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Ohio lawmaker introduces bill banning flavored vape products

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker has introduced a bill banning the sale of flavored vaping products as concerns grow about health effects of vaping. Legislation introduced Monday by Rep. Tom Patton, a Republican from Strongsville in suburban Cleveland, would also create a committee to ...

Alleged heroin ring in Ohio leads to charges for 18 people

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Eighteen people accused of being involved in conspiracies to receive imported heroin from Mexico and sell it in central Ohio have been indicted on federal charges. Authorities say 13 of the defendants were arrested Tuesday in central Ohio. Five others are being sought ...

GOP, Trump launch campus effort to register, mobilize voters

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican National Committee is putting a college twist on its grassroots voter registration efforts, seeking to mobilize President Donald Trump's supporters. The "Make Campus Great Again" initiative is offering dozens of ...

Ohio governor’s lethal injection comments allowed in lawsuit

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal magistrate judge is allowing comments about the death penalty made by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to become part of a long-running lawsuit challenging Ohio's lethal injection process. Lawyers for death row inmates asked for the inclusion of "numerous statements" by ...

GM strike in 2nd week: Some progress but no end in sight

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The strike against General Motors by 49,000 United Auto Workers entered its second week Monday with progress reported in negotiations but no clear end in sight. Bargainers met all weekend and returned to talks Monday morning as the strike ...

Lawmakers seek tighter limits on expunging juvenile records

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers want to increase the minimum age at which people can have their juvenile court records expunged from 23 to 28, in response to the Dayton shooting that killed nine people. Cleveland.com reports that Ohio House Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz ...

LinkedIn, Ohio team up on job-seeking help for unemployed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is partnering with a professional networking website to make it easier for unemployed Ohioans to find jobs. Some 200,000 Ohioans receive state unemployment benefits annually. The pilot program with LinkedIn is intended to ...

Trump visits 2 key states with leaders of India, Australia

By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's run-up to the U.N. General Assembly was a dash on Sunday through two key political states with two world leaders at events that felt like his raucous campaign rallies. In Wapakoneta, Ohio, Trump and ...

Police: 4 decomposing bodies found in vacant house

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say four decomposing bodies have been found in a vacant house in Cleveland. Cleveland police say police responding to a call about a dead body in the house found the four bodies around 9 p.m. Saturday in a bedroom on the third floor of the boarded-up building. Police ...

Police: Shooting in Cleveland leaves 1 man dead, 1 injured

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a shooting in Cleveland has left one man dead and another injured. Cleveland police say the shooting happened around 11 p.m. Saturday on the city's East Side. Investigators said area residents reported seeing the two men who were shot standing in the street, ...