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Tuskegee airman among vets backing Ohio drug price measure

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen is joining other military veterans in supporting a fall ballot measure in Ohio that would bar state agencies from buying drugs at prices higher than those paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Don Elder attended a Statehouse ...

Court upholds Ohio ballot access changes for 3rd parties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of a 2013 Ohio law that imposed stiffer criteria for minor political parties to reach and maintain ballot status. The Ohio Court of Appeals in Columbus on Thursday upheld last year's decision by the Franklin County ...

Prosecutors wants high-security transport for accused killer

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor has asked the state patrol's SWAT unit to transport an accused three-time killer to an upcoming hearing. Pickaway County Prosecutor Judy Wolford says she made the request because defendant Casey Pigge (pij) is a dangerous person. Authorities say ...

Ohio couple: Pet mini pig believed to be stolen found dead

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland couple says their pet miniature pig, which they believe was stolen during a home break-in, has been found dead. The owners of the 15-pound pig, named Spam, say that the body was found Thursday. They said last week that the pig was stolen from their home in a ...

Algae on river flowing into Lake Erie prompts warning

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio are telling children, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions not to swim in the river that flows through Toledo because of an algae outbreak. The Maumee (maw-MEE') River along the city's downtown waterfront has turned unsightly ...

Ohio court sets execution dates for 2 killers in 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set execution dates in 2022 for two condemned killers. Death row inmate Percy Hutton, of Cleveland, was sentenced to die for the 1985 slaying of Derek Mitchell in a dispute over a sewing machine. The court on Friday scheduled Hutton to die on ...

Name released of man fatally shot by police in West Virginia

WEST MILFORD, W.Va. (AP) — State Police in West Virginia have released the name of an Ohio carjacking suspect who was fatally shot by officers during a weekend manhunt. Sgt. Mark Kiddy tells media outlets that 21-year-old Brian Ziro of Columbus, Ohio, had shot at Harrison County sheriff's ...

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 ...

Honda invests $267M, adds 300 jobs for Accord production

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Honda says it has invested $267 million and will add 300 jobs in central Ohio to support production of its revamped Honda Accord sedan for 2018. Honda of America Mfg. Inc. said in a release Monday that the investment includes $220 million for new technologies and ...

GOP lawmakers: Move Appalachian agency out of Washington

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two powerful Kentucky Republicans have an idea to boost an economic development agency that helps Appalachia: Move it out of the nation's capital. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and veteran Rep. Hal Rogers are sponsoring a bill ...

3 Ohio suspects face West Virginia charges after carjacking

WEST MILFORD, W.Va. (AP) — Three carjacking suspects from Ohio face felony charges in West Virginia following a Sunday manhunt after the fourth suspect died in an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities said. The man who died Sunday at a hospital in Bridgeport wasn't immediately ...