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Security for gun rights walk, protest costs Kent State $65K

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Officials at Kent State University say the Ohio school spent about $65,000 on security for what turned out to be a mostly peaceful demonstration and counter-protest over gun rights in late September. The Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier reports the university's cost included ...

State now selling multiyear licenses to hunters, anglers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hunters and anglers in Ohio can now buy multiyear licenses from the state. Ohio's Department of Natural Resources said the sale of multiyear licenses to state residents began Tuesday. Anglers and hunters can purchase 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and lifetime hunting or ...

Flight delayed after woman brings squirrel on plane

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police had to remove a woman who brought an "emotional support squirrel" on a Frontier Airlines flight headed from Orlando, Florida, to Cleveland. Frontier says the passenger had noted in her reservation that she was bringing an emotional support animal with her on ...

Toledo says tests show season’s algae bloom is over

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo officials say three consecutive weeks of tests found no toxic microcystin in raw water drawn from the city's Lake Erie intake crib and that this year's algae bloom is over. The Blade reports University of Toledo algae researcher Tom Bridgeman agrees. He says the ...

Honda demonstrates ‘smart intersection’ technology in Ohio

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Honda and a central Ohio city have teamed up to display "smart intersection" technology designed to make pedestrians and motorists safer by sending audio and visual warnings about potential danger to small screens on vehicle windshields. The Columbus Dispatch reports ...

John Glenn’s suburban Maryland house sells for $1.3 million

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The suburban Maryland home of the late John Glenn has been sold for $1.3 million. WTOP in Washington reported Saturday that the dwelling that belonged to the former astronaut and U.S. Senator from Ohio had been on the market for five months. The Bethesda house sold at ...

Largest Ohio Catholic diocese to expand abusive priests list

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press Ohio's largest Roman Catholic diocese will join three other dioceses in the state and release a list of priests who have been removed from their posts because of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations. The Diocese of Cleveland's list will include the names of ...

Ohio family purchases US flag shredded by Hurricane Florence

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio family says they bought the U.S. flag captured on a live camera as it was being torn to shreds by Hurricane Florence to honor the memory of a family member who recently died from cancer. Mike Caruso, of Cincinnati says his family was motivated by the tattered flag's ...

Man pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of Cleveland officer

CLEVELAND (AP) — A motorist arrested in the hit-and-run death of a Cleveland police patrolman has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges. Forty-six-year-old Israel Alvarez also pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges including driving under the influence and drug ...

Male polar bear to move to Ohio zoo for potential breeding

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — A zoo in central Ohio says an 18-year-old polar bear will be arriving at the facility this fall to be introduced to twin polar bear sisters for potential breeding. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says it will be welcoming a male polar bear named Lee from the Denver ...

Ohio judge disturbed by 6 inmate jail deaths in 4 months

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland judge says he'll no longer send people charged with non-violent crimes to the county jail after six inmates died in four months. Cleveland Municipal Judge Michael Nelson says he's trying to meet with officials at Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Jail to figure ...

AEP customers in Ohio to see savings from federal tax cut

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio utility regulators have approved an agreement returning proceeds of the federal tax cut to customers of Columbus-based AEP. In approving the deal Wednesday, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Chairman Asim Haque (AW'-suhm hawk) called it "good news." Haque ...

Police to commend responders to bank shooting where 3 killed

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police officers and citizens who helped protect others and save lives when a man fatally shot three people and injured two in a bank lobby will be recognized at an event in Cincinnati. The Sept. 6 shooting occurred inside the lobby of the Fifth Third Center on Fountain ...

Police: Argument between 2 men ends in fatal shooting

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say two men got into an argument and one has fatally shot the other, who was in a vehicle at an apartment complex in Ohio. Police in the Cleveland suburb of Richmond Heights say a 30-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday after he and another man ...

Search for Ohio hiker underway in Great Smoky Mountains park

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Search efforts are continuing for an Ohio woman who went missing while hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the North Carolina-Tennessee border. The National Park Service said in a news release over the weekend that personnel from agencies in Tennessee, ...

Gun rights walk, counter protest at college mostly peaceful

KENT, Ohio (AP) — A walk by about 50 activists in support of Second Amendment gun rights and a counter protest by about 100 people at a university in Ohio led to four disorderly conduct arrests at the mostly peaceful event. Kent State University said no serious injuries were reported ...

Superman to The Fonz: Vintage lunchbox collection on sale

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Look, up on the shelf! It's Superman. There's the king of the wild frontier himself, Davy Crockett. And over in that case is Davy Crockett again, except this time he's Daniel Boone (we'll explain later). And aaaaay! It's The Fonz and the ...

Inmate convicted in Ohio prison riot fights execution date

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An inmate sentenced to die in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in Ohio is fighting a prosecutor's request to set his execution date. Lawyers for 49-year-old Keith LaMar told the Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday the only evidence against him ...

Car theft suspect carjacks woman moments after jail release

Car theft suspect carjacks woman moments after jail release FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man who'd left jail after being released on bond for possessing a stolen vehicle walked about 1,000 feet before robbing a woman of her SUV outside of Cleveland. Fairview Park police say ...

3 Ohio dioceses to release abusive priest list

By MARK GILLISPIE and JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Three of Ohio's six Roman Catholic dioceses now say they will release new lists of priests who have been removed from parishes because of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations, The Associated Press has learned. The ...