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Teen pleads guilty to fatal prom night crash

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The teen driver in a prom night car crash that killed another teen in Ohio has pleaded guilty. Chynna Brandon entered her plea to aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault through tears in juvenile court Monday. Police say the 17-year-old was driving more ...

Michigan to be first Midwest state to allow recreational pot

By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Michigan clears a threshold this week as the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than just medical purposes. In the Nov. 6 election, voters by a wide margin endorsed recreational use by adults who are at least 21. The move comes ...

Multi-vehicle crash kills 3 people; 5 others injured

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a multi-vehicle crash in Ohio has killed three people. Columbus police say four cars were involved in the Interstate 71 crash around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The police release says a Pontiac traveled off the road and struck a median wall before hitting a Toyota ...

Supreme Court won’t weigh county immunity in Ohio jail death

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal by Montgomery County seeking immunity in a wrongful death lawsuit involving an inmate who died in 2012 during a medical emergency. The Dayton Daily News reports attorneys for the county's insurance company sought the protection, ...

Kent State alum plans 50th commemoration of May 4 shootings

KENT, Ohio (AP) — An alumnus is planning Kent State University's commemoration of 50 years since Ohio National Guard members fatally shot four students there and wounded nine during protests of the Vietnam War on May 4, 1970. Rodney Flauhaus tells the Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier he's aiming ...

In GM country, workers aren’t abandoning Trump – so far

By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Since General Motors announced its decision this week to shut down its hulking Lordstown plant — the anchor of this northeast Ohio town — workers on the line have had nothing but questions. Will they have jobs come spring? Should ...

Photographer testifies he saw car speed into crowd at rally

By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A photographer who captured images of a car slamming into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville told a jury Friday that he heard the driver rev his engine and saw him speed into the crowd. Ryan ...

Attorney: ex-Ohio State diving coach to plead not guilty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The lawyer for a former Ohio State diving club coach says his client will plead not guilty next week after he was charged with sexual battery over allegations he had sex with a female diver when she was a teenager. Defendant Will Bohonyi also was indicted Friday on a ...

Body identified as missing Ohio woman 20 years after death

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have uncovered the identity of a murder victim 20 years after the woman's body was found wrapped in plastic and a sleeping bag in a remote area of southern Utah. The Deseret News reports the woman was identified as 37-year-old Lina Reyes-Geddes, who ...

2nd man to be arraigned in slayings of 8 from family

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — The second of four family members charged with killing eight people from another family is set for arraignment in southern Ohio. Twenty-seven-year-old George Wagner IV will be arraigned Wednesday in Pike County court. Wagner, his parents and his brother are charged with ...

Trump tests presidential limits by threat to General Motors

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tested the limits of his presidential authority and political muscle as he threatened to cut off all federal subsidies to General Motors because of its planned massive cutbacks in the U.S. Trump ...

Ohio lawmakers consider ‘Pastor Protection Act’ on marriages

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill being considered in the Republican-controlled Ohio Legislature would specify that ministers don't have to perform marriages that contradict their "sincerely held religious beliefs." The "Ohio Pastor Protection Act " would stipulate that an ordained or licensed ...

Cat shot by arrow recovering at Ohio animal shelter

BELLVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Officials at an Ohio animal shelter say a cat they found had been shot with an arrow is now recovering. The Humane Society of Richland County says the orange tabby cat named Oliver Queen was brought in Tuesday after the society learned he had been shot with an arrow in ...

Michigan Senate to consider Straits oil pipeline legislation

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation poised to advance in Michigan's Senate would authorize the Mackinac Bridge Authority to help implement a deal to replace twin oil pipelines in a crucial Great Lakes channel. The Republican-led Senate Government Operations Committee plans to pass the ...

GM to slash up to 14,000 jobs in North America including jobs in Lordstown

By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models and restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. The reduction ...

Man charged in white nationalist rally to argue self-defense

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man charged with killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia plans to argue that he believed he was acting in self-defense when he drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters. A lawyer for James ...

State to allow businesses to pay taxes with bitcoin

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is now accepting the cryptocurrency, bitcoin, for business tax payments including sales tax. State Treasurer Josh Mandel's office announced Monday that businesses can sign up for the program through OhioCrypto.com . Businesses will pay their taxes through a ...

Some penguins at Ohio zoo like winter, others prefer it warm

By TERRY DeMIO, The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — They face the rocks, away from the water, backs toward their viewers, these Kings. Their aloof posture, slightly back on their heels, bills raised just a touch, elicit finger-pointing and ooohs and aahhs from observers at Cincinnati ...

Constitution exhibit to be unveiled at statehouse museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's original state constitutions will be displayed soon in a permanent exhibit at the Ohio Statehouse Museum. The exhibit featuring the state's 1802 and 1851 constitutions will be unveiled Wednesday. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and the Capitol ...

Zoo increases commitment to Tasmanian devil conservation

By ALEXANDRA MESTER, The (Toledo) Blade TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Toledo Zoo increased its commitment to a conservation program for an endangered carnivorous marsupial with a signature spine-tingling scream. The zoo is more than halfway through a five-year, $500,000 agreement to fund annual ...