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Tue. 10:04 a.m.: College preps medical marijuana testing lab, related courses

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Hocking College in southeastern Ohio says it is preparing to start testing medical marijuana in a new laboratory and plans to offer related courses to students interested in cannabis. The two-year technical college in Nelsonville has received a provisional license ...

Mon. 1:43 p.m.: Jail inmate who escaped from ambulance back in custody

MEDINA (AP) — Police say an inmate who jumped out of the back of an ambulance in Ohio is back in custody. The Medina County Sheriff's Department says 22-year-old Joshua Bragg was at Cleveland Clinic-Medina Hospital on Sunday evening when he unbuckled himself from an ambulance and ran away. ...

Mon. 11:31 a.m.: Warren shooting victim identified

WARREN - The woman found shot to death Sunday near Deemer Park has been identified as 28-year-old Brittany Denise May of Hamilton Street SW, Warren, according to a Warren police report. May was found at about 6:15 a.m. by a nurse who was on his way to work, the report states. The nurse ...

Sun. 6:48 p.m.: March honors Warsaw’s Jews, activist who warned of genocide

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israel's ambassador to Poland joined hundreds of Warsaw residents today in recalling the first mass deportations of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto and in honoring a Jewish activist who took his own life while despairing over the world's indifference to the Holocaust. The ...

Sun. 5:22 p.m.: Body of woman, shot to death, found near Deemer Park

WARREN — Police continue to investigate the shooting death of a woman whose body was found about 6 a.m. today near the Reserve Avenue S.W. overpass at Raiders Path next to Deemer Park. A passer-by reported that a bloodied black woman “sprawled on the roadway,” according to 911 reports. ...

Sun. 5:07 p.m.: Ohio patrol, 5 other states’ police focus on Move Over law

COLUMBUS — Ohio's State Highway Patrol and state police in five other states are focusing on enforcement of the Move Over law. The law requires drivers approaching any vehicles with flashing or rotating lights that are parked on the roadside to move over to an adjacent lane. Motorists ...

Fri. 1:49 p.m.: Man sentenced to prison over fake airport bomb threat

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who called in a bomb threat to an airport so he wouldn't miss his flight has been sentenced to four months in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 40-year-old Dana Carter, of Dayton, was sentenced Thursday for his calls to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky ...

Fri. 11:30 a.m.: Rep. Ryan supports legalizing pot

U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, supports legalizing marijuana. He is co-sponsor to a bill, the Marijuana Justice Act of 2018, that would, in part, eliminate federal penalties for possessing and consuming marijuana and remove the schedule I designation from the the plant. The bill would ...

Fri. 9:27 a.m.: Ohio’s unemployment rate increases in June

COLUMBUS (AP) — State officials say Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has increased from May to June. The state's unemployment rate rose from 4.3 percent in May to 4.5 percent last month. The rate stood at 5.1 percent in June 2017. The national rate was 4 percent in June, up ...

UPDATE: Fri. 9:23 a.m.: Two more bodies recovered after boat sinks

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say divers have found two more bodies after a duck boat carrying tourists capsized in southwest Missouri, bringing the death toll to 13. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace says four others remain missing this morning after the accident on Table ...

Fri. 8:53 a.m.: Democrats wrestle with election-year message on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered on by a handful of activists, liberal House Democrats announced outside the Capitol that they were forming a caucus to push for "Medicare for All" — shorthand for government-financed health care. At the same time Thursday, Democratic senators were introducing a ...

Fri. 8:37 a.m.: Death toll rises in capsizing of Missouri duck boat

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — At least 11 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists capsized and sank on a lake during a thunderstorm in a country music mecca in southwest Missouri, the sheriff said. The Stone County Sheriff's office said early this morning that six people ...

Fri. 8:26 a.m.: Trump ready to hit all Chinese imports with tariffs

President Donald Trump has indicated that he's willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs, sending U.S. markets sliding before the opening bell this morning. In a taped interview with the business channel CNBC, Trump said "I'm willing to go to 500," referring roughly to the ...

Thu. 9:34 a.m.: EU preparing to hit back if US puts tariffs on car imports

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says today it is already preparing measures to retaliate against the United States if President Donald Trump puts tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. The auto industry is a big employer and exporter in Europe, and the new tariffs could hit the region ...

Thu. 8:55 a.m.: Injuries reported in blast a Pennsylvania Army depot

LETTERKENNY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an explosion at an Army depot in Pennsylvania has left some workers injured. Letterkenny Army Depot officials say the blast occurred around 7:15 a.m. today. They posted on social media that the "incident is contained" and won't affect depot operations ...

Thu. 8:49 a.m.: Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation today that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities. The government says the bill, passed in the early morning hours, will merely enshrine into ...

Thu. 8:36 a.m.: Putin chides Trump’s opponents, calls summit a success

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin today called his first summit with President Donald Trump a success — but warned that Trump's opponents in the U.S. are hampering any progress on what they discussed, such as limiting their nuclear arsenals or ending the Syrian war. In his ...