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Exercise rehearses for the worst in city fun zone

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — On the eve of Cincinnati's boisterous annual Oktoberfest celebration, hundreds of people, some covered in fake blood, and first responders Thursday rehearsed for the worst — a terror attack in the riverside entertainment area. The ...

Police: Student accused of having loaded gun at high school

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old Ohio high school student accused of having a loaded handgun at school has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Ticqcwon Brent was arraigned Wednesday in Akron Municipal Court on charges that also include tampering with evidence and ...

State senators plan field hearings on Facebook, Google reach

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A panel of state senators is hitting the road to gather input on how the broad reach of Facebook and Google impacts average Ohioans. Republican Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB'-hawf) said Wednesday that two October hearings are planned. One will be in Cleveland and ...

More threatened voter registrations under review in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State election officials are reviewing about 1,000 more Ohio voter registrations that were flagged for cancellation during a recent purge to assure they weren't improperly deleted. Cleveland.com reports Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose's office undertook the ...

Man, young daughter killed in house fire

QUAKER CITY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a house fire has killed a 42-year-old man and his 5-year-old daughter in Ohio. The (Cambridge) Daily Jeffersonian reports those killed in the blaze in Guernsey County's Quaker City early Thursday have been identified by authorities as Steve Myers and ...

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members. On picket lines ...

Changing times: OBJ partners with Swedish watch maker

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer Football fashion plate Odell Beckham Jr. has switched watches. The Browns polarizing wide receiver has partnered with Swedish watchmaker Daniel Wellington, which introduced him Wednesday as "one of our new icons." Beckham caused a minor uproar last week by ...

Ohio AG: Purdue settlement money should be spent locally

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says any money the state receives from a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should be spent at the local level. Yost, a Republican, went "on the record" with his position at an unrelated ...

Report: Ohio conducted executions after drugmakers’ warnings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says Ohio went ahead with executions in recent years even after drugmakers threatened to cut off supplies if medications were used for lethal injection. Copies of letters obtained by The Columbus Dispatch show drugmakers warned Ohio officials going back to at ...

Patrol: Plane trying to land at airport crashes; pilot dies

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — State troopers say a single-engine plane attempting to land at a county airport in Ohio has crashed and the pilot has died. The State Highway Patrol says 79-year-old Donald Apple, of Piqua, was pronounced dead at the crash in a field just west of the Madison County ...