Ohio Governor Hopeful Touts County Fiscal Record

CLEVELAND (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald said Wednesday that his administration has overseen a renaissance in downtown Cleveland construction not seen in a generation — including a new county administration building, convention center, development along...

Reds Need LF Ludwick Back In Form After Injury

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Ludwick’s shoulder is back to full strength, which is one of the most encouraging things for the Cincinnati Reds’ offense. With Ludwick ailing last season, they got very little out of left field. Cincinnati’s cleanup hitter tore up...

Ohio Wants Help Solving 15 Loosely Linked Killings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Loosely affiliated “groups and associates” have committed 15 unsolved, mostly drug-related homicides in central Ohio since 1998, authorities announced Wednesday as they asked the public’s help in identifying suspects. State and federal...

Ohio Gov Wants Kids To Think About Careers Early

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor wants schoolchildren to start thinking early, as soon as first grade, about what they want to do for careers. Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says he’ll go into more detail in his State of the State address next week, but he also...

Ohio Gov’s Rival Touts County Fiscal Track Record

CLEVELAND (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald says his county was able to keep a significant budget reserve while cutting expenses and building a new administration building for Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County. FitzGerald, the county’s executive,...

Ohio Authorities Seek Help Solving 15 Homicides

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities are asking the public’s help in solving 15 mostly drug-related homicides that police say share common threads. State and federal police and prosecutors say the killings, almost all in Columbus, date back to 1998 and often involved...

Lawyers Debate Intent At Ohio Slave Labor Trial

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A defense attorney says two people accused of enslaving a mentally disabled Ohio woman for two years were trying to help a homeless acquaintance, not take advantage of her financially. Prosecutors and defense lawyers began outlining their arguments...

Panel To Consider Whether To Suspend Ohio Sheriff

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A panel of three retired judges will consider whether to suspend a southeast Ohio sheriff who pleaded not guilty to 25 counts in a corruption case. The Ohio Supreme Court says the commission appointed by the chief justice has two weeks to make a preliminary...

Ohio Family With Mini Horse As Service Animal Sues

BLUE ASH, Ohio (AP) — A Cincinnati-area family that has a miniature horse as a service animal is suing their city, alleging its refusal to let them keep the animal violates federal housing law and protections for people with disabilities. Blue Ash resident Ingrid Anderson and the...

Ohio Murder Suspect Tells 911 He Attacked Roommate

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — A 911 call recording captures a man telling a dispatcher in detail about arguing with his roommate and choking her to death, saying, “I honestly lost my mind.” Phillip Hamm, 21, is jailed on a murder charge in Clermont County, east of Cincinnati....