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DeWine era to mark shift away from volatile Kasich, Trump

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The inauguration of Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine will mark a shift away from volatility in a state buffeted in recent years between the shifting ambitions of an outspoken governor and the frequent outbursts of an unpredictable ...

WWII vet who got degree delayed by nearly 7 decades has died

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A World War II veteran who flew planes for the Navy and received his college degree last spring nearly 70 years after he last sat in a classroom has died, his family said. He was 97. Bob Barger died Wednesday at a Toledo retirement ...

Shoplifting suspect killed after brief police chase

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a shoplifting suspect who was leading officers on a brief chase crashed her car and died. Franklin police say the chase began Thursday after a Walmart manager told authorities a woman left the store without paying and left in a pickup ...

Bevin says he can work with new Ohio governor to fix bridge

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he can work with Ohio's incoming governor on a solution to fix a 57-year-old bridge the federal government has labeled obsolete. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Bevin told news outlets Thursday that he's confident he and Gov.-elect Mike ...

Defense challenge confession of mom charged in sons’ deaths

By HOLLY ZACHARIAH, The Columbus Dispatch BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — The woman sat emotionless, never once glancing at the images as photos from the autopsies of the three young sons she is accused of killing flashed on a giant screen. She didn't look when doctors pointed out the bruises on ...

Friday kicks off inaugurals for new Ohio officeholders

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The swearing-in of Ohio's next state treasurer kicks off a long weekend of inaugural events for new statewide officeholders. All five of the state's executive offices opened up this year as a result of term limits. Republicans maintained control of all five. State Rep. ...

Attorney general files motion to toss redistricting lawsuit

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine in his current role as the state's attorney general has filed a motion seeking dismissal of a lawsuit attempting to force Ohio to redraw its 16 congressional districts in time for the 2020 election. The lawsuit is scheduled for trial in March ...

Funeral arrangements for police officer killed on duty set

CINCINNATI (AP) — Funeral arrangements for a police officer in Ohio who was fatally struck by a pickup truck while he was redirecting traffic have been set. Forty-six-year-old Colerain Township Police Officer Dale Woods was hit by a vehicle Jan. 4 while working at the scene of a crash in the ...

Ohio couple accused in terror plot plead not guilty

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man and his girlfriend who are accused of obtaining guns and explosives for a foiled domestic terror attack have pleaded not guilty. Vincent Armstrong, and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Lecron, both 23, entered their pleas Thursday to multiple charges, including ...

Whistleblower alleging sex abuse at Ohio State is arrested

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man whose claims helped spur the investigation into alleged, decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor has been jailed in Columbus, where he's accused of telecommunications harassment. A warrant was issued for 50-year-old Mike DiSabato, of suburban Dublin, ...

Former speaker elected to again lead Ohio House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio House has chosen state Rep. Larry Householder as speaker, ending a months-long, contentious fight over the leadership position. Householder was elected House speaker Monday for the second time in his career. The Republican from Perry County received 52 ...

US Supreme Court won’t hear appeal from Craigslist killer

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from an Ohio man sentenced to death for killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers. The appeal from 59-year-old Richard Beasley was among those that the high court on Monday declined to hear. One of his ...

Police: Teen shot in head while playing Russian roulette

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head while playing Russian roulette in Ohio. Authorities say the teen was injured around 1 a.m. Saturday at a home in Akron. Police say the Louisville teen was playing with a 16-year-old boy from Green and a 20-year-old man ...

Ohio band leader among finalists for Grammy educator award

By ALISSA WIDMAN NEESE, The Columbus Dispatch DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — As a Grammy nominee, Jeremy Bradstreet is stopped and greeted with congratulations most everywhere he goes. But if the Dublin resident takes home the award in early February, it won't be for producing a radio hit or ...

Co-anchors in life: 2 broadcasters announce engagement

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two journalists who co-anchor news broadcasts at a television station in Ohio now plan to also co-anchor a life together as husband and wife. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Sheree Paolello (pah-LEL'-loh) and Mike Dardis of WLWT-TV in Cincinnati announced their Dec. 28 ...

Man whose wife’s body found in garage charged with murder

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man whose wife's body was found in the garage of their home has been charged with murder. The Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier reports that Brimfield police say the wife died from an apparent gunshot wound. Police say they found Lacie Cunningham's body on Thursday ...

Ohio State appoints 1st woman to lead its police department

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has announced the appointment of the first woman to lead that school's police department. Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt is a graduate of Ohio State and a former deputy chief, with almost 25 years' experience as an Ohio State police officer. The ...

Rare air: Goodyear Blimp honored with Hall of Fame induction

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Goodyear Blimp is flying into rarefied air. As a nod to its influence and legacy to the game, the iconic airship is being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as an honorary member — the first non-player or coach to be ...

Investigation that benched Meyer cost Ohio State $1 million

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The investigation that led to a three-game suspension of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer cost the university $1 million, twice the amount originally requested for it, the school said Thursday. The original $500,000 amount "was ...

Ohio man, girlfriend accused of plotting violent attack

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man and his girlfriend arrested last month in a terrorism investigation have been indicted on additional charges accusing them of obtaining guns and explosives for a domestic terror attack that was never carried out. The Toledo ...