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Tax breaks would offer millions in tax credits to filmmakers

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio legislative proposal could double down on tax breaks for filmmakers as other states back away from such incentives. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2r1tBy4 ) the nearly $64 billion, two-year state operating budget being debated in the Ohio Senate ...

Ohioans buying Michigan medical pot ahead of rules being set

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohioans wanting medical marijuana have been crossing the border into Michigan, where some Detroit-area dispensaries will sell to out-of-staters who are issued recommendations for cannabis use months ahead of the drug becoming available in ...

Statehouse adds portraits of 7 former Ohio House speakers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Portraits of seven former Ohio House speakers have been unveiled at the Statehouse. A trio of artists painted the portraits at the request of current Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, who noted that portraits of Senate presidents already were displayed. New portraits unveiled ...

Vehicle hits youth on northeast Ohio street, killing 2 girls

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two children are dead after a vehicle struck four young people on a northeast Ohio street. WEWS-TV reports two female middle school students were killed and a seventh-grade boy was seriously hurt in the collision Sunday afternoon in Coventry Township, just south of ...

Ohio candidate raises cash to uncapped fund

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrat Nan Whaley is using a re-election campaign fund for Dayton mayor that's not subject to state contribution limits to raise money for her 2018 bid for Ohio governor. A notice on Whaley's campaign website informing potential ...

Ohio judge rejects motion to dismiss charges against officer

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Jury selection began Thursday under tight restrictions after a judge rejected a defense motion to dismiss charges in the retrial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist. Attorneys for former University of ...

Ohio watchdog faults Ohio agency for handling of IT contract

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state investigation has cleared a now-retired state administrator but found her department violated rules in awarding a state information-technology contract. The Columbus Dispatch reported (http://bit.ly/2rYfhDX) Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer's finding ...

Emirati man detained over terror fears sues Ohio hotel, cops

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Emirati man who was detained by police at an Ohio hotel after a clerk heard him speaking Arabic and thought he was pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group sued the hotel chain, police and others, claiming he was the victim of an "unjustified SWAT-style ...

Ohio tornadoes damage businesses, interrupt graduation

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Tornadoes that swept through southwest Ohio tossed drainage pipes through the glass windows of a motorcycle shop and heavily damaged a handful of homes. Authorities say there are no reports of serious injuries from the storm Wednesday night. Suspected tornado damage ...

Demolition begins on historic Ohio home built in the 1830s

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A historic 1830s-era home known as the Mother Thompson House will be demolished for a new home to be built on its spacious lot. Owner Greg Rand told the Times Gazette of Hillsboro (http://bit.ly/2pT0Z6a) his original plan was to build a new home inside the original ...

Court schedules 2nd execution attempt for Ohio killer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set a new execution date for a convicted killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009. The court last week scheduled the lethal procedure for death row inmate Romell Broom for June 17, 2020. Broom was sentenced to die for ...

Man crawls to safety 4 days after falling from cliff

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Firefighters in Ohio say a man who fell from a cliff and spent four days in a ravine was rescued after he crawled 300 yards (274 meters) to a country club, despite having broken both his legs and arms. WJW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2qQOzhe ) the man was found Monday in ...

Police say alleged bank robber, customer exchange gunfire

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a bank robber and a bank customer exchanged gunfire during a robbery. No arrests were made and police in Colerain Township in suburban Cincinnati were searching for the suspect and an accomplice after the Monday morning robbery. Police say bank employees ...

Report says 2 Ohio back-up dancer brothers safe after blast

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says twin brothers from Ohio who are backup dancers for singer Ariana Grande are safe after the deadly blast following Grande's concert in northern England. WCMH-TV in Columbus reports (http://bit.ly/2rcqjZT ) brothers Brian and Scott Nicholson are shaken up ...

Ohio pulls back unbid $71 million lottery contract request

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's lottery commission has pulled back a request for an unbid $71 million contract for the Greek company that runs the state's gambling operations. The commission wanted the state Controlling Board to approve a two-year contract with Intralot that also included ...

New rule gradually bringing corporate tax breaks to light

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Want to know how much money governments give away in corporate tax breaks? Good luck. For years, the figure has been incredibly difficult to calculate. That's because states, cities and other government units haven't been directed ...

Crash after prom in Ohio leaves 1 dead, 1 seriously injured

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio troopers say a crash involving two students on prom night killed a 17-year-old girl and seriously injured the 18-year-old driver. The State Highway Patrol says the crash happened early Sunday in Lorain County, west of Cleveland. Investigators say they think the ...

2 children believed to have been shot by mother die

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Two children who police say were shot by their mother in Ohio last week have died. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2rGwZMY ) the bodies of the 8-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy were taken from Dayton Children's Hospital to a coroner Sunday night. Police ...

Lawmaker introduces bill reducing concealed carry penalties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio legislator has introduced a bill that would reduce penalties for carrying a concealed handgun on school grounds and other gun-free sites. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2rzfTzD ) reports permit holders would not be subject to prison time under Republican Rep. John ...

Ohio House sidelines bailout of 2 FirstEnergy nuclear plants

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Opponents are praising a decision to suspend deliberations on the proposed financial rescue of Ohio's two nuclear plants, even as Akron-based FirstEnergy continues to push for the deal. House Public Utilities Chairman ...