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Prosecutor’s death penalty stance offends Vatican official

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Vatican official has encouraged an Ohio prosecutor to go to confession after defying the Catholic Church's new policy that the death penalty is never acceptable. Paul Mueller, a vice director at the Vatican Observatory, wrote a letter weeks ago to Hamilton County ...

Mural dedicated to famous baby hippo on display

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials in Ohio have unveiled a mural dedicated to Fiona, the baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo that beat the odds and survived, despite being born nearly two months early. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the mural featuring a smiling Fiona and her mother Bibi was revealed ...

Record-setting pilot to christen Goodyear’s newest airship

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The youngest woman to fly solo in a single-engine plane around the world will christen Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s newest airship. Akron-based Goodyear says 30-year-old Shaesta Waiz will christen the Wingfoot III airship on Aug. 30 at the tire maker's Wingfoot Lake ...

Police: Man beaten outside house he was visiting dies

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man has been beaten outside a house in Cleveland and has died. Cleveland police say the 33-year-old man was beaten around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia (chach) says first responders found the man with blunt force injuries to his head and neck ...

Cincinnati homeless camp scatters after monthlong chase

CINCINNATI (AP) — An advocate for homeless people living in a Cincinnati encampment says they will go their separate ways after a county prosecutor ordered them to leave a private park. Advocate Josh Spring says the group has been "chased by the city and the county" and they don't have ...

Officials: 13-year-old boy drowns in Stillwater River

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in western Ohio say a 13-year-old boy has drowned in a river. WHIO-TV reports DeAngelo Casey was pulled from the Stillwater River in Dayton Sunday evening. Dayton Fire Department District Chief Brad Baldwin says the Dayton teen walked into the river, went ...

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 ...