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Cincinnati mayor exploring 2022 Democratic bid for governor

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mayor John Cranley of Cincinnati said Friday he is exploring a run for Ohio governor in 2022. The Democrat said he thinks Ohio is "falling behind and must do better." He pointed to Cincinnati's growth and progress in recent years that have seen more riverfront development ...

Bank fires workers for stealing customer info in fraud ring

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fifth Third Bank has fired a small number of employees who stole customer information and gave it to people outside the company in what was an orchestrated fraud ring, the bank said Friday. The Cincinnati-based bank said it has identified about 100 customers who were ...

Man gets prison for selling fatal drugs to billionaire’s son

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for selling cocaine laced with heroin and fentanyl to a Greek billionaire's son who was found dead in a Cleveland hotel room. Terry Lee Christian, 36, pleaded guilty in October to charges related to selling the drugs ...

Sheriff convicted of posting confidential reports to resign

BRYAN, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff in Ohio who was convicted of posting confidential child abuse reports to the department's website and Facebook page agreed to step down in exchange for avoiding an indictment on new felony charges. Williams County Sheriff Steve Towns will resign March 17, ...

Ohio teen accused of planning explosion at school indicted

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — A teenager who planned to set off an explosive device at an Ohio high school and called police about a hoax hostage situation at a Kansas elementary school has been indicted on federal charges, prosecutors said Friday. Allen Martin ...

Trump budget targets loan program that could help Lordstown

TOM KRISHER and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration's budget proposal scraps a loan program that could help an upstart electric vehicle company's plans to reuse the now-closed General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio. In a summary of the budget for the ...

Latest clemency hearing comes amid death penalty uncertainty

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest request for mercy from a death row inmate in Ohio comes as executions have ground to a halt and the future of capital punishment in the state is being questioned by an unlikely lawmaker — the conservative ...

Hearings to resume on bill over Ohio State sex abuse scandal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio House committee is resuming hearings Tuesday on a proposal to enable survivors to sue Ohio State University under state law for decades-old sexual abuse by a team doctor. It comes a week after Gov. Mike DeWine and House Speaker Larry Householder, both ...

Man accused of shooting Cleveland officer pleads guilty

CLEVELAND (AP) — Guilty pleas were entered Monday by a man accused of shooting and injuring a Cleveland police officer with an assault-type rifle while the officer was responding to a call. Authorities say defendant Jonathan Chambers shot a man in the neck while the man was sitting in a car ...

Homeless advocate wants Ohio Supreme court to hear appeal

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A homeless advocate whose lawsuit against an Ohio city was dismissed has asked the state's Supreme Court to hear his appeal. Lawyers for Sage Lewis recently filed the notice of appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court. They argue that a Summit County Common Pleas judge ...

Police: Man fatally shot in parking lot following argument

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One man was fatally shot and two other males were injured in a parking lot in Ohio on Monday night, police said. Officers responded around 7:30 p.m. to a report of gunfire in the parking lot behind the Driving Park branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, according ...

Police : 3 killed in Ohio bar shooting

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Three people were killed in a shooting at a bar early Tuesday, police in Ohio said. Two of the people were found dead inside the bar around 2 a.m., while the body of the third person was outside on a sidewalk, police said. The shooting happened just before closing time ...

Couple accused in 2017 death of baby found in abandoned car

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio husband and wife charged in the death of their infant son found in an abandoned car nearly three years ago had their bond set at $500,000 each on Tuesday. A judge set bond for Jenna Cisneros, 34, and Jacob Cisneros, 33, in a courtroom in Toledo a day after they ...

School introduces reading while pedaling program

By KELLI WEIR The Canton Repository CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Holding the book steady with both hands, third-grader Alyssa Altieri sat back in the chair and settled in for some quiet reading. Only this was no ordinary classroom. Altieri was in Middlebranch Elementary's Read and Ride room and the ...

Police: 3-year-old injured when shots fired into Ohio home

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of several shots fired into an Ohio home from a vehicle struck and injured a 3-year-old boy on Saturday, police said. Columbus police said the child was hit with a bullet in the abdomen shortly before 1:30 p.m and was taken to a hospital in critical condition. He ...

Fire officials: Man found dead in house fire in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — One person was found dead late Saturday in a house fire in Ohio, authorities said. The fire was reported shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday at a home on the south side of Toledo, the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department reported. Smoke was visible from the two-story building ...

State patrol: Church bus crashes in Ohio; bus driver dies

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A church bus and an SUV crashed Sunday in Ohio, and the bus driver died, the State Highway Patrol said. The patrol's Lebanon post reported the crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Dixie Highway in Warren County's Franklin Township. The SUV driver was treated for minor ...

Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame seeks nominees for next class

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is seeking nominations to honor people who have continued to contribute to their communities after their military service. Nominees must be current or past Ohio residents who have been outstanding in volunteerism, advocacy, professional ...

Medical board complaint filed against Ohio State president

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Complaints against Ohio State University's president and one of its former student health directors were filed Monday with the State Medical Board of Ohio in relation to alleged sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, ...

Homeowners tear down chimney where teenager was found dead

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — The owners of a vacant home removed a chimney where a teenager was found dead two weeks ago out of respect for the boy's parents who live across the street, police said Monday. The 14-year-old boy's body was found on Jan. 13 following a three-week search. ...