages and school closings. Cleveland-based National Weather Service meteorologist Marty Mullen says wind gusts from ...

2 Democrats for Ohio offices want open redistricting process

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Democrats seeking statewide offices in Ohio released a proposal Friday that they say would guarantee the state's process for drawing congressional district maps is transparent to the public. Former U.S. Attorney Steven ...

4 charged in fake ID operation that netted $4.7M in bitcoin

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Four people accused of operating a large-scale fake ID operation that netted investigators $4.7 million in bitcoin have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Ohio. The four from the Toledo area are facing federal charges announced Thursday that include making false ...

9 charged in conspiracy to bring opioids from China for sale

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities say nine people accused in a conspiracy to bring large amounts of fentanyl and carfentanil from China to sell in northeast Ohio have been indicted. The U.S. Attorney's Office says an indictment filed this week in federal court in Cleveland charges all ...

US Supreme Court won’t hear appeal of condemned woman

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court says it won't hear an appeal by Ohio's only condemned female killer. Death row inmate Donna Roberts was convicted of planning her ex-husband's 2001 killing with a boyfriend in hopes of collecting insurance money. The high court on Feb. 20 ...

Milkman accused of sneaking drugs, phones into Ohio prison

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A longtime milkman delivered more than what the labels on his packages promised, smuggling marijuana, tobacco and cellphones into an Ohio prison hidden inside milk cartons, a prosecutor said. Ray Adams was in contact with an ...

EMS workers suspended for refusing to help gunshot victim

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland Emergency Medical Services dispatcher and supervisor have been suspended for refusing to send an ambulance to a man who was shot 16 times and drove across the city line. Police say the 22-year-old victim was shot multiple times Jan. 14 with an assault rifle as he ...

Republic Steel partnership to restart idled blast furnace

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — A partnership between Republic Steel and a Minnesota iron ore company says it plans to restart a northeast Ohio blast furnace that's been idle since 2016. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports Lorain Pig Iron LLC says the furnace capable of producing 1 million tons of pig ...

Ohio ends same-day driver’s license issuing in favor of mail

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio said Wednesday it's ending the same-day issuing of Ohio driver's licenses and will mail them instead to save money and increase security. Licenses will arrive about 10 days after they're issued once the change takes effect ...

Man wanted in 4 Detroit slayings kills himself in Ohio

By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A man suspected of gunning down four people Monday in Detroit, including the mother of his child, shot himself hours later while fleeing from officers in Ohio and died at a hospital, authorities said. George Anthony Davis Jr., 27, died ...

Duke Energy, joint owners sell retired coal-fired plant

CINCINNATI (AP) — Duke Energy and joint owners of a retired coal-fired power plant in southwestern Ohio have announced the sale of the site. Duke Energy, American Electric Power and Dayton Power & Light said Monday they finalized the sale of their retired Walter C. Beckjord coal-fired ...

Alleged computer hacker pleads not guilty

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of hacking into computers and spying on people, including using cameras and microphones of compromised computers to record young people having sex without their knowledge. Cleveland.com reports 28-year-old Phillip ...

Substance brought by inmate apparently sickens jail officers

MECHANICSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating a suspicious substance brought by an inmate to an Ohio jail where five officers then fell ill with symptoms including nausea and vomiting. The Springfield News-Sun reports three sheriff's deputies and two corrections officers became ...

Flooding expected along Ohio River through this week

CINCINNATI (AP) — Forecasters expect flooding to persist through the week in the Cincinnati region, and authorities said Monday that will hinder efforts to assess damage. The National Weather Service said the Ohio River crested Sunday at around 60.5 feet (18.4 meters), and was at 60.2 feet ...

Driver trying to evade police strikes power pole

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a driver slammed into a pole during an attempt to escape from police on Ohio. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says the chase began around 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Mifflin Township when an officer tried to pull over a car driving erratically. The car did ...

Jurors being chosen in trial over Ohio State student slaying

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jury selection is underway for the trial of a man suspected of kidnapping, raping and killing an Ohio State University student. Defendant Brian Golsby could face the death penalty if convicted in the slaying of 21-year-old Reagan Tokes. The 30-year-old Golsby has ...