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Toledo Zoo adds new western lowland gorilla

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Toledo Zoo in Ohio has welcomed a new western lowland gorilla to the group. A 15-year-old adult female named Sufi joined the zoo's other three females and silverback male after arriving on loan from the Houston Zoo in May. Sufi came to the Toledo Zoo to breed with ...

Ohio city fights prostitution with letters to vehicle owners

By CORNELIUS FROLIK, Dayton Daily News DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — In the fight against street prostitution, Dayton police don't just rely on the letter of the law to deter the illegal activity — they also rely on letters through the U.S. Postal Service. So far this year, the Dayton police Vice ...

Man arrested in Columbus school shooting appears in court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old man arrested after firing a handgun into an Ohio school has made his first court appearance. A Franklin County Municipal Court judge on Saturday set a $950,000 bond for Adan Abdullahi (ah-DAHN' ab-duh'-LA'-hee), of Columbus. Abdullahi was charged with ...

Ohio National Guard headed to Florida for Irma aftermath

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — As many as 3,500 Ohio National Guard soldiers will be sent to Florida to help the state with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the Ohio National Guard's adjutant general told The Associated Press on Saturday. Maj. General Mark Bartman ...

Prosecutors: Man flew plane to Ohio for sex with 13-year-old

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a 34-year-old California man has been indicted after flying a company plane to Ohio to have sex with a 13-year-old girl during a business trip. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Prosecutor's Office says Ryan Johnson, of Camarillo, California, drove a ...

Kasich blasts Trump, invites immigrant ‘dreamers’ to Ohio

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's outspoken Republican governor on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump's decision to begin dismantling the Obama-era program protecting young immigrants brought into the country illegally. On "CBS This Morning," Gov. ...

Baby’s sitter gets 15 years in prison for his Benadryl death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio baby sitter who authorities say gave a fatal dose of Benadryl to an 8-month-old boy has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Lori Conley was sentenced Tuesday in the 2016 death of Haddix Mulkey. She previously pleaded guilty to involuntary ...

Ohio teen to be tried as adult in alleged school attack case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ordered a 17-year-old boy tried as an adult on suspicion of plotting an Ohio school shooting. The boy was arrested nearly a year ago after another student alerted school officials with concerns about the alleged plot at Hilliard Davidson High School in ...

Authorities plan expansion of naloxone access in Ohio county

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Government and health officials plan to dramatically expand availability of an overdose-reversing drug in a southwest Ohio county. Attorney General Mike DeWine and representatives of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, ...

Police: Taco Bell employees fatally shoot armed robber

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say three employees of a Cleveland fast food restaurant opened fire on two armed robbers, killing one. Authorities say two masked robbers entered a Taco Bell on Wednesday and ordered employees to the ground. Police say three employees pulled out their guns and ...

Ohio elections board investigating how building left open

CLEVELAND (AP) — An ex-Ohio congressman says he found his county's elections board offices unlocked and unoccupied when he tried to cast an early ballot. Dennis Kucinich (koo-SIN'-ich) says he made the discovery Saturday when he walked inside the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Board of ...

Long-serving Youngstown Democrat Harry Meshel dies at 93

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A powerful Youngstown Democrat who began his decades-long political career organizing for candidate John F. Kennedy in 1960 has died. Former state senator and state party chairman Harry Meshel (meh-SHEHL') was 93. Ohio Democratic Chairman David Pepper says Meshel ...

Amazon project receives $7.8 million job creation tax credit

NORTH RANDALL, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio board has approved an estimated $7.8 million tax credit for Amazon as the e-commerce giant plans a new fulfillment center outside Cleveland that could employ 2,000 people. The Plain Dealer reports the Ohio Tax Credit Authority signed off on a 1.35 percent, ...

Cincinnati streetcar ridership falls below expectations

CINCINNATI (AP) — With Cincinnati's streetcar close to its one-year anniversary, ridership projections have fallen short of expectations. Consultants for the Cincinnati Bell Connector predicted it would see about 3,200 rides each day. The streetcar saw more than 18,000 rides when it opened ...

News organization says photographer shot by sheriff’s deputy

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (AP) — A small Ohio news organization says one of its employees has been shot by a sheriff's deputy who they say apparently mistook his camera for a weapon. The New Carlisle News reports photographer Andy Grimm had left the office Monday night to take pictures of ...

Police: Man killed by officer after domestic violence report

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio officer has shot and killed a man while responding to a 911 call about domestic violence. Toledo police tell The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/2w0r5av ) that the officer was investigating a report of a man assaulting a woman Monday night when the ...

Governors’ health care plan urges stabilizing markets

Governors' health care plan urges stabilizing markets By JULIE CARR SMYTH and JAMES ANDERSON, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan governor duo is urging Congress to retain the federal health care law's unpopular individual mandate while seeking to stabilize individual ...

No charges filed in deadly thrill ride accident at Ohio fair

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press Prosecutors said Thursday there isn't enough evidence to bring criminal charges in the deadly thrill ride accident at this year's Ohio State Fair that killed a high school student and injured seven other people. The State Highway Patrol, which led the ...

Ohio sheriff: Body found after house blows during standoff

SWANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a body has been found after a standoff and house explosion outside Toledo. The Fulton County Sheriff's Office says the body was found Thursday in the rubble of a home that caught fire and blew up Wednesday night. Investigators say the standoff began as ...

Chief Wahoo protester charged with theft of grant money

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who has held protests saying the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo mascot is racist faces federal charges over allegations he stole money from federal grants aimed at helping Native Americans. Seventy-year-old Robert Roche, of Cleveland, was indicted Wednesday on one ...