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Ohio State University seeks to trademark the word ‘The’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word "The" when used as part of the school's name on university merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application ...

Private services planned for Ohio shooter, sister he killed

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The parents of the Dayton gunman and the sister he shot and killed will be holding private memorial services. A funeral home in their hometown of Bellbrook posted obituaries for 24-year-old Connor Betts and his 22-year-old sister, Megan. There were no details on when the ...

State aids local law enforcement with marijuana testing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general says a new program will help local law enforcement differentiate between legal hemp and illegal marijuana. The state's recent hemp legalization means law enforcement must quantify the amount of THC in suspected marijuana in order to prosecute ...

Backers tout program helping drivers get licenses reinstated

By JULIE CARR SMYTH The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of a program that waived or reduced reinstatement fees for Ohio residents with suspended driver's licenses said Wednesday that nearly 77,000 people benefited from the program during a trial period. A report by the ...

Official: Ohio database of driver photos hasn’t been misused

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Amid concern about the use of facial-recognition capabilities, Ohio's attorney general says the state database of driver's license and law enforcement photos hasn't been used improperly for mass surveillance or broad dragnets. Even so, Republican Attorney General Dave ...

Dad’s dying breath came in son’s arms after Ohio shooting

By ROBERT BUMSTED Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dion Green was ready for some fun with his family after he spent the last few months repairing his home that was ravaged by one of the tornadoes that devastated the Dayton, Ohio region. He said the weekend was supposed to be their time ...

Trump faces protests as he visits Dayton, El Paso

By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Protesters greeted President Donald Trump's arrival in Dayton Wednesday, blaming his incendiary rhetoric for inflaming political and racial tensions in the country, as he visited survivors of last weekend's mass shootings ...

Ohio makes Lake Erie Islands trail 12th state water trail

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — The director of Ohio's Department of Natural Resources has designated the Lake Erie Islands Water Trail as Ohio's 12th state water trail. A department release says the trail consists of five separate sections totaling more than 50 miles around North Bass, Middle Bass ...

Ohio high court declines to hear suit over student’s killing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Supreme Court has declined to hear a lawsuit filed by the family of a slain Ohio State University student that claims the state failed to properly supervise the man later convicted of killing her. The court issued the announcement Tuesday. Ohio's Court of Claims ...

Authorities: House explosion probed as possible hate crime

STERLING, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a house explosion in Ohio is being investigated as a possible hate crime after racial slurs and a swastika were found spray painted on the home's garage and neighboring property. The Akron Beacon Journal reports Sterling firefighters responded to the ...

Ohio gun reform urged; calls in Texas for Trump to stay away

By MATT SEDENSKY and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican governor bucked his party to call for expanded gun laws Tuesday and some Democrats in Texas told President Donald Trump to stay away as both states reeled from a pair of shootings that killed 31 . A ...

Students, parents, friends among the dead in shootings

By MORGAN LEE and AMY GUTHRIE Associated Press One man protected his wife and granddaughter before he was fatally shot; another was killed during an outing with his beloved son. Stories of bravery and loss are emerging from the shootings that took more than 30 lives in El Paso, Texas, and ...

GOP governor urges gun sale background checks after shooting

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Facing pressure to take action after the latest mass shooting in the U.S., Ohio's Republican governor urged the GOP-led Legislature on Tuesday to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales and allowing courts to restrict ...

Schools increasingly aim to assess, manage student threats

By CAROLYN THOMPSON and MARTHA WAGGONER Associated Press Schools around the country have been setting up teams to assess threats posed by students who display signs of violence like the former student who compiled a "hit list" years ago in high school and went on to kill nine people in a ...

Ohio gunman’s ex-classmates decry missed chances to stop him

By MICHAEL BIESECKER and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — High school classmates of the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, say he was suspended years ago for compiling a "hit list" and a "rape list," and questioned how he could have been allowed to buy the ...

Ex-mechanic starts new career, trades wrench for stethoscope

By MICHAEL K. McINTYRE The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND (AP) — Carl Allamby became an expert diagnostician after spending his childhood ducking his head under the hoods of Chevys and Fords with the older guys in his East Cleveland neighborhood. If a car whined and growled while turning, or if it ...

Police say man punched protester outside Trump rally in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Kentucky man is accused of punching a protester outside an Ohio rally for President Donald Trump. Court records show 29-year-old Dallas Frazier, of Georgetown, was arrested Thursday night and charged with misdemeanor assault. He pleaded not guilty Friday but remained ...

Disaster declaration expands, could help more Ohio farmers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio governor's office says farmers in four more counties may be eligible for federal aid from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after heavy rains and flooding hindered spring planting and led to production losses. A previous disaster designation from the U.S. ...

As Ohio Medicaid rolls shrink, economy, renewal process eyed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Medicaid enrollment has dropped by more than 250,000 people, or 8%, in the past two years. It's unclear whether those people now have other health coverage or are no longer insured. Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran tells The Columbus Dispatch one factor is an ...

City stops hiring smokers, citing health and cost benefits

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton officials say the southwestern Ohio city will no longer hire people who flunk pre-employment tests for tobacco and nicotine. The Dayton Daily News reports the change is intended to encourage a healthier workplace and reduce the city's health costs. Dayton Human ...