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3 of 10 missing US sailors identified after warship crash

DETROIT (AP) — Sailors with ties to Michigan, Illinois and Ohio are among 10 who are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asia. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said he was informed by Logan Palmer's family that the central Illinois man is missing. In Michigan, April ...

Upset over drug use on property, owner torches trailer home

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio property owner admitted setting his vacant trailer home on fire because he's tired of renting it to people addicted to drugs. The Chillicothe Gazette reports Ross County sheriff's deputies arrived at property owned by 41-year-old Robert ...

Fire officials: Woman, adult daughter died in fire at home

BETHEL, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials have said a woman and her adult daughter died in a blaze at a southern Ohio home, not a woman and a man as they originally reported. Bethel-Tate Fire Department officials first reported that a woman in her 70s and a man in his 40s were found Tuesday in a ...

Ex-Cabinet secretary to Ohio to support ‘Obamacare’

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Barack Obama administration Cabinet member is returning to her native state to rally opposition to Republican efforts to repeal his health care overhaul. Cincinnati-born Kathleen Sebelius (suh-BIL'-yuhs) is joining a bus tour campaign for press conferences ...

Ohio officer seen striking man on video suspended 15 days

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — A white Ohio police officer seen in a cellphone video repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on the pavement after a traffic stop has been suspended without pay for 15 days. Euclid (YOO'-klid) Police Chief Scott Meyer read a statement at a City Council ...

Kasich urges Trump to end staff chaos and ‘settle it down’

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to stop the staff chaos at the White House and "settle it down." Strategist Steve Bannon last week became the latest top White House ...

Police: Homicide suspect killed self when officers arrived

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a homicide suspect killed himself when authorities came to his home with a search warrant. Lorain police say officers were speaking with a family member of the suspect on Sunday at his Amherst Township home when the 55-year-old man went to his garage ...

School district cancels class after 2 teens killed in crash

ENON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district has canceled classes after two students were killed in a car crash over the weekend. The Greenon Local School District in Enon said in a Facebook post Sunday that David Waag and Connor Williams were killed in the crash Saturday near Fairborn. The ...

Police: Intoxicated Ohio man impersonating officer had guns

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Police say an intoxicated 21-year-old Ohio man impersonated an officer and approached a driver about alleged traffic violations, then was later found to have three handguns and a bulletproof vest in his vehicle. Investigators say Jacob Staton walked up to a motorist who ...

Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop

By MARK GILLISPIE and DAKE KANG, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer with a history of disciplinary issues repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than ...

DeWine urges caution, says some solar eclipse glasses fake

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging caution in observing Monday's solar eclipse thanks to reports of fake glasses being sold. DeWine says the American Astronomical Society has received reports of the fake glasses, which won't properly filter the sun's rays, leading ...

Judges in Ohio county hope IBM’s ‘Watson’ helps manage cases

By CHRIS STEWART, Dayton Daily News DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — You've probably seen IBM's Watson talking on TV commercials, but Montgomery County is part of a pilot project that would put the lightning-fast, artificial intelligence system into the hands of judges across the country. Judge Anthony ...

Man pleads guilty after shooting at Columbus main library

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to felonious assault after being charged with firing gunshots in the Columbus Metropolitan Library's main branch downtown. The Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2fUObNg) 28-year-old Joseph Steward entered the guilty plea Thursday in Franklin ...

Police: 1 killed, 4 injured in shooting by Cleveland bar

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say one man was killed and four other people injured in an early morning shooting outside a bar on the city's east side. Police say the shooting happened about 1 a.m. Saturday outside Freck's Lounge after a fight broke out. Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. ...

Ohio cities remove Confederate markers in wake of protests

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio cities have removed Confederate markers in the wake of last week's violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the planned removal of a statute of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Police in Franklin on Saturday asked businesses near the site of a former marker to close ...

LeBron blasts Trump, calls him ‘so-called president’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James went after President Donald Trump in an emotional speech on Tuesday night, calling him the "so-called president" while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy. Standing on stage before students, parents ...

Ohio man accused of plotting US attacks asks for leniency

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with plotting to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving overseas training is asking for leniency at sentencing, saying he abandoned his plans for the attack. In making his argument, Abdirahman Sheik ...

From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, ‘robophobia’ plagues humans

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one. From science fiction written by Isaac Asimov eight decades ago to "Dilbert" cartoons today, the relationship between robots and humans ...

Police: Car-bus crash kills car’s driver, injures bus driver

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a bus and a car crashed head-on, killing the car's driver and injuring the driver of the transit authority bus in northwest Ohio. Toledo police say the car went across the center line and into the path of a Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority bus around ...

Police: Woman stole money meant for crash victims’ families

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who raised money to support the families of two teenagers who were killed and another who was hurt in a car crash has been charged with stealing donated funds. Police say 40-year-old Melissa Szentes, of Akron, was arrested Monday and charged with ...