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AP FACT CHECK: Ohio voters in special election not over 116

By BEATRICE DUPUY, Associated Press With Ohio's special congressional election still too close to call, questions have been raised about the veracity of voter rolls in the swing state. Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson, of Zanesville, leads Democrat Danny O'Connor, the Franklin County ...

Medicaid drug audit calls for increased transparency

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state auditor's report on Ohio's Medicaid prescription drug business says there needs to be more transparency on what taxpayers are getting for their money. The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio Auditor Dave Yost's report released Thursday confirmed that pharmacy benefit ...

Funding awarded to help control Great Lakes nutrient runoff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes Commission says it will divide nearly $900,000 among seven local organizations to help cut runoff of sediment, nutrients and other water pollutants. Runoff feeds harmful algae blooms and oxygen-starved "dead zones" where fish can't survive. Recipients ...

Antique car ride to return to Kings Island amusement park

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Antique cars are coming back to Kings Island amusement park in Ohio. Park officials announced Thursday the cars will return in spring 2019 as part of a new attraction called Kings Mills Antique Autos. Guests will be able to board replicas of the 1911 Ford Model T and take ...

Frontier Airlines to add service from Ohio to Florida

CLEVELAND (AP) — Frontier Airlines has announced that it is adding nonstop service from John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Ohio to West Palm Beach, Florida. The Columbus Dispatch reports the airline says the twice-weekly flight to Palm Beach International Airport will operate ...

Police: 2 teens injured in ATV crash involving car

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials in southeastern Ohio say two teenagers riding an all-terrain vehicle were injured when they crashed into a car. Police say a 17-year-old boy and a girl were riding an ATV Thursday afternoon in Miami Township when they collided with a car that was pulling out of a ...

Tent collapse injures 12; speaker Lou Holtz unhurt

HAYDEN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say 12 people have been hospitalized, including three who were seriously injured, after a tent collapsed at a bank's shareholders' event. WBMA-TV says about 400 people were under the tent Thursday night when it came crashing down, some ducking under tables for ...

Vice president visits Ohio to promote tax cuts

CINCINNATI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will visit Ohio to promote the Trump administration's tax cuts and attend campaign events for Republican candidates. Pence will speak Tuesday afternoon at a downtown Cincinnati hotel about President Donald Trump's tax reforms and ways the ...

Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains

By DAN SEWELL and BILL BARROW, Associated Press MASON, Ohio (AP) — As Aftab Pureval campaigns for Congress in southwest Ohio, he sometimes smilingly introduces himself as "a brown dude with a funny name." The Ohio native is the son of a Tibet-born mother and India-born father. He first ...

Trump tweet jabs Kasich; Ohio governor posts laughing Putin

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are trading jabs on Twitter days after a special congressional election the two Republicans tried to influence ended too close to call. Trump skewered Kasich on Monday as a "very unpopular" governor who hurt GOP state ...

2 sons of slain doctor found dead after SWAT standoff

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two men found dead after a 12-hour standoff near Cleveland were the sons of a doctor who died from multiple gunshots at his home. Police have found the bodies of 29-year-old Mark Warn and his 31-year-old brother Michael Warn inside a South Euclid ...

Museum seeks to buy president’s life insurance application

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Ohio has launched an online fundraiser to buy a life insurance policy application filed by the former president more than five years before his assassination. The Repository in Canton reports the museum is seeking ...

Officer shoots, kills dog attacking other dog

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say an officer shot and killed a dog that attacked another dog in a park. WCPO-TV reports the incident happened Monday evening in Eden Park. Lt. Steve Saunders says the dog, which wasn't on a leash, attacked a dog that was walking with its owner. Police ...

Toledo backs lawsuit seeking action on Lake Erie algae

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's fourth-largest city and one of its suburbs are backing a federal lawsuit that's seeking to force action on Lake Erie's persistent algae problem. Toledo and the city of Oregon (ohr-EE'-gahn) filed a joint motion Friday in support of a lawsuit environmental groups ...

Homeless advocates oppose county-wide encampment ban in Ohio

By ANGIE WANG, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Criminalizing homelessness by banning encampments throughout a southwest Ohio county is not the answer, advocates for the homeless said Friday. Civil rights lawyer Joe Mead described as "troubling" the scope of an Ohio judge's order that ...

Democrat Richard Cordray says GOP ads in governor race false

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray demanded on Friday that Ohio television stations pull a Republican Governors Association ad alleging a consumer agency Cordray led secretly collected and left vulnerable ...

Vice president headed to Ohio to promote Trump tax cuts

CINCINNATI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Ohio next week to promote the Trump administration's tax cuts. The White House says Pence will be in Cincinnati on Tuesday. America First Policies, an organization that promotes President Donald Trump's policies, says it's ...

Ohio man gets 15 to life for killing his mother with machete

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man who confessed to killing his mother with a machete has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges. A judge in northeast Ohio's Summit County sentenced 22-year-old Jason Reeves, of Stow, to 15 years to life immediately after taking his pleas ...

Pioneering Ohio charter school operator sells off assets

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A for-profit charter school operator in Ohio that became a pioneer of the school choice movement has gotten out of the business, the Akron Beacon Journal reported . White Hat Management, founded in 2000 by Akron industrialist David Brennan, has quietly sold off the last of ...

Ohio, Kansas elections too close to call; Trump claims win

By STEVE PEOPLES and JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call on Wednesday. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless and proclaimed ...