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June 29, 2015 - 8:57am
5 days 3 hours ago

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — A standoff with an armed man that began Sunday evening has ended at a southwest Ohio home.

West Chester Township police say the man is in custody. There were no reports of injuries, but no other details were released immediately.

Spokeswoman Barb Wilson says the standoff had begun more than 13 hours earlier. Police were called to escort a woman from the home, but found that the woman was outside when they arrived. When an...

June 29, 2015 - 7:16am
5 days 6 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Work on a Cleveland lakefront highway is scheduled to get underway this week with lane closures and lower speed limits.

The work beginning Monday on the West Shoreway marks the final phase of a $95 million project to connect neighborhoods on Cleveland's west side with Lake Erie.

Speed limits in both directions will be reduced to 40 mph Monday. Transportation officials say eastbound lane closures between Clifton Boulevard and the Main...

June 29, 2015 - 6:35am
5 days 7 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists are seeing higher prices at the pump to start the work week.

A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $2.81 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up 8 cents from a week ago.

Average prices in Ohio were above the nation's average, which was $2.77 per gallon on Monday.

But Ohio gas prices remain significantly cheaper than last year at...

June 29, 2015 - 4:10am
5 days 8 hours ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say they've found the body of a 73-year-old man who drove a tractor into the Ohio River.

Cincinnati police say they recovered Ed Wiwi's body near the Schmidt Boat Launch Sunday night. Authorities had been searching for Wiwi since he drove a tractor over a wall dropping into the Ohio River Friday afternoon.

Crews scoured the river for hours looking for the Cincinnati man, but couldn't find him.

Police...

June 29, 2015 - 4:05am
5 days 8 hours ago

WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say nine people were hurt after a fireworks box fell over and fired into a crowd in northeast Ohio.

It happened just after 10 p.m. Sunday in Westlake. Fire officials say the box fell over minutes into the show in Crocker Park.

Authorities say nine people were treated for minor injuries at the scene. No one was taken to a hospital.

The incident is under investigation.

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June 29, 2015 - 3:01am
5 days 2 hours ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo is naming one of its police stations after its late mayor who died in February while in office.

D. Michael Collins was a police officer in Toledo before becoming mayor. City leaders are to officially rename the police station after Collins on Wednesday.

Collins died in early February after suffering cardiac arrest. He was just over a year into his first term as mayor of Ohio's fourth-largest city.

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June 28, 2015 - 6:55pm
5 days 9 hours ago

DESHLER, Ohio (AP) — Residents of a nursing home were evacuated because of concern about water in the building after heavy rainfall caused a creek in northwest Ohio to overflow.

The (Toledo) Blade (http://bit.ly/1FJ0lbv ) reports that 32 resident from Oak Grove Health Care Center in Deshler were evacuated after water seeped into the building and flooded the basement early Sunday morning. Residents were loaded onto four buses and three ambulances and taken to two sister...

June 28, 2015 - 6:10pm
5 days 9 hours ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a man was killed and a woman was injured when the motorcycle they were riding was rear-ended by a semitrailer in central Ohio and the man was hit by a car.

The patrol's Zanesville post reports that 33-year-old Cory Cox, of Newark, died at the scene on State Route 16 in Muskingum County Saturday night. The patrol says Cox's 32-year-old wife, Rachel, was hospitalized with critical, but non-life threatening injuries....

June 28, 2015 - 5:13pm
5 days 12 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Extensive flooding and heavy rains have affected corn fields across Ohio and left growers contending with the possibility of lost or damaged crops.

An Ohio State University Extension agronomist says the flooding and ponding could kill some corn crops. Agronomist Peter Thomison says those who don't lose crops immediately could face stalk or root rot later in the season.

A June 22 crop report from the U.S. Department of...

June 28, 2015 - 2:13pm
5 days 13 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Active-duty and veteran military personnel and their families will be able to visit a zoo in central Ohio for free this week in recognition of their sacrifices in service to their country.

Columbus Zoo officials say the free admission to the zoo and discounted admission to Zoombezi Bay water park will be available starting Monday and continuing through July 5.

Military personnel will need to show a military ID or present proof...

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