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Gas pipeline explosion kills man doing maintenance work

NAVARRE, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff's office says a natural gas pipeline explosion in Ohio killed a man doing maintenance work. The explosion Monday killed a Columbia Gas Transmission pipeline worker and caused a large gas leak just south of Canton that forced authorities to evacuate the ...

Lawyers seek to question neo-Nazi website publisher’s family

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawyers suing a neo-Nazi website's publisher asked a federal judge Monday for court-ordered permission to question the man's relatives about his whereabouts. Private investigators believe The Daily Stormer's publisher, Andrew ...

Ohio State denies request for white nationalist speaker

By DAKE KANG, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio State University has denied a request to rent space for an appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer, citing risks to public safety. An attorney representing Ohio State said in a letter sent Friday that the university consulted with ...

Court won’t review death sentence in prison riot murders

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't reconsider the case of a death row inmate convicted in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in Ohio. Forty-eight-year-old Keith LaMar was convicted of aggravated murder in 1995 for the deaths of five inmates during ...

Police say they fatally shot man who pointed gun at them

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man who pointed a gun at two Ohio police officers investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle has been fatally shot by them. Morain police Chief Craig Richardson says police shot Jamarco McShann on Friday in the Dayton suburb. Richardson says the ...

Cop pleads not guilty to sexual battery of 13-year-old boy

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer charged with the sexual battery of a 13-year-old boy when she was a teacher's aide at an elementary school before becoming an officer has pleaded not guilty. A Cleveland Municipal Court judge on Friday ordered Officer Maria Velez to have no contact ...

College to offer sensitivity training after anti-LGBT flyer

By DAKE KANG, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland State University says it will create an advisory committee and offer more sensitivity training after officials were criticized for their response to a flyer that urged LGBT students to kill themselves. The school said Friday in a ...

Workers at Fuyao auto glass plant in Ohio eye union election

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) — Workers for a Chinese glass maker in southwest Ohio are trying to form a union. The employees of Fuyao (foo-YOW') Glass America Inc. facility in Moraine filed their request for a representation election with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday. It cites a ...

US Navy Blue Angels to headline air show in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fighter jet performance team is set to headline an annual air show in Ohio next year. A Vectren Dayton Air Show release Thursday said the Blue Angels will return to the show June 23 and June 24 at Dayton International Airport for the first time ...

University of Akron pledged $20M from Quaker Oats heiress

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — University of Akron officials say the estate of a Quaker Oats Company heiress has pledged $20 million to the school with most of the money paying for scholarships. University President Matthew Wilson announced the school's largest-ever donation Thursday. The gift is from ...

Ohio city councilman arrested, charged with assault

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city councilman running for re-election has been arrested following a confrontation with a local activist. Social media posts indicate the confrontation happened during a candidate talent show Thursday night at a bar in Toledo. Thirty-three-year-old Julian Mack ...

Sitter who fed Xanax to toddler who later died gets prison

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio baby sitter who gave the anti-anxiety drug Xanax to a toddler before leaving to go shop and meet a friend at the movies has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the child's death. Thirty-two-year-old Summer Shalodi apologized Thursday in a Lorain County ...

Family sues natural healing center after Ohio man’s death

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of a man who died while being treated for pneumonia at a natural healing center in Ohio are suing the store's owner and employees. Family members say in a lawsuit filed this week that the center's owner led the 64-year-old ...

Parole board rejects condemned Ohio inmate’s mercy request

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Parole Board on Friday rejected a request for mercy from a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board's 11-1 ...

P&G 1Q results top Wall Street view as revenue climbs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble, still counting shareholder votes in a recent fight with activist investor Nelson Peltz for control in its board room, edged out Wall Street expectations in its first quarter. Revenue for the world's biggest consumer products company were driven by ...

Suspect in fatal shootings of 4, including boy, is indicted

By LISA CORNWELL and KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A man suspected in the deadly shootings of a 7-year-old boy and three other family members and a related non-fatal stabbing was indicted Wednesday on charges including aggravated murder and attempted murder. Arron ...

GOP US Rep. Tiberi to resign by January, lead business group

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A senior Republican congressman from Ohio is resigning his seat to take the helm of a business policy group back home. In an announcement Thursday, U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (TEE'-behr-ee) says he has not decided on an exact departure ...

Men help stop teen suspected in ex-girlfriend stabbing

WHITEHALL, Ohio (AP) — Three men are being credited for helping stop a 16-year-old boy suspected of stabbing his ex-girlfriend more than 20 times in Ohio. Scott Bryant and Kenneth Kosobud tell the Columbus Dispatch they were driving home from work in Whitehall around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when ...

Police: Gun found on 3rd-grader at Ohio elementary school

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say a gun has been found on a third-grader who told authorities he'd been bullied at a southwest Ohio elementary school. Middletown police say the gun was found Monday on a 9-year-old boy after a teacher noticed a bulge in his pocket. Police say the boy grabbed ...

Sexual harassment training required for Ohio state senators

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate president says all state senators will be required to receive sexual harassment training after one of their members resigned this week after allegations of inappropriate behavior. Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB'-hawf) told reporters Wednesday that he ...