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LinkedIn, Ohio team up on job-seeking help for unemployed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is partnering with a professional networking website to make it easier for unemployed Ohioans to find jobs. Some 200,000 Ohioans receive state unemployment benefits annually. The pilot program with LinkedIn is intended to ...

Trump visits 2 key states with leaders of India, Australia

By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's run-up to the U.N. General Assembly was a dash on Sunday through two key political states with two world leaders at events that felt like his raucous campaign rallies. In Wapakoneta, Ohio, Trump and ...

Police: 4 decomposing bodies found in vacant house

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say four decomposing bodies have been found in a vacant house in Cleveland. Cleveland police say police responding to a call about a dead body in the house found the four bodies around 9 p.m. Saturday in a bedroom on the third floor of the boarded-up building. Police ...

Police: Shooting in Cleveland leaves 1 man dead, 1 injured

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a shooting in Cleveland has left one man dead and another injured. Cleveland police say the shooting happened around 11 p.m. Saturday on the city's East Side. Investigators said area residents reported seeing the two men who were shot standing in the street, ...

City argues man cannot sue over gun restrictions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city of Columbus is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to rule individuals have no right to sue the city to overturn gun restrictions. City Attorney Zach Klein argues gun rights activist Gary Witt has no legal grounds to challenge the ordinances because he hasn't been ...

Transgender group’s birth certificate suit advances in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four transgender people challenging an Ohio rule preventing people from changing the gender listings on their birth certificates have won their day in court. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Watson denied the state's request that the lawsuit filed by the ACLU, Lambda ...

Moving a man and his store proved worthy of song

By DAN HORN The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — Reginald Stroud hears the music and wishes he had never left. Leaving wasn't his choice, of course. Everyone knows that. He raised his kids here on Walnut Street, opened a martial arts studio and sold candy for two cents apiece at his ...

Missionary society to return Ohio land to Wyandotte Nation

UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A Methodist Episcopal Church missionary society is returning 3 acres held in trust for the Wyandotte Nation since members were forced from their homes in 1843. The Blade reports the property that includes a stone church and cemetery is in northern Ohio's Upper ...

Commissioners say counties should control opioid lawsuits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio county commissioners say counties should have control of any settlement money derived from lawsuits against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies. The County Commissioners Association of Ohio voted unanimously Friday to oppose giving the state attorney ...

City to pay Republican National Convention protester $50K

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for a protester arrested during the 2016 Republican National Convention says Cleveland will pay his client $50,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit. Attorney Subodh (soo-BODE') Chandra (CHAHN'-druh) says Richard Newburger in July 2016 joined fellow ...

UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

By DAVID EGGERT and SARA BURNETT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It's a union they long have ...

Exercise rehearses for the worst in city fun zone

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — On the eve of Cincinnati's boisterous annual Oktoberfest celebration, hundreds of people, some covered in fake blood, and first responders Thursday rehearsed for the worst — a terror attack in the riverside entertainment area. The ...

Police: Student accused of having loaded gun at high school

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old Ohio high school student accused of having a loaded handgun at school has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Ticqcwon Brent was arraigned Wednesday in Akron Municipal Court on charges that also include tampering with evidence and ...

State senators plan field hearings on Facebook, Google reach

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A panel of state senators is hitting the road to gather input on how the broad reach of Facebook and Google impacts average Ohioans. Republican Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB'-hawf) said Wednesday that two October hearings are planned. One will be in Cleveland and ...

More threatened voter registrations under review in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State election officials are reviewing about 1,000 more Ohio voter registrations that were flagged for cancellation during a recent purge to assure they weren't improperly deleted. Cleveland.com reports Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose's office undertook the ...

Man, young daughter killed in house fire

QUAKER CITY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a house fire has killed a 42-year-old man and his 5-year-old daughter in Ohio. The (Cambridge) Daily Jeffersonian reports those killed in the blaze in Guernsey County's Quaker City early Thursday have been identified by authorities as Steve Myers and ...

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members. On picket lines ...

Changing times: OBJ partners with Swedish watch maker

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer Football fashion plate Odell Beckham Jr. has switched watches. The Browns polarizing wide receiver has partnered with Swedish watchmaker Daniel Wellington, which introduced him Wednesday as "one of our new icons." Beckham caused a minor uproar last week by ...

Ohio AG: Purdue settlement money should be spent locally

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says any money the state receives from a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should be spent at the local level. Yost, a Republican, went "on the record" with his position at an unrelated ...

Report: Ohio conducted executions after drugmakers’ warnings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says Ohio went ahead with executions in recent years even after drugmakers threatened to cut off supplies if medications were used for lethal injection. Copies of letters obtained by The Columbus Dispatch show drugmakers warned Ohio officials going back to at ...