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Dog finds adult human skull out in wooded area

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a family dog in Ohio brought a human skull home. Madison Township Police Chief Matthew Byers says the dog found the skull around 2 p.m. Monday in a wooded area in Madison Township. Police responded to the area with cadaver dogs and found the rest of the body ...

Ohio House vote set to resolve impasse over next speaker

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The paralyzed Ohio House has scheduled a vote Wednesday that could bring its nail-biting speakership impasse to an end. Law-making in the state has been at a standstill for weeks, as House Republicans spar over who ...

Ohio Democrats give chairman new 4-year term

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democratic Party chairman David Pepper has been unanimously re-elected as head of the state party for the next four years. The former Cincinnati councilman and Hamilton County commissioner has led the party since early 2015 after losing a bid to unseat Republican ...

Teen girl struck, killed after truck veers off road

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say the driver of a truck that veered off a busy street striking and killing a 17-year-old female pedestrian was impaired. Maddisan Chase, of Eastlake, was struck Tuesday afternoon and died at a hospital. Eastlake police say 26-year-old Eric Dean Jones ...

Singing Ohio inmates connect with ill South African children

By PATRICK COOLEY, The Columbus Dispatch MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — For a few brief minutes each month, two groups of very different people are able to bridge the thousands of miles between them and the life-altering circumstances that bind them. A flat-screen TV and a Skype connection links ...

Ohio waste district educates residents on proper recycling

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio solid waste district has launched a campaign to teach residents proper recycling techniques because of a growing amount of contaminated recyclables. Christie Snyder is a spokeswoman for the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Solid Waste District in northeastern Ohio. ...

Demonstrators oppose plan to demolish closed Toledo church

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Politicians, residents and community activists are fighting a plan to demolish a long-shuttered Roman Catholic church in Ohio. Demonstrators urged the Diocese of Toledo on Saturday to reconsider its decision to tear down St. Anthony Church, once the parish home for many ...

Lawyer for Ohio terrorism suspect seeks reduced sentence

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A reduced prison sentence is appropriate for an Ohio man who tried to help the Islamic State group, a defense attorney argued ahead of a June 7 sentencing, citing the defendant's youth, his remorse and his mental health ...

Ohio medical marijuana program to bring $11 million in fees

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says Ohio's medical marijuana program will bring in about $11 million in fees even before the system is up and running. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that figure includes about $5.2 million in non-refundable application fees already collected from more than ...

Columbus workers start signing up for free bus passes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Workers in downtown Columbus have begun signing up for free bus passes under a program aimed at boosting bus usage to address traffic and parking issues in Ohio's capital city. The Central Ohio Transit Authority approved what's known as CPASS in March. The $4.5 million ...