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LeBron blasts Trump, calls him ‘so-called president’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James went after President Donald Trump in an emotional speech on Tuesday night, calling him the "so-called president" while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy. Standing on stage before students, parents ...

Ohio man accused of plotting US attacks asks for leniency

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with plotting to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving overseas training is asking for leniency at sentencing, saying he abandoned his plans for the attack. In making his argument, Abdirahman Sheik ...

From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, ‘robophobia’ plagues humans

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one. From science fiction written by Isaac Asimov eight decades ago to "Dilbert" cartoons today, the relationship between robots and humans ...

Police: Car-bus crash kills car’s driver, injures bus driver

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a bus and a car crashed head-on, killing the car's driver and injuring the driver of the transit authority bus in northwest Ohio. Toledo police say the car went across the center line and into the path of a Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority bus around ...

Police: Woman stole money meant for crash victims’ families

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who raised money to support the families of two teenagers who were killed and another who was hurt in a car crash has been charged with stealing donated funds. Police say 40-year-old Melissa Szentes, of Akron, was arrested Monday and charged with ...

Teenage boy electrocuted while climbing transmission tower

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say an Ohio teenager was electrocuted and fell about 30 feet (9.14 meters) to the ground after climbing a transmission tower supporting high-voltage power lines. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the power lines carry about 23,000 volts of electricity. A ...

Cops: Teacher let son sell drugs, teens use LSD at her home

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio elementary school teacher faces criminal charges over allegations she let her 15-year-old son sell drugs and let teenagers use the psychedelic drug LSD in her home. Forty-year-old Amy Panzeca, of Springboro, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Warren County to ...

3 dead, dozens injured, amid violent white nationalist rally

By SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and this usually quiet ...

Small-scale wind energy projects in Ohio still in demand

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite moves made by Ohio's legislature to thwart the development of large-scale wind farms, there's still a steady demand for small wind energy installations to power factories and small businesses. These smaller projects, with just a few turbines, rank Ohio among the ...

Sheriff’s office to auction century-old machine gun

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio sheriff's office is auctioning off a nearly century-old machine gun to help pay for new weapons for deputies. The Dover-New Philadelphia Times Reporter reports (http://bit.ly/2us3bJ2 ) that an expert has estimated the Thompson Model 1921's value ...

Some Ohioans will head elsewhere for solar eclipse totality

By MARION RENAULT, Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tom Burns last saw a total eclipse of the sun 26 years ago on a cruise ship off Mexico's Baja peninsula. Once the moon swallowed the sun, night fell prematurely, temperatures dipped, stars appeared, and the sun's gaseous outer ...

Ohio museum celebrates on aviation pioneer’s birthday

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in southwest Ohio is offering free educational activities for families to celebrate National Aviation Day. The event on Saturday will mark the birthday of aviation pioneer Orville Wright, who was born in Dayton 146 years ago. ...

Police arrest video shows officer punching resisting suspect

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Suburban Cleveland police officials say an incident recorded on a cellphone video of a white officer repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on the pavement will be reviewed. Euclid police has issued a statement that says the struggle occurred Saturday ...

Tank leak oozes 300 tons of molten glass into Ohio plant

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say 300 tons of molten glass spilled from a ruptured tank at an Ohio plant, oozing like lava from a small hole that quickly grew several feet wide. It wrapped around structural beams at the Owens-Illinois glass plant in Zanesville on Monday. Firefighters ...

Trump administration sides with Ohio on purging voter rolls

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has reversed the government's position on a voter roll case before the U.S. Supreme Court and is now backing Ohio's method for purging voters. Ohio's system for removing inactive voters ...

Officials: State fair attendance down after deadly accident

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a deadly thrill ride accident on the opening day of this year's Ohio State Fair contributed to a significant drop in attendance. Officials said Tuesday that more than 800,000 people attended the fair this year, the lowest number since it switched to its ...

Judge to hear ex-treasure hunter’s request to end jail time

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge will hear a request by an ex-treasure hunter jailed on contempt-of-court charges to end his imprisonment. Federal Judge Algenon Marbley has held defendant Tommy Thompson in contempt since December 2015 for violating terms of a plea deal by refusing to ...

Ohio authorities exhume newborn’s body to ID through DNA

DEFIANCE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio have exhumed the remains of a newborn girl found dead two decades ago in the hope that DNA comparisons will lead to her identity. WNWO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2uFyQ4J ) the exhumation occurred Tuesday at the Defiance County cemetery where the ...

Dogs trained to search Ohio waters for submerged bodies

By HOLLY ZACHARIAH, The Columbus Dispatch WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Jason LaGore pulled the frozen body part from the red-and-white Coleman cooler in the bed of his pickup truck, tucked it inside a wire cage to hold it together over time, tethered the contraption to a tree limb and let it ...

Private geriatric care managers assist elderly and families

By ENCARNACION PYLE, The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hart Fetsko feels grateful and fortunate to be able to care for her aging mother. But after she had provided for her mom's every need for 14 months, a health care worker warned her recently that if she didn't look after ...