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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 ...

Employee’s body found in Irish pub’s walk-in cooler in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say an employee was found dead in a walk-in cooler at a restaurant in a Cincinnati neighborhood. Police say they responded to Molly Malone's Irish Pub & Restaurant on Monday morning after a fellow employee found the man's body. Authorities say the cause of death ...

Army corps to release delayed report on blocking Asian carp

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will release a previously delayed report on measures that could be taken at an Illinois waterway chokepoint to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The corps says the report involving the Brandon Road Lock and ...

Cleveland police find potent sedative disguised as OxyContin

Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials in northeast Ohio are issuing a warning after detecting a large animal sedative in pills disguised as the pain medication OxyContin. Cuyahoga County's medical examiner, Dr. Thomas Gilson, said in a statement Wednesday that the pills were ...

Police: Fired coach left children at home with dead dog

FOSTORIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio track coach has been fired after police say he texted nude photos to underage students and left his children at home with a decaying dog. Court records show 28-year-old Nelson Cousin pleaded not guilty to charges that include child endangerment and violating ...

Man indicted in deaths of 9 people in 2 Ohio fires

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man already charged in a blaze that killed seven people in May has been indicted on aggravated murder charges in that fire and in a second fire that killed two people on the same Ohio street last year, prosecutors said Thursday. A Summit County grand jury on Thursday ...

Thrill ride OK’d hours before deadly state fair accident

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung passengers through the air, according to authorities and ...

Child killer put to death in first Ohio execution in 3 years

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A child killer was put to death with no apparent complications Wednesday in Ohio's first execution since a problem-plagued one 3½ years ago triggered an uproar over the reliability of the lethal injection drugs used by the ...

Cleveland lead-safe proposal to exclude owner-occupied homes

CLEVELAND (AP) — A councilman who wants to require that Cleveland homes now over 40 years old be certified as safe from lead hazards says he'll exclude owner-occupied homes from his proposal after hearing residents' feedback. Councilman Jeff Johnson initially told The Plain Dealer ...

2-year-old hospitalized after suspected opioid overdose

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old girl has been hospitalized in Ohio after a suspected opioid overdose. First responders were called to a home in Dayton around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving reports of an unconscious child. The child was rushed to a hospital where she is ...

Ohio’s high court strikes down traffic camera restrictions

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld cities' use of traffic camera enforcement for a third time, striking down as unconstitutional legislative restrictions that included requiring a police officer to be present. The ruling was 5-2 in ...