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Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop

By MARK GILLISPIE and DAKE KANG, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer with a history of disciplinary issues repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than ...

DeWine urges caution, says some solar eclipse glasses fake

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging caution in observing Monday's solar eclipse thanks to reports of fake glasses being sold. DeWine says the American Astronomical Society has received reports of the fake glasses, which won't properly filter the sun's rays, leading ...

Judges in Ohio county hope IBM’s ‘Watson’ helps manage cases

By CHRIS STEWART, Dayton Daily News DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — You've probably seen IBM's Watson talking on TV commercials, but Montgomery County is part of a pilot project that would put the lightning-fast, artificial intelligence system into the hands of judges across the country. Judge Anthony ...

Man pleads guilty after shooting at Columbus main library

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to felonious assault after being charged with firing gunshots in the Columbus Metropolitan Library's main branch downtown. The Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2fUObNg) 28-year-old Joseph Steward entered the guilty plea Thursday in Franklin ...

Police: 1 killed, 4 injured in shooting by Cleveland bar

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say one man was killed and four other people injured in an early morning shooting outside a bar on the city's east side. Police say the shooting happened about 1 a.m. Saturday outside Freck's Lounge after a fight broke out. Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. ...

Ohio cities remove Confederate markers in wake of protests

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio cities have removed Confederate markers in the wake of last week's violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the planned removal of a statute of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Police in Franklin on Saturday asked businesses near the site of a former marker to close ...

LeBron blasts Trump, calls him ‘so-called president’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James went after President Donald Trump in an emotional speech on Tuesday night, calling him the "so-called president" while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy. Standing on stage before students, parents ...

Ohio man accused of plotting US attacks asks for leniency

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with plotting to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving overseas training is asking for leniency at sentencing, saying he abandoned his plans for the attack. In making his argument, Abdirahman Sheik ...

From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, ‘robophobia’ plagues humans

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one. From science fiction written by Isaac Asimov eight decades ago to "Dilbert" cartoons today, the relationship between robots and humans ...

Police: Car-bus crash kills car’s driver, injures bus driver

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a bus and a car crashed head-on, killing the car's driver and injuring the driver of the transit authority bus in northwest Ohio. Toledo police say the car went across the center line and into the path of a Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority bus around ...

Police: Woman stole money meant for crash victims’ families

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who raised money to support the families of two teenagers who were killed and another who was hurt in a car crash has been charged with stealing donated funds. Police say 40-year-old Melissa Szentes, of Akron, was arrested Monday and charged with ...

Teenage boy electrocuted while climbing transmission tower

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say an Ohio teenager was electrocuted and fell about 30 feet (9.14 meters) to the ground after climbing a transmission tower supporting high-voltage power lines. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the power lines carry about 23,000 volts of electricity. A ...

Cops: Teacher let son sell drugs, teens use LSD at her home

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio elementary school teacher faces criminal charges over allegations she let her 15-year-old son sell drugs and let teenagers use the psychedelic drug LSD in her home. Forty-year-old Amy Panzeca, of Springboro, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Warren County to ...

3 dead, dozens injured, amid violent white nationalist rally

By SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and this usually quiet ...

Small-scale wind energy projects in Ohio still in demand

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite moves made by Ohio's legislature to thwart the development of large-scale wind farms, there's still a steady demand for small wind energy installations to power factories and small businesses. These smaller projects, with just a few turbines, rank Ohio among the ...

Sheriff’s office to auction century-old machine gun

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio sheriff's office is auctioning off a nearly century-old machine gun to help pay for new weapons for deputies. The Dover-New Philadelphia Times Reporter reports (http://bit.ly/2us3bJ2 ) that an expert has estimated the Thompson Model 1921's value ...

Some Ohioans will head elsewhere for solar eclipse totality

By MARION RENAULT, Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tom Burns last saw a total eclipse of the sun 26 years ago on a cruise ship off Mexico's Baja peninsula. Once the moon swallowed the sun, night fell prematurely, temperatures dipped, stars appeared, and the sun's gaseous outer ...

Ohio museum celebrates on aviation pioneer’s birthday

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in southwest Ohio is offering free educational activities for families to celebrate National Aviation Day. The event on Saturday will mark the birthday of aviation pioneer Orville Wright, who was born in Dayton 146 years ago. ...

Police arrest video shows officer punching resisting suspect

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Suburban Cleveland police officials say an incident recorded on a cellphone video of a white officer repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on the pavement will be reviewed. Euclid police has issued a statement that says the struggle occurred Saturday ...

Tank leak oozes 300 tons of molten glass into Ohio plant

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say 300 tons of molten glass spilled from a ruptured tank at an Ohio plant, oozing like lava from a small hole that quickly grew several feet wide. It wrapped around structural beams at the Owens-Illinois glass plant in Zanesville on Monday. Firefighters ...