Ohio News

Brown pledges to be most pro-union 2020 candidate if he runs

By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Sherrod Brown brought a pro-worker message Saturday to Las Vegas casino workers who are members of what's considered Nevada's most powerful labor union, declaring that if he decides to run for president, he will be "the most ...

2 men ordered to trial in deaths of 2 Pennsylvania men

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Two men have been ordered to stand trial in the slayings of two western Pennsylvania men reported missing almost two years ago. A Somerset County district judge on Friday held 24-year-old Devon Wyrick of Columbus, Ohio, and 26-year-old Samson Washington, of Johnstown, ...

Motocross bike flies into fairground stands; 7 injured

TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a motocross bike flew into the stands at an event in Ohio and injured seven people. Officials say the bike hit elevated seats Saturday evening at the Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge. Four people, including at least one rider, were taken to ...

Expanded exhibit showcases images of border walls, fences

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A photo exhibit showcasing different barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico is reaching an expanded audience. "Up Close with U.S.-Mexico Border Barriers" was previously shown on Ohio State University's Newark campus. Photographs and maps featuring California, New ...

Veteran civil rights activist to speak in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Veteran civil rights activist, journalist and author Charles E. Cobb Jr. will be the featured speaker March 14 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. Cobb was a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the 1960s ...

Governor’s proposed gas tax increase to be formally released

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's administration is expected to formally announce his recommendation for increasing the state gas tax by 18 cents a gallon to address a revenue shortfall in spending for maintaining roads and bridges. The Republican governor said Wednesday in a ...

State patrol: Prison inmates planned possible escape, riot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says inmates at an Ohio maximum security prison were plotting "a possible escape attempt and possible riot" when the plan was interrupted. The patrol is investigating the Feb. 12 incident in which authorities confiscated three fake handguns, ...

Student abducted, killed had complained to police about man

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A woman abducted from an Ohio college campus and later fatally shot in Kentucky had complained to police about her ex-boyfriend abusing her, police records show. The Mansfield News Journal reports that the records include allegations of sexual assault, stalking, ...

Police: Pickup truck fatally hits pedestrian in crosswalk

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a driver of a pickup truck hit a pedestrian in a crosswalk in Ohio and then drove away without stopping to check on the woman, who later died from her injuries. Cincinnati police say 37-year-old Holly Burns was on her way to work when she was struck around 6:30 ...

State’s high court won’t hear appeal in baby death case

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by a former high school cheerleader charged with killing and burying her newborn baby. Lawyers for Brooke Skylar Richardson appealed to the high court after a lower court ruled doctors can testify in the Warren County ...