GOP, Dem Governors Agree With Trump, Call Health Bill ‘mean’

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of Republican and Democratic governors are echoing President Donald Trump’s criticism of a House GOP health care bill as “mean” to the most vulnerable and are pleading with Senate leaders to work together on an overhaul. In a...

Apologies Demanded From Steve Harvey After Flint Comment

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Apologies are being demanded from comedian Steve Harvey following comments about Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis. Flint resident Dee Smith says Harvey told him to “enjoy your brown cup of water” during a Wednesday call-in to Harvey’s...

Ohio Family Band Member Suspected Of Killing Mom, Brother

BEACH CITY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man suspected of killing his mother and brother is in critical care after shooting himself in the head. Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier says 25-year-old Jacob Stockdale shot himself as police investigating a 911 hang-up call Thursday...

Jury Recommends Death Penalty In Slaying Of Ex-girlfriend

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio jury has recommended that a man be put to death for abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate. A jury in southwest Ohio’s Warren County deliberated several hours Thursday before making the death...

Major League Soccer

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Ohio School Worker On Facebook Urges Violence Against Gays

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating a Facebook message urging violence against gays and expressing hope that an LGBTQ festival in Ohio’s capital city “turns out like the Boston Marathon” that was bombed several years ago. WCMH-TV reports that a...

Judge: Boy Charged In Woman’s Slaying Competent For Trial

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A juvenile court judge says a 14-year-old Ohio boy accused of killing his father’s longtime girlfriend is competent to stand trial. The teen is charged as a juvenile with aggravated murder and murder in the April 6 slaying of 40-year-old Heidi Fay...

Ohio Cops Investigate Facebook Post On Violence Against Gays

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating a Facebook message supporting violence against gays and expressing hope that an LGBTQ festival in Ohio’s capital “turns out like the Boston Marathon” that was bombed several years ago. WCMH-TV reports that a...

Ohio’s Unemployment Rate Sees Slight Decrease In May

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in May from the previous month but remains higher than the national rate. The state unemployment rate decreased from 5 percent in April to 4.9 percent last month. Ohio’s unemployment...

Judge Hopes Woman Convicted Of Girl’s Death Dies In Prison

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Ohio has told a woman found guilty of aggravated murder in the death of a badly abused 4-year-old girl that she hopes the woman “will die in prison.” The Blade reports ( ) that 25-year-old Bridgett White entered an Alford plea on...