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Man accused in double-fatal shooting indicted in Ohio

by Associated Press on December 10, 2016 at 11:00 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting two men and injuring a woman after entering a southwest Ohio home has been indicted on six counts of aggravated murder. Montgomery County’s prosecutor says 25-year-old Davion Lyons, of Dayton, also was indicted Friday on charges of felonious assault, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and weapons… Continue Reading

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Senate honors John Glenn for service, desire to better world

by Associated Press on December 10, 2016 at 11:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s two U.S. senators say the chamber where the late astronaut-hero John Glenn once served has honored him with a resolution. Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown introduced the measure this week and announced its passage Saturday. The resolution honors Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95, as the first… Continue Reading

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Zoo: Malignant tumor removed from oldest zoo gorilla

by Associated Press on December 10, 2016 at 10:00 am

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — Zoo officials say a mass removed from the oldest known gorilla living in a zoo was cancerous. A Columbus Zoo and Aquarium statement on Friday said a pathology report shows the mass surgically removed from under the arm of the gorilla named Colo on Dec. 3 was a malignant tumor. But… Continue Reading

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Ridership falls on Cincinnati’s new $148M streetcar service

by Associated Press on December 10, 2016 at 10:00 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ridership on Cincinnati’s new $148 million streetcar service is dropping but still topping expectations three months after it opened. Daily ridership numbers show nearly 50,000 rode streetcars last month, an average of 1,700 riders a day. Both numbers are down from September and October. The service saw more than 133,000 total riders… Continue Reading

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Retiring Ohio University president leaving job early

by Associated Press on December 10, 2016 at 10:00 am

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University’s president will be leaving his job more than four months before the retirement date he originally announced. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2h66zBk ) reports President Roderick McDavis will leave Feb. 17 to take a job as managing principal and chief executive officer of AGB Search. The company helps universities and… Continue Reading

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Ohio governor orders flags in state lowered for John Glenn

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) has that ordered flags at public buildings and grounds in Ohio be flown at half-staff to honor the life of the late John Glenn. Kasich on Friday ordered the flags lowered until sunset on the day of Glenn’s burial. Glenn died Thursday at a Columbus hospital surrounded… Continue Reading

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Court sets trial date for Ohio man in air base security case

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of causing the evacuation of two buildings at Ohio’s largest military base is set for trial next year in federal court in southwestern Ohio. Edward Novak has pleaded not guilty to charges including trespassing, assault, including panic and making false alarms. The 32-year-old Beavercreek man’s trial in Dayton… Continue Reading

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Fire destroys dining lodge at Hocking Hills State Park

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that destroyed a dining lodge at Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio. No one was hurt in the fire that began Thursday morning before the restaurant had opened. The Hocking Hills Dining Lodge sits at the western end of the state… Continue Reading

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Ohio lawmakers OK concealed weapons in day cares, colleges

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 7:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers in Ohio have approved legislation expanding the state’s concealed-weapons law to allow guns in colleges and day cares and on private aircraft. The bill that now goes to Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) still permits those places to ban guns if they want. State lawmakers signed off on a flurry of… Continue Reading

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Authorities ID Hudson officer who killed Emirati suspect

by Associated Press on December 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio have released the identity of the Hudson police officer who fatally shot a United Arab Emirates citizen who police say fled after causing a crash on the Ohio Turnpike. City records released Thursday say Officer Ryan Doran killed 26-year-old Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri following a struggle in a… Continue Reading