Ohio News

End of days comes for Ohio man’s ‘zombie Nativity’ scene

CINCINNATI (AP) — A ghoulish holiday tradition outside of Cincinnati will soon come to a close after an Ohio man said he won't put up his "zombie Nativity" scene after this year. Sycamore Township's Jasen Dixon said he originally wasn't planning to install the display this Christmas ...

Ohio appeals court orders release of juror questionnaires

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio appeals court on Wednesday ruled that a judge should release jury questionnaires used for the second trial of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist. The three 1st District Court of Appeals judges ...

Goodyear blows up new home for airship: an inflatable hangar

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Morning commuters on a Southern California highway were greeted Wednesday by a huge structure that wasn't there the night before. In a matter of hours overnight, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. raised a giant inflatable hangar that will be the permanent home of one of ...

Rock Hall 2018 class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and ...

Oberlin College seeks dismissal of business’ lawsuit

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — Oberlin College wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that claims student protests after a 2016 shoplifting incident hurt business at a bakery near the Ohio school's campus. The Chronicle-Tribune in Elyria reports the motion filed last week disputes allegations made by ...

Bill banning Down syndrome abortions heads to Ohio governor

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislation making it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion if the fetus might have Down syndrome has cleared its final legislative hurdle in Ohio and is headed to the governor. Several other states have considered ...

Ohio court again sides with cities in traffic camera ruling

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court sided with cities again in their dispute with the state over traffic cameras, ruling Wednesday that an earlier decision upholding use of the cameras applies to two more cities. It's the fourth time the state's ...

Christmas in Ohio: Nutcrackers, Victorian village, Nativity

By The Associated Press Six-foot-tall nutcrackers, a life-size Nativity display and a Dickens Victorian Village: These are some of the ways Ohio says "Merry Christmas!" DICKENS VICTORIAN VILLAGE About 13 years ago, Bob Ley and his wife drove from their hometown of Cambridge, Ohio, to see the ...

2 females accuse ‘safe ride’ taxi driver of sex assault

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Police say the driver who ran the "Sherman's Safe Ride" taxi service for students at Ohio's Miami University is accused of sexually assaulting two female students in his vehicle. Police in Oxford, which is home to the university, say 38-year-old Sherman Jackson II has ...

Rendell endorses Democrat Connie Pillich for Ohio governor

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Connie Pillich got the backing of former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday, and the two plan on hitting the campaign trail. The Democratic stalwart's backing could be an important asset to ...