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Toledo polar bear cub to move to Salt Lake City

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 12:19 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A playful polar bear that is popular among Toledo Zoo visitors is moving to Utah. Zoo officials say 1-year-old Hope is being transferred to the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City this fall. She will be joining Nora, whose elderly partner died shortly after the bear arrived at the Oregon Zoo…. Continue Reading

Cleveland ordered to reinstate airport whistleblower

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 12:17 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal officials say Cleveland must reinstate a whistleblower who was demoted after raising concerns about staffing shortages and safety at Hopkins International Airport. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the city must pay Abdul-Malik Ali nearly $96,000 for lost income, pain and suffering and attorney’s fees. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2rUERJR )… Continue Reading

Former Ohio congressman fasts for world hunger

by Associated Press on May 25, 2017 at 12:15 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former congressman from Ohio is fasting for a third time to draw attention to hunger in the U.S. and abroad. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2rAQ45S ) former Democratic U.S. Rep. Tony Hall started his all-liquid fast May 21. He is joining a national effort of more than 6,000 churches… Continue Reading

Hate crime charges filed after swastikas painted on home

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of spray painting swastikas and the phrase “white power” on a biracial couple’s Cincinnati home has been indicted on federal hate crime charges. Prosecutors say 41-year-old Samuel Whitt broke into the home during the past Thanksgiving holiday while the couple was out of town. They say he had been… Continue Reading

Ohio police: Man was threatening woman before officer fired

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 3:35 pm

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an officer responding to a 911 call in Ohio shot and killed a man who was holding an 18-year-old woman around her neck. Canton’s police chief says the man refused to let go and moved like he was going to hurt the woman before an officer shot him in… Continue Reading

The Latest: Group backs plan for $20M to fight opioid crisis

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 2:44 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on deliberations on Gov. John Kasich’s opioid spending proposal (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A state commission in Ohio has agreed to move forward on the governor’s request to invest $20 million in the fight against the state and national opioid crisis. The plan calls for putting $12 million… Continue Reading

The Latest: $12M sought for research in opioid crisis

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 1:45 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on deliberations on Gov. John Kasich’s opioid spending proposal (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A state commission in Ohio is debating making available $12 million to support scientific breakthroughs aimed at tackling the nation’s opioid crisis. The head of the Third Frontier Commission told members Wednesday that the request… Continue Reading

2nd kayaker’s body recovered on central Ohio river

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 11:39 am

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Searchers have found the second body of a kayaker in a central Ohio river. Authorities recovered the body of 28-year-old Raymond Williams in the Scioto River on Wednesday. He and 29-year-old Tyler Webb were kayaking near Marion on Monday. Webb’s body was spotted by a fisherman and recovered by rescue teams… Continue Reading

Officer hospitalized after touching illegal substance

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 10:48 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio police officer is recovering after touching what authorities say is a suspected drug during a narcotics-related traffic stop. Officials say the Cincinnati police officer felt light headed after touching the substance on Tuesday. The officer was treated at a hospital. Police will test the substance to determine what it is…. Continue Reading

Northeast Ohio police officers involved in fatal shooting

by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 9:53 am

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in the northeast Ohio city of Canton say two officers have fatally shot a suspect. The (Canton) Repository reports (http://bit.ly/2qjA3Ne ) that the Canton police chief said the suspect was killed shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday. Police haven’t released the name of the suspect or officers and details about the… Continue Reading