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Ohio effort pushes John and Annie Glenn congressional medal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some state lawmakers in their native Ohio want to see John and Annie Glenn awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. A resolution getting its first airing in the Ohio House Tuesday urges Congress to honor the late astronaut and his widow with the special recognition. ...

Painter sets out to put historical images on Ohio barns

By ROBERTA GEDERT, The (Toledo) Blade OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — The commanding image of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry dwarfed Scott Hagan Thursday as he put the finishing touches on the war hero's coat taking form on the side of a barn near Oak Harbor. But then again, Hagan is overshadowed ...

Efforts aimed at more dog breeder regulations move forward

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Animal rights advocates wanting some dog breeders in Ohio to meet additional animal care standards have won approval to move forward in their efforts. State Attorney General Mike DeWine has certified the advocates' petition summary for a ballot proposal requiring dog ...

Police: Father shot 2-year-old girl while unloading gun

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man has been arrested after he shot his 2-year-old daughter in the head while trying to unload his handgun. Akron police said Monday that the 27-year-old is being held in the Summit County jail on a charge of felony child endangering. His daughter ...

Woman who faked son’s cancer, may face jail: I’m ‘good mom’

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge in Cincinnati says he needs more information before sentencing a woman who was accused of falsely claiming her young son had terminal cancer, having his head shaved, fraudulently fundraising for him, and pretending to be a doctor. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ...

Frequent lottery winners face improbable odds

By JOHN CANIGLIA, The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND (AP) — Rickey Meng is the king of Ohio Lottery winners, taking home more prizes than anyone in the state. Meng, of Cleveland, won 342 tickets and pocketed $956,717, in a span of seven years. He attributed his streak to a feel for numbers. "I ...

Lawsuit alleges excessive force against blacks

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police continue to use excessive force against residents and, in particular, blacks nearly 20 years after the government sued over similar allegations, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the city. The ...

Ohio driver dies after hitting dead horse, flipping truck

JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a driver has died after hitting a dead horse and flipping his truck on an Ohio highway. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Justin Alkire, of Niles, was driving in Ashtabula County on Sunday when he came upon a carcass in the road and tried to ...

Amazon announces southwest Ohio center, 1,000 jobs coming

MONROE, Ohio (AP) — Amazon has made it official: It plans to locate one of its fulfillment centers in the southwest Ohio city of Monroe, bringing more than 1,000 jobs. Ohio recently approved a 1.39 percent, 10-year tax credit for the project, along with a tax credit for a planned ...

Parties in lawsuit call Ohio purges voter suppression

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Groups challenging Ohio's system for removing inactive voters from rolls are disagreeing with the state elections chief's arguments and the Trump administration's contention that the purges are legal. The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York-based public ...

Honda invests $267M, adds 300 jobs for Accord production

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Honda says it has invested $267 million and will add 300 jobs in central Ohio to support production of its revamped Honda Accord sedan for 2018. Honda of America Mfg. Inc. said in a release Monday that the investment includes $220 million for new technologies and ...

GOP lawmakers: Move Appalachian agency out of Washington

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two powerful Kentucky Republicans have an idea to boost an economic development agency that helps Appalachia: Move it out of the nation's capital. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and veteran Rep. Hal Rogers are sponsoring a bill ...

3 Ohio suspects face West Virginia charges after carjacking

WEST MILFORD, W.Va. (AP) — Three carjacking suspects from Ohio face felony charges in West Virginia following a Sunday manhunt after the fourth suspect died in an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities said. The man who died Sunday at a hospital in Bridgeport wasn't immediately ...

Ohio Supreme Court upholds death sentence for fatal shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a man convicted of fatally shooting a man during a robbery. David Martin was sentenced to die for the 2012 slaying of 21-year-old Jeremy Cole and the attempted murder of 30-year-old Melissa Putnam at Putnam's ...

Ohio prosecutor says 7 non-citizens cast illegal ballots

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor says seven people have been indicted on charges they voted illegally because they weren't citizens. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says the seven registered and voted in the county that includes the city of Columbus during elections in 2012, ...

Police: Woman finds boyfriend on daughter, 12, stabs him

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Cleveland say a woman stabbed her boyfriend several times after finding him naked on top of her 12-year-old daughter. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2wbrhIZ ) reports the 31-year-old man was stabbed five times in his chest and once in the back of his head at a home ...

More cracks in concrete at Ohio nuclear plant prompt repairs

OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — Workers will spend several weeks repairing cracks in an Ohio nuclear plant's concrete walls that protect its reactor. FirstEnergy Corp. says its Davis-Besse nuclear plant along Lake Erie near Toledo will continue to operate during the work this fall. Workers will ...

Counselor helped calm Ohio student accused of firing gun

By BILL BUSH, The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When the loud boom echoed through the halls of Columbus Scioto 6-12, kids jumped to their feet to look out their classroom doors. Van Chambers, 62, a jobs-readiness counselor at the south side school who had undergone operations on ...

Indiana man, Ohio woman die in crash during trip to Ireland

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man and an Ohio woman who were vacationing in Ireland with their spouses have died in a car crash four days into their trip. Relatives say 62-year-old James Baker of Columbia City, Indiana, died along with Peggy Adams of Delphos, Ohio, who was his ...

University appeals order allowing Ohio man to play football

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio university on Friday appealed a judge's decision that would allow a man convicted of rape as a teen in a highly publicized case to be temporarily reinstated on the university football team. Ma'lik Richmond sued Youngstown State University earlier this week ...