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GOP presidential candidate Trump to campaign in Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 01:21 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plans a campaign rally in northwest Ohio as Democrats continue their convention in Pennsylvania.

Officials with the GOP candidate's campaign say Trump is scheduled to appear at the Huntington Center in Toledo on Wednesday night.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are the scheduled keynote speakers in Philadelphia that night at the Democrats' convention, leading up to Thursday's acceptance speech by that party's nominee.


Ohio Sanders supporter says more time needed

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 12:28 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — A leading Bernie Sanders supporter in Ohio says people are still emotional and frustrated over the outcome of the Democratic presidential nomination race.

Former state Sen. Nina Turner of Cleveland says some Sanders backers also want to see if promises being made will be kept. She appeared Tuesday on MSNBC-TV's coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Not all boisterous Sanders delegates appear ready to embrace Hillary Clinton as their nominee, despite his appeal Monday night that they do so.


Democrat drops out of Ohio race in Boehner district

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 09:36 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Democratic nominee in former Speaker John Boehner's (BAY'-nurz) western Ohio district has withdrawn from the November election, leaving a clear field for now for recently elected Republican U.S. Rep Warren Davidson to win a full term.

Twenty-six-year-old Corey Foister (FOY'-stur) says the June 7 special election results show he's "not the right person." He indicates in social media posts that he plans to stay in politics elsewhere.


Ohio asks judge to force school to release attendance data

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 08:12 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials want the state's largest online school forced to turn over attendance data used in determining school funding.

Ohio's Department of Education has asked a Franklin County judge to force the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow to turn over records showing when students logged on to do schoolwork last year and for how long.


Prosecutor: Metroparks rangers justified in shooting man

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 04:43 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor has cleared two Cleveland Metroparks rangers who fatally shot a man at the city's Justice Center Complex in December.

Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said Monday that rangers Chelsea McLellan and Kyle Schultz were justified in shooting 33-year-old Derek Stokes.


Chief: Driver called in rant before crashing into cruisers

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 04:40 AM

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio police chief says a man who crashed into multiple police cruisers over the weekend called in a rant about police before he started driving erratically.

Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Falls Police Chief Jack Davis tells WEWS-TV (http://bit.ly/2a2Bx7E ) the 46-year-old man called police around 1:20 a.m. Saturday and started "going off" about officers in an expletive-laced rant that lasted 32 seconds.


Ohio Department of Aging director set to retire on Aug. 1

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 12:13 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The director of the Ohio Department of Aging is set to retire on the first of next month.

Bonnie Burman has served as the agency's director since Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) took office in January 2011.

The governor's office says the 63-year-old Burman has helped strengthen Ohio's efforts to serve its elderly residents through preventative programs, senior health care reforms and other policies.


The Latest: Strickland dismisses Portman's Teamsters backing

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 06:39 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Teamsters' backing of GOP incumbent Rob Portman in U.S. Senate race (all times local):

6:45 p.m.

Another labor union is backing Republican Rob Portman over rival Ted Strickland in Ohio's closely watched contest for U.S. Senate.


Teamsters back Portman over Strickland in US Senate race

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 04:50 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Another labor union is backing Republican Rob Portman over rival Ted Strickland in Ohio's closely watched contest for U.S. Senate.

The announcement Monday by the 50,000-member Ohio Conference of Teamsters was an important campaign endorsement for Portman and a political blow to Strickland. The Democrat is a former governor and congressman whose strong relationships with labor have helped him win elections.


Cleveland cops sending truckloads of water to Philadelphia

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 01:38 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police union with the help of local businesses is sending two refrigerated trucks full of water, sports drinks and the city's famed corned beef sandwiches to Philadelphia for law enforcement officers providing security at that city's Democratic National Convention.

Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association President Steve Loomis said Monday that the trucks would be headed to Philadelphia as soon as they're loaded.


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