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Man charged in half-sister’s death faces new drug count

by Associated Press on October 18, 2017 at 10:40 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A 19-year-old Ohio man who prosecutors say caused the death of his 14-year-old half-sister is facing a new charge on top of his murder indictment. The Dayton Daily News reports Jason Tidwell, of Dayton, was indicted last week on a methamphetamine possession charge. Tidwell was previously charged with murder, tampering with… Continue Reading

Survey: problem gamblers in Ohio doubled after casinos

by Associated Press on October 18, 2017 at 9:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A survey says the percentage of Ohioans deemed problem gamblers has doubled since the implementation of racinos and casinos four years ago. The Ohio Gambling Survey says 0.9 percent of residents or about 76,400 people are problem gamblers, up from 0.4 percent or about 46,200 in 2012. The survey released Wednesday… Continue Reading

Ohio leaders want to deliver on Amazon HQ bids

by Associated Press on October 18, 2017 at 6:42 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — From hurricane-free weather to cool new brew houses, Ohio leaders are promising Amazon they can deliver what the e-commerce giant would like for its second headquarters. Ohio and its major cities are vying with competitors from across the country salivating over the potential boost of hosting the company and some 50,000 workers…. Continue Reading

Missing man found dead

by Associated Press on October 18, 2017 at 5:31 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man reported missing in Ohio has been found dead. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the man went out Tuesday to set up a deer stand, but he never returned. Officials say the man’s body was found early Wednesday morning. The man has been identified as in his… Continue Reading

Ex-inmate, county settle lawsuit over jail confrontation

by Associated Press on October 18, 2017 at 12:11 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former inmate who sued a county jail in Ohio alleging a male corrections officer took her to the floor after she asked for milk instead of juice at breakfast has reached a settlement with county officials. The Dayton Daily News reports Montgomery County officials and Marsha Pate-Strickland’s attorney confirmed a… Continue Reading

Columbus-area auditor exits GOP race for Ohio treasurer

by Associated Press on October 17, 2017 at 9:22 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The county auditor in Columbus says he’s exiting the race for Ohio treasurer, the second departure from statewide races by a Republican in two days. Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo announced his decision on Facebook on Tuesday. The self-described fiscal conservative touted himself as part of “a new generation of conservative… Continue Reading

2 people killed in wrong-way crash on interstate highway

by Associated Press on October 17, 2017 at 7:31 pm

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A wrong-way crash on Interstate 675 in Ohio killed two men. Police say the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of the highway in Centerville. Authorities say the wrong-way driver grazed one vehicle before hitting another vehicle head-on. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday identified the… Continue Reading

2 people killed in wrong-way crash on interstate highway

by Associated Press on October 17, 2017 at 7:22 pm

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A wrong-way crash on Interstate 675 in Ohio killed two men. Police say the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of the highway in Centerville. Authorities say the wrong-way driver grazed one vehicle before hitting another vehicle head-on. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said the men killed… Continue Reading

State senator from northwest Ohio resigns abruptly

by Associated Press on October 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A veteran state lawmaker has abruptly resigned his Senate seat in northwest Ohio with scant explanation. Republican Sen. Cliff Hite, of Findlay, had served in the state Senate since 2011 after winning three terms to the Ohio House. GOP Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB’-hawf) said he accepted Hite’s resignation late Monday…. Continue Reading

A USA Today editor returning to Cincinnati newspaper

by Associated Press on October 17, 2017 at 12:58 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati native is returning to his hometown newspaper as its executive editor. Beryl Love will rejoin The Cincinnati Enquirer from USA Today, where he has been an executive editor and launched the National News Network hub connecting 109 local news organizations across the USA Today Network. He earlier was executive editor… Continue Reading