Ohio’s GOP Treasurer Plans Another Run For US Senate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Republican state treasurer Josh Mandel says he’ll again challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Mandel on Wednesday announced his campaign for the seat in 2018 that could set up a rematch of the 2012 Senate race in Ohio. He lost to...

Correction: Police Killing-UAE Citizen Story

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Dec. 6 about the police killing of a United Arab Emirates citizen, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the location of the city of Hudson, Ohio. Hudson is south of Cleveland, not north of Cleveland. A corrected version of the story is below:...

Ex-Speaker Boehner Compares Trump To Teddy Roosevelt

CINCINNATI (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) sees president-elect Donald Trump as a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt, a populist who wants to do “big things.” The West Chester, Ohio, Republican tells WCPO.com in Cincinnati ( ) that Trump is also...

Ohio Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Paying Teen Girl For Sex

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A police officer in Ohio has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of paying a teenage girl for sex at least twice. A grand jury indicted Toledo officer Michael E. Moore Sr. on charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and compelling prostitution....

Judge Won’t Delay Trial Over Fire That Killed 2 Firefighters

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — At least for now, a judge has declined to delay the trial of a man accused of setting a fire that killed two Ohio firefighters. Ray Abou-Arab has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges accusing him of starting the 2014 fire in an apartment...

Ohio Man’s Controversial ‘Zombie Nativity’ Vandalized

CINCINNATI (AP) — A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the “Zombie Nativity” scene he puts up annually, beheading the ghoulish-looking Mary figure and flipping the greenish baby Jesus into the yard. Jasen Dixon says someone damaged the handmade scene...

State Approves $1.5M For Drone Research In Southwest Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has agreed to a $1.5 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to work on a ground-based system for monitoring airspace for drones at a southwestern Ohio airport. The Ohio Controlling Board approved the funding this week. The Springfield News-Sun ( )...

UAE Calls Ohio Police Killing Of Emirati ‘painful Incident’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has called the police killing of an Emirati citizen in Ohio a “painful incident.” UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says its officials would talk to local authorities regarding the shooting death on...

Columbus Man Pleads Guilty To Role In Police SUV Theft

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of two men charged with stealing guns and other items from an unmarked Columbus police SUV has pleaded guilty and promised to cooperate against his co-defendant. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) 35-year-old Craig Stewart admitted to three theft charges...

East Cleveland Votes To Recall Mayor, City Council President

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Residents of East Cleveland have reportedly voted to recall the northeast Ohio city’s mayor and city council president by extremely narrow margins. According to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, the unofficial results show that Mayor Gary...