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Ohio effort pushes John and Annie Glenn congressional medal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some state lawmakers in their native Ohio want to see John and Annie Glenn awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. A resolution getting its first airing in the Ohio House Tuesday urges Congress to honor the late astronaut and his widow with the special recognition. ...

Painter sets out to put historical images on Ohio barns

By ROBERTA GEDERT, The (Toledo) Blade OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — The commanding image of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry dwarfed Scott Hagan Thursday as he put the finishing touches on the war hero's coat taking form on the side of a barn near Oak Harbor. But then again, Hagan is overshadowed ...

Efforts aimed at more dog breeder regulations move forward

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Animal rights advocates wanting some dog breeders in Ohio to meet additional animal care standards have won approval to move forward in their efforts. State Attorney General Mike DeWine has certified the advocates' petition summary for a ballot proposal requiring dog ...

Police: Father shot 2-year-old girl while unloading gun

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man has been arrested after he shot his 2-year-old daughter in the head while trying to unload his handgun. Akron police said Monday that the 27-year-old is being held in the Summit County jail on a charge of felony child endangering. His daughter ...

Woman who faked son’s cancer, may face jail: I’m ‘good mom’

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge in Cincinnati says he needs more information before sentencing a woman who was accused of falsely claiming her young son had terminal cancer, having his head shaved, fraudulently fundraising for him, and pretending to be a doctor. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ...

Frequent lottery winners face improbable odds

By JOHN CANIGLIA, The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND (AP) — Rickey Meng is the king of Ohio Lottery winners, taking home more prizes than anyone in the state. Meng, of Cleveland, won 342 tickets and pocketed $956,717, in a span of seven years. He attributed his streak to a feel for numbers. "I ...

Lawsuit alleges excessive force against blacks

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police continue to use excessive force against residents and, in particular, blacks nearly 20 years after the government sued over similar allegations, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the city. The ...

Ohio driver dies after hitting dead horse, flipping truck

JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a driver has died after hitting a dead horse and flipping his truck on an Ohio highway. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Justin Alkire, of Niles, was driving in Ashtabula County on Sunday when he came upon a carcass in the road and tried to ...

Amazon announces southwest Ohio center, 1,000 jobs coming

MONROE, Ohio (AP) — Amazon has made it official: It plans to locate one of its fulfillment centers in the southwest Ohio city of Monroe, bringing more than 1,000 jobs. Ohio recently approved a 1.39 percent, 10-year tax credit for the project, along with a tax credit for a planned ...

Parties in lawsuit call Ohio purges voter suppression

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Groups challenging Ohio's system for removing inactive voters from rolls are disagreeing with the state elections chief's arguments and the Trump administration's contention that the purges are legal. The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York-based public ...