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Ohio City Gets Boost From Downtown Summer Concerts

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — The return of free mid-week concerts for the summer is music to the ears of residents and businesspeople in a southwest Ohio city. The eighth annual, 10-week Broad Street Bash that resumed May 14 is a boost to businesses, nonprofits who raise funds, and...

Arrests In Arson Fires At Homeless Camps In Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — Media outlets report that arson investigators have arrested three men in connection with a rash of spring fires they say targeted homeless camps in Cleveland. The Plain Dealer and WJW-TV in Cleveland report that authorities say the men were arrested Friday. Their...

Ohio Collectors Of Yugos Proud Of Their Boxy Cars

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Heads turn, jaws drop and accidents almost happen when Art Hughes drives around the Columbus area. “One guy almost hit me a few months ago because he was leaning out the window taking pictures of my car as he was driving by,” said Hughes, 73, of...

Ohio Man Drives Cross-country Rescuing Dogs

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Every two weeks, an Ohio man drives 4,200 miles to save unwanted dogs from overpopulated shelters in the South and takes them to loving homes in the northeastern United States. Greg Mahle (MAYL) begins the five-day journey in his Zanesville hometown in...

Coast Guard Warns Of Alcohol Dangers In Boating

CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is warning boaters of the dangers of operating vessels while under the influence of alcohol. The Coast Guard says its recreational boating statistics show alcohol use was the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents last year....

Lake Erie Sediment Dumping Debate Isn’t Going Away

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A decision preventing sediment dredged out of Cleveland’s harbor from being dumped into Lake Erie has satisfied those worried about it fouling fish and drinking water. The shift in plans, though, won’t end the debate over what to do with tons of...

GOP Benghazi Team Brings Long List Of Accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans hoping to ride their Benghazi investigation to a November election sweep have entrusted a seven-member team with “getting to the truth,” in the words of House Speaker John Boehner, about whether the Obama administration misled Americans...

Air Force Boosts Ohio College’s Minorities Program

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A University of Dayton program for minority students is getting a $2 million boost from the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force award will provide tuition grants and work stipends to undergraduate and graduate students to perform research in areas including...

Ohio Focuses On Problem Of Elder Abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general says investigation and prosecution of elder abuse cases will be increased under a new program in his office. Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office’s Crime Victim Services Section is spearheading the Elder Justice...

Timbers Play To 3-all Draw With Crew

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gaston Fernandez scored on a header in the 85th minute to pull the Portland Timbers into a 3-3 draw with the Columbus Crew on Saturday night. There were a flurry of goals in the final 10 minutes. Portland’s Will Johnson tied the match at 2-all in the...