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More threatened voter registrations under review in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State election officials are reviewing about 1,000 more Ohio voter registrations that were flagged for cancellation during a recent purge to assure they weren't improperly deleted. Cleveland.com reports Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose's office undertook the ...

Man, young daughter killed in house fire

QUAKER CITY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a house fire has killed a 42-year-old man and his 5-year-old daughter in Ohio. The (Cambridge) Daily Jeffersonian reports those killed in the blaze in Guernsey County's Quaker City early Thursday have been identified by authorities as Steve Myers and ...

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members. On picket lines ...

Changing times: OBJ partners with Swedish watch maker

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer Football fashion plate Odell Beckham Jr. has switched watches. The Browns polarizing wide receiver has partnered with Swedish watchmaker Daniel Wellington, which introduced him Wednesday as "one of our new icons." Beckham caused a minor uproar last week by ...

Ohio AG: Purdue settlement money should be spent locally

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says any money the state receives from a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should be spent at the local level. Yost, a Republican, went "on the record" with his position at an unrelated ...

Report: Ohio conducted executions after drugmakers’ warnings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says Ohio went ahead with executions in recent years even after drugmakers threatened to cut off supplies if medications were used for lethal injection. Copies of letters obtained by The Columbus Dispatch show drugmakers warned Ohio officials going back to at ...

Patrol: Plane trying to land at airport crashes; pilot dies

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — State troopers say a single-engine plane attempting to land at a county airport in Ohio has crashed and the pilot has died. The State Highway Patrol says 79-year-old Donald Apple, of Piqua, was pronounced dead at the crash in a field just west of the Madison County ...

Talks resume as UAW strike against GM enters second day

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers were set to resume Tuesday as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day. Negotiators took a break from bargaining around 9 p.m. ...

President to visit Ohio to showcase Australian partnership

awhrlslc undefined WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will travel to Ohio to highlight the country's investment partnership with Australia. The president's Sunday trip to Wapakoneta in western Ohio includes a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott ...

Wright brothers factory put on historic places register

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio factory where the Wright brothers built many of their planes has been added to the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation. The Dayton Daily News reports that the Wright Company Factory in Dayton was added to the National Register of ...

Woman charged in fatal shootings loses some jail privileges

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A woman charged in the fatal shootings of eight people in Ohio has lost jail phone and mail privileges after a judge determined she violated a court order not to communicate with her relatives who also face charges. Angela Wagner acknowledged to a Pike County judge ...

Ohio Senate committee to hear from gun legislation sponsors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Senate committee will hear from a Democrat and a Republican who are sponsoring legislation that would expand background checks for most firearm purchases and create a "red flag" law aimed at keeping guns from people viewed as threats to themselves and ...

US woman arrested at Manila airport with baby hidden in bag

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An American woman who attempted to carry a 6-day-old baby out of the Philippines hidden inside a sling bag has been arrested at Manila's airport and charged with human trafficking, officials said Thursday. They said Jennifer Erin Talbot was able to pass through the ...

Doctor says young woman in murder trial said she buried baby

By JANICE HISLE Associated Press LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Defense attorneys raised questions Wednesday about whether the baby a teen mother is accused of killing was stillborn, meaning she couldn't be guilty of murder. Steve Knippen, an assistant prosecutor, told Warren County jurors that ...

Ohio man indicted in death of teen, 14, found buried on farm

CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man faces multiple charges for giving a 14-year-old boy a fatal dose of the powerful opioid fentanyl and then burying his body in a shallow grave. Thirty-year-old Matthew Little, of Carrollton, was arrested Wednesday after a grand jury indicted ...

Backhoe collides with car driven by Ohio congresswoman

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio congresswoman says she'll be back at work after the car she was driving was hit by a backhoe. The office of U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur says the accident happened Wednesday afternoon as the congresswoman was driving in a construction zone in Toledo. Her chief of staff ...

Ohio investigates new reports of possible vaping illness

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say they're investigating 11 additional reports of Ohioans who vape who experienced severe breathing illnesses. The Ohio Department of Health on Wednesday also said three previous illnesses under investigation were likely caused by vaping. The agency ...

Source: OxyContin maker seeks to resolve all lawsuits

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A settlement being pursued by the maker of OxyContin aims to resolve all claims against the company filed in both state and federal court. The proposal also provides a formula for dividing settlement money ...

Federal charges accuse man of Jewish center video threat

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with threatening a Jewish community center in a video police say shows him shooting a rifle, federal authorities announced Thursday. Police in New Middletown in northeastern Ohio arrested 20-year-old James Reardon on Aug. 16 after police say he ...

Authorities: Man dies after falling from cliff in Ohio park

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Natural Resources says an Ohio man has died in a fall off the edge of a cliff in Hocking Hills State Park. Department spokeswoman Maureen Kocot said in a release that 22-year-old Alexander Colson was hiking Saturday on an overlook trail at Old Man's ...