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Ohio candidate raises cash to uncapped fund

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrat Nan Whaley is using a re-election campaign fund for Dayton mayor that's not subject to state contribution limits to raise money for her 2018 bid for Ohio governor. A notice on Whaley's campaign website informing potential ...

Ohio judge rejects motion to dismiss charges against officer

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Jury selection began Thursday under tight restrictions after a judge rejected a defense motion to dismiss charges in the retrial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist. Attorneys for former University of ...

Ohio watchdog faults Ohio agency for handling of IT contract

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state investigation has cleared a now-retired state administrator but found her department violated rules in awarding a state information-technology contract. The Columbus Dispatch reported (http://bit.ly/2rYfhDX) Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer's finding ...

Emirati man detained over terror fears sues Ohio hotel, cops

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Emirati man who was detained by police at an Ohio hotel after a clerk heard him speaking Arabic and thought he was pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group sued the hotel chain, police and others, claiming he was the victim of an "unjustified SWAT-style ...

Ohio tornadoes damage businesses, interrupt graduation

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Tornadoes that swept through southwest Ohio tossed drainage pipes through the glass windows of a motorcycle shop and heavily damaged a handful of homes. Authorities say there are no reports of serious injuries from the storm Wednesday night. Suspected tornado damage ...

Demolition begins on historic Ohio home built in the 1830s

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A historic 1830s-era home known as the Mother Thompson House will be demolished for a new home to be built on its spacious lot. Owner Greg Rand told the Times Gazette of Hillsboro (http://bit.ly/2pT0Z6a) his original plan was to build a new home inside the original ...

Court schedules 2nd execution attempt for Ohio killer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set a new execution date for a convicted killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009. The court last week scheduled the lethal procedure for death row inmate Romell Broom for June 17, 2020. Broom was sentenced to die for ...

Man crawls to safety 4 days after falling from cliff

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Firefighters in Ohio say a man who fell from a cliff and spent four days in a ravine was rescued after he crawled 300 yards (274 meters) to a country club, despite having broken both his legs and arms. WJW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2qQOzhe ) the man was found Monday in ...

Police say alleged bank robber, customer exchange gunfire

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a bank robber and a bank customer exchanged gunfire during a robbery. No arrests were made and police in Colerain Township in suburban Cincinnati were searching for the suspect and an accomplice after the Monday morning robbery. Police say bank employees ...

Report says 2 Ohio back-up dancer brothers safe after blast

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says twin brothers from Ohio who are backup dancers for singer Ariana Grande are safe after the deadly blast following Grande's concert in northern England. WCMH-TV in Columbus reports (http://bit.ly/2rcqjZT ) brothers Brian and Scott Nicholson are shaken up ...