State

GOP’s Mike DeWine enters race for Ohio governor

by Associated Press on June 25, 2017 at 3:24 pm

CEDARVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Attorney General Mike DeWine has entered the 2018 race for Ohio governor positioned as one of the state’s longest serving and best known politicians. The 70-year-old Republican made his long-anticipated announcement Sunday at his annual ice cream social at his Cedarville home in southwest Ohio. The social shows off the former… Continue Reading

Ohio government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

by Associated Press on June 25, 2017 at 2:56 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A number of Ohio state government web sites have been hacked with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. The websites hacked with the message include Gov. John Kasich’s, First Lady Karen Kasich’s, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the Office of Workforce Transformation,… Continue Reading

Dozens more charges filed against Ohio police impersonator

by Associated Press on June 25, 2017 at 2:40 pm

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — More serious criminal charges have been filed against an Ohio man who authorities say handcuffed numerous children while impersonating a police officer conducting a “scared straight” program. Twenty-six-year-old Christopher Hendon, of Akron, was originally indicted for impersonating a police officer, criminal trespass and carrying a gun into the Summit County juvenile… Continue Reading

Dozens more charges filed against Ohio police impersonator

by Associated Press on June 25, 2017 at 2:37 pm

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — More serious criminal charges have been filed against an Ohio man who authorities say handcuffed numerous children while impersonating a police officer conducting a “scared straight” program. Twenty-six-year-old Christopher Hendon, of Akron, was originally indicted for impersonating a police officer, criminal trespass and carrying a gun into the Summit County juvenile… Continue Reading

Kasich: US Senate needs to fix version of health care bill

by Associated Press on June 25, 2017 at 1:09 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich says the U.S. Senate needs to fix its version of a bill to overhaul the American Care Act with bipartisan cooperation. Kasich (KAY’-sihk) appeared Sunday morning on CNN’s “State of the Union,” where he repeated his criticism that the Senate’s version of the overhaul will “significantly” curtail… Continue Reading

Ohio motorcyclist killed in crash

by Associated Press on June 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm

MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio (AP) — The state Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist has been killed and his passenger injured after an accident in central Ohio’s Morrow County. The patrol says 34-year-old Aaron Howlett, of Caledonia, was killed early Sunday when his motorcycle veered of State Route 746 in Westfield Township and struck a mailbox and… Continue Reading

Bill calls for construction of Ohio Aviation Hall of Fame

by Associated Press on June 25, 2017 at 11:47 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Backers of a proposed Ohio Aviation Hall of Fame say the birthplace of the Wright brothers should honor its flight pioneers as other states do. The National Aviation Hall of Fame is in Dayton. Yet supporters say a state-specific hall is needed to honor aviators who didn’t rise to national prominence…. Continue Reading

Ohio killer who survived execution wants next try blocked

by Associated Press on June 25, 2017 at 11:32 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A convicted Ohio killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009 is asking a federal judge to prevent a second trip to the state’s death chamber. Romell Broom was sentenced to die for the 1984 rape and murder of 14-year-old Tryna Middleton in Cleveland. The state stopped Broom’s execution after… Continue Reading

Conservation adviser criticizes Gov. Kasich in resignation

by Associated Press on June 25, 2017 at 11:14 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A top conservation adviser to Ohio Gov. John Kasich has resigned and has written a letter criticizing the state’s natural resources agency. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2svevkW ) that Mike Budzik, a part-time policy liaison to the hunting and fishing community, says the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has little regard… Continue Reading

Pence to visit Cleveland-area manufacturer on Wednesday

by Associated Press on June 25, 2017 at 10:57 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is expected to visit northeast Ohio this week for an appearance at a manufacturing company near Cleveland. An invitation sent to Republican supporters says he will visit Tendon Manufacturing, a sheet metal fabricator in Warrensville Heights, on Wednesday. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2rKamqu ) it will be Pence’s fourth visit… Continue Reading