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Football-making town sets record for most thrown at once

ADA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio town long associated with the manufacturing of footballs has set a Guinness World Record for the most thrown at the same time. The organization certified the record after the attempt was made Oct. 25 by 950 people simultaneously throwing a football on the Ada War ...

Prosecutor: 2 women indicted after death of beaten boy, 10

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A woman and her sister were indicted Friday on child endangerment charges following the death of her boyfriend's 10-year-old son, who showed signs of having been severely beaten, an Ohio prosecutor said. Amanda Hinze, 28, and her sister, Jennifer Ebert, 25, each were ...

Speaker: Taking sides in contested GOP primaries possible

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House Republican caucus could take sides in some contested GOP primaries next year, House Speaker Larry Householder said. Householder, a Republican from Perry County, holds the purse strings to the House Republican Campaign Committee. Although it currently ...

Dayton shooting, doctor probe among top 2019 stories in Ohio

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A mass shooting that left nine dead in Dayton, an investigation into a Columbus doctor accused of ordering excessive painkillers for dozens of hospital patients who then died, and the closing of a massive auto plant near Youngstown that ...

Ohio officers included in President’s Christmas Day message

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Six police officers who responded to an Ohio mass shooting over the summer were included in the White House Christmas message released Wednesday. A one-minute video tweeted by First Lady Melania Trump shows images of the six officers as they were honored at the White ...

Rust Belt region banks on becoming hub for electric vehicles

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press The day Youngstown's steel mills began shutting down 40 years ago remains fresh in the minds of those who live in the blue-collar corner of Ohio. Community leaders don't want the recent closing of General Motors' massive assembly plant to leave that same ...

Christmas Day Ohio car crash kills 4, injures several others

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A single-vehicle crash killed four people in Ohio Wednesday morning and sent three others with critical injuries to the hospital. The fiery accident happened around 11 a.m. in Dayton, with reports saying the impact broke the car in two. A witness said the car was driving ...

Prosecutor opposes school shooter appeal to Ohio high court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The prosecutor is opposing a convicted school shooter's request for the Ohio Supreme Court to hear an appeal in his case. Ely Serna was sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for the 2017 shooting that critically wounded another teen at a high school in West ...

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 ...