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Senator: 2020 Democratic candidates should focus on workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, said Sunday that a Democratic presidential candidate hoping to win Ohio should have a message aimed at workers and their needs. The Ohio Democrat repeated in an interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" ...

Sheriff: Inmate found unresponsive at jail dies

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says an inmate has been found unresponsive at a jail in Ohio and has died. Richland County Sheriff Steve Sheldon said in a release that 37-year-old Joseph Breeze was found unresponsive at the county jail in Mansfield about 11 a.m. Saturday after another ...

Graduate of Ohio State University among US Rhodes scholars

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 2018 graduate of Ohio State University from suburban Columbus is a U.S. Rhodes scholar. The Rhodes Trust announced Sunday that Laila Ujayli, of Dublin, Ohio, is among 32 men and women chosen from 880 applicants for studies beginning next fall at Oxford University in ...

Police: Woman fatally stabbed; suspect taken into custody

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a woman has been fatally stabbed at her suburban Cleveland home. Shaker Heights police say they responded to a home about 9:30 p.m. Saturday for a reported domestic dispute. They say 45-year-old Aisha (ah-EE'-shah) Fraser had been stabbed and died. ...

Police: Body of man shot multiple times found in yard

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say the body of a man who was shot multiple times has been found in a yard in Cleveland. Cleveland police said officers arrived at the scene about 8:30 a.m. Sunday and found the body of a man believed to be in his 20s. A police statement said the unidentified man had ...

Additional charges filed in Akron dorm accidental shooting

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say additional charges have been filed in the case of an apparent accidental shooting inside a dormitory at the University of Akron. The Nov. 10 shooting wounded a 19-year-old man who was not a student. A 17-year-old boy who also was not a student was taken into ...

Kasich: Midterm turnout suggests opening for independent bid

By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday while he remains undecided about another presidential run, the midterm election results could suggest a greater opening for an independent or third-party candidate. Kasich made his second trip this ...

Jury awards $5M each to men wrongfully imprisoned for murder

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A jury has awarded $5 million each to three Ohio men who spent almost 20 years in jail after being wrongfully imprisoned for murder. Cleveland.com reports that jurors decided East Cleveland police officers violated the rights of Laurese Glover, Eugene Johnson and ...

Police identify woman hit and killed with her own vehicle

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities have identified a 33-year-old Cleveland mother as the woman killed when two men entered her family's vehicle and struck her with it. Cleveland police say Lesley Dejesus Gonzalez was painting at a church Thursday afternoon with her two children and their father ...

House Republicans elect McCarthy over Ohio’s Jim Jordan

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting ...

Outside reports expected in trapped Cincinnati teen’s death

CINCINNATI (AP) — Findings and recommendations are coming from two companies hired by Cincinnati authorities for independent reviews into the failed response to a 16-year-old student who died trapped in a minivan parked near his school. A special city council meeting is planned Thursday for ...

Pair of critically-endangered red wolves arrive at Akron Zoo

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Akron Zoo says two wolves that are a part of a critically endangered species have come to live at the zoo as part of a Species Survival Plan. The red wolf is one of the world's most endangered wolf species, and it is believed only about 60 wolves remain in the wild. ...

Authorities: Prosecuting Ohio massacre case could last years

By ANGIE WANG and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Prosecuting an Ohio family of four arrested in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family could take years to conclude, a county prosecutor said as the first break in the more than two-year-old case ...

Macy’s heads into the holiday season like a boss

CINCINNATI (AP) — Macy's heads into the crucial holiday season firing on all cylinders, logging its fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth at existing locations and getting strong reactions from customers both online and in its stores. The company upped its annual earnings expectations ...

Police: Reporter and her uncle found dead inside home

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say two people found dead in a home died from gunshots, including a woman who was a reporter for Cleveland.com. Perrysburg Township police in suburban Toledo say they found the two bodies Monday. A coroner said Tuesday that 30-year-old Nikki Delamotte ...

Ohio State board to hear from ex-students alleging sex abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University's trustees will hear directly from former students who say they were sexually abused by a team doctor, allegations that span the late physician's two decades at the school. Alumnus Brian Garrett says he and other accusers of Dr. Richard Strauss ...

Police: Vehicle hits, injures baby, 2 women

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a vehicle struck and injured a baby and two women in Cleveland and fled the scene. Cleveland police initially reported the vehicle hit a 6-year-old boy and two women around 11:30 p.m. Saturday on a city street. Later Sunday, police reported that the age of the ...

‘M.A.S.H’ star to join Cleveland Orchestra for holiday run

CLEVELAND (AP) — Actor Jamie Farr will join the Cleveland Orchestra for its Christmas concerts this year. The orchestra has announced the Toledo native will take the stage in December for a rendition of "The Night Before Christmas" at Severance Hall. Farr played Corporal Klinger in the ...

Zoo acquires 18-year-old polar bear for breeding purposes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has acquired an addition to its polar bear family. Zoo officials say an 18-year-old male polar bear named Lee arrived this past week from the Denver Zoo. Officials say Lee will be quarantined for about 30 days before he is introduced to two ...

Deal reached in old lawsuit over educating disabled students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Education and an advocacy group have a proposed agreement to settle a 25-year-old lawsuit about the education of students with disabilities. The Columbus Dispatch reports more than 250,000 such students are expected to benefit from the agreement ...