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‘Dead Body Guy’ ready to wrap up acting career

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio man who gained fame from playing corpses in television shows and movies is getting ready to say his final "goodbye" and retire. The Columbus Dispatch reports Chuck Lamb says he originally pursued his acting career as a "bucket list thing." He dubbed ...

Officials recover body during search for missing teen

CLEVELAND (AP) — First responders have recovered a body during a search for a 13-year-old boy who went missing while swimming in Lake Erie off a Cleveland beach. The Cleveland Metroparks Marine Patrol Unit recovered the body Sunday evening. Officials are waiting for the Cuyahoga County ...

Appalachian region looks to Asia to revive economic hopes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A slice of Appalachia along the Ohio River still struggling decades after losing manufacturing jobs in the steel, aluminum and glass industries to overseas competition is looking to Asia to revive the region's fortunes with a more pliable product — plastic. A ...

Psychology museum explores what makes us human

By MITCH STACY, Associated Press AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Wonder Woman's striking visage on large, bright screens just inside the new National Museum of Psychology tells visitors there's more here than dusty books and esoteric curiosities. The world's most famous female superhero gets a place of ...

Family of Ohio State doctor says it’s cooperating in probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of a former Ohio State University team doctor accused by athletes of sexual misconduct says it is "shocked and saddened" by the allegations and is cooperating with the school's independent investigation. The Columbus Dispatch in a story published online ...

Battelle awards more than $600K to STEM field experiences

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio-based research firm Battelle has given its highest amount in a single year to support out-of-classroom learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. Grants totaling $607,500 were awarded recently through the Battelle STEM Grant Program. The ...

Officer fires at aggressive dog with shotgun, wounds owner

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say an officer forced to shoot at an aggressive dog has wounded the animal's owner. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the woman was taken to a hospital for treatment after the shooting around 9 p.m. Friday. Cincinnati police Lt. Steve Saunders says the ...

Ohio to spend Volkswagen settlement funds on clean vehicles

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will spend the millions it receives from a national settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal on technology aimed at reducing air pollution. The Columbus Dispatch reports the state will spend more than half of its $75 million share from a nearly $3 ...

Cincinnati raises parking rates again to offset deficit

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati continues to raise parking rates to balance the city's budget despite complaints from business owners and residents. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports city officials raised parking rates last week for the third consecutive year. Parking is expected to produce $5 ...

US Rep. Jordan denies claims he knew of Ohio State sex abuse

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said on Wednesday he never knew of sexual abuse by a now-dead doctor who examined wrestlers Jordan helped coach decades ago at Ohio State University. Jordan, speaking to reporters at a July Fourth rally in Fremont, repeatedly denied claims by ...

Shooting suspect injured in exchange of gunfire with police

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man suspected of shooting at his ex-girlfriend later exchanged gunfire with police and was wounded. Marion police say the city police officer and a Marion County sheriff's deputy involved weren't hurt in that street confrontation Tuesday evening in ...

Ohio official says e-school’s founder should repay millions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Ohio seeks to recover over $60 million from a giant online charter school that closed, the attorney general says the school founder and his two businesses should be on the hook for that public funding. Founder Bill Lager's for-profit companies were paid to provide ...

Payday loans, guns among stalled issues at Ohio Statehouse

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Legislature is on summer break after a flurry of activity that included passage of dozens of bills, many sent to the governor, and a few key proposals left in limbo. The pace of the action was accelerated because ...

Trucker dies in fiery collision on I-84 in southern Idaho

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio truck driver was killed in a fiery explosion when two tractor-trailers collided on Interstate 84 in southern Idaho. The Idaho Transportation Department says all lanes of I-84 east of Twin Falls have reopened following Tuesday's collision that ...

Police: Mom drove over baby in car seat in apparent accident

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police near Cincinnati say the mother of a 10-month-old girl sat her down in a car seat on a driveway and then apparently forgot she was there and backed a vehicle over the child, who later died. Police say it appears to be a tragic accident that occurred midday Tuesday in ...

Columbus opens learning center with ‘Smart City’ message

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital wants to get smart — and it's launched an interactive learning center to get people to buy in. The Smart Columbus Experience Center opened to the public Saturday. The showroom-style gallery, located in a reclaimed ...

Ohio bill seeks to require notification on transgender kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill introduced in the Ohio House would require state teachers and school counselors to notify parents whose children identify as transgender. The Dayton Daily News reports the bill sponsored by two southwest Ohio Republicans seeks to give parents the right to ...

University trying to save its iconic ash trees from borers

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Miami University is attempting to save some of its most iconic ash trees on its idyllic southwest Ohio campus from the destructive emerald ash borer. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports more than 650 ash trees have been infected by the invasive beetle that has ...

Black Ohio lawmaker files complaint over security treatment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A black Ohio lawmaker who says security at the Statehouse has inappropriately stopped her has filed a complaint with the state Civil Rights Commission. The Columbus Dispatch reports Rep. Emilia Sykes, a 32-year-old Akron Democrat in her second term, says she filed the ...

Store fires worker for message on homeless woman’s cup

CINCINNATI (AP) — An employee at a downtown Cincinnati Dunkin' Donuts who wrote a disparaging message on a homeless woman's cup has been fired. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the disjointed message was first posted on Instagram by a customer and then shared on Facebook by others. It says: ...