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Cleveland Zoo Hopes To Enhance Animals’ Habitats

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Zoo hopes to enhance the habitats of some of its most popular animals including bears and tigers over the next decade. Chris Kuhar, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo executive director, says a new exhibit for grizzly bears would give them more space and the...

Report: Missing Boy May Have Been Killed With Mom

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A published report says police believe a missing Ohio boy may have been killed along with his mother last month. The body of 25-year-old Nichelle McKnight was discovered last week near the Stillwater River in the Dayton suburb of Harrison Township. She went...

New Roller Coaster Debuts At Kings Island In Ohio

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Kings Island theme park in southwest Ohio is unveiling a new inverted roller coaster more than 4,000 feet long with speeds up to 68 miles per hour. The “Banshee” is making its debut Friday at the park north of Cincinnati. Kings Island says the steel...

Ohio To Unveil Latest Monthly Report On Jobs Data

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are ready to release Ohio’s latest monthly employment data. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services was scheduled to release the March figures on Friday. Last month’s announcement brought good news. For February, the...

Ohio Sees Record High Heroin Overdose Deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012, the state Department of Health said as it released the newest available figures for a problem that’s been called an epidemic and a public health crisis. The state says 680 people...

ECHL Playoff Glance

Thursday, April 17: Cincinnati at Orlando, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 20: Cincinnati at Orlando, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Orlando at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Friday, April 25: Orlando at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Orlando at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 29:...

Condemned Ohio Man Seeks Mercy, Points To 2nd Man

CLEVELAND (AP) — Defense attorneys say a man sentenced to death for a Cleveland produce vendor’s 1983 slaying should be granted clemency in part because a second defendant repeatedly admitted being the shooter. A clemency application filed Thursday for 54-year-old Arthur...

Woman, Teenager Found Dead In Lake Erie; 2 Missing

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The bodies of two of four missing boaters were recovered in western Lake Erie on Thursday, a day after the group left for an afternoon of fishing and sent pictures to relatives. Searchers found a partially submerged boat on a reef near the Davis-Besse nuclear...

Tigers Hold On For 7-5 Win Over Indians

DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler’s three-run...

Lowe’s Agrees To Minimize Lead Dust, Pay Fine

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke environmental rules for addressing lead paint dust during home renovation projects, two federal agencies announced...