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Ohio woman devours 69 doughnuts in 8 minutes

SANDUSKY — Twenty doughnut lovers competed Saturday afternoon to see who could consume the most fried-dough rings. It took place at Bait House Brewery on Meigs Street in Sandusky. Participants in the Sandusky Donut Eating Contest had eight minutes to eat as many pastries as ...

Ohio veteran fixed planes in Vietnam

WARREN — Stanley Gregory, 72, comes from a military family — all six of his brothers were in the service. “All of my family … was in the military. Most of my uncles and cousins — all of them were in the military,” he said. Gregory grew up in Greene. When he graduated from ...

Prayers in purple; Warren family, friends hold vigil, seek answers in homicide

WARREN — Family and friends of Desirae Boss remembered her by decorating the outside of her home off Transylvania Avenue with purple bows and ribbons and releasing 32 purple balloons in her memory. The 32-year-old woman’s favorite color was purple. A vigil was held Sunday afternoon for ...

Local school boards emerge as hot races in November election

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a school district near the Ohio state capital, school board members up for reelection this year have been subjected to a steady stream of lawsuits and attacks, both in-person and online. In another, an incumbent ...

Judge: Man charged in shooting of trooper to remain jailed

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man accused of causing a shooting that seriously injured an Ohio state trooper during a traffic stop will remain jailed without bail, a judge ruled Friday. Robert Tramaine Hathorn, 42, of Muskegon, is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. It's ...

Ex-Cleveland council member sentenced to 6 years in prison

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former Cleveland City Council member was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for filing false expense reports that led to the theft of $127,000 in city and federal funds over nine years. A federal court jury convicted Kenneth Johnson, 75, in July of 15 counts that ...

Police probe stop of disabled driver pulled from car

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Dayton, Ohio, say they are investigating the actions of officers who pulled a driver who said he was disabled from his car during a drug-related traffic stop last month. Clifford Owensby, 39, who said he does not have use of his legs, said he felt helpless ...

Man drives from Ohio hoping to help Haitian friend at border

By SARAH BLAKE MORGAN Associated Press DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — As Haitian migrants stepped off a white U.S. Border Patrol van in the Texas border city of Del Rio after learning they'd be allowed to stay in the country for now, a man in a neon yellow vest stood nearby and quietly surveyed ...

Boy, 1, reported unresponsive in bathtub dies; man arrested

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A man was arrested after the death of a 1-year-old boy reportedly found unresponsive in a bathtub, authorities said. Cleveland police said officers were called to the home just after 10:30 p.m. Saturday, at which time emergency medical responders were rushing the child ...

6 improving at Tennessee hospital after grocery shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Six people wounded in a mass shooting at a Tennessee supermarket are no longer in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday. One person was in serious condition and five others were in good condition, Angie Golding, a spokeswoman for Regional One Health in ...

House Republican who voted to impeach Trump won’t run again

By JILL COLVIN and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press One of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol announced he will not seek reelection in Ohio next year. U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, a former ...

Ohio to receive 855 Afghan refugees through federal program

By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 900 Afghan refugees will be arriving in Ohio and placed within eight local resettlement agencies as part of the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals across the country, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. "These are individuals who ...

Psychologist facing child porn counts reaches plea deal

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A child psychologist facing dozens of counts related to child pornography pleaded guilty to child endangerment and tampering with evidence in exchange for all other counts being dismissed. Gregory Ramey, 71, entered his pleas Wednesday in Greene County Common Pleas ...

Activists demand tougher federal review of Columbus police

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press/Report for America COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The announcement that the U.S. Justice Department will provide technical assistance to Columbus police — at the city's invitation — has done little to curb community activists' ...

Ex-student pleads guilty in Ohio fraternity hazing case

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — One of the eight men charged in the fraternity hazing death of a Bowling Green State University sophomore pleaded guilty on Thursday in Ohio. Niall Sweeney, 21, of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in a Wood County courtroom to felony tampering with evidence and ...

Nonprofit exec, council president to vie for Cleveland mayor

CLEVELAND (AP) — A nonprofit executive and the City Council president will face off in November to determine who will succeed Cleveland's longtime mayor. According to unofficial results, Justin Bibb received 27% of the vote and Council President Kevin Kelley 19% on Tuesday in a nonpartisan ...

Records: Ohio prison guards disciplined before inmate death

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three of the Ohio prison guards involved in the February death of inmate Michael McDaniel were previously disciplined for excessive use of force or not intervening when inmates were in danger or guards used ...

Ohio redistricting panel OKs 4-year plan along party lines

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The powerful new redistricting panel in Ohio failed on Wednesday to reach the bipartisan consensus necessary to pass a 10-year map of state legislative districts based on 2020 census totals. After hours of negotiations ahead of a ...

School vaccine campaigns targeting students face blowback

By CEDAR ATTANASIO Associated Press / Report for America Fearing his parents wouldn't approve of his decision to get a COVID-19 vaccine but needing their signature, Andrew signed up for the appointment in secret, and then sprang it on them at the last minute. They said no. Andrew cursed at ...

Cleveland mayoral primary to narrow field to 2 candidates

CLEVELAND (AP) — Voters in Cleveland headed to the polls on Tuesday to narrow a field of seven candidates to two in a race to succeed longtime Democratic Mayor Frank Jackson. The top two vote-getters in Tuesday's primary will face off in the Nov. 4 general election. All seven candidates are ...