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Man convicted of causing fatal crash amid suicide attempt

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man has been convicted of aggravated murder for causing a fatal crash in suburban Cleveland while trying to kill himself. Cleveland.com reports that 50-year-old Mark Rafter, of Brooklyn, was found guilty Wednesday. Prosecutors say Rafter was driving nearly 100 mph down ...

Loss of sponsor could close Ohio e-school of 12K students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The sponsor of one of the nation's largest online charter schools says it's cutting that tie, which could halt the Ohio e-school's operations for its roughly 12,000 students within days. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow's staff and students already knew it might ...

2 men charged in fatal shooting of 9-year-old girl at home

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two young men have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Cincinnati girl who was killed during a reported home invasion nearly a year ago. Authorities say 18-year-old Azuriah Hoskins Jr. and 19-year-old Ke'von Smith were being held Wednesday on murder charges ...

Tom Luken, Democratic power player in Cincinnati, dies at 92

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Ohio congressman and Cincinnati mayor who was a Democratic force in a decades-long political career and known for mentoring young politicians such as Jerry Springer has died. Thomas Luken was 92. Luken's son, Charlie Luken, told reporters that his father passed ...

Coal executive’s ‘wish list’ finds success under Trump

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the Trump administration, the head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and mine safety regulations. "We ...

Campus sued over security cost for white nationalist’s visit

By DAN SEWELL and KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — White nationalist Richard Spencer's campus tour organizer is suing the University of Cincinnati's president, saying the school wouldn't rent space for Spencer to speak on campus unless a nearly $11,000 security fee was ...

Lawmaker touts life change since his impaired driving arrest

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker seeking re-election after being convicted of impaired driving says he hasn't had a drink since his early morning arrest 10 months ago. Republican state Rep. Wes Retherford, of Hamilton, tells the Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News that he has made ...

Dennis Kucinich files paperwork to run for Ohio governor

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and DAN SEWELL, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Cleveland mayor and U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich filed paperwork Monday indicating plans to join the race to become Ohio's next governor. The outspoken liberal Democrat's filing with the Ohio Secretary of State's ...

Police officer sentenced for drinking alcohol at gun range

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati police officer has pleaded guilty to a probation violation of drinking alcohol during firearms training at a gun range. WXIX-TV reports the judge told 46-year-old Officer David Jenkins "you need to get a handle on it," before sentencing him Monday to continue ...

Inmate, sheriff’s deputy injured amid fight at youth jail

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a sheriff's deputy and a juvenile inmate suffered cuts during a fight at a youth jail in Cleveland. Officers quickly responded to the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center late Monday after a report of a disturbance. A county spokeswoman says 12 inmates were ...