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Officer hurt when driver hits police cruiser along highway

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a central Ohio officer helping a stranded motorist suffered minor injuries when a suspected impaired driver hit his parked cruiser on the right berm of a highway. Columbus police say the impact from the Saturday night crash on Interstate 670 activated the air ...

Cleveland State gets $1M to create entrepreneurship lab

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland State University has received $1 million to create a collaborative, interdisciplinary learning laboratory to foster creative thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship. The gift from industrial property developer Weston Inc. will be used to create the Weston ...

Advocates seek tiny home solution for Akron’s homeless

By DOUG LIVINGSTON, Akron Beacon Journal AKRON, Ohio (AP) — There's a big man living illegally in a tiny house somewhere in the woods near downtown Akron. At 6-foot-3-inches tall and sometimes seen smiling beneath a green John Deere ball cap, Ethan "Country" Bruner, 25, is more gentle than ...

Cleveland pays $375,000 to settle police shooting lawsuit

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has agreed to pay $375,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed a white Cleveland police officer shot and wounded an unarmed black man who was trying to surrender while lying face down in a garage. Court documents show that a ...

End of days comes for Ohio man’s ‘zombie Nativity’ scene

CINCINNATI (AP) — A ghoulish holiday tradition outside of Cincinnati will soon come to a close after an Ohio man said he won't put up his "zombie Nativity" scene after this year. Sycamore Township's Jasen Dixon said he originally wasn't planning to install the display this Christmas ...

Ohio appeals court orders release of juror questionnaires

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio appeals court on Wednesday ruled that a judge should release jury questionnaires used for the second trial of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist. The three 1st District Court of Appeals judges ...

Goodyear blows up new home for airship: an inflatable hangar

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Morning commuters on a Southern California highway were greeted Wednesday by a huge structure that wasn't there the night before. In a matter of hours overnight, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. raised a giant inflatable hangar that will be the permanent home of one of ...

Rock Hall 2018 class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and ...

Oberlin College seeks dismissal of business’ lawsuit

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — Oberlin College wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that claims student protests after a 2016 shoplifting incident hurt business at a bakery near the Ohio school's campus. The Chronicle-Tribune in Elyria reports the motion filed last week disputes allegations made by ...

Bill banning Down syndrome abortions heads to Ohio governor

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislation making it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion if the fetus might have Down syndrome has cleared its final legislative hurdle in Ohio and is headed to the governor. Several other states have considered ...

Ohio court again sides with cities in traffic camera ruling

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court sided with cities again in their dispute with the state over traffic cameras, ruling Wednesday that an earlier decision upholding use of the cameras applies to two more cities. It's the fourth time the state's ...

Christmas in Ohio: Nutcrackers, Victorian village, Nativity

By The Associated Press Six-foot-tall nutcrackers, a life-size Nativity display and a Dickens Victorian Village: These are some of the ways Ohio says "Merry Christmas!" DICKENS VICTORIAN VILLAGE About 13 years ago, Bob Ley and his wife drove from their hometown of Cambridge, Ohio, to see the ...

2 females accuse ‘safe ride’ taxi driver of sex assault

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Police say the driver who ran the "Sherman's Safe Ride" taxi service for students at Ohio's Miami University is accused of sexually assaulting two female students in his vehicle. Police in Oxford, which is home to the university, say 38-year-old Sherman Jackson II has ...

Rendell endorses Democrat Connie Pillich for Ohio governor

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Connie Pillich got the backing of former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday, and the two plan on hitting the campaign trail. The Democratic stalwart's backing could be an important asset to ...

Ohio adult, youth prison agencies merging office functions

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The agencies that oversee adult and youth prisons in Ohio want to move to a single headquarters to improve efficiency and boost collaboration by merging back-office functions like payroll. The Department of Rehabilitation and ...

Execution date in 2022 set for man who killed police officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date nearly five years in the future for a man sentenced to death for killing a Cleveland police officer. Quisi (QWEE'-zee) Bryan was convicted of shooting officer Wayne Leon in 2000 at a Cleveland gas station after the ...

12 governors urge Congress to fund children’s health program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Twelve governors of both parties are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible. The recommendation involving the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, came in a letter to congressional leaders ...

Rep. Renacci asserts Trump support in gubernatorial bid

By DAN SEWELL and JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Congressman Jim Renacci chose a female former Procter & Gamble Co. executive as his Republican running mate for Ohio governor on Monday, while asserting his continued support for President Donald Trump. Renacci, a ...

Spurned medical marijuana applicant pushes new pot issue

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A high-profile proponent of marijuana legalization who was spurned as an applicant for a medical marijuana grower's license announced plans on Monday for a 2018 Ohio ballot issue to legalize the sale and possession of ...

Cincinnati police say 2 killed in early morning violence

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati say two people have been died after an early morning shooting. Police responded at around 1 a.m. EST Monday in the city's Roselawn neighborhood after a call of a shooting and a crashed vehicle. One adult was pronounced dead at the scene and another ...