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Bill on military CCW fees enacted without Kasich signature

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is allowing a bill that waives concealed carry registration fees for active military members and honorably discharged veterans to take effect without his signature. Kasich says in a statement Friday that he supports the fee waiver and remains a ...

Indiana wind farm to help power Ohio Facebook data center

WINCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A $300 million wind energy farm in rural eastern Indiana is expected to help power Facebook's Midwest data center in Ohio. The Richmond Palladium-Item reports that Houston-based alternative energy company EDP Renewables North America announced Thursday that it plans ...

Ohio issues licenses to 7 medical marijuana processors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Commerce says only seven companies have met the state's minimum standards to process plants into marijuana-infused products for use by people with physician recommendations. Cleveland.com reports the companies were given provisional licenses ...

Trump to hold Ohio rally ahead of special election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to travel to Ohio to hold a campaign rally in support of Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson, who is running for Congress. Trump's campaign says he will appear in Delaware, Ohio, on Saturday evening, days before the Aug. 7 special election for ...

Chipotle reopens in Ohio after reports of illnesses

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chipotle restaurant in Ohio reopened Tuesday as officials investigate reports of illnesses linked to the location. Chipotle, which has yet to fully recover from a series of food scares in late 2015 that sent its sales plunging, said it closed the store in Powell, Ohio, on ...

State: Deadline nears for requesting absentee ballots

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio election officials say voters only have a few days left to request an absentee ballot for next week's special elections. The Ohio Secretary of State's Office says noon Saturday is the deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Aug. 7 elections. Voters in the ...

Officials: Man working to take down tower dies after fall

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a man working to take down a tower at a former manufacturing site in southwestern Ohio has fallen and died. West Chester Township spokeswoman Barb Wilson says the worker fell around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. He died at the scene. His name wasn't ...

Police: 1 killed, 1 critically injured in shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say a shooting has left one person dead and injured another. Police say the shooting happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found two individuals suffering from gunshot wounds in an apartment. One of the victims died at the scene. The other victim was ...

Kroger brings it home, introduces online delivery

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger is introducing online delivery as convenience becomes an increasingly crucial element in customer loyalty in a hyper-competitive atmosphere. Kroger Ship will launch in Cincinnati, its home town, as well as Houston, Louisville, and Nashville. It will expand to other ...

Ohio governor spares record number of death row inmates

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has finished dealing with executions for the remainder of his time in office following a modern-era record of death penalty commutations. The Republican governor spared seven men from execution during his ...

Governor urges hearing on coin dealer’s clemency bid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich has asked the state Parole Board to hold a hearing on a clemency request for a former Toledo-area coin dealer who raised money for Ohio Republicans before being convicted in a state investment scandal that also ensnared a former governor. The Blade ...

Patrol says inmate transport van crashes; 4 inmates injured

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says an inmate transport van struck an unoccupied, disabled vehicle on the side of a road in northeastern Ohio and four inmates have been injured. The patrol says the crash in Geauga County occurred around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 422 in Troy ...

Man seeks to plead not guilty by reason of mental defect

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for an Ohio man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend have filed a motion for him to plead "not guilty by reason of temporary mental defect." The Chronicle-Telegram reports 57-year-old Roy Owens Jr. argues a head injury he suffered more than 25 years ago was a ...

Cincinnati Zoo to host latest Fiona book launch

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fans of the Cincinnati Zoo's famed premature hippo can celebrate the latest book about Fiona at an ice cream party at the Hippo Cove where she lives. "Fiona the Hippo" features artwork from illustrator Richard Cowdrey and tells the against-the-odds story of the hippo born ...

Police: Semitrailer driver killed when truck overturns

TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Ohio say the driver of a semitrailer died after the vehicle overturned on Interstate 76. The Akron Beacon Journal reports Kenneth Ours was heading east on I-76 near Tallmadge when the truck travelled off the road and went down an embankment. ...

Trump, Pence push Ohio state senator for open US House seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed a two-term Republican state senator who's in a closer-than-expected race for an open U.S. House seat in Ohio. The Republican president tweeted his support for Troy Balderson on Friday. Trump said Balderson is "strong on crime and ...

Ohio Army National Guard historian proud of his war stories

By BONNIE MEIBERS, The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Josh Mann, 41, pulls back a heavy black curtain and walks into a room filled with immense gray cabinets. Mann, who towers over most people at 6 feet 5 inches, seems small here. He steps up ...

Ohio police officer pleads not guilty to child porn charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former public information officer for the Columbus police department has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of sending and receiving child pornography. Fifty-one-year-old Dean Worthington was arraigned Friday in Columbus where a judge set bond at $35,000. ...

Dashcam video shows Ohio officers fatally shooting armed man

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A police department has released a dashcam video that shows two officers fatally shooting an armed man who appeared to be walking away and within seconds of the officers confronting him. The two veteran SWAT officers had been detailed Friday afternoon to find 25-year-old ...

Ohio man missing for days found dead in Red River Gorge

STANTON, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a body found in Red River Gorge has been identified as an Ohio man who had gone missing about four days ago. The Menifee County coroner's office identified 29-year-old Leslie Thomas Reynolds of Maineville, Ohio, on Saturday. His body was found near Indian ...