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Limit of 1 ballot box per county reaches Ohio appeals court

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio secretary of state's evolving public statements and erratic actions prior to issuing a directive limiting ballot drop boxes to one per county prove his order is not reasonable, the Ohio Democratic Party's lawyer told an ...

Authorities identify driver killed by falling highway sign

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a driver killed on a Cleveland highway when a large metal sign fell on his pickup truck. The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes of Interstate 480 at the State Road exit. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a ...

Crash kills 2 university students, injures 2

DIAMOND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a single-car crash on an interstate in Ohio claimed the lives of two university students from Sierra Leone and injured two others. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the car was heading east on IR-76 in Palmyra Township shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday when ...

Marchers called for end to violence after death of girl, 8

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Family and friends of an 8-year-old Akron girl killed in a shooting last month are calling for an end to gun violence responsible for the deaths of the girl and other children in the Ohio city. Relatives of 8-year-old Mikayla Pickett organized a "Save Our Children" walk ...

Activist accused of spending donated money for personal use

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An activist is accused of spending for personal use some $200,000 in donations to what was represented as a Black Lives Matter charity. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Sir Maejor Page, previously known as Tyree Conyers-Page, is charged with one count of wire ...

Margaret Atwood honored with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Author Margaret Atwood thinks an American defiant streak is the country's defense against the kind of nightmarish totalitarian future she depicts for the United States in "The Handmaid's Tale." "I would bet on American orneriness and refusal ...

Cleveland’s Catholic Diocese welcomes new bishop

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's nearly 700,000 Roman Catholics on Monday were welcoming a new bishop from Pennsylvania during an installation Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Bishop Edward Malesic, 60, served five years as bishop of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, until Pope Francis ...

Ohio absentee ballot order halted to allow expedited appeal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court halted a judge's order directing Ohio's elections chief to allow voters to apply for absentee ballots for the November presidential election by electronic means, something sought by Democrats in the pivotal swing state. The appeals court Friday halted ...

Police: Boy dies after running onto I-90, being hit by car

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 12-year-old boy who ran onto an interstate in Cleveland was struck by a car and later died at a hospital. Police said officers were called to the eastbound lanes of I-90 at about 2:30 p.m. Friday after the accident. First responders rendered aid to ...

Grandson of Harding and lover wants president’s body exhumed

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to get the Republican's remains exhumed from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927. James Blaesing told an ...