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July 26, 2015 - 4:00am
6 days 1 hour ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Family members of a man fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer who stopped him because of a missing license plate are pressing for release of video from the traffic stop.

Supporters of 43-year-old Samuel Dubose planned another protest Sunday afternoon at the site where he was shot.

About 20 people, including Dubose relatives, protested Thursday outside Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters' office....

July 25, 2015 - 12:56pm
6 days 2 hours ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials with the Air Force Materiel Command in southwest Ohio says the command will roll out a new strategy for increasing its agility in developing war-winning capabilities.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1Vu3Z4K) that commander Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski said in a recent statement that the Air Force and other services have to be able to react faster and emphasize "agility" in today's world. The strategy to do so is slated to be detailed...

July 25, 2015 - 12:30pm
6 days 2 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — A retired officer has provided the Cleveland Police Museum with a trove of artifacts related to the 1968 Glenville riot and deadly shootout between black nationalists and Cleveland police.

The Plain Dealer reports (http://bit.ly/1LA5z07 ) that Louis Garcia has given the museum 11 rifles confiscated from black nationalists along with thousands of pages of documents from the investigation and prosecutions. The July 23, 1968, shootout killed three Cleveland...

July 25, 2015 - 12:18pm
6 days 1 hour ago

SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio (AP) — Police say some 200 volunteers are helping authorities look for a 4-year-old boy in the northern Ohio city of Sheffield Lake.

Police say Sidney Heidrick was last reported seen at about 4:40 p.m. EDT Friday in the area near Lake Erie. The Northeast Media Group (http://bit.ly/1OsvWEy ) reported Saturday that a command center has been set up at Shell Cove Park.

Federal agencies including the FBI and Coast Guard have joined...

July 25, 2015 - 11:40am
6 days 3 hours ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a pro football player has been wounded at his home in northwest Ohio.

Toledo Police say 22-year-old Damond Powell Jr. was wounded in his driveway from shots fired from a car Friday evening. A University of Toledo Medical Center staffer said Saturday she had no information to release about him, but police said earlier that his injuries didn't appear to be life-threatening.

Police say witnesses reported seeing three men...

July 25, 2015 - 10:59am
6 days 4 hours ago

NORTHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has crashed into a field in northwest Ohio.

A Wood County dispatcher says the crash was reported at about 9:15 a.m. EDT Saturday. One person was transported to a Toledo hospital. There was no information available immediately on the person's condition. There were no reports of any other injuries.

The field was near State Route 725 in the small city of Northwood.

No other...

July 25, 2015 - 10:37am
6 days 4 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With months of public testimony concluded, a committee studying the future of Ohio's alternative-energy targets is weighing changes to the law.

Chairman Troy Balderson says the Energy Mandates Study Committee that's been meeting since February won't recommend eliminating the requirements altogether, but reducing them is an option.

The panel wrapped up hearings Monday. It has until Sept. 30 to submit recommendations to the...

July 25, 2015 - 10:23am
6 days 4 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio zoo officials say they are pressing charges against a man who jumped a fence to pet cougars, then posted his video on YouTube.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says the Delaware County Sheriff's office has charged the man with a misdemeanor count of trespassing. Authorities say they have identified the man, but it wasn't clear Saturday whether he had been arrested.

The video posted earlier this week shows an outer fence being...

July 25, 2015 - 10:06am
6 days 5 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is offering its first-ever sales tax holiday in August to help back-to-school shoppers reduce the cost of clothing and school supplies.

The holiday is Aug. 7-9 and applies to clothing and footwear items that cost $75 or less and to supplies and instructional materials that cost $20 or less. Items priced higher than those limits aren't eligible for the tax savings.

A news release from the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants...

July 25, 2015 - 7:30am
6 days 7 hours ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — The city of Cincinnati has announced a new lineup of Saturday concerts at Fountain Square in the wake of a large July 4 brawl that canceled a previously scheduled hip-hop concert series.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1GzEALE ) the new Summer Sampler series will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. every Saturday until the end of August.

Cincinnati Center City Development Corp., organizers of the event, says...

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