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Ohio executes man convicted of back-to-back 1992 killings

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992 was executed Wednesday as family members of his victims looked on. The prison system announced the time of death for Gary ...

Police: Teen badly hurt after father makes him fight bully

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a teenage boy in Ohio was hospitalized in intensive care after his father forced him to fight a bully. Cleveland police say the father drove his 16-year-old son to a street corner last week and ordered him to fight a high school classmate who had bullied ...

New Ohio office for bicycle maker Huffy a quick ride away

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (AP) — Bicycle maker Huffy Corp. is moving to a new headquarters in Ohio, but it's only a short bike ride away. The 125-year-old company says it's moving from one Dayton suburb to another and should be settled into its new location by the end of the year. Huffy says its ...

Motorcyclist critical after crash with tow truck

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a motorcyclist suffered critical injuries when he struck a tow truck in Sycamore Township. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says the motorcyclist, 19-year-old Jackson Hanlon, of Cincinnati, unsuccessfully tried to change lanes to avoid hitting a tow ...

Prosecutor drops charges for 2 men arrested at RNC protest

CLEVELAND (AP) — Charges have been dropped against two men accused of hitting police officers during a flag-burning protest at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last year. The men, 24-year-old Dominique Knox and 38-year-old Joseph Scogin, had pleaded not guilty to striking ...

Ohio officer pulled from patrols over comments after arrest

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer is being pulled from patrol duties over comments he made following an arrest captured on a cellphone video that showed other officers kicking and punching the man. Columbus Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs says she is appalled by the inappropriate ...

Lewis, Moss, Urlacher among first-year nominees for HOF

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Star linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher and game-breaking wide receiver Randy Moss are among 11 first-year eligible players for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also part of the 108 early nominees who are eligible for the first time, having been retired for five ...

Democrats’ 1st Ohio governor debate highlights party agenda

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (AP) — Democrats used the first debate among their four candidates for governor on Tuesday to take on Republican leadership in Columbus and Washington, D.C., and to highlight their party's promises to do better at creating ...

Woman facing deportation moves into church

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman scheduled to be deported to Mexico has moved into a makeshift apartment inside a suburban Cleveland church that offered her sanctuary. The Plain Dealer reports (http://bit.ly/2xxvgQ0 ) 42-year-old Lenora Garcia, of Akron, was supposed to be ...

Ohio couple: Thief stole 15-pound pet mini pig named Spam

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police are investigating a reported break-in after a couple said someone entered their home and stole their 15-pound pet pig named Spam, jewelry, TVs, and a camera. The owners say they suspect the thief is planning to sell the miniature pig, which they say could ...

Police: Teen, child wounded by gunfire in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy have been shot in Cincinnati. Neither shooting victim has been identified after the shooting Tuesday night in the city's Mount Airy neighborhood. Police say their wounds don't appear to be life-threatening. Cincinnati ...

Retired Ohio professor sentenced for camera in locker room

CINCINNATI (AP) — A retired Ohio professor and particle physicist has received six months in jail on voyeurism and child pornography charges for placing a miniature spy camera in a women's locker room. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 77-year-old Brian Meadows was led from a Cincinnati ...

Ohio set to execute man convicted of back-to-back killings

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A condemned man prayed with his parents Wednesday morning as his scheduled execution neared for killing two people in back-to-back robberies in 1992. Death row prisoner Gary Otte was sentenced to die for the Feb. 12, ...

Court rejects Ohio killer’s age argument as execution nears

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio killer of two people lost another appeal as the state prepared to put him to death Wednesday. Gary Otte arrived at the death house in southern Ohio shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday, prisons spokeswoman JoEllen ...

Ohio man set to harvest his crop of freshwater prawns

By JD Malone, Columbus Dispatch LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — On a 40-acre patch of Fairfield County, surrounded by rolling fields of soybeans and corn, Don Maloney is about to harvest a crop that's unusual in these parts. In three ponds out behind a big white barn, more than 40,000 freshwater ...

Plane piloted by Neil Armstrong being moved for restoration

WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — An experimental aircraft flown by astronaut Neil Armstrong is going on a journey across Ohio so that the 60-year-old plane can be restored. The rare aircraft has been a fixture at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in the western Ohio city of Wapakoneta where ...

Autopsy planned for Pennsylvania boy found in Ohio pool

MASURY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an autopsy is planned for a 2-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died after being pulled unresponsive from a pool in Ohio. Sharon, Pennsylvania, police chief Gerry Smith says the boy's name isn't being released but more information should be available Tuesday. ...

Court: Apology expressing fault can’t be used in lawsuits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an apology by a medical provider that includes an admission of liability can't be used in a later lawsuit against the provider. At issue in the court's Tuesday decision was the state's "apology law," which already bars using ...

Ohio Supreme Court hears dispute on abortion clinic closure

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Government attorneys have asked the Ohio Supreme Court to uphold the state Health Department's order to shut down Toledo's last abortion clinic. The case involves one of several restrictions Ohio lawmakers have placed on abortion clinics in recent years. The court on ...

Female governor candidates abound in Ohio, but can one win?

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Half of the candidates for governor in Ohio are women, but their chances of victory are looking far less than 50-50. During Labor Day weekend, two seemingly more electable Democratic men drew attentions away from three women ...