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Ohio governor to dedicate state park named for Jesse Owens

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to dedicate a new state park and wildlife area named for Olympic great Jesse Owens. The Republican governor announced the creation of the park earlier this year in his final State of the State speech. The land spans parts of Guernsey, ...

Federal judge allows open phone line during Ohio execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is allowing the use of an open phone line to his courtroom during an Ohio execution scheduled for next week. The decision by Judge Michael Merz again permits a system created last year when defense attorneys tried unsuccessfully to stop an execution ...

Woman killed when car crashes during Ohio police chase

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 35-year-old female passenger in a car that crashed while being chased by an Ohio state trooper has died. The Dayton Daily News reports the 20-second chase early Saturday in Dayton after an attempted traffic stop ended when the car struck a utility pole ...

Man found guilty in fatal Ohio Amish buggy crash

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — A man who struck an Amish buggy from behind, killing a woman and injuring three of her family members, has been found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide in Ohio. Court records show 43-year-old Steven Hunter pleaded no contest to charges Friday in western Ohio's ...

Fire officials: Man operating portable lift is electrocuted

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials in Ohio say a man operating a portable lift was electrocuted when he made contact with power lines. The Hamilton Fire Department says the man was killed shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday. The victim wasn't identified and additional details weren't immediately ...

Police: 2 killed in drive-by shooting on Ohio interstate

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say multiple shots have been fired into a car on an interstate in Cleveland, killing two people. Cleveland police didn't immediately release the identities of the two people who were killed in the drive-by shooting about 8 p.m. Saturday at an exit ramp on Interstate ...

Police say they made an ‘error’ in arresting Stormy Daniels

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against Stormy Daniels just hours after the porn star was arrested and accused of illegally rubbing undercover police officers' faces against her bare breasts during a performance at an Ohio ...

Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The house. Food on the table. Survival. Those are some of the ways workers and retirees who demonstrated in Ohio's capital Thursday described the pension payments they are fighting to protect. "It's everything, mostly, because you ...

Former model pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former model accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill the mother of her two stepdaughters has pleaded guilty in Ohio to conspiracy to commit aggravated murder and been sentenced to five years in prison. The Columbus Dispatch reports Tara Lambert, also known as ...

DNA tests link remains to teen who disappeared in 1974

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — More than four decades after a 17-year-old girl about to start her senior year was reported missing and her body was buried in an unmarked grave in Cleveland, police have launched a murder investigation to find out who killed her alongside ...

Lake Erie forecast is for smaller, significant algae bloom

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Another significant algae bloom is likely to spread through western Lake Erie this summer, but it will be smaller than the largest ones of recent years, researchers said Thursday. What they can't predict is how toxic it might be. The ...

Fire officials: Construction worker electrocuted; dies

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man working at the construction site for a new home has been electrocuted and died in southwestern Ohio. Fire Chief Dennis Conrad with the Reily Township Volunteer Fire Department says the man was framing a new house and a crane was being used to set ...

Ohio governor wants new farm rules to fight Lake Erie algae

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor is calling for regulations on thousands of farms as part of a new strategy to combat the fertilizer and manure that flows into streams and feeds persistent toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie. Gov. John Kasich signed an ...

Docs back DeWine after he reverses on Medicaid expansion

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's largest organization of doctors is backing Attorney General Mike DeWine for governor after the Republican reversed course and said he'd support, but improve, Medicaid expansion. The Ohio State Medical Association PAC cited ...

Mom, girlfriend sentenced in 5-year-old girl’s beating death

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio mother who failed to stop her girlfriend from beating to death her 5-year-old daughter and then waited hours to seek help has received a long prison sentence along with the girlfriend. Cleveland.com reports the mother, 27-year-old Tequila Crump, was sentenced to 15 ...

Ohio officials add $657M to state’s rainy day fund

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials are adding another nearly $657 million to the state's rainy day fund, a move they say was made possible by lower spending and higher tax growth than expected. The transfer of surplus dollars brings the fund's balance to nearly $2.7 billion, far exceeding ...

Riding lawnmower plunges off cliff; man killed

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man riding a lawn tractor in Ohio has plunged 50 feet off a cliff and died. The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram reports the Elyria Fire Department in northeast Ohio received a call about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday for a man in the Black River. Rescuers rappelled down ...

House speaker defends Ohio’s Jordan as ‘man of integrity’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is defending an Ohio congressman accused of ignoring college wrestlers' allegations of abuse, calling him "a man of honesty, a man of integrity." Rep. Jim Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University from 1987 to 1995. Some former ...

GOP US Senate nominee backs congressional term limits

By ANGIE WANG, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The Republican nominee looking to unseat two-term U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants term limits that include only two terms for senators. U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, of Wadsworth, announced Tuesday he supports a maximum of three terms for U.S. ...

Ground broken for $45M center to test self-driving vehicles

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor and other officials have broken ground on a $45 million center that will be used to test self-driving vehicles. Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) and officials with Ohio State University and the Transportation Research Center participated in the groundbreaking ...