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News groups push ahead in bid for gunman’s school records

CINCINNATI (AP) — News organizations seeking school records of a gunman who killed nine people in Dayton have appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court after a lower court rejected their bid for access to the files. The organizations filed a notice of appeal Monday over the decision by three 2nd ...

Is Ohio in play? GOP tilt working against Democrats

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chris Gagin says he hasn't changed much politically, even as so much around him has. The attorney from rural Belmont County, Ohio, became a Republican in 2013 after Democrats embraced environmental policies that he believed were ...

2 killed in Columbus collisions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two people have been killed and two seriously injured in collisions in a Columbus intersection. Police in central Ohio say the driver of a Toyota Camry and a female passenger were dead at the scene, while another female passenger had life-threatening injuries after the ...

Sen. Sherrod Brown to deliver Ohio State University address

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is set to deliver the commencement address at Ohio State University. The school announced Tuesday that Brown will speak to 3,600 students graduating this December at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. The three-term Democratic Ohio senator is ...

State seeks nominations for Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Aging is accepting nominations for the state's Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. It honors current or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their communities, professions or vocations. The ...

Otterbein alum to sing national anthem for Democratic debate

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Otterbein University alumnus who's been featured on Broadway will perform the national anthem before Tuesday evening's Democratic presidential debate on the campus. Jordan Donica is a 2016 graduate of the school's Musical Theatre and Dance program. The ...

5 Democratic candidates highlight Ohio party dinner

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Democratic Party's national leader and five of its presidential candidates will highlight the Ohio Democratic Party's annual state dinner. State Democrats say Sunday's dinner at the Greater Columbus Convention Center will feature national chairman Tom Perez and ...

Goat rams through sliding glass door, naps inside bathroom

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio homeowner never envisioned becoming semi-famous because of a goat butting its way into her home and taking a nap in her bathroom. "This is the most random story in the world," Jennifer Keathley said Tuesday, breaking out into ...

Best-selling ice cream flavor back in production

CINCINNATI (AP) — A week-long ice cream flavor shortage has come to a sweet end. Cincinnati-based Graeter's Ice Cream announced Tuesday that it will begin producing its most popular ice cream flavor, Black Raspberry Chip, again. WLWT-TV reports the shortage stemmed from an ice cream ...

Court denies convicted school shooter’s appeal of sentence

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio appeals court has denied a convicted school shooter's sentencing appeal and affirmed his convictions. A three-judge panel of Ohio's Second District Court of Appeals found the trial judge acted properly in Ely Serna's sentencing. Serna pleaded guilty to charges ...

No more “king” or “queen” at Ohio school

MILFORD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school has elected two female students as its homecoming royalty instead of having a male king and female queen. Students Abbey Stropes and Trinity Miller were elected to the top spots of Milford High School's homecoming court at Friday night's football ...

GOP Ohio governor’s gun plan doesn’t include ‘red-flag’ law

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's new proposals to address Ohio gun violence in the wake of the Dayton mass shooting don't include background-check requirements for gun sales or a so-called red-flag law to restrict firearms for people ...

GOP Sen. Portman: Trump wrong to ask Ukraine, China for help

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman became the fourth Republican senator to break ranks by criticizing President Donald Trump for seeking help from foreign governments to investigate a political rival. After attending an event in Columbus on Monday, Portman said that Trump asking ...

State: Over 40,000 Ohio voters avoided registration purge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say more than 40,000 Ohio voter registrations scheduled to be purged in September remained active because voters took the required actions or qualified for exemptions. The Columbus Dispatch reports Secretary of State Frank LaRose's office says 40,672 ...

Kroger, Walgreens to stop selling e-cigarettes in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping. Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreens announced Monday they would discontinue sales of e-cigarettes at their stores nationwide, citing ...

Ohio man charged with murder in police cruiser crash

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of stealing a police car near Dayton and causing a crash that killed two 6-year-old cousins has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges including murder. Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck said on Monday while announcing the charges that evidence ...

Program aims to help kids exposed to opioids before birth

By TERRY DEMIO The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — Rosie is a 13-pound 4-month-old, just shy of the average weight of babies her age. And that's a relief. "Her bottle-feeding has come a long way," said her therapist Jill Huff, eyeing the infant in a white T-shirt and pink tutu ...

Ohio man indicted for slayings of woman, daughter in 2016

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man faces murder charges for the January 2016 slayings of a woman and her teenage daughter. Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini on Friday announced the indictment of 22-year-old Kristian Davis, of Lucasville, in the fatal shooting of 48-year-old Candace Newsome ...

Report: 81 died last year during domestic violence attacks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An annual survey finds 81 people died in domestic violence confrontations in Ohio during the 12-month period ending June 30, including 53 victims and 28 perpetrators. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network analysis used media accounts to identify 60 deadly confrontations ...

Woman faces murder charge for daughter’s death in accident

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A woman whose car collided with a semi-trailer on an interstate outside Cleveland, killing one daughter and injuring another, has been charged with aggravated murder. Court records show 38-year-old Kia Ferguson, of South Euclid, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Lake ...