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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 ...

Police union: DeWine wrong to wear BCI seal in governor ads

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's largest police union wants Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine to stop distributing campaign fliers and ads in which he wears the seal of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Fraternal Order of Police president Gary Wolske in a Wednesday statement called ...

Ohio college to host final US Senate debate Oct. 26

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio college campus will host the third and final planned debate of the U.S. senate campaign. A Miami University spokeswoman says details will be announced later on the Oct. 26 debate between two-term Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican U.S. Rep. Jim ...

ACLU asks another city to repeal panhandling law

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is asking another Ohio city to repeal a law that makes panhandling a minor criminal offense. At issue is an ordinance in Chillicothe in southern Ohio that addresses "suspicious persons" and which prohibits soliciting donations by an ...

Company seeks to build Ohio’s largest solar power plant

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Chicago-based company has announced plans to build what would be Ohio's largest solar power plant. The Columbus Dispatch reports Hecate Energy is seeking to build a 300-megawatt power plant on 2,500 acres of land near Mowrystown. The area is located about 90 miles ...

1 in custody after shots fired near high school

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say a 17-year-old has been charged after shots were fired near a high school. WJW-TV reports police responded to an area near Lorain High School Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say the suspect isn't a student at Lorain High School. A Lorain City ...

Doctors: Ohio governor rivals DeWine, Cordray in good health

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Their doctors say both major-party candidates for Ohio governor are in good health. Letters from the physicians of Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray were produced at the request of The Associated ...

Kasich signs orders on gun background checks, tracking

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed two executive orders intended to improve controls on gun buyers in the state. The Republican governor signed the orders Monday in the wake of inaction by the GOP-controlled Legislature on recommendations of his bipartisan working group ...

Police: 5 accused of theft, fraud in 2 states

GREENHILLS, Ohio (AP) — Police say five people accused of stealing more than $100,000 worth of merchandise from vendors in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky with an invalid credit card have been charged with theft and fraud. Police in the Cincinnati suburb of Greenhills this month ...

Man accused of threatening President Trump set for hearing

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of making threats against President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials has been scheduled for a detention hearing in Ohio, where he was arrested recently. Shawn Christy, of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, had an initial hearing Monday in federal ...

Body of missing swimmer from Ohio found off Duck

DUCK, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say the body of an Ohio man who disappeared last weekend while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean has been found. The town of Duck said the body of 35-year-old Kyler Miles of Miamisburg, Ohio, was found around 4:12 a.m. Monday. Last Saturday, Duck Surf Rescue, Duck ...

Authorities investigating after firefighters find body

BARBERTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating what caused the death of a woman whose body was found when firefighters were called to extinguish a blaze along a northeastern Ohio road. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said Monday that the body found by Barberton firefighters ...