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Kasich-backed Medicaid expansion faces powerful Ohio panel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Medicaid expansion championed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) over many fellow Republicans in Columbus and Washington is hanging in the balance again. A powerful legislative spending panel must decide Monday whether to re-authorize spending for the expansion, ...

Online civics site posts interactive game on Ohio counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An online civics education initiative championed by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the late astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn has introduced a new interactive game about Ohio counties. iCivics released Counties Work last week. It teaches ...

Official: Man sought in tot’s death was camping, hitchhiking

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say they believe a man charged in the rape and murder of a 13-month-old girl in Ohio was hitchhiking and camping during two weeks on the run before he was captured in Pennsylvania. A federal marshal says 37-year-old Joshua Gurto was carrying a knife, maps and a ...

Democratic Ohio justice Bill O’Neill launches governor run

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The lone Democrat holding statewide office in Ohio joined the governor's race Sunday on a liberal platform of tax incentives for solar power, expanded mental health care and legalized marijuana. Supreme Court Justice ...

Man arrested in death of brother who was stabbed in neck

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested in the death of his brother, who was found stabbed in the neck at a home in Ohio. Forty-nine-year-old Marvin Brown died Saturday night at a hospital after emergency responders found him bleeding at a home in Marion, roughly 40 miles (64 ...

Bicyclist who was run over by firetruck sues Ohio city

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student who was struck and run over by a firetruck while riding a bicycle is suing the city of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News reports that then-18-year-old Quinton Kane suffered serious injuries in the collision two years ago. He was riding in a bike lane ...

10-year-old leads police, state troopers on high-speed chase

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — A 10-year-old boy led police on a high-speed pursuit that began in Cleveland and ended miles away along the Ohio Turnpike when state troopers boxed him in, and police say it's the second time in two weeks the boy has taken cars on ...

Off-duty Cleveland officer’s gun stolen during assault

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say an off-duty officer moonlighting as a security guard at a Taco Bell had her gun stolen during an attack by two suspects in the restaurant's parking lot. A department spokeswoman says the officer was in uniform escorting a customer to a vehicle on the ...

Ohio deputy who shot newspaper photographer back to work

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff's deputy has returned to work after being placed on paid administrative leave for shooting a newspaper photographer when he mistook a camera for a gun. The Springfield News-Sun reports 25-year-old Clark County deputy Jacob Shaw has been assigned to ...

Ohio man convicted in beating death of girlfriend’s toddler

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been convicted of murder in the beating death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son. The Repository reports a jury in northeast Ohio's Stark County deliberated two hours Thursday before returning guilty verdicts against 27-year-old Brent Fields in Owen ...

Environmental group contends EPA unwilling to fix Lake Erie

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Advocacy groups suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency say the agency's response in court documents bolsters their argument that not enough is being done to protect Lake Erie. The groups' lawsuit seeks to have the lake's western ...

Start of federal trial of Pilot Flying J executives delayed

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The trial of former executives at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been pushed back. Originally scheduled to begin on Tuesday, the federal fraud trial of the four former Pilot ...

Latest price tag due out in Ohio ballot war over drug prices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest spending figures are set to be released in the expensive ballot war over drug prices in Ohio. Campaign estimates are that $40 million has been spent on advertising so far. That amount is expected to rise as the Nov. 7 election approaches. At issue is a hotly ...

New light shed on mental state of man accused of killing 4

GROTON, Mass. (AP) — Newly released documents are shedding light on the state of mind of a recent college graduate accused of fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker with a baseball bat in Massachusetts. The Boston Globe reports the mother of 22-year-old Orion Krause ...

Cedar Point removing hotel, outdoor stadium

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Cedar Point amusement park is tearing down one of its hotels along Lake Erie and also removing an outdoor arena that's played host to dolphin and diving shows over the years. The park in Sandusky said this week that it's also expanding a boardwalk that runs along the ...

Ohio settles alleged sex assault at women’s prison for $525K

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio will pay just over $500,000 to a Cleveland woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a guard at a state prison. The woman's attorney tells Cleveland.com that she accepted the settlement after a six-year legal fight. The 29-year-old woman said a guard forced her to ...

Police fatally shoot man after foot chase

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say one man is dead after leading police on a foot chase in Cleveland. Cleveland police say officers were first responding to the area after neighbors reported hearing gunshots around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police Chief Calvin Williams say officers came upon two ...

Court: Ohio can require people with HIV to tell sex partners

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of a law requiring HIV-infected individuals to tell sexual partners of their status before having sex or risk criminal charges. The court's unanimous decision ...

Hippo hooray! Zoo’s Fiona watches as couple gets engaged

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo's popular baby hippo, Fiona, has drawn a lot of love but perhaps none quite like this moment: From her exhibit, she got a front-row seat to a wedding proposal between two of her fans. A snapshot shared on Instagram shows the hippo underwater with her face ...

Officer on the run fatally shoots self after standoff

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer who was on the run while facing charges of attacking his girlfriend has killed himself following a six-hour standoff with police. U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott says Officer Tommie Griffin III shot himself in the chest with an AR-15 rifle Tuesday around ...