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A green beer that looks like algae? It’s all for clean water

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It's making a statement on the one ingredient brewers can't do without — clean ...

Bank lobby where man killed 3 people, wounded 2 reopens

CINCINNATI (AP) — A bank where a man killed three people and wounded two before being gunned down by Cincinnati police has reopened the lobby where the shootings occurred and unveiled a wall where people can leave messages for victims and staff. Omar Enrique Santa-Perez entered the lobby of ...

Libertarians: Some candidates unfairly excluded from debates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Libertarian Party of Ohio says Libertarian and Green Party candidates are being unfairly excluded from gubernatorial debates. In a letter sent Monday, Libertarian Party counsel Mark Brown says upcoming debates are leaving out Libertarian Travis Irvine and Green ...

Cincinnati Zoo’s director to lead Cincinnati chicken dance

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo director will serve as this year's grand marshal of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Thane Maynard has a children's book out about the inspirational story of the zoo's successful efforts to save the prematurely born hippo Fiona. He was also in the spotlight for ...

Execution date sought for convicted Ohio prison riot killer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to set an execution date for an inmate sentenced to die in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in Ohio. Forty-nine-year-old Keith LaMar was convicted of aggravated murder in 1995 for the deaths of ...

Officials: Trooper pulls unconscious driver from burning van

TROY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in western Ohio say a state trooper pulled an unconscious man from a burning van. WHIO-TV reports state police received calls about a reckless driver on Interstate 75 North in Troy Monday afternoon. Police say the van crashed into median cables before it came to ...

AP Essay: Violence meets well-traveled reporter in hometown

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Over four decades with The Associated Press, I have many times thrown clothes into a bag, withdrawn a wad of cash, and stuffed my laptop case with notebooks and pens before rushing by car or plane to a terrible event in someone else's ...

Police: Man, woman found dead with gunshot wounds

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man and a woman with gunshot wounds have been found dead in a car in Cleveland. Cleveland police say the bodies were found in the car Sunday morning in a parking lot on the city's west side. Police say the homicide unit responded around 7 a.m. to a report of ...

State: Grants to help protect firefighters from hazards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say $426,000 in grants aimed at protecting firefighters from carcinogens and other health hazards is being shared by 40 fire departments in Ohio. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation says the funding is provided under the bureau's Firefighter ...

Officials: 1 dead in apartment fire

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials in northwestern Ohio say a man has died in an apartment fire. WTOL-TV reports crews responded to the Toledo apartment building Sunday evening. Authorities say the victim was in his first-floor apartment at the time of the fire. He was taken to a hospital ...

Ohio State Fair ends contract with operator of fatal ride

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Fair has ended its relationship with a New Jersey company that operated a ride that killed a man when it broke apart in July 2017. The Columbus Dispatch reports a panel appointed by the Ohio Exposition Commission this week ousted Amusements of America, ...

Judge tosses lawsuit over Ohio State student’s killing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by the family of a slain Ohio State University student that claimed the state of Ohio failed to supervise the man eventually convicted of killing her. The Ohio Court of Claims ruled last week the state is immune from liability in ...

Police, fire recruits quizzed about sex lives in application

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police and fire recruits in Cincinnati are being asked about their sexual history as part of an attempt to evaluate character, according to records obtained by The Cincinnati Enquirer. The police and fire application process in Cincinnati includes questions about ...

Police: Teen arrested in flare gun shootings

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with two flare gun shootings that injured two people. The Toledo Police Department announced the arrest on its Facebook page and Twitter account Friday evening but provided no additional details. Both ...

Missing Ohio woman’s remains identified, boyfriend charged

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say remains found in a shallow grave in the backyard of an Ohio home are those of a missing woman and that her boyfriend has been charged with murder. Akron police spokesman Lt Rick Edwards said Saturday the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office has ...

Supreme Court to decide if sentence in child death too long

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will consider whether the sentence given to an Ohio couple convicted of failing to obtain medical care for their special-needs daughter who died is too long. Cleveland.com reports the court agreed this week to hear an appeal filed by the Cuyahoga ...

Obama to stump for Cordray, other Democrats on Ohio visit

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is visiting closely divided Ohio to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray and other Democrats. Cordray, the former federal consumer watchdog, faces Republican state Attorney General Mike DeWine in one of the season's most closely ...

2 wounded in fatal Cincinnati shooting are back home

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman who survived at least 12 gunshots in a downtown Cincinnati attack was back home Wednesday and helped get her two children ready for school, kissing them as she sent them off, a spokeswoman said. Whitney Austin, 37, was discharged ...

Police officer gets 43 years for on-duty sex assaults

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former police officer in an Ohio village was sentenced Wednesday to 43 years in prison for sexually assaulting four women while on duty, including two women he had taken to the police station. The crimes of Justin Sanderson, 33, are "reprehensible and disturbing," ...

Candidate buys Weather Channel ads ahead of hurricane

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Republican candidate for Ohio governor has paid for ad time on The Weather Channel as it gears up for coverage of Hurricane Florence. Cleveland.com reports Attorney General Mike DeWine bought more than $10,000 worth of ad time on the channel Tuesday. His purchase ...