Ohio News

Trump keeps a sharp focus on Ohio for the 2020 campaign

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort. Trump's visit to Ohio on Wednesday marks his first trip to the state since last year's midterm election ...

Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK’d for dinner

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fish in the Cuyahoga River, which became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in Cleveland in 1969, are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say. The easing of fish consumption restrictions on the Cuyahoga was ...

Police: Suspect fatally shot in confrontation with officers

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police say a "highly agitated" man suspected of trying to break into an apartment in Ohio has been shot and killed in a confrontation with officers. A Mansfield police news release says officers responded to an apartment complex Monday afternoon after a caller reported ...

State: Man who filed wrong form can run for city office

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's secretary of state says a Strongsville man can run for city council even though he filed the wrong paperwork with the county board of elections. Secretary of State Frank LaRose made the ruling March 6 in a letter to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, ...

Trump to GM: Reopen Ohio plant, close one in Mexico or China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating his pressure on General Motors, as he calls for the company to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant. Trump tweeted Monday that GM should: "Close a plant in China or Mexico, where you invested so heavily pre-Trump," and "Bring jobs ...

Trump calls GM’s CEO in push to reopen Ohio auto plant

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his pressure on General Motors to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant that recently closed and put 1,700 people out of work. Trump's arm-twisting came in a series of separate tweets on Saturday and Sunday . He capped his weekend rant against ...

Police: 2-year-old found unresponsive dies; man arrested

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 2-year-old boy was found unresponsive in a home and a man has been arrested. Canton police say officers responded around 8 a.m. Saturday to a report of an unresponsive child at a home in the northeast Ohio city. They say they transported the boy to a ...

Agency designed by Kasich to cut red tape now backlogged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio state agency designed by then-Gov. John Kasich's administration to cut through state bureaucracy is now itself backlogged. The Common Sense Initiative was formed in 2011 by Kasich's administration to help make Ohio business-friendly. The Columbus Dispatch ...

Exhibit of Neil Armstrong’s personal papers opens at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An exhibit of astronaut Neil Armstrong's personal papers is opening at Purdue University ahead of the 50th anniversary of his famed walk on the moon. "Apollo 11 in the Archives: Selections from the Neil A. Armstrong Papers" opens Monday at Purdue's Humanities, ...

Ohio governor wants nearly $1B for Lake Erie, waterways

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine wants to spend nearly $1 billion on water quality projects to clean up toxic algae in Lake Erie and protect other lakes and rivers throughout the state. The money would come out of this year's new state budget, which ...

Ohio teacher resigns for taping students’ mouths shut

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati Public Schools teacher who acknowledged putting duct tape over students' mouths to discipline them has resigned. District spokeswoman Lauren Worley says Charles Igwekala-Nweke resigned in January. Igwekala-Nweke taught math at Clark Montessori High School and ...

Man charged with killing woman after crash ruled incompetent

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Cleveland has accepted a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity from a man accused of crashing into a woman's car and fatally shooting her in 2016. The Record-Courier reports 32-year-old Matthew Desha was ordered committed Thursday to a state-operated ...

Police: 2 men dead, 1 critically injured in Ohio shooting

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say two men have been killed and a third man critically injured in a shooting outside Cleveland. The Maple Heights Police Department says the shooting occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. None of the victims have been identified. Police say a resident ...

Official wants new ride safety rules for Ohio State Fair

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The failure of Ohio State Fair officials to pass on a manufacturer's warning that chairs on an overhead ride could fall apart has prompted Ohio's agriculture director to seek new safety rules, according to a Columbus Dispatch report. Newly appointed agriculture Director ...

Governor issues emergency status in flood-impacted counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Ohio counties damaged by flooding last month. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine declared the emergency status in the affected counties on Monday. DeWine said in a statement that many of those counties were still recovering from ...

Fire chief: Plane crashes into Ohio home, killing pilot

By ANGIE WANG Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A small plane crashed into a suburban Cincinnati house Tuesday afternoon, killing the pilot and sending dark smoke billowing from the backyard. Emergency responders said no one was in the home at the time of the crash, and first responders ...

Doc, hospital face another lawsuit over drug doses, deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Another family is suing an Ohio hospital and a critical-care doctor accused of ordering excessive doses of pain medication for dozens of patients who died. Attorneys for the family of Peggy Francies filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the Columbus-area Mt. Carmel Health ...

Federal appeals court OKs Ohio law aimed at abortion funding

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A divided federal appeals court Tuesday upheld an Ohio anti-abortion law that blocks public money for Planned Parenthood. The full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower federal court ruling. The Ohio law targeted funding that ...

Ohio Dominican students knit hats, scarves for homeless

By ERIC LAGATTA The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Student employees at Ohio Dominican University's Computer Helpdesk are putting away the electronics to knit hats and scarves they plan to hand out to homeless men and women. Their goal is to have 500 items to donate by Thanksgiving ...

Police: Car crashes into pole; 2 die

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a car has crashed into a pole and the two people in the vehicle have died. Dayton police say another driver came upon the scene after the crash that occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday and called police. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office has ...