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Ohio gubernatorial candidates to debate 3 times

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The major-party candidates for Ohio governor will debate three times this fall. The campaigns of Republican nominee Mike DeWine and Democratic nominee Rich Cordray announced the debate schedule on Friday. The candidates are scheduled to debate Sept. 19 at the ...

Executive: Proposed rules jeopardizing Lake Erie wind farm

CLEVELAND (AP) — The developer of a wind farm on Lake Erie says an Ohio state board's proposed restrictions on its operation are jeopardizing the project. The Ohio Power Siting Board wants broad authority to regulate how the wind farm operates if it's found to have a significant impact on ...

Police: Ohio woman’s body might have been dumped in landfill

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say the body of an Ohio woman who was killed by her husband might have wound up in a Kentucky landfill. Seventy-three-year-old Philip Snider pleaded guilty last week to aggravated murder and other charges in the death of 70-year-old Roberta Snider. A plea ...

Court boosts rights of students accused of sexual misconduct

By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Students accused of sexual misconduct at public universities have the right to cross-examine accusers at disciplinary hearings, a federal appeals court said Friday in a sweeping decision that will extend to public schools in four states. The ...

Ohio State seeks dismissal of suits alleging sexual abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University asked a judge on Friday to dismiss three federal lawsuits filed by former students alleging sexual misconduct by a team doctor. The lawsuits claim that university officials turned a blind eye to rampant sexual abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss, who ...

Urban Meyer is back with Buckeyes, but not all the way

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer returned to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Monday for the first time in a month, arriving before dawn for a staff meeting. Under the terms of his suspension by Ohio State , Meyer can be on campus, talk ...

Dog paired with inmate in prison program found dead in cell

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A foster dog placed in a program that pairs Ohio inmates with dogs was found dead in a cell in a violent death, an animal rescue group said. The State Highway Patrol is investigating the death last month of the dog at Warren ...

Toledo police select new company to provide body cameras

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo police have selected a new company to provide body cameras after technical problems with previous cameras led to their return. Lt. Keven Toney is a spokesman for the Toledo Police Department. He says Irvine, California-based Getac will provide 305 body cameras for ...

Report: Cleveland housing market tells tale of 2 cities

CLEVELAND (AP) — A report says that ten years after the financial crisis a two-tiered housing market still exists in Cleveland, one of the hardest hit cities. The report from the Western Reserve Land Conservancy says even as regional house prices return to their pre-collapse highs before ...

Heat forces school closures, early dismissals across Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The late summer heat wave has forced several schools in Ohio to close or schedule early dismissals. Columbus city schools announced schools would close about two hours early Tuesday because of "persistent high temperatures and humidity." The forecast called for ...

Heat forces school closures, early dismissals across Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The late summer heat wave has forced several schools in Ohio to close or schedule early dismissals. Columbus city schools announced schools would close about two hours early Tuesday because of "persistent high temperatures and humidity." The forecast called for ...

Hinting marriage, undercover cop elicits slaying confession

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — There wasn't much doubt in the minds of police in the Ohio village of Hartville, best known for its fertile muck farms, that Phil Snider killed his wife of 53 years. But it took an undercover female officer who played her role so ...

Police: 1 dead, 7 wounded in Cleveland nightclub shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a 28-year-old woman has been fatally shot and seven men wounded during an event featuring local rap artists at a Cleveland nightclub. A Cleveland police spokeswoman says officers were called to Club X-Rated, near downtown, around 1 a.m. Saturday and found the ...

Ex-Youngstown mayor, finance director indicted for bribery

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A former mayor and a former finance director in the northeast Ohio city of Youngstown have been indicted on public corruption charges. Authorities say the racketeering and bribery charges filed Thursday in Mahoning County against 75-year-old Charles Sammarone and ...

Ohio police officer attacked by K9 partner, shoots dog

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital city of Columbus say a K9 officer verbally correcting his dog's behaviors was attacked by the animal and had to shoot it. The Columbus Division of Police says Officer Brian Carter suffered "serious" bites to his arms during a training session ...

Long-serving Ohio prisons director, Gary Mohr, steps down

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's long-serving prisons director has stepped down after almost eight years. Gary Mohr has been director of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for almost all of Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-sikh) two terms. He ...

Man killed, 4 injured in southeast Ohio 2-vehicle crash

MCARTHUR, Ohio (AP) — Highway Patrol troopers in southeast Ohio are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one man dead and sent four people to hospitals. The Patrol says Delbert Trout Jr. of Londonderry, Ohio, was dead at the scene Saturday afternoon. They say Jerry Stout of ...

Ohio State trustee resigns, calls Meyer’s penalty too light

By JOHN SEEWER and KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State University trustee who thought football coach Urban Meyer deserved more than a three-game suspension and resigned from the board over it said Thursday that he was alone in advocating a stiffer penalty ...

Ohio State: 145 firsthand accounts of doctor sex misconduct

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At least 145 people have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by a former Ohio State University team doctor accused of groping scores of male athletes and other students during his two decades there. They're among more ...

4 dead after small civilian plane crashes on Air Force base

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say four people were killed when a small civilian plane crashed on a U.S. Air Force base in Florida. Military officials told news outlets the Beechcraft B60 aircraft crashed Thursday morning in a remote area of Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida ...