Cavs Bring Mannequin Challenge To White House, First Lady

WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have brought the mannequin challenge craze to first lady Michelle Obama and the White House. The team Thursday of players freezing in various poses in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the mansion. James and the first lady...

No. 6 Ohio State Intends To Stay On A Roll Against Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Ohio State is finally playing the brand of football necessary to vie for a national championship. The task now is to sustain the momentum. Coming off an ego-boosting 62-3 rout of then-No. 10 Nebraska, the sixth-ranked Buckeyes (8-1, 5-1 Big Ten, No. 5...

The Latest: 3rd Day Of Deliberations In Police Shooting Case

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on deliberations in the murder trial of a white former officer in the shooting of an unarmed black man (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Jury deliberations have stretched into a third day in the murder trial of a white former police officer who fatally...

31-year-old Gorilla Dies At Columbus Zoo

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — A 31-year-old western lowland gorilla has died at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Zoo officials say Anakka (ah-NOK’-ah) died Thursday after failing to recover from anesthesia administered for a routine medical procedure. Anakka came to the Columbus zoo in...

Exhibit Of Ohio Veterans’ Art Depicts War Through Their Eyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Raine McMullen pushes certain chapters of the 10 months she spent in Afghanistan to the back of her mind. There are things she saw and heard and experienced while deployed there that she doesn’t like to talk about. But the children? She will never...

About 2,500 Gather In Columbus To Protest Trump Election

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Roughly 2,500 people have gathered at a rally in Columbus to protest the presidential election of Republican Donald Trump. Protesters gathered Thursday evening outside the Statehouse. They marched on North High Street and performed a brief sit-in. The...

Cops: Driver Tries To Sexually Assault Woman Near University

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a woman told them she was on her way to a university in northeast Ohio when a truck driver offered to give her a ride and then tried to force her into sexual contact. Police say the woman reported she was walking to the University of Akron early...

Ohio Ex-cop Sentenced For Impersonating Officer, Stalking

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Cleveland-area policeman has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison on charges related to stalking a woman and impersonating a police officer. A Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County judge sentenced 56-year-old Jeffery Martin to 33 months in...

Safety Regulators Cite Glass Company’s Southwest Ohio Plant

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) — Safety regulators say they’ve repeatedly found unsafe working conditions at a glass products company’s southwest Ohio plant. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says complaints from workers at the Fuyao (foo-YOW’) Glass America...

Ohio House Republicans Re-elect Rosenberger As Speaker

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican speaker of the Ohio House will keep the top post next year. The House GOP caucus says it re-elected Rep. Cliff Rosenberger, of Clarksville, to the position for the next General Assembly. The legislature’s session is set to wrap up in a...