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Rally held outside Wal-Mart where cops shot man

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 09:35 PM

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A large crowd supporting police rallied outside an Ohio Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1ChtdJZ ) reports the rally Sunday in support of Beavercreek's police department followed a rally Saturday at the same store in the southwestern Ohio city. The Saturday rally called on authorities to release surveillance video of the Aug. 5 shooting of John Crawford III.


Authorities recover man's body after boat sinks

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 07:42 PM

LAKEVIEW, Ohio (AP) — Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat.

An Ohio Department of Natural Resources statement says eight of the nine people on the boat were rescued.


Officials probe cause of leaks in Ohio dam

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 03:29 PM

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Leaks found at a southern Ohio dam have led the state to ask boat owners to remove their boats from Lake White while inspectors check for the cause.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources noted on its website Sunday that the water at Lake White State Park in Waverly was lowered nearly three feet below summer pool after leaks were found in a Friday inspection. Department spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle said Sunday that draining water from the 337-acre lake allows inspectors to get a better look at any damage and determine what needs to be done.


Ohio house explodes; no injuries reported

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 01:28 PM

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials say an explosion and fire destroyed a house in southwestern Ohio. No injuries were reported.

Battalion Chief Nathan Hiester (HEES'-tuhr) with the Beavercreek Township Fire Department says several residents in Beavercreek and Xenia called 911 after hearing the explosion between 6 and 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

Fire officials say the cause was not immediately known and remains under investigation.


Orders coming to Ohio school district for cookie

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 12:45 PM

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio school district that discontinued a popular cafeteria cookie under new federal nutritional guidelines says it's heard from plenty of people commenting on the decision or wanting to special-order the treat.

The traditional Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh) pink cookie is a sweet sour cream sugar cookie with pink icing. It was a favorite of students for four decades, but Elyria school cafeterias stopped selling it because of the government's edict to provide healthier foods and cut fats and cholesterol.


Police investigate man's body found in alley

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 12:23 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police are investigating after discovering a man's body in an alley in Cincinnati.

WLWT-TV and The Cincinnati Enquirer report that police received a call shortly before 7 Saturday night and responded to an alley in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Police said a passerby reported finding an unresponsive person in the alley. Authorities say the man was dead.


Air Force Museum in Ohio restoring Titan rocket

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:57 AM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Restoration experts at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in southwest Ohio are launching their biggest project yet.

A Titan 4B space launch vehicle that has been sitting in gigantic pieces in a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hangar near Dayton is being prepared for restoration efforts. It will be displayed in the museum's fourth building, slated to open in 2016.

The Titan 4B stood more than 200 feet tall, and just one of its solid rocket motor units weighs 75,000 pounds.


Ohio man builds own bush plane, then learns to fly

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:12 AM

PHILO, Ohio (AP) — Greg Swingle made a near-noiseless pass above the family barn in Philo before dipping his plane into a steep hairpin turn and landing on an uneven stretch of grass that — if he hadn't just landed there — wouldn't seem possible.

The tiny bush plane, called a Rans S-7, is used to make remote landings in untamed wilderness. Swingle built this one himself, on a whim, with no knowledge of planes or how to fly them.


University of Cincinnati approves $37M for dorms

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 10:14 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — University of Cincinnati officials have approved a total of $37 million to renovate a former dorm and design a building that will be used partially as a residence hall.

Officials say the projects are needed because of increased demand for student housing amid rising enrollment.

The school's board of trustees has approved $35 million to renovate Scioto Hall to hold 450 student beds and another $2 million for design of the new building.


Ohio courthouse set to get $2.25M in repairs

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 09:27 AM

UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Officials in a northwestern Ohio county say they're moving forward with plans to give the county's historic courthouse a $2.25 million face lift.

The Blade in Toledo reports (http://bit.ly/1lAuqa8 ) the Wyandot County Board of Commissioners has signed a contract for the project with a company that specializes in historic building restoration.


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