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3 of 4 escapees from Ohio jail arrested in North Carolina

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Three of four inmates who overpowered two female corrections officers and escaped from an Ohio county jail were caught in North Carolina after slightly more than a day on the run, authorities in both states said. The three men who escaped from the Gallia County jail early ...

Waiver gives Ohio more options in treating opioid addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The federal government is allowing Ohio more flexibility in what services it can provide to Medicaid patients addicted to opioids. The expanded options are coming through a substance use disorder demonstration waiver that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ...

Federal grant awarded to combat lead poisoning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $45 million to Ohio to identify and eliminate lead paint in homes. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine says the grants will help make Ohio homes safer. Grants will go to Columbus, Akron, Canton, Cleveland and ...

Board approves plan to add NASA official’s name to airport

TOLDEO, Ohio (AP) — A plan to rename an Ohio airport after a retired NASA flight director is close to taking off. The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority board of directors voted Thursday to rename Toledo Express Airport after Toledo native Eugene Kranz. The Blade in Toledo reports the board ...

Indiana: Harmful algae blooms detected on Ohio River

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials are warning people about harmful algae blooms on the Ohio River near Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana State Department of Health issued the warning on Friday, cautioning ...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Field closes in on Tide and Tigers

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football The college football season started with the general consensus that Clemson and Alabama, winners of the last four national champions, were a cut above the rest of college football. Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State were the most likely challengers, but how ...

Democrat skeptical GOP will OK meaningful Ohio gun laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House minority leader says she is skeptical the Republican-led Legislature will pass meaningful gun laws, and thinks electing Democrats in 2020 is the state's best chance for change on that. Democratic Rep. Emilia Sykes, of Akron, commented Tuesday after ...

Mom of dead baby in well is found competent for murder trial

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a months-old boy found dead in an Ohio well has been found competent for trial on charges including aggravated murder. Jessica Groves and her husband, Daniel, pleaded not guilty in the death of their son, Dylan. Groves' attorney, Robert Shawn Stratton, ...

High Court overturns city mandate on construction projects

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law invalidating a Cleveland requirement that public construction contractors hire city residents for a portion of work on projects. A 2003 Cleveland ordinance mandates that residents must perform 20% of the total hours on ...

Ex-sheriff who admitted taking bribes faces sentencing

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio sheriff faces up to 15 years in prison after admitting to taking thousands of dollars in bribes from people arrested in prostitution and gambling stings. A federal judge in Toledo is scheduled to sentence former Allen County sheriff Sam Crish on ...

Family of man shot by deputies to get $900,000 settlement

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio family will be paid a $900,000 settlement in the wrongful death case of a man who was shot by deputies 13 times. The Dayton Daily News reports Montgomery County authorized the payment to Dontae Martin's family Tuesday. Martin crashed his car in July 2015. Two ...

Jann Wenner to retire as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame chairman

NEW YORK (AP) — Jann Wenner will retire next year as chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation in New York. Wenner announced Wednesday that he will step down on Jan. 1. The co-founder and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine is one of the founding members of the Rock and Roll Hall ...

Officials: Drone dropped cell phone and weed into jail yard

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Ohio have released video they say shows an inmate collecting contraband dropped by drone over a county jail's outdoor exercise yard. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County officials released the video Tuesday. The security video shows an inmate in an outdoor area at ...

Court rules video of judge being shot not a public record

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio appeals court says a video recorded by a courthouse security camera showing a county judge being shot and wounded is a security record and shouldn't be released to The Associated Press. A three-judge panel with the Seventh District Court of Appeals in ...

Ohio lawmaker introduces bill banning flavored vape products

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker has introduced a bill banning the sale of flavored vaping products as concerns grow about health effects of vaping. Legislation introduced Monday by Rep. Tom Patton, a Republican from Strongsville in suburban Cleveland, would also create a committee to ...

Alleged heroin ring in Ohio leads to charges for 18 people

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Eighteen people accused of being involved in conspiracies to receive imported heroin from Mexico and sell it in central Ohio have been indicted on federal charges. Authorities say 13 of the defendants were arrested Tuesday in central Ohio. Five others are being sought ...

GOP, Trump launch campus effort to register, mobilize voters

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican National Committee is putting a college twist on its grassroots voter registration efforts, seeking to mobilize President Donald Trump's supporters. The "Make Campus Great Again" initiative is offering dozens of ...

Ohio governor’s lethal injection comments allowed in lawsuit

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal magistrate judge is allowing comments about the death penalty made by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to become part of a long-running lawsuit challenging Ohio's lethal injection process. Lawyers for death row inmates asked for the inclusion of "numerous statements" by ...

GM strike in 2nd week: Some progress but no end in sight

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The strike against General Motors by 49,000 United Auto Workers entered its second week Monday with progress reported in negotiations but no clear end in sight. Bargainers met all weekend and returned to talks Monday morning as the strike ...

Lawmakers seek tighter limits on expunging juvenile records

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers want to increase the minimum age at which people can have their juvenile court records expunged from 23 to 28, in response to the Dayton shooting that killed nine people. Cleveland.com reports that Ohio House Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz ...