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Ohio officers included in President’s Christmas Day message

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Six police officers who responded to an Ohio mass shooting over the summer were included in the White House Christmas message released Wednesday. A one-minute video tweeted by First Lady Melania Trump shows images of the six officers as they were honored at the White ...

Rust Belt region banks on becoming hub for electric vehicles

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press The day Youngstown's steel mills began shutting down 40 years ago remains fresh in the minds of those who live in the blue-collar corner of Ohio. Community leaders don't want the recent closing of General Motors' massive assembly plant to leave that same ...

Christmas Day Ohio car crash kills 4, injures several others

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A single-vehicle crash killed four people in Ohio Wednesday morning and sent three others with critical injuries to the hospital. The fiery accident happened around 11 a.m. in Dayton, with reports saying the impact broke the car in two. A witness said the car was driving ...

Prosecutor opposes school shooter appeal to Ohio high court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The prosecutor is opposing a convicted school shooter's request for the Ohio Supreme Court to hear an appeal in his case. Ely Serna was sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for the 2017 shooting that critically wounded another teen at a high school in West ...

Adoptee’s birth certificate reveals he knows birth father

By MICHAEL K. McINTYRE The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Butler always knew he was adopted. His dad, Dennis, would tell him, "Look at all those other kids. They're so unlucky. Their parents had to take what they got. We got to go and pick the best one." Kevin's life was fulfilled. He ...

Birding groups sue to stop Lake Erie wind farm project

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two birding groups filed a federal lawsuit trying to block a planned wind farm in Lake Erie, saying the project poses a danger to birds that fly through the area. The groups said the proposed six-turbine wind farm for just off the shore of Cleveland "would pose ...

Officials: Weatherman sent nearly 16,000 child porn files

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio television weatherman accused of downloading child porn emailed himself nearly 16,000 such images to view on other devices, investigators said in recently unsealed search warrants. Mike Davis used one email account to regularly send himself "batches" of ...

Man convicted in 2017 Charlottesville car attack to appeal

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man plans to appeal his convictions for driving his car into a crowd of counterprotestors during a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia. The Daily Progress, citing online court records, reports that a lawyer for James Alex Fields Jr. filed a notice of ...

18 voters accused of voting in two different states in 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief referred 18 voters for investigation this week who allegedly voted twice in last year's general election. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose said the voters referred to prosecutors Wednesday were identified through the Electronic ...

Townshend regrets not staying to mourn after Who stampede

By JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Forty years after a stampede left 11 people dead and 23 injured at a Who concert in Cincinnati, Pete Townshend says he's always regretted not sticking around to deal with the aftermath. Instead, the band left the Riverfront Coliseum on ...