State & Regional News

May 26, 2015 - 6:34am
6 days 9 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man in need of a kidney donor is taking his search on the road in unusual fashion, with bright yellow letters taped to the rear window of his sport utility vehicle.

The message on Neal Raisman's silver-blue SUV reads: "Got kidney? I need 1." It includes a phone number for interested callers.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports a similar message is taped on an SUV belonging to Raisman's daughter, who...

May 26, 2015 - 5:29am
5 days 21 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials say one of two young men rescued from Lake Erie at Cleveland's Wildwood Park has died.

The local district of the U.S. Coast Guard says the two were rescued Monday night after they reportedly jumped into the water from a fishing pier.

Cleveland Assistant Fire Chief Tim O'Toole tells Northeast Ohio Media Group that the water was choppy and cold when a Coast Guard boat rescued one man and emergency crews found the other...

May 26, 2015 - 5:25am
6 days 11 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Cleveland say a 14-year-old girl is dead after a vehicle hit her and fled the scene.

Authorities say Chelsea Hill was struck by a car just before 1 a.m. Monday while she was walking near an intersection on the city's east side. Emergency responders rushed Hill to MetroHealth Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

It wasn't immediately clear if there were any witnesses. A woman says she spotted Hill's body in the...

May 26, 2015 - 3:06am
6 days 5 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A resolution urging baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to reinstate former Cincinnati Reds star Pete Rose and make him eligible for the Hall of Fame has had its first hearing in the Ohio Legislature.

The Senate State & Local Government Committee heard sponsor testimony on the measure Tuesday.

Rose agreed to a lifetime ban in 1989 after a Major League Baseball investigation concluded he bet on Reds' games while managing the...

May 26, 2015 - 3:04am
5 days 21 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio legislative panel has approved a plan to push back the swing state's 2016 presidential primary election by a week.

The bill passed Tuesday by the Senate's State and Local Government Committee would move that primary to March 15. The election is currently set for March 8, the first Tuesday after the first Monday of the month.

The bill's GOP supporters have said the date change follows Republican National Committee rules...

May 26, 2015 - 3:02am
5 days 17 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Members of about 40 churches marched in downtown Cleveland and called for reform in response to the acquittal of a white patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed black motorists.

Dozens of parishioners from the churches making up the Greater Cleveland Congregations marched Tuesday afternoon, chanting "we want justice, we want it now," and "we can't wait." A diverse group of clergy members linked arms to lead the peaceful march.

May 25, 2015 - 2:49pm
6 days 14 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio folk artist whose work focused on her childhood neighborhood in Columbus has died.

Columbus Museum of Art Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes says Aminah Robinson died Friday at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, where she'd been hospitalized for heart issues. She was 75.

Robinson was born in Columbus and grew up in Poindexter Village, a federal housing project on the city's east side. Poindexter replaced...

May 25, 2015 - 1:43pm
6 days 14 hours ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's Democratic U.S senator and two candidates trying to join him in Washington are venturing into a Republican-dominated county for a party fundraiser.

The Warren County Democratic Party says Sen. Sherrod Brown, former Gov. Ted Strickland and Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld are scheduled to speak Sunday at its event in Mason. Strickland and Sittenfeld are running to be the Democratic nominee for Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's seat in the...

May 25, 2015 - 1:23pm
6 days 14 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Financial documents show Ohio's largest single roadway construction project and first public-private partnership will cost taxpayers nearly three times its announced price tag of $429 million.

The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) the state will pay about $1.2 billion over the life of a 35-year agreement to build and maintain the Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway, a 16-mile link between U.S. 23 and U.S. 52 that will help...

May 25, 2015 - 10:26am
6 days 16 hours ago

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A 1929 tri-motor airplane, part of a pair once flown by Amelia Earhart, is back in Ohio after spending the winter in Florida.

The 5-AT-B Ford Tri-Motor airplane, historically known as the "City of Wichita," returned to the Liberty Aviation Museum in Portage Township near Port Clinton last week.

Three new engines were installed and the propellers were rebalanced so that the museum could use the plane as a nationwide...

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