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Moving a man and his store proved worthy of song

By DAN HORN The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — Reginald Stroud hears the music and wishes he had never left. Leaving wasn't his choice, of course. Everyone knows that. He raised his kids here on Walnut Street, opened a martial arts studio and sold candy for two cents apiece at his ...

Missionary society to return Ohio land to Wyandotte Nation

UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A Methodist Episcopal Church missionary society is returning 3 acres held in trust for the Wyandotte Nation since members were forced from their homes in 1843. The Blade reports the property that includes a stone church and cemetery is in northern Ohio's Upper ...

Commissioners say counties should control opioid lawsuits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio county commissioners say counties should have control of any settlement money derived from lawsuits against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies. The County Commissioners Association of Ohio voted unanimously Friday to oppose giving the state attorney ...

City to pay Republican National Convention protester $50K

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for a protester arrested during the 2016 Republican National Convention says Cleveland will pay his client $50,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit. Attorney Subodh (soo-BODE') Chandra (CHAHN'-druh) says Richard Newburger in July 2016 joined fellow ...

UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

By DAVID EGGERT and SARA BURNETT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It's a union they long have ...

Exercise rehearses for the worst in city fun zone

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — On the eve of Cincinnati's boisterous annual Oktoberfest celebration, hundreds of people, some covered in fake blood, and first responders Thursday rehearsed for the worst — a terror attack in the riverside entertainment area. The ...

Police: Student accused of having loaded gun at high school

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old Ohio high school student accused of having a loaded handgun at school has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Ticqcwon Brent was arraigned Wednesday in Akron Municipal Court on charges that also include tampering with evidence and ...

State senators plan field hearings on Facebook, Google reach

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A panel of state senators is hitting the road to gather input on how the broad reach of Facebook and Google impacts average Ohioans. Republican Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB'-hawf) said Wednesday that two October hearings are planned. One will be in Cleveland and ...

More threatened voter registrations under review in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State election officials are reviewing about 1,000 more Ohio voter registrations that were flagged for cancellation during a recent purge to assure they weren't improperly deleted. Cleveland.com reports Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose's office undertook the ...

Man, young daughter killed in house fire

QUAKER CITY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a house fire has killed a 42-year-old man and his 5-year-old daughter in Ohio. The (Cambridge) Daily Jeffersonian reports those killed in the blaze in Guernsey County's Quaker City early Thursday have been identified by authorities as Steve Myers and ...

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members. On picket lines ...

Changing times: OBJ partners with Swedish watch maker

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer Football fashion plate Odell Beckham Jr. has switched watches. The Browns polarizing wide receiver has partnered with Swedish watchmaker Daniel Wellington, which introduced him Wednesday as "one of our new icons." Beckham caused a minor uproar last week by ...

Ohio AG: Purdue settlement money should be spent locally

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says any money the state receives from a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should be spent at the local level. Yost, a Republican, went "on the record" with his position at an unrelated ...

Report: Ohio conducted executions after drugmakers’ warnings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says Ohio went ahead with executions in recent years even after drugmakers threatened to cut off supplies if medications were used for lethal injection. Copies of letters obtained by The Columbus Dispatch show drugmakers warned Ohio officials going back to at ...

Patrol: Plane trying to land at airport crashes; pilot dies

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — State troopers say a single-engine plane attempting to land at a county airport in Ohio has crashed and the pilot has died. The State Highway Patrol says 79-year-old Donald Apple, of Piqua, was pronounced dead at the crash in a field just west of the Madison County ...

Talks resume as UAW strike against GM enters second day

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers were set to resume Tuesday as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day. Negotiators took a break from bargaining around 9 p.m. ...

President to visit Ohio to showcase Australian partnership

awhrlslc undefined WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will travel to Ohio to highlight the country's investment partnership with Australia. The president's Sunday trip to Wapakoneta in western Ohio includes a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott ...

Wright brothers factory put on historic places register

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio factory where the Wright brothers built many of their planes has been added to the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation. The Dayton Daily News reports that the Wright Company Factory in Dayton was added to the National Register of ...

Woman charged in fatal shootings loses some jail privileges

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A woman charged in the fatal shootings of eight people in Ohio has lost jail phone and mail privileges after a judge determined she violated a court order not to communicate with her relatives who also face charges. Angela Wagner acknowledged to a Pike County judge ...

Ohio Senate committee to hear from gun legislation sponsors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Senate committee will hear from a Democrat and a Republican who are sponsoring legislation that would expand background checks for most firearm purchases and create a "red flag" law aimed at keeping guns from people viewed as threats to themselves and ...