Ohio News

Toledo backs lawsuit seeking action on Lake Erie algae

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's fourth-largest city and one of its suburbs are backing a federal lawsuit that's seeking to force action on Lake Erie's persistent algae problem. Toledo and the city of Oregon (ohr-EE'-gahn) filed a joint motion Friday in support of a lawsuit environmental groups ...

Homeless advocates oppose county-wide encampment ban in Ohio

By ANGIE WANG, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Criminalizing homelessness by banning encampments throughout a southwest Ohio county is not the answer, advocates for the homeless said Friday. Civil rights lawyer Joe Mead described as "troubling" the scope of an Ohio judge's order that ...

Democrat Richard Cordray says GOP ads in governor race false

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray demanded on Friday that Ohio television stations pull a Republican Governors Association ad alleging a consumer agency Cordray led secretly collected and left vulnerable ...

Vice president headed to Ohio to promote Trump tax cuts

CINCINNATI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Ohio next week to promote the Trump administration's tax cuts. The White House says Pence will be in Cincinnati on Tuesday. America First Policies, an organization that promotes President Donald Trump's policies, says it's ...

Ohio man gets 15 to life for killing his mother with machete

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man who confessed to killing his mother with a machete has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges. A judge in northeast Ohio's Summit County sentenced 22-year-old Jason Reeves, of Stow, to 15 years to life immediately after taking his pleas ...

Pioneering Ohio charter school operator sells off assets

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A for-profit charter school operator in Ohio that became a pioneer of the school choice movement has gotten out of the business, the Akron Beacon Journal reported . White Hat Management, founded in 2000 by Akron industrialist David Brennan, has quietly sold off the last of ...

Ohio, Kansas elections too close to call; Trump claims win

By STEVE PEOPLES and JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call on Wednesday. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless and proclaimed ...

Judge could rule on plea deal release of confessed killer

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man who confessed to a string of rapes and murders with his brother in Ohio could soon find out whether a judge will release him from prison. Attorneys for 59-year-old Nathaniel Cook say a plea deal signed nearly two decades ago requires him to be freed after he's ...

Court: State can base e-school funding on participation data

By KANTELE FRANKO and JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio had authority to calculate a giant online charter school's funding using student participation data rather than only enrollment, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in the latest blow to the ...

Charges dropped against 11-year-old shocked with stun gun

CINCINNATI (AP) — Charges have been dropped against an 11-year-old Ohio girl who was suspected of shoplifting from a supermarket when a police officer shocked her with a stun gun. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Wednesday night that stunning the girl who "posed no danger to the police" ...

Ohio Channel says its footage can’t be used in campaign ads

CLEVELAND (AP) — The head of Ohio's government TV channel says Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray shouldn't be using its footage in campaign ads, but Cordray says he'll continue doing it. Cleveland.com reports a Cordray ad launched Saturday includes three seconds of Ohio ...

Police: 1 dead in crash involving heavy machinery

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southwest Ohio say one person has died in a crash involving two vehicles and heavy machinery. Police say the crash happened around 1:30 p.m. in Reily Township. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Police haven't released the identity ...

Ohio contest could signal Democrats’ momentum for November

By STEVE PEOPLES and JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's preferred congressional candidate — and his chief legislative achievement — are about to be tested in battleground Ohio in the season's final high-stakes special election. The ...

Authorities identify man fatally shot

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was shot and died over the weekend in Ohio. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office has identified the man found shot Sunday afternoon in Huber Heights as Evan Lewis. He was hospitalized in critical condition and died later that ...

Jury recommends death in convicted killer resentencing

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jurors have recommended the death penalty in a convicted serial killer's resentencing in the slayings of two Ohio teenage girls. A Hamilton County jury in Cincinnati made its recommendation on Monday in 49-year-old Anthony Kirkland's case. Kirkland's attorney argued ...

Police: Body recovered from Lake Erie near beach

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Police say a body has been recovered from Lake Erie near a beach in suburban Cleveland. Euclid police say investigators haven't yet identified the body recovered near Arcadia Beach on Monday afternoon. They say the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Medical Examiner's ...

Cincinnati police hope new app will keep communities safe

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Police Department hopes its new phone app will help residents stay safe and better communicate with police. Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac says the free app will provide crime alerts for each of the city's neighborhoods. Eliot says residents can use the ...

Homeless disperse from downtown camp after order

CINCINNATI (AP) — Homeless people living along a busy downtown Cincinnati street have dispersed under a judge's order. There were few remnants of their encampment on a rainy Tuesday morning, a day after the order was issued. A Hamilton County judge on Monday approved the prosecutor's request ...

Hall of Fame speeches get political in Canton, Chattanooga

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Just as the demonstrations of players during the national anthem have become a means of expression for NFL players, the stage at the Hall of Fame inductions often turns into a political platform. It certainly did Saturday ...

Police: Dead woman, unconscious man found at vacant building

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say they have found a woman dead and a man unconscious behind a vacant building in southwestern Ohio. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that Middletown police Maj. Scott Reeve said officers were called Saturday morning after the two were found behind ...