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Libertarians: Some candidates unfairly excluded from debates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Libertarian Party of Ohio says Libertarian and Green Party candidates are being unfairly excluded from gubernatorial debates. In a letter sent Monday, Libertarian Party counsel Mark Brown says upcoming debates are leaving out Libertarian Travis Irvine and Green ...

Cincinnati Zoo’s director to lead Cincinnati chicken dance

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo director will serve as this year's grand marshal of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Thane Maynard has a children's book out about the inspirational story of the zoo's successful efforts to save the prematurely born hippo Fiona. He was also in the spotlight for ...

Execution date sought for convicted Ohio prison riot killer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to set an execution date for an inmate sentenced to die in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in Ohio. Forty-nine-year-old Keith LaMar was convicted of aggravated murder in 1995 for the deaths of ...

Officials: Trooper pulls unconscious driver from burning van

TROY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in western Ohio say a state trooper pulled an unconscious man from a burning van. WHIO-TV reports state police received calls about a reckless driver on Interstate 75 North in Troy Monday afternoon. Police say the van crashed into median cables before it came to ...

AP Essay: Violence meets well-traveled reporter in hometown

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Over four decades with The Associated Press, I have many times thrown clothes into a bag, withdrawn a wad of cash, and stuffed my laptop case with notebooks and pens before rushing by car or plane to a terrible event in someone else's ...

Police: Man, woman found dead with gunshot wounds

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man and a woman with gunshot wounds have been found dead in a car in Cleveland. Cleveland police say the bodies were found in the car Sunday morning in a parking lot on the city's west side. Police say the homicide unit responded around 7 a.m. to a report of ...

State: Grants to help protect firefighters from hazards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say $426,000 in grants aimed at protecting firefighters from carcinogens and other health hazards is being shared by 40 fire departments in Ohio. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation says the funding is provided under the bureau's Firefighter ...

Officials: 1 dead in apartment fire

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials in northwestern Ohio say a man has died in an apartment fire. WTOL-TV reports crews responded to the Toledo apartment building Sunday evening. Authorities say the victim was in his first-floor apartment at the time of the fire. He was taken to a hospital ...

Ohio State Fair ends contract with operator of fatal ride

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Fair has ended its relationship with a New Jersey company that operated a ride that killed a man when it broke apart in July 2017. The Columbus Dispatch reports a panel appointed by the Ohio Exposition Commission this week ousted Amusements of America, ...

Judge tosses lawsuit over Ohio State student’s killing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by the family of a slain Ohio State University student that claimed the state of Ohio failed to supervise the man eventually convicted of killing her. The Ohio Court of Claims ruled last week the state is immune from liability in ...