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Woman sentenced to prison for pointing gun at toddler

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Ohio woman to four years in prison for texting a photo of herself pointing a semi-automatic handgun at her 17-month-old daughter. Fasshon Shivers was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to attempted kidnapping and a gun specification. A ...

Cincinnati’s City Hall standoff in week 4 amid racial unease

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — There's a real-life soap opera playing in the city hall of the home of Procter & Gamble, the company that helped pioneer the daily dramas. A standoff between Cincinnati's mayor and city manager is in its fourth week. While the battle ...

Kasich seeks federal disaster relief after Ohio River floods

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich has asked President Donald Trump to declare an emergency in portions of the flood-damaged Ohio River valley so that communities can get financial assistance to repair critical infrastructure. In a letter to the Republican president ...

Democrat Cordray would declare opioid emergency as governor

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray on Monday faulted Republicans for doing too little to fight the opioid crisis and said he would immediately declare a state emergency and begin to better fund social services ...

$1.27 million settlement proposed in State Fair death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed $1.27 million settlement has been announced with the family of an 18-year-old killed in an accident last year at the Ohio State Fair. Court documents show the parents of Tyler Jarrell would receive $870,000, and the rest will go toward attorney fees and ...

Ohio congresswoman sets mark for longest tenure by female

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. House raised money for her first campaign more three decades ago by holding a bake sale. Marcy Kaptur still returns from Washington most weekends to the modest single-story home where ...

Keeping refugee families apart, reuniting others next door

By ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In apartment complexes on opposite sides of town, the women — one a former shopkeeper from Somalia, the other a teacher from Bhutan — waited for children to come home. Only the teacher, Devi Gurung, was rewarded for her ...

Body found in garbage can ID’d as missing Ohio woman

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say the body of a woman found in a garbage can at an abandoned house in Cleveland is a 31-year-old woman reported missing earlier this month. Cleveland.com reports the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office has identified the woman as Miriam Johnson, of ...

OSU and NFL quarterback now an Ohio deputy sheriff

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — The redshirt freshman quarterback who helped lead Ohio State University to victory in the 2015 national championship game is getting fitted for a uniform of an entirely different kind. The Port Clinton News-Herald reports Cardale Jones was made an honorary Ottawa ...

Tech giants partner with community college for job programs

CLEVELAND (AP) — Apple, IBM and Microsoft are partnering with a Cleveland-area community college to create better training for information technology jobs. The tech giants are partnering with Cuyahoga Community College with the aim of filling a need for middle-skill jobs — positions that ...

Officials mull repairs after damage closes historic bridge

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Officials are trying to determine the best way to repair damage to a historic Ohio River bridge that connects Covington, Kentucky, to Cincinnati. Media outlets report Kentucky transportation officials closed the 120-year-old Roebling Bridge last week, first to vehicle ...

Film shows black women as hidden figures in pro wrestling

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ramona Isbell is worried. What will people say when they find out? After all, she mostly kept her secret for more than 50 years. The practices. The out-of-town — and out-of-country — travel. Her role as a hidden figure in a ...

No charges in case of news photographer shot by deputy

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say no charges will be filed against an Ohio sheriff's deputy who shot a news photographer setting up to photograph a traffic stop. Clark County Deputy Jacob Shaw said he mistook photographer Andrew Grimm's camera for a gun when he shot him twice, once ...

Sentencing set for man accused of cyberstalking Ohio sheriff

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who pleaded guilty to harassing a county sheriff in the state for nearly 20 years via letters, emails and websites has a sentencing date. A criminal affidavit filed last year said the harassment began in 1999 when Columbus resident William Young was arrested ...

France gives Legion of Honor to Ohio veteran of 3 wars

By PAULA SCHLEIS, Akron Beacon Journal AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Don't ask Arthur Dinkins to condense his time as a World War II infantryman into one or two defining moments. To survive the front lines, there are hundreds of actions, large and small, just to get through each day. It means long ...

Ohio House nixes legislation on state pension payment cuts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Republican House leadership has ended hearings on legislation aimed at reducing annual cost-of-living increases for retirees receiving benefits from Ohio's largest public pension system. The Columbus Dispatch reports Rep. Kirk Schuring, of Canton, says said there ...

City’s mayor-manager standoff continues

CINCINNATI (AP) — The standoff over an embattled city manager is continuing. With one council member absent Wednesday, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley removed a proposed buyout proposal for Harry Black from the council meeting agenda. Cranley asked Black to resign nearly two weeks ago. Black ...

Last debate for Democratic governor candidates set for April

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Four Democratic candidates for Ohio governor will participate in their last debate of the primary campaign season next month as early voting gets underway for the May election. State Sen. Joe Schiavoni (shuh-VOHN'-ee), former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray, ...

Number of city’s kids poisoned by lead above state average

CLEVELAND (AP) — The number of children in Cleveland testing positive for high levels of lead remains about four times the state and national averages. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports new data from the state health department shows a slight uptick over the past two years in the number of ...

Columbus library scans 1 millionth item into digital archive

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The library system in Ohio's capital city says archivists have scanned the 1 millionth item into the system's digital collection. The Columbus Metropolitan Library says the item is a panorama photograph taken from the cupola atop the Ohio Statehouse. The library ...