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Police: Arrested man had meth stashed in his underwear

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man arrested during a traffic stop had 33 grams of meth stashed in his underwear. Alliance police say two men were arrested Wednesday, a 29-year-old Sebring man and a 45-year-old Diamond man. The Canton Repository reports both men were passengers in ...

Browns GM Dorsey to lead search for team’s next coach

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam will count on John Dorsey's keen eye for talent to find a coach. Cleveland's general manager since December, Dorsey will head the team's search for a coach to replace Hue Jackson, who was finally fired ...

Police: 3-month-old baby, 2 adults killed in car shooting

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a car was struck by gunfire and a baby and two adults inside the vehicle were killed. Youngstown police say a man, a woman and the baby were in the car hit by bullets around 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Mahoning County Coroner's Office on Thursday ...

Feds accuse man of trying to provide support to terrorists

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of trying to fly overseas to train with an Islamic State affiliated group has been indicted on a charge of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. Court records show Naser Almadaoji (NAH'-ser ...

Neil Armstrong memorabilia fetches $7.5 million at auction

DALLAS (AP) — Memorabilia that belonged to the first man to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong, has fetched more than $7.4 million at auction. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says the item that sold for the highest price, $468,500, at Saturday's auction was Armstrong's spacecraft ID plate ...

Police: 19-year-old woman stabbed in chest, dies

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 19-year-old woman has been stabbed and has died. Xenia police say they found Tre'ana Tarver in the backyard of a residence with a stab wound to her chest around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead upon ...

Singer-songwriter John Legend headlines early voting rally

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Ohio native and singer-songwriter John Legend has headlined an early voting rally with Democrats in suburban Cincinnati. Legend co-hosted the rally with congressional candidate Aftab Pureval (AF' tab-PYUR' vawl) and other Democrats in Norwood on Sunday. Legend told the ...

Campaigning intensifies in close race for Ohio governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Campaigning in the neck-and-neck Ohio governor's race is intensifying in the run-up to Tuesday's election. Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied college students on Thursday for Democratic candidate Richard Cordray, the former federal consumer protection ...

Prosecutor: Altar girl in relationship with priest pregnant

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether a Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio responded appropriately last November when it learned that a priest for two of its parishes had taken a now-pregnant altar girl to a wedding reception last November, ...

UPS employee fired for wearing blackface as part of costume

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A UPS employee in Ohio has been fired for wearing blackface as part of her Halloween costume. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports UPS media relations manager Kim Krebs cited the company's strict policies against harassment and discrimination for the dismissal. Krebs says ...

Lake Erie’s algae bloom much less severe this year

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal researchers say the harmful algae on Lake Erie this year was relatively mild compared with past years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the algae outbreak also fell short of what scientists expected. An algae bloom began forming in June in ...

Man indicted in slaying, burning of woman’s body in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say killed a woman and then burned her body to cover up the slaying has been indicted on aggravated murder and gross abuse of a corpse charges. The Franklin County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday that 27-year-old Mohamed Abdigafar ...

Massachusetts US Senator to campaign for Ohio Democrat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is returning to Ohio to campaign on college campuses for a Democratic gubernatorial candidate criticized by President Donald Trump. Warren will headline rallies Thursday at Ohio State University in Columbus and at Ohio University ...

Officials: Students sickened eating candy-like sleep aid

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Dayton say two elementary school students were evaluated by medics after ingesting a gummy form of a sleep aid. Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli says a Belle Haven Elementary School student brought in ZzzQuil gummies to share with two ...

Candidates in heated Ohio US House race set for last debate

CINCINNATI (AP) — A veteran Republican congressman and a Democratic county official trying to unseat him in southwest Ohio are meeting in their third and last scheduled debate. Rep. Steve Chabot (SHA'-but) and Aftab (AF'-tab) Pureval (PYUR'-vawl) square off again Tuesday evening at the ...

New state law makes ticketing for distracted driving easier

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new state law now makes it easier for police to ticket drivers in Ohio for distracted driving. The law that went into effect Monday makes distracted driving a secondary offense. That means police who pull over motorists for a traffic violation could give them an ...

Baby giraffe born at Columbus Zoo

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has a new giraffe. The zoo announced 8-year-old Zuri delivered a calf early Tuesday. The sex of the calf has not been released. The delivery was captured on a National Geographic webcam. In July, the zoo said Zuri and 6-year-old Cami were ...

New center at university to fight algal blooms

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A national research effort aimed at protecting freshwater lakes from toxic algal blooms will be led by a new center in Ohio. Bowling Green State University announced in a release Monday that it's been awarded a $5.2 million grant from the National Institute of ...

Sen. Lindsey Graham to campaign in Ohio for GOP candidates

CINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is coming to Ohio to campaign for GOP candidates in two races in the Nov. 6 election. The South Carolina Republican is scheduled to be in Cincinnati on Tuesday to rally support for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine and for incumbent U.S. Rep. ...

Police: Van strikes bicyclist who dies

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Police say a van has struck and killed a bicyclist in northeast Ohio. Lorain police say the van collided with a man on a bicycle around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and then ran off the road and struck a row of trees. Police said the bicyclist who died from his injuries has been ...