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Report: Lake oil spill in Michigan would cost nearly $2B

By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of miles of Great Lakes shoreline would be spoiled under a worst-case scenario oil spill in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac, scientists reported Thursday. The cost of a doomsday spill could be as high as $1.8 billion, including $500 ...

Tire off van strikes windshield of car; kills car’s driver

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a tire came off a van, crashed through the windshield of a car and killed the car's driver on an interstate in southwestern Ohio. State Highway Patrol authorities say the crash happened shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday on I-75 near Dayton in Montgomery ...

Panel sidelines Kasich order on Lake Erie algae for study

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A panel largely appointed by Republican Gov. John Kasich has delayed immediate action on his executive order intensifying Ohio's efforts to fight toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie. The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission on Thursday agreed to further study the ...

2nd O’Connor could join race for open US House seat in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A second candidate surnamed O'Connor could soon be running for an open congressional seat in Ohio. Cleveland.com reports that a party spokesman says Matthew Brendan O'Connor is preparing to run for Ohio's 12th congressional district as a Libertarian. If he makes the ...

Event marks 155th anniversary of Ohio Civil War battle

PORTLAND, Ohio (AP) — The state's history museum is marking the 155th anniversary of Ohio's only major Civil War battle. The Saturday morning event commemorates the Battle of Buffington Island, in which the Union army chased and then cornered a Confederate cavalry commanded by General John ...

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 ...

Ohio governor to dedicate state park named for Jesse Owens

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to dedicate a new state park and wildlife area named for Olympic great Jesse Owens. The Republican governor announced the creation of the park earlier this year in his final State of the State speech. The land spans parts of Guernsey, ...

Federal judge allows open phone line during Ohio execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is allowing the use of an open phone line to his courtroom during an Ohio execution scheduled for next week. The decision by Judge Michael Merz again permits a system created last year when defense attorneys tried unsuccessfully to stop an execution ...

Woman killed when car crashes during Ohio police chase

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 35-year-old female passenger in a car that crashed while being chased by an Ohio state trooper has died. The Dayton Daily News reports the 20-second chase early Saturday in Dayton after an attempted traffic stop ended when the car struck a utility pole ...

Man found guilty in fatal Ohio Amish buggy crash

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — A man who struck an Amish buggy from behind, killing a woman and injuring three of her family members, has been found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide in Ohio. Court records show 43-year-old Steven Hunter pleaded no contest to charges Friday in western Ohio's ...

Fire officials: Man operating portable lift is electrocuted

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials in Ohio say a man operating a portable lift was electrocuted when he made contact with power lines. The Hamilton Fire Department says the man was killed shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday. The victim wasn't identified and additional details weren't immediately ...

Police: 2 killed in drive-by shooting on Ohio interstate

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say multiple shots have been fired into a car on an interstate in Cleveland, killing two people. Cleveland police didn't immediately release the identities of the two people who were killed in the drive-by shooting about 8 p.m. Saturday at an exit ramp on Interstate ...

Police say they made an ‘error’ in arresting Stormy Daniels

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against Stormy Daniels just hours after the porn star was arrested and accused of illegally rubbing undercover police officers' faces against her bare breasts during a performance at an Ohio ...

Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The house. Food on the table. Survival. Those are some of the ways workers and retirees who demonstrated in Ohio's capital Thursday described the pension payments they are fighting to protect. "It's everything, mostly, because you ...

Former model pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former model accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill the mother of her two stepdaughters has pleaded guilty in Ohio to conspiracy to commit aggravated murder and been sentenced to five years in prison. The Columbus Dispatch reports Tara Lambert, also known as ...

DNA tests link remains to teen who disappeared in 1974

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — More than four decades after a 17-year-old girl about to start her senior year was reported missing and her body was buried in an unmarked grave in Cleveland, police have launched a murder investigation to find out who killed her alongside ...

Lake Erie forecast is for smaller, significant algae bloom

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Another significant algae bloom is likely to spread through western Lake Erie this summer, but it will be smaller than the largest ones of recent years, researchers said Thursday. What they can't predict is how toxic it might be. The ...

Fire officials: Construction worker electrocuted; dies

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man working at the construction site for a new home has been electrocuted and died in southwestern Ohio. Fire Chief Dennis Conrad with the Reily Township Volunteer Fire Department says the man was framing a new house and a crane was being used to set ...

Ohio governor wants new farm rules to fight Lake Erie algae

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor is calling for regulations on thousands of farms as part of a new strategy to combat the fertilizer and manure that flows into streams and feeds persistent toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie. Gov. John Kasich signed an ...

Docs back DeWine after he reverses on Medicaid expansion

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's largest organization of doctors is backing Attorney General Mike DeWine for governor after the Republican reversed course and said he'd support, but improve, Medicaid expansion. The Ohio State Medical Association PAC cited ...