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Prosecutor: Man’s drink scam defrauded Ne-Yo, Brian McKnight

CINCINNATI (AP) — A New Jersey man is accused of running a multimillion-dollar scam that bilked singers Ne-Yo and Brian McKnight, who invested in a sports drink company. Kevin Foster, of Montclair, faces 16 charges including wire fraud, money laundering, bankruptcy fraud and tax ...

Cincinnati police officer injured in 2-car morning crash

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a Cincinnati police officer was injured in a two-car crash and taken to the hospital for evaluation. The accident happened around 7 a.m. Thursday on the city's west side. Investigators say the accident happened when a car was trying to turn when a police ...

Ex-North Korean captive from Ohio reacts to detainee release

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man held in North Korea for six months in 2014 says he is sure three newly released American detainees are "ready to come home." Jeffrey Fowle was arrested in May 2014 for intentionally leaving a Bible in a nightclub and released in October of that ...

Audit: Online school inflated time students spent learning

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's then-largest online charter school may have broken the law by withholding information used in calculating payments and inflated the amount of time students spent learning, the state auditor said Thursday. The now-shuttered ...

Police release video of family escaping shootout in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — A surveillance video recently released by police in Ohio show a man and two children escaping from what appears to be a shootout in a convenience store parking lot. WEWS-TV in Cleveland reports the video released by Cleveland police from the Feb. 19 shootout shows occupants ...

Republicans pledge to show Ohio is still ‘a Trump state’

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Republicans are pledging to show the swing state is still Trump country, and the president is cheering them on while getting return fire on Twitter from a Barack Obama appointee seeking the governorship. Primary ...

Cincinnati votes to ban bump stocks

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bump stocks are now illegal in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Cincinnati City Council voted 7-2 Wednesday to ban bump stocks within city limits, with Republicans Amy Murray and Jeff Pastor casting no votes. Bump stocks are attachments that turn ...

Judge to briefly open court during opioid lawsuits talks

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge hoping to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by government entities over the opioid crisis is planning a brief open-court session as settlement talks continue. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland is presiding over lawsuits filed by more than 600 local ...

Judge orders 90-day pause in suit over soccer team’s move

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has ordered a 90-day pause in a lawsuit that seeks to stop a Major League Soccer team's proposed move to Austin, Texas. The Columbus Dispatch reports Franklin County Judge Jeffrey Brown issued the order on Tuesday. The lawsuit filed by the Ohio attorney ...

Audit due for giant Ohio e-school closed amid funding fight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state auditor is releasing his latest audit of Ohio's largest online charter school, which closed in January while challenging how the state tallied student participation to determine the e-school should repay nearly $80 million in public funding. Auditor Dave Yost ...

Off-duty firefighter killed in motorcycle crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An off-duty Columbus firefighter has died in a motorcycle crash in the city's downtown area. Columbus police say 32-year-old Derek Walton was riding his motorcycle Tuesday night when he lost control for an unknown reason. The motorcycle fell on its side and slid into a ...

Prosecutor plans to discuss probe into trapped teen’s death

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor plans to discuss his investigation into the death of a 16-year-old boy who became trapped in a minivan. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE'-turs) subpoenaed police records on May 2 about the response to Kyle Plush's two 911 calls. Deters says he ...

Obama man Cordray, populist Kucinich in Ohio governor fight

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former consumer watchdog under President Barack Obama is fighting an unexpectedly close Democratic gubernatorial primary in Ohio against an ex-congressman with a catchy populist slogan. In final ads headed into Tuesday's primary, ...

Recently identified Marine to receive military burial

By HOLLY ZACHARIAH, The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All she knows is a few stories — stories that reach back more than seven decades. They are stories of the hijinks of Harold V. Thomas and Robert Thomas when they played as kids in their family's neighborhood on Columbus' ...

Cop responding to ‘violent confrontation’ shoots, kills man

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities said Sunday they were reviewing a suburban Ohio community's second fatal police shooting in a year's time after an officer shot and killed a suspect who a 911 caller described attacking a woman as she ...

New Cedar Point roller coaster reopens after minor collision

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Cedar Point's newest roller coaster that shut down on opening day from a minor collision is back up and running again. A spokesman for the amusement park in Sandusky says a train on the new Steel Vengeance coaster bumped into the back of a parked train while coming back ...

Ohio thrill ride accident spurs look at increasing oversight

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers will consider whether to increase oversight of carnival rides, including hiring more inspectors, following a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair that flung riders onto the midway. The proposed changes also call on the ...

Trump heads to Cleveland ahead of Ohio’s primary Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is headed to Ohio to talk about Republican tax cuts and highlight their positive impacts on Ohio families and businesses. The president is expected to arrive at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland on Saturday ...

Police: Off-duty sheriff’s deputy crashes cruiser into house

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in suburban Columbus say an off-duty sheriff's deputy who got into a dispute with his family before crashing a cruiser has been charged criminally. The Columbus Dispatch reports Licking County Sheriff's Deputy Jonathan Yaeger was charged Thursday with ...

Ohio auditor subpoenaing data from closed online school ECOT

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state auditor is subpoenaing computer data from Ohio's largest online charter school to preserve information should the funding dispute that caused the e-school's closure be followed by a criminal case, his office said ...