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Ohio News

$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial ...

General: Georgia soldiers died when vehicle fell from bridge

By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Soldiers were training in darkness when their armored vehicle fell from a bridge and landed upside down in water below, killing three of those inside and injuring three others, the commanding general of Fort Stewart said Monday. Maj. ...

Governor orders flags lowered to honor Ohio soldier killed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered flags in parts of the state lowered to half-staff to honor an Ohio soldier killed in an Army training accident in Georgia. Ohio's Republican governor on Tuesday ordered U.S. and Ohio flags flown at half-staff at all public buildings and ...

Judge issues insanity ruling against man accused of arson

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of starting a fire that killed his mother and injured his brother has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. A judge in Dayton made the decision Monday, ruling that 25-year-old James Dennis will remain at a mental health facility. A prosecutor ...

Fired TV weatherman pleads not guilty to child porn charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former television weatherman accused of downloading pornographic images depicting children has pleaded not guilty in Ohio to four child pornography-related charges. Sixty-year-old Mike Davis pleaded not guilty Monday in Columbus to counts of pandering ...

News groups push ahead in bid for gunman’s school records

CINCINNATI (AP) — News organizations seeking school records of a gunman who killed nine people in Dayton have appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court after a lower court rejected their bid for access to the files. The organizations filed a notice of appeal Monday over the decision by three 2nd ...

Is Ohio in play? GOP tilt working against Democrats

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chris Gagin says he hasn't changed much politically, even as so much around him has. The attorney from rural Belmont County, Ohio, became a Republican in 2013 after Democrats embraced environmental policies that he believed were ...

2 killed in Columbus collisions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two people have been killed and two seriously injured in collisions in a Columbus intersection. Police in central Ohio say the driver of a Toyota Camry and a female passenger were dead at the scene, while another female passenger had life-threatening injuries after the ...

Sen. Sherrod Brown to deliver Ohio State University address

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is set to deliver the commencement address at Ohio State University. The school announced Tuesday that Brown will speak to 3,600 students graduating this December at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. The three-term Democratic Ohio senator is ...

State seeks nominations for Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Aging is accepting nominations for the state's Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. It honors current or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their communities, professions or vocations. The ...

Otterbein alum to sing national anthem for Democratic debate

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Otterbein University alumnus who's been featured on Broadway will perform the national anthem before Tuesday evening's Democratic presidential debate on the campus. Jordan Donica is a 2016 graduate of the school's Musical Theatre and Dance program. The ...

5 Democratic candidates highlight Ohio party dinner

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Democratic Party's national leader and five of its presidential candidates will highlight the Ohio Democratic Party's annual state dinner. State Democrats say Sunday's dinner at the Greater Columbus Convention Center will feature national chairman Tom Perez and ...

Goat rams through sliding glass door, naps inside bathroom

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio homeowner never envisioned becoming semi-famous because of a goat butting its way into her home and taking a nap in her bathroom. "This is the most random story in the world," Jennifer Keathley said Tuesday, breaking out into ...

Best-selling ice cream flavor back in production

CINCINNATI (AP) — A week-long ice cream flavor shortage has come to a sweet end. Cincinnati-based Graeter's Ice Cream announced Tuesday that it will begin producing its most popular ice cream flavor, Black Raspberry Chip, again. WLWT-TV reports the shortage stemmed from an ice cream ...

Court denies convicted school shooter’s appeal of sentence

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio appeals court has denied a convicted school shooter's sentencing appeal and affirmed his convictions. A three-judge panel of Ohio's Second District Court of Appeals found the trial judge acted properly in Ely Serna's sentencing. Serna pleaded guilty to charges ...

No more “king” or “queen” at Ohio school

MILFORD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school has elected two female students as its homecoming royalty instead of having a male king and female queen. Students Abbey Stropes and Trinity Miller were elected to the top spots of Milford High School's homecoming court at Friday night's football ...

GOP Ohio governor’s gun plan doesn’t include ‘red-flag’ law

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's new proposals to address Ohio gun violence in the wake of the Dayton mass shooting don't include background-check requirements for gun sales or a so-called red-flag law to restrict firearms for people ...

GOP Sen. Portman: Trump wrong to ask Ukraine, China for help

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman became the fourth Republican senator to break ranks by criticizing President Donald Trump for seeking help from foreign governments to investigate a political rival. After attending an event in Columbus on Monday, Portman said that Trump asking ...

State: Over 40,000 Ohio voters avoided registration purge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say more than 40,000 Ohio voter registrations scheduled to be purged in September remained active because voters took the required actions or qualified for exemptions. The Columbus Dispatch reports Secretary of State Frank LaRose's office says 40,672 ...

Kroger, Walgreens to stop selling e-cigarettes in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping. Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreens announced Monday they would discontinue sales of e-cigarettes at their stores nationwide, citing ...