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Wed. 8:19 a.m.: Ohio prison staff set to execute convicted killer this morning

LUCASVILLE (AP) — Ohio is set to put a condemned killer to death at 10 a.m. today for a three-decades-old fatal stabbing in what would be the state's first execution in several months. Robert Van Hook was sentenced to die for fatally strangling and stabbing David Self after picking him up in ...

Tues. 7 p.m.: Lordstown power plant completes ‘first fire’

LORDSTOWN - A test run of the $890 million Lordstown Energy Center was completed Monday night, and the plant is on track for a September or October opening. Eric Stasiowski, spokesman for Lordstown Energy Center, said the testing began Thursday and ended Monday night. William Siderewicz, ...

Tues. 11:45 a.m.: Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four former wrestlers say in a lawsuit that Ohio State University officials ignored repeated complaints about a now-dead team doctor and failed to stop his "rampant sexual misconduct" that went on nearly two decades. The lawsuit describes Richard Strauss, who killed ...

Tue. 9:54 a.m.: US industrial production rebounds 0.6 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rebounded last month after being dragged down in May by a fire at an auto parts plant. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that industrial production — which includes output at factories, mines and utilities — climbed 0.6 percent in June, ...

Tue. 9:47 a.m.: Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel placed new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip today in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel will cease transferring ...

Tue. 8:35 a.m.: Author John Irving wins literary peace award

CINCINNATI (AP) — The author of novels such as "The World According to Garp" and "The Cider House Rules" that examine the complexities of sexual differences and other social issues is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace. Dayton ...

Tue. 8:33 a.m.: Obama met with cheers before Mandela address

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama was greeted with cheers today in South Africa as he is set to make his highest-profile speech since leaving office. Obama is expected to urge people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address ...

Tue. 8:24 a.m.: Afghan official says IS suicide bomber kills 20

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says an Islamic State suicide bomber has killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander. Abdul Qauom Baqizoi, provincial chief police of northern Sar-i-Pul province, said the attack today took place as village elders met ...

Mon. 9:30 a.m.: Evacuation under way after chemical leak near Girard

WEATHERSFIELD — Homes and business within a mile radius of Predator Trucking Co. outside of Girard are being evacuated this morning after an apparent chemical release. Weathersfield Township Fire Department, the Girard Police Department and HazMat units have been dispatched to the company, ...

Mon. 10:52 a.m.: Buffer zone to be built between TJX and homes

LORDSTOWN --- In the latest play in the TJX drama, officials said this morning that a conservancy will be created through the Trumbull County MetroParks or the Western Reserve Land Conservancy as a buffer zone so that no residents will have to live next to a factory. Lordstown rezoned 290 ...

Mon. 12:30 p.m.: Putin, Trump comment on election meddling allegations

HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump said today he sees no reason why Russia would interfere in the 2016 election. Trump resisted when asked to condemn Russian meddling in the election. Instead, he complained about a Democratic National Committee computer server and emails belonging to ...

Mon. 8:30 a.m.: Trump, Putin meeting privately today

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting privately, joined only by translators, in the Finnish Presidential Palace. The two leaders entered the Gothic Hall with serious expressions earlier today, moving quickly to two ornate wooden chairs set before American and ...

Sun 8 p.m.: Suspect in shooting of 3 Kansas City cops dies in standoff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police shot and killed a man Sunday suspected of shooting and wounding three Kansas City police officers, authorities said. The suspect died Sunday afternoon after barricading himself in a house in the southeast part of the city. He emerged from the home and was ...

Sunday 8 p.m.: Mass. police officer, bystander die from gunshot wounds

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer and bystander died Sunday from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer's gun and fired following a vehicle crash and a foot chase. Weymouth officer Michael Chesna was shot multiple times by his own firearm around 7:30 a.m. ...

Sunday, 8 p.m.: Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist

CHICAGO (AP) — A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in a holster at his hip and was shot multiple times as he ran away, spun around and reached toward his waist, according to footage released Sunday from an officer's body-worn camera. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said it's the ...