Rock Hall of Fame Museum debuts new features

by Associated Press on May 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum is unveiling big improvements for fans. reports ( ) the museum is debuting renovations that were part of its “Museum 2.0” plan Memorial Day Weekend. The improvements include an outdoor beer garden, food trucks and the new All Access Cafe. Visitors can now… Continue Reading

Man dies, another rescued after boat capsizes in Lake Erie

by Associated Press on May 28, 2017 at 2:20 pm

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after a boat capsized in Lake Erie east of Cleveland. WKYC-TV reports ( ) the man was found by rescuers Saturday afternoon floating face down in the water about 50 yards from a breakwater near the village of Lakeline. A second man found conscious and… Continue Reading

Ohio administrators to be honored for stopping shooter

by Associated Press on May 28, 2017 at 11:49 am

WEST LIBERTY, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio school administrators who subdued a teenager after a school shooting will be honored for their actions. The Springfield News-Sun reports ( ) West Liberty-Salem High School principal Greg Johnson and assistant principal Andy McGill will be honored in Washington D.C. on July 25. West Liberty is about 55… Continue Reading

Ohio coroner rules boy’s drowning at country club accidental

by Associated Press on May 28, 2017 at 10:02 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A county coroner says the death of a 6-year-old Ohio boy who drowned at a country club near Columbus was an accident. The body of Jude Kraft was pulled from the deep end of a pool Friday at Worthington Hills Country Club in Perry Township, about 14 miles (23 kilometers) north… Continue Reading

Ninth lawsuit alleges excessive force at Ohio jail

by Associated Press on May 28, 2017 at 9:35 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio county has been sued a ninth time by a former prisoner alleging mistreatment by jail corrections officers. The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) 44-year-old Daryl Wallace last week sued a former corrections officer, the Montgomery County sheriff and county commissioners alleging excessive force and civil rights violations…. Continue Reading

Ohio retailer Andersons stores closing stores on June 3

by Associated Press on May 28, 2017 at 9:21 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Retail stores operated by Ohio-based The Andersons will close next weekend. The Andersons says its two stores in the Toledo-area and two others in the Columbus-area will close June 3. The company announced in January it was getting out of the retail business. Its stores are known for a wide variety… Continue Reading

Goat yoga? Animals join humans in class at Groveport farm

by Associated Press on May 28, 2017 at 9:12 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three rows of yoga mats line much of the green lawn between a farmhouse and barn on a back-road property in Groveport. Strategically positioned between the mats are bowls of goat food. While 28 students spend an hour moving through downward dog and cat/cow, a revolving cast of goats — cheerfully… Continue Reading

Tax breaks would offer millions in tax credits to filmmakers

by Associated Press on May 28, 2017 at 9:10 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio legislative proposal could double down on tax breaks for filmmakers as other states back away from such incentives. The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) the nearly $64 billion, two-year state operating budget being debated in the Ohio Senate calls for a $40 million package of tax breaks and… Continue Reading

Kasich joining economic development trip to Japan

by Associated Press on May 27, 2017 at 8:57 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) will join a delegation of state officials and business leaders for an economic development trip to Japan. The group leaves Wednesday on the four-day trip. A spokeswoman for the Republican governor says Kasich was invited by officials from the state’s privatized economic development office, JobsOhio. The… Continue Reading

Ohio man faces ethnic intimidation charge for racial slur

by Associated Press on May 27, 2017 at 2:25 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — A white Ohio man faces an ethnic intimidation charge after police say he uttered racial slurs at a black man and his young son outside a Cleveland grocery store. reports ( ) 23-year-old Daniel Straniak, of Brook Park, also was charged Wednesday with aggravated menacing. A police report says the 35-year-old… Continue Reading