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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 ...

With NEXUS gas pipeline built, some restoration work remains

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A new high-pressure natural gas pipeline crossing northern Ohio has been completed, but work to finish restoring the landscape disturbed by the construction along some of the 255-mile (410-kilometer) route will wait until after winter. A spokesman for the NEXUS Gas ...

Scathing report on Cleveland county jail spurs vow of change

CLEVELAND (AP) — A scathing report from the U.S. Marshals Service concludes the short-staffed county jail in Cleveland keeps inmates in inhumane conditions, sometimes failing to provide proper food, health care and basics like toilet paper, and locks up juveniles with adults. The Cuyahoga ...

Police: Highway shooting killed 3-year-old, wasn’t random

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old boy riding in a car was fatally shot on an Ohio highway when someone in another vehicle pulled up and opened fire on Thanksgiving night. Toledo police Lt. Kevan Toney says it's clear the gunfire wasn't random, but investigators couldn't immediately ...

Police union leader calls for end to student’s death probes

CINCINNATI (AP) — A police union leader says it's time to end the investigations into the failed response to a 16-year-old Ohio student who died trapped in a minivan parked near his school. Fraternal Order of Police local president Sgt. Dan Hils says there have been multiple investigations ...

Remains of soldier killed in Korean War identified

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal officials say the remains of a U.S. soldier killed during the Korean War have been identified as those of an Ohio man. A Defense Department agency says Monday that remains accounted for in August are those of Army Pfc. Leo Duquette. Military officials say the ...

Former police spokesman pleads guilty to child porn charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former spokesman for the police department in Ohio's capital has pleaded guilty to charges related to using child pornography. Former Columbus officer Dean Worthington pleaded guilty Monday to pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and illegal use of a ...

Senator: 2020 Democratic candidates should focus on workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, said Sunday that a Democratic presidential candidate hoping to win Ohio should have a message aimed at workers and their needs. The Ohio Democrat repeated in an interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" ...