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Rep. Renacci asserts Trump support in gubernatorial bid

By DAN SEWELL and JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Congressman Jim Renacci chose a female former Procter & Gamble Co. executive as his Republican running mate for Ohio governor on Monday, while asserting his continued support for President Donald Trump. Renacci, a ...

Spurned medical marijuana applicant pushes new pot issue

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A high-profile proponent of marijuana legalization who was spurned as an applicant for a medical marijuana grower's license announced plans on Monday for a 2018 Ohio ballot issue to legalize the sale and possession of ...

Cincinnati police say 2 killed in early morning violence

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati say two people have been died after an early morning shooting. Police responded at around 1 a.m. EST Monday in the city's Roselawn neighborhood after a call of a shooting and a crashed vehicle. One adult was pronounced dead at the scene and another ...

2 die in northwest Ohio home fire

HOUCKTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two people died in a mobile home fire in northwest Ohio. The (Findlay) Courier newspaper reports that fire departments and police responded at around 2 a.m. EST Sunday to a fire report. Two bodies were found inside after the fire was put out. The Ohio ...

3 state attorneys favor walling off Great Lakes to stop carp

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Attorneys general from three states say a $275 million federal plan for keeping Asian carp from migrating into the Great Lakes is too pricey and rejects the most effective solution. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recommending technologies such as electric ...

Police: Woman accused of shooting husband, dismembering body

BARBERTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman shot her husband multiple times earlier this year and dismembered his body. Forty-nine-year-old Marcia Eubank has been charged with murder in the death of 54-year-old Howard Eubank. Records don't show an attorney for her. The Summit ...

O’Neill readies letter resigning from Ohio Supreme Court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill says he's staying in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race and has decided when he's leaving the high court. O'Neill tells The Associated Press on Thursday he'll specify that date in a resignation letter he plans to submit ...

Ohio SWAT officer cleared in fatal shooting of hostage-taker

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer and member of a regional SWAT team has been cleared in the fatal shooting of a man holding a woman hostage in February. The Record-Courier reports the Portage County prosecutor has sent a letter to Kent's police chief saying Hudson police Sgt. ...

Man suspected of Bosnian war crimes will change plea in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — A change of plea hearing is scheduled for an Ohio man accused of hiding the fact that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide. The U.S. government accused Oliver Dragic ...

Police: Officers shoot 2 suspects in exchange of gunfire

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say officers shot and injured two suspects in northern Ohio after one fired at police and another pointed a gun at them. None of the officers were hit in the exchange of gunfire. Police in Toledo say the shooting happened Wednesday night at a carryout while ...

Ohio grand jury indicts 2 parents in unrelated child deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury in Columbus has indicted a mother and a father in unrelated child deaths. The Dispatch reports a Franklin County grand jury on Tuesday indicted 26-year-old Steven Wallen on involuntary manslaughter and child endangering charges for the accidental shooting ...

Woman, 10-year-old arrested for package theft

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — A woman and a 10-year-old boy have been arrested for stealing $1,200 worth of merchandise in packages taken from homes in Ohio. Police say the duo was arrested Tuesday after someone witnessed the boy taking a package off a porch in Mentor and getting into a car. Officers ...

Attorney general files amicus brief in tea party IRS case

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's attorney general wants to unseal testimony made by two former IRS officials at the center of a 2013 tea party tax scandal. A federal judge previously sealed the depositions of Lois Lerner and Holly Paz after their lawyers said the two received death threats. ...

Ohio amendments on community rights clear ballot board

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two proposed ballot issues that supporters say would restore Ohio communities' rights to challenge corporate incursions have been cleared for signature-gathering. The Ohio Ballot Board certified the Ohio Community Rights Amendment and a companion measure extending ...

FedEx driver foils mail scam, saves couple thousands

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Police say an alert package delivery driver saved an elderly Ohio couple from losing thousands of dollars in a scam by someone claiming the pair needed to send money to keep their son out of prison. Eastlake police say a scammer called the couple saying he was a New ...

House approves Ohio bill to expand flying of POW/MIA flag

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill to expand when the POW/MIA military flag is flown is on its way to the Ohio Senate for consideration. The legislation requires the flag be flown at state-operated buildings on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, National POW/MIA ...

Student pleads for thief to return mother’s ashes

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio university student is pleading for a suspected thief to return her mother's ashes after her car was broken into. Callie Futey says she was staying at her boyfriend's home in Toledo when the ashes were stolen from the backseat of her car along with other items ...

Mother of boy who fatally OD’d on cocaine gets probation.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 9-year-old Ohio boy who fatally overdosed on cocaine has received probation instead of prison. The sentencing Tuesday for 38-year-old Raenell Allen, of Youngstown, on a child endangering charge comes days after her boyfriend, 38-year-old Kevin Gamble, ...

Ex-Obama appointee pledges to run government ‘the Ohio way’

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Former consumer watchdog Richard Cordray said Tuesday that he will focus his campaign for governor on improving the lives of Ohio's families and maintain a tone unlike the one he encountered in Washington. At a hometown diner ...

Man gets 3 years for drunken stabbing in fast-food fight

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student convicted in his roommate's fatal stabbing after an alcohol-fueled argument about fast food has been sentenced to three years in prison. Twenty-three-year-old Kendal Scheid, of Norwalk, was sentenced Tuesday in Akron. He could have received up to 11 ...