Group Challenges Ohio Ban On Campaign Lies

CINCINNATI (AP) — A national anti-abortion group wants a federal court to block an Ohio law barring people from making false statements about candidates seeking elective office. The Susan B. Anthony List filed the motion Friday in Cincinnati, saying the law violates free speech...

Cedar Point Marks Blue Streak Coaster’s 50th Year

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Cedar Point is throwing a party this weekend to celebrate the anniversary of its oldest roller coaster. The Blue Streak has been thrilling riders for 50 years at the amusement park in Sandusky. The wooden coaster built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company...

5 Things To Know About Ohio Bills Signed This Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich signed so many bills this week that it was difficult to keep track. Some he even signed twice just for show. Here are five things to know about the process and the legislation: WHY SUCH A FLURRY? The Republican-led state Legislature passed a...

University Of Toledo Chief Leaving At End Of Month

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The University of Toledo’s president is stepping down at the end of this month, moving up his planned departure by one year. Lloyd Jacobs announced Friday that he will leave his post at the end of June. He had said in March that he was planning to step...

Ohio Physicist, Minister Debate Existence Of God

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio church is grappling head-on with a fundamental question: Does God exist? The Northwest Church of Christ in Canton is hosting a debate on the topic Saturday night that is open to the public. Squaring off will be Mano Singham (MAH’-noh...

Ohio Hospitals Get Guidance Amid Measles Outbreak

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials have given Ohio hospitals updated guidance on dealing with patients who have measles and limiting the spread of the illness in health care environments as an outbreak continues to grow. Ohio has 341 measles cases in nine counties. State...

Ohio Paddlers Hit Rivers In Several Weekend Events

CINCINNATI (AP) — Paddling enthusiasts in Ohio have multiple opportunities this weekend to make their ways down rivers around the state. Cincinnati is celebrating its annual Paddlefest on the Ohio River with events throughout the weekend, including Sunday’s races from Coney...

Ohio Memorial Set For US Doctor Killed In Pakistan

GROVEPORT, Ohio (AP) — A memorial is being held in central Ohio for an American cardiologist killed last month in Pakistan in front of his wife and toddler son. Police say two gunmen riding a motorcycle shot Mehdi Ali Qamar (meh-dee ah-LEE’ kuh-MER’) as his family...

US Routs Uruguay In FIBA Americas Under-18

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Luke Kennard scored 30 points to help the United States rout Uruguay 156-58 on Friday night in the Americans’ first game in the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship. Kennard, from Franklin, Ohio, was 7 of 12 from 3-point range to tie the U.S....

Reds Blow 8-run Lead, Lose To Blue Jays 14-9

CINCINNATI (AP) — For the first time in four years, the Reds let an eight-run lead slip away. Mat Latos struggled in his second start since coming off the disabled list, and Cincinnati’s bullpen couldn’t hold on at the end, allowing Toronto to rally for a 14-9 victory...