Ohio Groups Weigh In On Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio business coalition is blasting Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) proposal to raise taxes on tobacco products to help pay for an income-tax cut. Under the plan, per-pack cigarette taxes would jump by 60 cents over two years to $1.85. Other...

Ohio Court Rules Against Life For Juvenile

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a trial court must reconsider the sentence of life without the possibility of parole for a juvenile convicted of aggravated murder. The court made the ruling Wednesday in overturning the sentence of Eric Long, who along...

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5 Ohio Cities Make List Of Top 20 Most Affordable

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Five Ohio cities have landed in the top 20 of a survey of the most-affordable places to live in the U.S. With a median price of $100,000 for a home, Dayton has been ranked the fourth most affordable major city in the nation in an index of housing affordability...

Ohio AG DeWine Says Vertigo Has Hit Before

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general says he has had other bouts of vertigo before the one that led to his hospitalization. Mike DeWine is back on the job this week, and he told WBNS-TV ( ) in Columbus that he doesn’t expect it to affect his re-election...

Ohio Cities Considered Most Affordable

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Five Ohio cities have landed in the top 20 of a survey of the most-affordable places to live in the U.S. With a median price of $100,000 for a home, Dayton has been ranked the fourth most affordable major city in the nation in an index of housing affordability...

Ohio Man Gets 8 Years For 7th DUI

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio man who racked up his seventh drunken-driving conviction in the past 14 years has been sentenced to eight years in prison. A judge in Lebanon, north of Cincinnati, gave the maximum sentence allowable to 48-year-old Ralph Pottorf Jr. on...

Ohio Man, Mistress Charged In Slaying Of Wife

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 37-year-old central Ohio man killed his wife and, with the help of his 19-year-old mistress, wrapped up the body and hid it in the basement. Police in Marion, north of Columbus, on Tuesday charged David Shockey with killing 41-year-old Shelly...

Wheelchair-bound Woman Rescued From Ohio Fire

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — Good Samaritans stopped at a house fire in northeast Ohio in time to carry a wheelchair-bound woman to safety. It happened Tuesday afternoon in Mentor, east of Cleveland. David Roach tells The (Willoughby) News-Herald ( ) that he another employee of the county...

Ohio Baby Sitter Admits Producing Child Porn

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 30-year-old Cincinnati man is facing 32 years in prison after pleading guilty to producing sexually explicit photographs of a child he was baby-sitting and sharing them on the Internet. Caleb Zachary Story pleaded guilty in U.S....