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Governor orders flags in Ohio lowered for ex-Rep. Regula

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich has that ordered flags at public buildings and grounds in Ohio be flown at half-staff to honor the life of former U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula (REH'-gyoo-luh) who died this week. Kasich on Friday ordered the flags lowered from sunrise to sunset Saturday to ...

Ohio argues against execution delays for 3 condemned inmates

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio state attorneys argued on Friday against delaying three upcoming executions on grounds that the condemned killers have little chance of legal victory and repeated postponements are draining state resources. The state's first ...

Ohio prosecutor: Infant whose remains found was born alive

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says an infant whose remains were found buried in southwestern Ohio was born alive. Eighteen-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson is charged with reckless homicide in the baby's death. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said Friday that the charge was ...

Trump to rally in Ohio’s blue-collar Youngstown on Tuesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the blue-collar Ohio city where frustrated former Democrats crossed party lines last year to help send him to the White House. The Republican president will appear in Youngstown at 7 p.m. Tuesday for an event at the Covelli ...

Ice cream chain dedicates flavor to baby hippo

CINCINNATI (AP) — A popular baby hippo has expanded her influence to a Cincinnati-based ice cream chain by inspiring its new flavor Chunky Chunky Hippo. The new ice cream flavor offered by the ice cream company Graeter's is a toffee ice cream with salted roasted peanuts and milk chocolate ...

2 men escaped Ohio jail through unlocked emergency door

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northern Ohio say two inmates have escaped from a country jail through an unlocked emergency door that was used by another inmate in a 2016 escape. Sandusky County Sheriff Chris Hilton says 37-year-old Mickey Hardy and 26-year-old Jordan Chapman "took ...

Feds reviewing Ohio police shooting of unarmed black man

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Two years after a white Ohio police officer fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the head, the case is now in the hands of federal authorities. Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE'-turs) says prosecutors have already given ...

Texas man charged after wife’s body found in SUV in Ohio

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a Texas man has been charged with gross abuse of a corpse in Ohio after his wife's body was found in the hatchback of her sport-utility vehicle. The Mansfield News Journal reports (http://ohne.ws/2tppQoM ) a judge on Monday set a $1 million bond for ...

Ohio drops case against ex-cop in shooting of unarmed man

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a Cincinnati traffic stop won't face a third murder trial, a prosecutor announced Tuesday while saying he's asking federal authorities to consider possible civil rights ...

Cincinnati Zoo’s newborn rhino named Kendi, ‘the loved one’

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo is celebrating another newborn, an eastern black rhino named Kendi, months after welcoming its now-famous young hippo, Fiona. Caretakers haven't yet determined the gender of the rhino born Monday. They didn't want to interrupt the calf's bonding with its ...

John Glenn memorial plans abound on July birth date

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some plans to honor John Glenn didn't fly, but that hasn't stopped the late astronaut's devotees from pushing forward with other ideas. Numerous memorials and honors were being pursued as Glenn's birth date arrived Tuesday for the ...

Boy left at rest stop in Florida; 3 Ohio residents arrested

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Three Ohio residents face multiple drug charges after Florida authorities say they left a 6-year-old boy alone at a rest stop on Interstate 95. News outlets report 62-year-old James Robert Morey, 56-year-old Charlene Pitts and 55-year-old Andrea Jean Yantone were ...

Sinking homes force residents of Ohio city to flee

WADSWORTH, Ohio (AP) — Some residents in a northern Ohio city are being forced to leave their homes after the structures began sinking into the ground. Wadsworth officials say four condominiums and a nearby house are unsafe and notices have been posted instructing the owners to vacate. ...

Ohio prosecutor to announce whether he’ll try cop 3rd time

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor will announce Tuesday whether he will try a white former police officer a third time for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters scheduled an early afternoon ...

Police: Johns Hopkins student fell from high-rise building

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say it appears that a Johns Hopkins University student athlete found dead last week near the campus accidentally fell to her death from a high-rise building near the campus. Baltimore police spokesman T. J. Smith said at a news conference Monday that it appears that ...

Cops: Woman shot at her gender-reveal party wasn’t pregnant

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman who claimed to have lost her baby during a deadly shooting at her gender reveal party in suburban Cincinnati wasn't even pregnant, police said Monday. Colerain Township Police Chief Mark Denney said investigators only have speculation about why the woman claimed to ...

Ohio victims’ rights effort certified for fall ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief has certified for the fall ballot a proposed constitutional amendment giving crime victims and their families the same rights as the accused. The office of Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) said Monday that proponents of the proposal had ...

Man sentenced to 3 years for immigration fraud scheme

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for running a fraud scheme targeting Vietnamese people who sought assistance bringing relatives to America. Federal authorities say 42-year-old Hai Van Nguyen of Lynnwood, Washington, falsely claimed that his ...

Authorities: 8-year-old Ohio boy died of accidental drowning

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A medical examiner's office says an 8-year-old Akron boy found unresponsive in a northeast Ohio lake over the weekend died of accidental drowning. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office issued the ruling Monday in the death of Brandon Kitts Jr. of Akron. Authorities ...

Ohio State great Chris Spielman sues school over likenesses

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio State's most famous football stars sued the university Friday over a marketing program he says used athletes' images without permission and robbed them of compensation. Linebacker Chris Spielman filed the antitrust ...