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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 ...

Task Force nears 800 indictments from rape kit probes

CLEVELAND (AP) — A sexual assault kit task force in an Ohio county has opened cases connected to more than 7,00 rape kits and is nearing 800 indictments from those investigations. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports Rick Bell, chief of special investigations with the Cuyahoga ...

Ohio Republicans defending state congressional map in court

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys for Ohio Republican officials will call witnesses this week to defend the state's congressional map. A federal trial enters its second week Monday in a lawsuit by voter rights groups that say the current seats resulted from "an ...

Community college to offer degree in cloud computing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new two-year program at Columbus State Community College aims to teach students about cloud computing. The college says the new associate of applied science degree in software development will be developed in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College and ...

Last car to roll off assembly line at Ohio GM plant

By MARK GILLISPIE and TOM KRISHER Associated Press LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A sprawling General Motors' assembly plant near Youngstown will be idled on Wednesday after more than 50 years producing cars and other vehicles, a move that will eliminate nearly 1,700 hourly positions by months' ...

Ohio governor pushes gas tax hike, water quality in speech

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine used his first State of the State speech Tuesday to push lawmakers to raise the Ohio gas tax by 18 cents to fix crumbling roads and dangerous bridges and to announce plans to focus on the state's deadly ...

A look at General Motor’s Lordstown assembly plant

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Some facts and figures about northeast Ohio's Lordstown assembly plant, which General Motors is idling Wednesday after the final U.S.-made Chevrolet Cruze sedan rolls off the assembly line, eliminating the jobs of nearly 1,700 hourly workers: — The plant opened in ...

Zoo, foundation agree on plan to return gorilla Ndume to zoo

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio zoo and a California group the zoo loaned a male silverback gorilla to in 1991 have agreed on a plan for the gorilla's court-ordered return to the zoo. Documents in federal court in San Francisco state the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the Gorilla ...

Pence to headline oil-and-gas industry event in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is headed to Ohio to headline a fundraiser for the oil-and-gas industry. The Republican vice president is to appear Friday at the annual meeting of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a trade association for companies that explore, produce and ...