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Ohio AP media organization elects new board members

by Associated Press on May 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Julie Wallace, managing editor of The (Elyria) Chronicle Telegram, was elected president of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors association for 2017-18 at the group’s annual convention Sunday. Tony Geftos, reporter/ancho for WTVG in Toledo, was named president-elect. The following directors were elected to three-year terms, which expire in 2020: —… Continue Reading

Winners announced in 2016 OAPME broadcast contest

by Associated Press on May 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Radio and television stations in Columbus, Toledo and Kent were named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors broadcast competition. General Excellence awards for 2016 went to WSYX/WTTE-TV in Columbus, WTVG in Toledo, WOSU-FM in Columbus and WKSU-FM in Kent. Twenty-three broadcast stations submitted… Continue Reading

Winners announced in 2016 APME newspaper contest in Ohio

by Associated Press on May 21, 2017 at 3:14 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Newspapers in Columbus, Canton, Sandusky, Newark and Massillon were named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition. General Excellence awards for 2016 went to The Columbus Dispatch, The Canton Repository, Sandusky Register, The (Newark) Advocate and The (Massillon) Independent. The Columbus Dispatch… Continue Reading

Crash after prom in Ohio leaves 1 dead, 1 seriously injured

by Associated Press on May 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio troopers say a crash involving two students on prom night killed a 17-year-old girl and seriously injured the 18-year-old driver. The State Highway Patrol says the crash happened early Sunday in Lorain County, west of Cleveland. Investigators say they think the driver was under the influence of drugs when he… Continue Reading

Pence meets with boy hurt in Ohio school shooting

by Associated Press on May 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A teen wounded in an Ohio school shooting in January met with Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to Dayton over the weekend. The Secret Service set up the meeting between Pence and 17-year-old Logan Cole on Saturday and also gave him a certificate honoring his courage. Cole had to… Continue Reading

Ohio craft brewery named in music licensing lawsuit

by Associated Press on May 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio craft brewery is one of several establishments around the U.S. that has been hit with a lawsuit for music license fee violations. The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/2q3ECzw ) reports Willoughby Brewing Co. is being sued by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Venues included in the lawsuit are… Continue Reading

Police: Video store robber first gave clerk her phone number

by Associated Press on May 21, 2017 at 10:04 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say they identified a woman who robbed a northeast Ohio video store because she first gave a clerk her real phone number. Akron police issued a warrant for aggravated robbery after tracing the phone number to the 41-year-old woman. A store employee says the woman walked into the store on… Continue Reading

Bill limiting workers’ compensation heads to Ohio Senate

by Associated Press on May 21, 2017 at 9:58 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House voted this past week on a workers’ compensation budget that blocks workers living in the country illegally who get hurt on the job from accessing compensation benefits. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2pPst1h ) reports the bill was approved after a strong debate. Democratic Rep. Dan Ramos is Ohio’s longest… Continue Reading

Gorilla exhibit scheduled to reopen at Cincinnati Zoo

by Associated Press on May 21, 2017 at 9:47 am

AVONDALE, Ohio (AP) — An expanded Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo is scheduled to open in early June shortly after the one year anniversary of the shooting death of an endangered gorilla named Harambe. The Cincinnati Zoo director tells WXIX-TV (http://bit.ly/2qA4UbD ) they’re excited to get the gorillas back outside. Construction began last… Continue Reading

Pence tells Ohio air base big hike in defense money coming

by Associated Press on May 20, 2017 at 4:41 pm

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is telling military members at a base in Ohio that the Trump administration’s budget coming out next week will include the largest increase in defense spending since the days of Ronald Reagan. Pence made a stop Saturday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton to celebrate Armed… Continue Reading