Ohio News

Baby giraffe born at Columbus Zoo

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has a new giraffe. The zoo announced 8-year-old Zuri delivered a calf early Tuesday. The sex of the calf has not been released. The delivery was captured on a National Geographic webcam. In July, the zoo said Zuri and 6-year-old Cami were ...

New center at university to fight algal blooms

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A national research effort aimed at protecting freshwater lakes from toxic algal blooms will be led by a new center in Ohio. Bowling Green State University announced in a release Monday that it's been awarded a $5.2 million grant from the National Institute of ...

Sen. Lindsey Graham to campaign in Ohio for GOP candidates

CINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is coming to Ohio to campaign for GOP candidates in two races in the Nov. 6 election. The South Carolina Republican is scheduled to be in Cincinnati on Tuesday to rally support for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine and for incumbent U.S. Rep. ...

Police: Van strikes bicyclist who dies

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Police say a van has struck and killed a bicyclist in northeast Ohio. Lorain police say the van collided with a man on a bicycle around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and then ran off the road and struck a row of trees. Police said the bicyclist who died from his injuries has been ...

Man convicted in future mother-in-law’s slaying sentenced

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man found guilty of fatally stabbing and shooting his future mother-in-law five days before he was supposed to marry her daughter has been sentenced in Ohio to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 33 years. A judge on Monday sentenced 21-year-old Jeffrey ...

Halloween venue hosts ‘Swastika Saturday’ on day of shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Halloween venue in Ohio that held a "Swastika Saturday" the day a gunman opened fire at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh killing 11 said "we screwed up big time." Haunted Hoochie in Pataskala put out a Facebook promotional post that day referring to "Swastika ...

Veterans’ lives, experiences celebrated at new Ohio museum

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Step lightly between two facing mirrors at a first-of-its-kind museum honoring and celebrating the experiences of military veterans, and it takes your breath away. Behind and in front of you, as far as the eye can see, are folded ...

VP Pence to campaign in Ohio for governor, House candidates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans a campaign stop in Ohio on behalf of two GOP candidates in tight elections. The Ohio Republican Party says Pence will attend a get out of the vote rally Wednesday in Mansfield on behalf of Republican Mike DeWine, running for governor, and ...

Ohio governor orders flags lowered after synagogue shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has ordered flags lowered to half-staff following a gunman's attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 people. The governor's announcement came after Saturday's shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill ...

Fired Ohio St assistant Smith pleads guilty to lesser charge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fired Ohio State assistant football coach Zach Smith has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct and an Ohio court issued a three-year protective order that keeps him away from his ex-wife. Smith had been facing a criminal trespass charge stemming from ...