State & Regional News

July 15, 2016 - 12:23am
1 week 7 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 27-year-old man who shot at and wounded a 13-year-old boy in Cleveland has been sentenced to the maximum 20 years in prison.

The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Prosecutor's Office says Jovan Hayes was sentenced Thursday for shooting the boy last September. A jury last month convicted him of attempted murder and other charges.

Police say that one day after Hayes was released from probation on an unrelated charge, he shot at the...

July 14, 2016 - 9:58pm
1 week 8 hours ago

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Officials are trying to determine what caused a maintenance building at an apartment complex in central Ohio to explode.

It happened Thursday night in Reynoldsburg, just outside of the state capital of Columbus.

Fire officials tell The Columbus Dispatch ( ) that the blast destroyed the maintenance building, blew out neighboring apartment windows and damaged nearby homes.

No one was...

July 14, 2016 - 5:38pm
1 week 16 hours ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fiat Chrysler says it will spend $700 million to retool its Ohio assembly plant to build a new Jeep Wrangler while also moving Cherokee production to Illinois.

The automaker also said Thursday the moves will add 700 jobs in Toledo and 300 jobs at its Belvidere, Illinois, factory.

Auto workers and city leaders in Toledo had been on edge after Fiat revealed it was considering moving the Wrangler assembly line.


July 14, 2016 - 3:11pm
1 week 16 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Days before the Republican National Convention, Cleveland has passed a law expanding its anti-discrimination ordinance to allow transgender people to use restrooms, showers or locker rooms that align with their gender identity.

City council passed the amended version Wednesday. It removes a section that allowed business owners to say which bathroom people can use as long as they provided reasonable access to adequate facilities.


July 14, 2016 - 2:55pm
1 week 16 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an M16 rifle, a handgun and two ballistic vests were stolen from a plainclothes police officer's unmarked vehicle outside a central Ohio restaurant.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says two males broke a window on the vehicle and took the items Wednesday night while the Columbus officer was eating at a restaurant on the city's far west side.

Investigators are looking for the two suspects and a vehicle from...

July 14, 2016 - 12:06pm
1 week 19 hours ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — A biopic on the life of New York mob boss John Gotti is set to be filmed in Cincinnati.

Pre-production for "The Life and Death of John Gotti" is underway. Filming is scheduled to begin in late July.

Golden Globe-winning actor John Travolta will star as the title character. His real-life wife, Kelly Preston, will play Gotti's wife.

Gotti was the former head of the Gambino crime family.

One of...

July 14, 2016 - 11:33am
1 week 20 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say all public colleges and universities and nearly 9 in 10 private colleges in the state administered a climate survey intended to gather baseline information for improving sexual violence prevention and response on college campuses.

Survey results released Thursday were gathered for the Ohio Department of Higher Education's Changing Campus Culture initiative. The state has allotted $2 million through the effort to help colleges and...

July 14, 2016 - 11:02am
1 week 20 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The list of speakers at next week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland includes an Ohio man who learned to walk again after he was paralyzed in a car crash.

The partial list Thursday doesn't include any current or former elected officials from Ohio. Gov. John Kasich, who ran for the presidential nomination that presumably will go to Donald Trump, has said he doesn't know if he'll attend the convention.

The list includes...

July 14, 2016 - 9:55am
1 week 21 hours ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say two people in Ohio have been arrested while playing "Pokemon Go" after they climbed over a fence at the Toledo Zoo.

The pair was arrested early Thursday after they were spotted on a zoo security camera.

Police say the two went over a fence near the zoo's tiger enclosure in search of the smartphone game's cartoon monsters.

Officers say the pair was walking through the zoo when they were caught. Both...

July 14, 2016 - 8:45am
1 week 23 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man accused of running a horse racing scheme that bilked four NFL players out of more than $300,000 has been charged with wire fraud and money laundering. reports ( ) 29-year-old Jonathan Pippin was charged Wednesday in federal court in Cleveland. Prosecutors say he persuaded the players to give him money to invest in racing horses.

Investigators say the Logan man used the cash for personal...

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