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Ohio to get nearly $1M in federal Zika virus funding

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 11:34 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The state will receive nearly $1 million in federal funds to help protect Ohioans from the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

The grant of more than $900,000 to Ohio from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is part of nearly $60 million awarded to states, cities, and territories to help in their fight against the virus and health problems that can result from Zika infection.

Police: Glass in Ohio officer's sandwich wasn't intentional

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 10:51 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital city say glass shards in a sandwich served to a Columbus policeman weren't put there intentionally.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2aifLhd ) reports city health inspectors who visited the restaurant the next day spotted chipped glass plates and found small pieces of broken glass below a drying rack. Police concluded there was no reason to believe the officer was intentionally served glass in his meal.

Astronaut John Glenn's historic flight plan sold for $67K

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 10:19 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In-flight instructions used by astronaut John Glenn during his historic 1962 Mercury spaceflight have been sold at auction.

Nate D. Sanders Auctions says the instructions used by Glenn as he became the first American to orbit Earth sold in Los Angeles on Thursday for $66,993. There were eight bids.

Ohio Republicans head home with mixed feelings on Trump

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 09:52 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Republicans leave the Cleveland convention with mixed feelings among them about their party's presidential nominee, while saying they will take him over his Democratic foe.

The state's delegation received a lot of attention this week because home-state Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has refused to endorse Donald Trump and steered clear of the Trump-led convention.

Trump's aggressive speech Thursday night raised some hopes about his chances against Hillary Clinton.

Cop post: White cops look for reason to 'kill a black man'

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 07:59 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Police Department says it's reviewing a Facebook post made by a black officer that referenced white officers "looking for a reason to kill a black man."

The post apparently was made earlier this month after black men were killed by police in Louisiana and Minnesota and has since been deleted. It said black people encountered by white officers should make sure they're in a public place and comply with all demands because "they are looking for a reason to kill a black man."

Cincinnati Zoo opens new $7.5 million hippo exhibit

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 07:27 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hippos can be seen at the Cincinnati Zoo for the first time in 20 years with the opening of a new $7.5 million exhibit.

The opening of Hippo Cove on Thursday featured the debut of 24-year-old Henry and 17-year-old Bibi. The exhibit consists of a 70,000-gallon pool with a waterfall and a 60-foot glass viewing area allowing visitors up-close views of the two hippos.

Police: Woman's body discovered in central Ohio pond

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 03:57 AM

WHITEHALL, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a central Ohio pond.

Whitehall police were called Thursday around 4:15 p.m. when the body was found floating in the pond and dive crews assisted in recovering the woman. It's unclear how the woman ended up in the pond or how long she was there.

Authorities didn't immediately identify the woman.

The woman's body has been taken to the Franklin County Coroner's Office for an autopsy.

Authorities: Boy, 2, found unresponsive in bathtub

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 03:50 AM

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 2-year-old boy has been hospitalized after authorities say he was found unresponsive in a bathtub in southwest Ohio.

The incident happened around 8 p.m. Thursday in Madison Township. The Butler County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrived at the home and started CPR on the boy, who was flown to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

The boy remains in the hospital's intensive care unit.

The incident is under investigation.

Ohio teen sentenced to life in slayings

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 12:24 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old boy in Toledo has been sentenced to life prison without parole for killing his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend and her 14-year-old brother.

Devonte Brown was sentenced as an adult Thursday after entering an Alford plea last month to aggravated murder and other charges. That means he didn't admit guilt but concedes prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him.

Police say he was 16 when he attacked the two teens last August along with their mother who survived.

Ohio's unemployment rate down in June from previous month

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 12:23 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio's unemployment rate was down in June compared with the previous month, while up from a year ago.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the state's jobless rate was 5 percent in June, down from 5.1 percent in May. But more Ohioans were unemployed in June compared with the same month last year, when the unemployment rate was 4.8 percent. The number of unemployed increased by 17,000 in the past 12 months to 291,000 last month.

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