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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 ...

Mom, girlfriend sentenced in 5-year-old girl’s beating death

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio mother who failed to stop her girlfriend from beating to death her 5-year-old daughter and then waited hours to seek help has received a long prison sentence along with the girlfriend. Cleveland.com reports the mother, 27-year-old Tequila Crump, was sentenced to 15 ...

Ohio officials add $657M to state’s rainy day fund

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials are adding another nearly $657 million to the state's rainy day fund, a move they say was made possible by lower spending and higher tax growth than expected. The transfer of surplus dollars brings the fund's balance to nearly $2.7 billion, far exceeding ...