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Wright State University names provost as its next president

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Wright State University has named its provost as the school's next president. The university's Board of Trustees announced in a release Monday that Provost Susan Edwards will assume the presidency of the school in southwestern Ohio on Jan. 1. She will succeed President ...

British subsidiary to establish HQ for Americas in Cleveland

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A subsidiary of an international business headquartered in London plans to build its Americas headquarters in Cleveland. London Stock Exchange Group's ELITE business services initiative announced the deal Monday in collaboration with JobsOhio, a private nonprofit ...

Ohio plans to increase payments to relatives caring for kids

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio plans to increase payments to approved relatives caring for children who were taken from their parents even when the family members aren't licensed caregivers, as more kids are being removed from their homes amid the opioid ...

Developers plan luxury hotel in basket-shaped building

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Developers plan to turn the iconic, basket-shaped building in Ohio that was once headquarters for The Longaberger Company into a hotel. One of the developers who bought the seven-story building in Newark in 2017 announced plans Monday to transform it into a luxury hotel ...

Man sentenced to 10 years to life in sex assault of girl, 11

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A man who authorities say sexually assaulted and impregnated an 11-year-old girl has been sentenced to 10 years to life in prison in Ohio. The Canton Repository reports 27-year-old Juan Leon-Gomez, a Guatemalan citizen in the country illegally, pleaded guilty to rape and ...

2nd ex-manager at plant sentenced in worker’s death

CLEVELAND (AP) — A second former manager at an Ohio manufacturing plant has been sentenced for what authorities say was an attempt to cover up circumstances surrounding a worker's 2012 death. The Warren Tribune Chronicle reports Paul Love, former safety coordinator at Extrudex Aluminum near ...

Ohio court hears fight about ‘takeovers’ of troubled schools

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A law that changed how Ohio intervenes in repeatedly poor-performing school districts should be found unconstitutional, a school board and school employees' unions argued Wednesday in front of the state's Supreme Court. At issue is a ...

$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial ...

General: Georgia soldiers died when vehicle fell from bridge

By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Soldiers were training in darkness when their armored vehicle fell from a bridge and landed upside down in water below, killing three of those inside and injuring three others, the commanding general of Fort Stewart said Monday. Maj. ...

Governor orders flags lowered to honor Ohio soldier killed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered flags in parts of the state lowered to half-staff to honor an Ohio soldier killed in an Army training accident in Georgia. Ohio's Republican governor on Tuesday ordered U.S. and Ohio flags flown at half-staff at all public buildings and ...

Judge issues insanity ruling against man accused of arson

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of starting a fire that killed his mother and injured his brother has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. A judge in Dayton made the decision Monday, ruling that 25-year-old James Dennis will remain at a mental health facility. A prosecutor ...

Fired TV weatherman pleads not guilty to child porn charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former television weatherman accused of downloading pornographic images depicting children has pleaded not guilty in Ohio to four child pornography-related charges. Sixty-year-old Mike Davis pleaded not guilty Monday in Columbus to counts of pandering ...

News groups push ahead in bid for gunman’s school records

CINCINNATI (AP) — News organizations seeking school records of a gunman who killed nine people in Dayton have appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court after a lower court rejected their bid for access to the files. The organizations filed a notice of appeal Monday over the decision by three 2nd ...

Is Ohio in play? GOP tilt working against Democrats

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chris Gagin says he hasn't changed much politically, even as so much around him has. The attorney from rural Belmont County, Ohio, became a Republican in 2013 after Democrats embraced environmental policies that he believed were ...

2 killed in Columbus collisions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two people have been killed and two seriously injured in collisions in a Columbus intersection. Police in central Ohio say the driver of a Toyota Camry and a female passenger were dead at the scene, while another female passenger had life-threatening injuries after the ...

Sen. Sherrod Brown to deliver Ohio State University address

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is set to deliver the commencement address at Ohio State University. The school announced Tuesday that Brown will speak to 3,600 students graduating this December at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. The three-term Democratic Ohio senator is ...

State seeks nominations for Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Aging is accepting nominations for the state's Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. It honors current or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their communities, professions or vocations. The ...

Otterbein alum to sing national anthem for Democratic debate

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Otterbein University alumnus who's been featured on Broadway will perform the national anthem before Tuesday evening's Democratic presidential debate on the campus. Jordan Donica is a 2016 graduate of the school's Musical Theatre and Dance program. The ...

5 Democratic candidates highlight Ohio party dinner

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Democratic Party's national leader and five of its presidential candidates will highlight the Ohio Democratic Party's annual state dinner. State Democrats say Sunday's dinner at the Greater Columbus Convention Center will feature national chairman Tom Perez and ...

Goat rams through sliding glass door, naps inside bathroom

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio homeowner never envisioned becoming semi-famous because of a goat butting its way into her home and taking a nap in her bathroom. "This is the most random story in the world," Jennifer Keathley said Tuesday, breaking out into ...