Ohio News

Singer-songwriter John Legend headlines early voting rally

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Ohio native and singer-songwriter John Legend has headlined an early voting rally with Democrats in suburban Cincinnati. Legend co-hosted the rally with congressional candidate Aftab Pureval (AF' tab-PYUR' vawl) and other Democrats in Norwood on Sunday. Legend told the ...

Campaigning intensifies in close race for Ohio governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Campaigning in the neck-and-neck Ohio governor's race is intensifying in the run-up to Tuesday's election. Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied college students on Thursday for Democratic candidate Richard Cordray, the former federal consumer protection ...

Prosecutor: Altar girl in relationship with priest pregnant

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether a Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio responded appropriately last November when it learned that a priest for two of its parishes had taken a now-pregnant altar girl to a wedding reception last November, ...

UPS employee fired for wearing blackface as part of costume

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A UPS employee in Ohio has been fired for wearing blackface as part of her Halloween costume. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports UPS media relations manager Kim Krebs cited the company's strict policies against harassment and discrimination for the dismissal. Krebs says ...

Lake Erie’s algae bloom much less severe this year

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal researchers say the harmful algae on Lake Erie this year was relatively mild compared with past years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the algae outbreak also fell short of what scientists expected. An algae bloom began forming in June in ...

Man indicted in slaying, burning of woman’s body in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say killed a woman and then burned her body to cover up the slaying has been indicted on aggravated murder and gross abuse of a corpse charges. The Franklin County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday that 27-year-old Mohamed Abdigafar ...

Massachusetts US Senator to campaign for Ohio Democrat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is returning to Ohio to campaign on college campuses for a Democratic gubernatorial candidate criticized by President Donald Trump. Warren will headline rallies Thursday at Ohio State University in Columbus and at Ohio University ...

Officials: Students sickened eating candy-like sleep aid

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Dayton say two elementary school students were evaluated by medics after ingesting a gummy form of a sleep aid. Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli says a Belle Haven Elementary School student brought in ZzzQuil gummies to share with two ...

Candidates in heated Ohio US House race set for last debate

CINCINNATI (AP) — A veteran Republican congressman and a Democratic county official trying to unseat him in southwest Ohio are meeting in their third and last scheduled debate. Rep. Steve Chabot (SHA'-but) and Aftab (AF'-tab) Pureval (PYUR'-vawl) square off again Tuesday evening at the ...

New state law makes ticketing for distracted driving easier

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new state law now makes it easier for police to ticket drivers in Ohio for distracted driving. The law that went into effect Monday makes distracted driving a secondary offense. That means police who pull over motorists for a traffic violation could give them an ...