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Adoptee’s birth certificate reveals he knows birth father

By MICHAEL K. McINTYRE The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Butler always knew he was adopted. His dad, Dennis, would tell him, "Look at all those other kids. They're so unlucky. Their parents had to take what they got. We got to go and pick the best one." Kevin's life was fulfilled. He ...

Birding groups sue to stop Lake Erie wind farm project

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two birding groups filed a federal lawsuit trying to block a planned wind farm in Lake Erie, saying the project poses a danger to birds that fly through the area. The groups said the proposed six-turbine wind farm for just off the shore of Cleveland "would pose ...

Officials: Weatherman sent nearly 16,000 child porn files

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio television weatherman accused of downloading child porn emailed himself nearly 16,000 such images to view on other devices, investigators said in recently unsealed search warrants. Mike Davis used one email account to regularly send himself "batches" of ...

Man convicted in 2017 Charlottesville car attack to appeal

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man plans to appeal his convictions for driving his car into a crowd of counterprotestors during a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia. The Daily Progress, citing online court records, reports that a lawyer for James Alex Fields Jr. filed a notice of ...

18 voters accused of voting in two different states in 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief referred 18 voters for investigation this week who allegedly voted twice in last year's general election. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose said the voters referred to prosecutors Wednesday were identified through the Electronic ...

Townshend regrets not staying to mourn after Who stampede

By JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Forty years after a stampede left 11 people dead and 23 injured at a Who concert in Cincinnati, Pete Townshend says he's always regretted not sticking around to deal with the aftermath. Instead, the band left the Riverfront Coliseum on ...

The Who plans 1st Cincinnati area concert since ’79 tragedy

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The rock band The Who announced Tuesday night it will play its first Cincinnati area concert since 11 fans died 40 years ago in a pre-show stampede. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band will play April 23 at Northern Kentucky University's ...

2 police officers dragged by car fleeing traffic stop

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio police officers were dragged along a road when a stolen vehicle fled a traffic stop with suspects who earlier tried to run over different officers while in another car, authorities said. One officer got away after being dragged about 50 yards Tuesday evening ...

Cleveland-Cliffs buying AK Steel in $1.1B stock deal

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland-Cliffs will buy AK Steel in a stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion. The companies say the tie-up will create a vertically integrated company that pairs Cleveland-Cliff's iron ore pellet production with AK Steel's rolled and stainless steel ...

Black victims underrepresented in named violent crime laws

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The slayings of Reagan Tokes and Alianna DeFreeze had much in common. Both were abducted, raped and killed in Ohio in 2017. Tokes was a 21-year-old college student, DeFreeze a 14-year-old seventh grader. Both their killers were ...

Zoo names its new baby giraffe

CINCINNATI (AP) — A giraffe born recently at the Cincinnati Zoo now has a name. The male calf born Nov. 23 has been named Theo. Zoo officials said in a news release Monday that they picked that name because it means "divine gift." "He was the gift that our team needed following the death ...

Rock tragedy: Music superstars, small suburb forever linked

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press FINNEYTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The concrete bench in a small northern Cincinnati suburb depicts a guitar, with the message "My Generation" just below it. In the background are plaques with the faces of three teenagers, Jackie Eckerle, Karen Morrison and Stephan ...

Ohio selects rape kit tracking system created by Idaho

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio plans to use a system developed in Idaho that lets sexual assault survivors anonymously track the processing and testing of rape kits collected as evidence. The Plain Dealer reports legislators last year approved use of a tracking system. The law also requires use by ...

State police: Abductor of girl, 15, killed by officers

NANTICOKE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say officers killed a 20-year-old man who they say stole a police vehicle and abducted a 15-year-old girl. Citing a news release, PennLive.com reports state police used "deadly force" against Jordan Patrick Oliver late Sunday. The release says ...

Hootie & the Blowfish vocalist to perform at Ohio school

CINCINNATI (AP) — The lead vocalist of Hootie & the Blowfish is set to perform at an Ohio high school in 2020. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Darius Rucker is scheduled to perform at a charity concert at Elder High School in Cincinnati on May 7. The event to be hosted by Elder graduate ...

County in Ohio dedicates fund to hold opioid settlement cash

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the Ohio counties that struck a major settlement last month with the three biggest U.S. drug distributors and a major drugmaker has set up a special account for the money. Cleveland.com reports the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Council in Cleveland approved ...

Crowds line up for first day of legal marijuana sales in Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Crowds are lining up for the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Michigan. A handful of shops, mostly in Ann Arbor, are approved to start selling Sunday. The Detroit News reports customers traveled from nearby states including Indiana, Ohio and ...

Police: Woman killed in shooting in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a woman has been killed in a shooting in Cleveland. A police statement says officers responded around 1 a.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired. Cleveland officers say the 19-year-old woman was found near a nightclub where a fight had occurred earlier. Police say ...

Police: 17-year-old fatally shot in garage at Ohio house

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old has been shot and killed inside a garage at an Ohio house. Elyria police responding to a shooting around 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the unattached garage found the teenager with a gunshot wound to his face. The police release says medical personnel ...

3 injured in Cincinnati after partial building collapse

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say at least three people have been injured in Cincinnati after part of a building under construction collapsed. Cincinnati Fire Chief Roy Winston said three people on the structure's fifth floor were injured when part of the building collapsed Monday afternoon ...