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AP FACT CHECK: In Ohio, who’s really a ‘career politician’?

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Career politician is one of the campaign attacks most familiar to voters, and one that's flying fast and furious in Ohio's highest stakes races. But the portrayals aren't always clear, fair or accurate. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor has ...

Authorities: Body of 6-year-old boy swept into creek found

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 6-year-old boy reportedly swept away in a western Ohio creek has been recovered. Shelby County sheriff's deputies say the body was found in the creek Monday about two miles from where the boy disappeared Sunday. Authorities didn't immediately ...

Kasich issues emergency declaration over Ohio flooding

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Concerns about continued flooding and forecasts of more rain have prompted Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) to issue an emergency declaration for 17 counties in the southern and eastern parts of the state. The declaration made Saturday afternoon allows for the National ...

3 killed in head-on collision in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman driving the wrong way on a northeast Ohio interstate connector collided head-on with a semitrailer, killing her two young children and her brother. Youngstown police say 25-year-old Kanosha Bason, of Warren, remains hospitalized after the ...

Teen arrested in fatal shooting of woman from outside home

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a woman killed inside a southwest Ohio home from shots fired outside the residence. The Dayton Daily News reports the teen was arrested Friday in Dayton and is being held in the Montgomery County ...

Authorities investigating shooting deaths of 2 Ohio teens

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two teenagers were found shot in a wooded area of Ohio and authorities are trying to determine how they died. Jackson Township police say a Canal Fulton police officer checking on a 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy's welfare found them together ...

Sheriff: Man fatally shoots sister, niece then kills himself

PERRY, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio Sheriff's Office says a 62-year-old man fatally shot his sister and her daughter as the pair prepared to move out of his home and then killed himself. The bodies of Ralph Moore Jr., 59-year-old Vickie Thornhill and 19-year-old Arianna Cope were found ...

GOP, Dem governors push national health care compromise

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan group of governors working to strike compromise on hot-button policy issues will take on the health care question at an event Friday. Republican Gov. John Kasich, of Ohio, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, of ...

Bill aims at sex solicitation to help curb opioid epidemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan bill intended to help curb the state's opioid epidemic by increasing penalties for soliciting prostitutes has been introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives. Democratic Rep. Adam Miller and Republican Rep. Jim Hughes introduced the bill that would ...

Lawmaker claims security breach with murder suspect visit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker says security officials did not follow protocol when they allowed a man now charged with raping, torturing and killing a woman into her office without proper identification. Democratic state Rep. Bernadine Kennedy-Kent says everyone was placed at risk ...

Florida man gets 60 years for DUI deaths of 4 Ohio men

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 22-year-old Florida man to 60 years in prison for running through a stop sign and killing four visiting Ohio softball players from Ohio who were riding in a van. It took jurors two and a half hours Thursday to find Cody Austin Shirah guilty in ...

Ohio high school, district close because of threats

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A school district and a high school in central Ohio are closed because of threats. Logan-Hocking School District officials announced that classes throughout the district were canceled Friday "due to a threat made toward area schools" that police are investigating. A ...

Ohio mayor proposes school levy to pay for armed guards

STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city mayor outside of Cleveland wants his school district to consider placing a "security" levy on the ballot to pay for armed guards at all of its buildings. WOIO-TV reports Streetsboro Mayor Glenn Broska in a Facebook post reacting to last week's Parkland, ...

Prosecutor: Suspect in Ohio prison stabbing 3-time killer

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of two inmates suspected in the stabbing of an Ohio prison guard is a three-time convicted killer who boasted about strangling a fellow inmate on a prison bus. Prisoner Casey Pigge was taken from the Southern Ohio ...

Seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A seventh-grader who died a day after shooting himself inside a middle school restroom had fireworks and extra ammunition in his backpack, police said on Wednesday. Investigators were reviewing cellphones and other electronics found at the boy's home, but it was too ...

Treasurer candidate wants private prison spending study

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A candidate for state treasurer says the office should determine the impacts of prison privatization on Ohio taxpayers. In a Wednesday letter, Democrat Rob Richardson asked Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel (man-DEHL') to conduct a fiscal and economic impact study ...

Students tell police school shooting plot was a joke

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — Police have arrested five Ohio high school students for a school shooting plot that the students claim was a joke. Authorities say the five Alliance High School students, all freshmen, were overheard discussing their plan by other students. Police say the students ...

Army Corps reaches settlement over Cleveland harbor dredging

CLEVELAND (AP) — The federal agency that maintains shipping channels along Lake Erie has settled a lawsuit with the state of Ohio over the dredging of Cleveland's harbor. Cleveland.com reports the settlement revealed in a court filing Wednesday requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ...

Ohio businessman, deported after 38 years in US, vows return

By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Amer Othman's life turned upside down in an instant. The Ohio entrepreneur, who came to the United States 38 years ago and won praise for helping revive once-blighted downtown Youngstown, was arrested during what he thought was another ...

Low-lying areas see river flooding in south, east Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Roads and businesses in some low-lying areas have had to close along the Ohio River after days of rain swelled waterways past their banks. Some businesses were flooded over the long weekend in the city of Pomeroy and other parts of southeast Ohio. Riverside areas along the ...