Ohio News

Hometown of first on moon ready to launch 50th celebration

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — A small Ohio city is shooting for the moon in celebrating its native son's history-making walk 50 years ago this month. The hometown of Neil Armstrong has expanded its usual weekend "summer moon festival" to 10 days of Apollo 11 ...

Seized North Korean ship sought for American student’s death

By JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of Otto Warmbier have filed a claim for a seized North Korean cargo ship, seeking to collect on a multimillion-dollar judgment awarded in the American college student's death. The Warmbiers filed court papers Wednesday in New York ...

Prosecutor clears 2 Cincinnati officers in July 4 shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A county prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two Cincinnati police officers after one of them shot and wounded a knife wielding man who'd called 911 to report on someone "acting wild and going crazy" at a city park. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters on ...

Police: 2 found fatally shot in SUV, 3rd victim wounded

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man and a woman have been found fatally shot inside an SUV and a third victim has been hospitalized for a gunshot wound to the head after being found in a different Cleveland neighborhood. Cleveland police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia (CHAWCH') says the 41-year-old man ...

Couple proves love is ageless at assisted living facility

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's John and Phyllis Cook are living proof love is ageless. WNWO-TV reports the couple living at retirement facility in Sylvania went to get their marriage license at the county courthouse in Toledo late last month and decided to tie the knot there and then. John ...

Lawmakers fail to meet deadline for passing state budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers failed this weekend to meet a statutory deadline for agreement on a two-year operating budget for Ohio for the first time since 2009. With time running out to meet Sunday's deadline, the Ohio Senate late Saturday night approved a 17-day stopgap measure ...

Former prisons chief is 1 of 2 new Ohio school board members

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio prisons director is one of two new appointees to the state school board that governs the Department of Education. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed Reginald Wilkinson to join the Ohio Board of Education for a term that runs through 2022. Wilkinson ...

City’s new ticket taxes to help fund arts, arena repairs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two new 5% taxes on arts, sports and entertainment ticket sales are set to take effect Monday in Ohio's capital city. One Columbus tax is expected to raise $6 million annually for arts groups. It will apply to performances and sporting events costing more than $10 a ...

Report: Texts show extent of alleged university hazing

By KEITH BIERYGOLICK The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — The student had an exam on Monday. He needed to study but was also a new member of a fraternity at Miami University. He asked another fraternity member at the Southwest Ohio college what time they would be done with an event in ...

Police: 14-year-old boy shot and killed in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy has been shot and killed in Cincinnati. Cincinnati police say the shooting occurred in the city's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood just north of downtown early Sunday morning. Police haven't identified the teen or released any details on a possible ...