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Bottles tossed at Ohio police at campus party

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 03:38 PM

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a rowdy crowd near the University of Akron threw bottles at officers while they tried to break up several big parties over the weekend.

Officers say they deployed tear gas and pepper spray just after midnight Sunday.

About a dozen people were arrested. One man was taken into custody after police say he threw a beer bottle and then kicked and dented a patrol cruiser.

Police were called to the area near University of Akron to shut down the parties that had drawn about 4,000 people.

Victim identified after boat sinks at Ohio lake

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:07 PM

LAKEVIEW, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who died after a boat carrying nine people sank in a western Ohio lake.

A coroner says the victim was 22-year-old Joshua Keith of Bellefontaine.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says no one on the boat was wearing a life jacket when it began sinking on Indian Lake just around midnight Sunday.

Ohio island's police dept. under investigation

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 11:02 AM

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff in northern Ohio and state investigators are looking into allegations of misconduct against police in the Lake Erie island resort town of Put-in-Bay.

The sheriff in Ottawa County says his office is investigating numerous complaints about police on South Bass Island.

Some of the complaints from island residents and business owners have been about what they say are heavy-handed tactics and unlawful arrests by police.

Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:12 AM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds.

Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out.

Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests.

A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag.

Insulation led to underground explosions in Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 09:52 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — American Electric Power says explosions that sent manhole covers flying in downtown Columbus last February happened when insulation material on electricity cables broke down because of water, salt and other factors.

Nobody was injured in the explosions that sent two manhole covers into the air and shattered one.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1owEgo8 ) reports the utility is spending around $30 million to prevent any similar explosions.

Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 09:49 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland.

Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills.

Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport.

Ohio lawmaker seeks video in Wal-Mart shooting

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 09:38 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — The president of Ohio's legislative black caucus is urging the state attorney general to release surveillance video of the fatal police shooting of a young black man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store.

Democratic state Rep. Alicia Reece of Cincinnati says on her web site that she has written to Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine expressing deep concern that information isn't being released in a way that inspires confidence, especially in the African-American community.

Cincinnati Zoo remembers last passenger pigeon

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 09:01 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo remembers the last known passenger pigeon with a renovated memorial 100 years after the bird's death at the zoo.

The zoo also is holding a series of events and lectures in honor of "Martha," the pigeon that died at the zoo on Sept. 1, 1914.

Monday's 100-year anniversary observance plans included a media preview of the renovated memorial. The zoo's executive director says officials hope visitors to the renovated exhibit will become inspired to learn more about what they can do to help species conservation.

5 groups to watch in Ohio as Election Day nears

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 08:59 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The final two months of campaigning in Ohio will determine if Republicans continue their four-year control of statewide offices topped by governor, and of both chambers of the state Legislature. Here are five political groups that are seeking to wield their influence:



Ohio Democrats try to rally with labor

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 03:31 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidate says the beleaguered top of the Ohio ticket isn't throwing in the towel.

Sharen Neuhardt campaigned Monday at the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic at Coney Island near Cincinnati. Gubernatorial nominee Ed FitzGerald is scheduled to take part in events in Cleveland and Toledo.

Monday's holiday finds FitzGerald trying to regain his footing after a series of political missteps in an already uphill race against Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'sik).

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