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GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of ...

Masai giraffe dies after C-section at Ohio zoo

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says a 6-year-old giraffe has died, four days after a cesarean section was unable to save her calf. A zoo release says the Masai giraffe, Cami, collapsed Saturday morning and was unable to rise. She died soon afterward. Initial bloodwork ...

Ohio murder convict gone 45 years now on “Most Wanted” list

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 75-year-old murder convict who escaped custody 45 years ago has been put on the U.S. Marshals Service "15 Most Wanted" list. The service says that Lester Eubanks was placed on the list Friday. He was convicted of the 1965 shooting and bludgeoning of 14-year-old Mary ...

Ohioans turn over 45,000 pounds of prescription drugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans turned in 45,000 pounds of prescription drugs this fall during an effort to get rid of old and expiring medication. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration says Ohio had the fifth-highest amount among all states during the latest National Prescription Drug ...

Ohio election regulators to hear Libertarians’ debate claims

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Libertarian Party of Ohio contends it was unfairly excluded from a series of debates in Ohio's 2018 governor's race, and is scheduled Thursday to air its claims before state election regulators. The Ohio Elections ...

Kroger: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger Co. (KR) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $317 million. The Cincinnati-based company said it had profit of 39 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 48 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The ...

F-35 program expected to bring 400 new jobs to Ohio air base

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Congress members representing southwestern Ohio say Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton will get at least 400 new jobs as it adds a mission related to managing versions of the F-35 strike fighter. The Pentagon's decision to base the F-35 Hybrid Product Support ...

Closing arguments expected in white nationalist trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens at a white nationalist rally are expected to hear closing arguments in the case after testimony from final defense witnesses. James Alex Fields Jr. is charged with first-degree murder and ...

Police: 2 women fatally stabbed; man questioned

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Police say two women have been fatally stabbed at a home in western Ohio and a man has been taken into custody for questioning. Xenia (ZEEN'-yuh) police say that there were four people in the home at the time of the stabbings around 10 p.m. Wednesday. Police said there ...

Zoo suing for gorilla’s return asks for ruling without trial

By ANGIE WANG, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys for an Ohio zoo suing a conservatory for the return of a gorilla are asking a judge to rule in the zoo's favor without going to trial. The Cincinnati Zoo sued The Gorilla Foundation in October for the return of the silverback ...

Former judge to be arraigned in ex-wife’s stabbing death

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Cleveland-area judge and state lawmaker charged in the fatal stabbing of his ex-wife is scheduled in court on aggravated murder and other charges. Lance Mason's arraignment Tuesday is in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County court, where he was a judge before he was ...

Dad is 4th arraigned in slayings of 8 from another family

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A man charged in the slayings of eight people from another family is set for arraignment in southern Ohio days after his wife and two adult sons pleaded not guilty in those killings. Forty-seven-year-old George "Billy" Wagner III will be arraigned Tuesday on 22 counts in ...

School security guard accused of raping student indicted

CLEVELAND (AP) — A security guard at a Cleveland high school who's accused of sexually assaulting a student has been indicted on charges including rape and sexual battery. Court records show Derrick Dugger was indicted Friday and is accused of forcing a 15-year-old girl to perform oral sex. ...

Abortion-rights, voting-rights groups descend on Statehouse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Abortion-rights supporters are staging a Statehouse protest as legislation effectively outlawing the procedure at the first detectable fetal heartbeat advances. The rally Tuesday coincides with Ohio Senate hearings on the so-called "heartbeat bill," which could stop ...

Teen pleads guilty to fatal prom night crash

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The teen driver in a prom night car crash that killed another teen in Ohio has pleaded guilty. Chynna Brandon entered her plea to aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault through tears in juvenile court Monday. Police say the 17-year-old was driving more ...

Michigan to be first Midwest state to allow recreational pot

By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Michigan clears a threshold this week as the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than just medical purposes. In the Nov. 6 election, voters by a wide margin endorsed recreational use by adults who are at least 21. The move comes ...

Multi-vehicle crash kills 3 people; 5 others injured

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a multi-vehicle crash in Ohio has killed three people. Columbus police say four cars were involved in the Interstate 71 crash around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The police release says a Pontiac traveled off the road and struck a median wall before hitting a Toyota ...

Supreme Court won’t weigh county immunity in Ohio jail death

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal by Montgomery County seeking immunity in a wrongful death lawsuit involving an inmate who died in 2012 during a medical emergency. The Dayton Daily News reports attorneys for the county's insurance company sought the protection, ...

Kent State alum plans 50th commemoration of May 4 shootings

KENT, Ohio (AP) — An alumnus is planning Kent State University's commemoration of 50 years since Ohio National Guard members fatally shot four students there and wounded nine during protests of the Vietnam War on May 4, 1970. Rodney Flauhaus tells the Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier he's aiming ...

In GM country, workers aren’t abandoning Trump – so far

By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Since General Motors announced its decision this week to shut down its hulking Lordstown plant — the anchor of this northeast Ohio town — workers on the line have had nothing but questions. Will they have jobs come spring? Should ...