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WW II veteran gets high school diploma 74 years later

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A 94-year-old World War II veteran from Ohio is celebrating Memorial Day with a high school diploma. Circleville High School honored Robert Lockard at its graduation ceremony Sunday. Lockard was a student at Circleville who would have graduated in 1944, but he ...

99-year-old wows with art show at senior residence

By JAVONTE ANDERSON, The Blade SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — John Cook takes a sip of his white wine as he describes the portrait hanging on the wall. Cook remembers the scene like it was yesterday: three fishermen on a boat in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Each painting tells a story, representing ...

Judge wants state, US EPA to take lead on Lake Erie algae

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge overseeing a lawsuit in Ohio says he wants state and federal regulators to take serious steps to find and implement solutions to Lake Erie's persistent algae problem instead of leaving the issue to the courts. U.S. District Judge James Carr met earlier ...

Condemned killer blames attack on ‘homosexual panic’

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer is asking the Ohio Parole Board for mercy, saying he experienced a "homosexual panic" of self-revulsion before killing a man he picked up at a bar more than 30 years ago. Death row inmate Robert Van Hook was ...

Ex-police chief pleads guilty to stealing from dead man

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a former Ohio police chief and coroner's investigator has pleaded guilty to stealing money from a dead man while removing his body from a home. The Attorney General's Office says 42-year-old Richard Jamrozik, of Campbell, pleaded guilty Thursday in ...

Deputy shoots, wounds man on interstate in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — A sheriff's deputy has shot and killed a man who witnesses say crashed his car and began attacking people who had stopped to help him on an interstate in Cleveland. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Medical Examiner's Office on Friday identified the man as 33-year-old ...

Case worker: Mom delayed shooting report, hoped to keep guns

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A social worker says the Ohio mother of an 8-year-old boy who repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister delayed reporting it and seeking medical help because she was afraid they would lose the firearms they use to hunt for food. The Ashland Times-Gazette reports the case ...

Ohio toddler dies a day after being struck in street race

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A toddler has died a day after police say she and her mother were struck by two Florida teenagers who were street racing. John Reisinger of Tampa told the Tampa Bay Times that his niece's 21-month-old daughter Lillia died Thursday. The girl's mother, 24-year-old Jessica ...

Kasich to address graduates of Harvard Kennedy School

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich is delivering the spring graduation address at the Harvard Kennedy School. The former presidential candidate addresses the school of government's class of 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Wednesday. Kasich's focus on national policy ...

Plea agreement for Ohio man tied to gun that killed police

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A court filing indicates a plea agreement has been reached for a man charged with providing the gun used to kill two central Ohio police officers. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Gerald Lawson, of suburban Cleveland, bought the handgun that 31-year-old Quentin Smith ...