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Officials: Man working to take down tower dies after fall

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a man working to take down a tower at a former manufacturing site in southwestern Ohio has fallen and died. West Chester Township spokeswoman Barb Wilson says the worker fell around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. He died at the scene. His name wasn't ...

Police: 1 killed, 1 critically injured in shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say a shooting has left one person dead and injured another. Police say the shooting happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found two individuals suffering from gunshot wounds in an apartment. One of the victims died at the scene. The other victim was ...

Kroger brings it home, introduces online delivery

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger is introducing online delivery as convenience becomes an increasingly crucial element in customer loyalty in a hyper-competitive atmosphere. Kroger Ship will launch in Cincinnati, its home town, as well as Houston, Louisville, and Nashville. It will expand to other ...

Ohio governor spares record number of death row inmates

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has finished dealing with executions for the remainder of his time in office following a modern-era record of death penalty commutations. The Republican governor spared seven men from execution during his ...

Governor urges hearing on coin dealer’s clemency bid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich has asked the state Parole Board to hold a hearing on a clemency request for a former Toledo-area coin dealer who raised money for Ohio Republicans before being convicted in a state investment scandal that also ensnared a former governor. The Blade ...

Patrol says inmate transport van crashes; 4 inmates injured

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says an inmate transport van struck an unoccupied, disabled vehicle on the side of a road in northeastern Ohio and four inmates have been injured. The patrol says the crash in Geauga County occurred around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 422 in Troy ...

Man seeks to plead not guilty by reason of mental defect

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for an Ohio man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend have filed a motion for him to plead "not guilty by reason of temporary mental defect." The Chronicle-Telegram reports 57-year-old Roy Owens Jr. argues a head injury he suffered more than 25 years ago was a ...

Cincinnati Zoo to host latest Fiona book launch

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fans of the Cincinnati Zoo's famed premature hippo can celebrate the latest book about Fiona at an ice cream party at the Hippo Cove where she lives. "Fiona the Hippo" features artwork from illustrator Richard Cowdrey and tells the against-the-odds story of the hippo born ...

Police: Semitrailer driver killed when truck overturns

TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Ohio say the driver of a semitrailer died after the vehicle overturned on Interstate 76. The Akron Beacon Journal reports Kenneth Ours was heading east on I-76 near Tallmadge when the truck travelled off the road and went down an embankment. ...

Trump, Pence push Ohio state senator for open US House seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed a two-term Republican state senator who's in a closer-than-expected race for an open U.S. House seat in Ohio. The Republican president tweeted his support for Troy Balderson on Friday. Trump said Balderson is "strong on crime and ...

Ohio Army National Guard historian proud of his war stories

By BONNIE MEIBERS, The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Josh Mann, 41, pulls back a heavy black curtain and walks into a room filled with immense gray cabinets. Mann, who towers over most people at 6 feet 5 inches, seems small here. He steps up ...

Ohio police officer pleads not guilty to child porn charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former public information officer for the Columbus police department has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of sending and receiving child pornography. Fifty-one-year-old Dean Worthington was arraigned Friday in Columbus where a judge set bond at $35,000. ...

Dashcam video shows Ohio officers fatally shooting armed man

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A police department has released a dashcam video that shows two officers fatally shooting an armed man who appeared to be walking away and within seconds of the officers confronting him. The two veteran SWAT officers had been detailed Friday afternoon to find 25-year-old ...

Ohio man missing for days found dead in Red River Gorge

STANTON, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a body found in Red River Gorge has been identified as an Ohio man who had gone missing about four days ago. The Menifee County coroner's office identified 29-year-old Leslie Thomas Reynolds of Maineville, Ohio, on Saturday. His body was found near Indian ...

Ohio River commission debates dropping pollution standards

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An interstate commission that monitors the Ohio River's health is considering eliminating its pollution control standards, raising concerns among representatives from states including Indiana. A majority of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission voted last ...

Judge rejects US efforts to strip terrorist of citizenship

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The government can't strip a terrorist of his U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled this month in a decision siding with a Pakistan-born man serving the last few years of a 20-year prison sentence for his guilty plea to ...

City reports first resurgence of Hepatitis A since 2014

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Health Department is working to prevent the spread of hepatitis A after its recent resurgence. City health officials this year have confirmed the first cases of hepatitis A since 2014. They've identified five cases so far and are investigating six potential ...

Nurse accused of cancer hoax pleads not guilty to charges

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio nurse who authorities say faked a diagnosis of lung cancer to obtain money and sick time has pleaded not guilty. The Columbus Dispatch reports 33-year-old Tawni Fuller, of Galena, appeared Friday in a Delaware County courtroom after being indicted on charges of ...

Highway patrol: Van driver flees traffic stop, dies in crash

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a van driver who fled from a trooper during an attempted traffic stop has crashed into a utility pole, killing himself and injuring two passengers. The Highway Patrol has identified the man killed early Saturday as 30-year-old Cleveland ...

Ohio judge strikes down city’s lead-safe rental law

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ruled that an Ohio city's efforts to make some rental properties lead free is unconstitutional and discriminatory. The Blade reports Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Linda Jennings issued a permanent injunction Friday against Toledo's lead-safe rental law ...