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AP analysis finds partisan map-making advantage in Ohio

by Associated Press on June 25, 2017 at 6:59 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Associated Press analysis has found that a political map-making process controlled by Ohio Republicans resulted in the party winning nearly two more U.S. House seats and five more Ohio House seats in the last election than would have been expected in neutral circumstances. The AP used a mathematical formula to… Continue Reading

3 people killed in accident while headed to Cedar Point

by Associated Press on June 24, 2017 at 4:13 pm

HELENA, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says three people have died when their car collided with a semitrailer in Sandusky County as they headed toward Cedar Point amusement park. The patrol says the accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Friday on U.S. Route 6. Those killed were the driver, 21-year-old Matthew Bramel… Continue Reading

Ohio EPA sues for cleanup costs for tainted water supply

by Associated Press on June 24, 2017 at 2:57 pm

ENON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Environmental Protection agency has sued the estate of a manufacturing plant’s property owner to recoup costs for overseeing the cleanup of a central Ohio village’s water supply when it was contaminated more than 20 years ago. The Springfield News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2tGzIa2 ) the EPA is seeking $600,000 from the… Continue Reading

Sanders joining Midwest bus tour against Senate health bill

by Associated Press on June 24, 2017 at 2:05 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is traveling to Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia this weekend to urge fellow senators to oppose Senate health care legislation and retain the Affordable Care Act. The former Democratic presidential candidate is joining a MoveOn.org bus tour in the three states, where he’ll urge hometown Republican Sens…. Continue Reading

Ohio agency finds evidence of racial complaints at UPS hub

by Associated Press on June 24, 2017 at 12:46 pm

MAUMEE, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Civil Rights Commission says it has found evidence to support 25 complaints that UPS Inc. engaged in illegal discriminatory practices at an Ohio distribution center. The Blade reports (http://bit.ly/2sN93s8) a number of UPS employees filed complaints with the commission after two nooses were found hanging in the Maumee building… Continue Reading

Sanders joining Midwest bus tour against Senate health bill

by Associated Press on June 24, 2017 at 12:39 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is traveling to three Midwestern states this weekend to urge fellow senators to oppose Senate health care legislation and retain the Affordable Care Act. The former Democratic presidential candidate is joining a MoveOn.org bus tour through Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, where he’ll urge hometown Republican Sens…. Continue Reading

Ohio agency finds evidence of racial complaints at UPS hub

by Associated Press on June 24, 2017 at 11:56 am

MAUMEE, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Civil Rights Commission says it has found evidence to support 25 complaints that UPS engaged in illegal discriminatory practices at its Maumee distribution center in northwest Ohio. The Blade reports (http://bit.ly/2sN93s8) a number of UPS employees filed complaints with the commission after two nooses were found hanging in the… Continue Reading

Toledo Zoo’s Louie the elephant arrives at new Nebraska home

by Associated Press on June 24, 2017 at 11:34 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Louie the elephant has arrived at his new home in Nebraska after a 700-mile trip from the Toledo Zoo. The Blade reports (http://bit.ly/2s7D6Jb ) Toledo Zoo officials say there weren’t any problems during the 13 ½ hours trip that ended Friday at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in Omaha, where… Continue Reading

Ex-doctor charged in pill mill scheme dies after being shot

by Associated Press on June 24, 2017 at 10:42 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio doctor awaiting sentencing on charges related to operating an opioid “pill mill” has died after being fatally shot during an apparent home invasion. Fifty-one-year-old Kevin Lake died Friday night at a hospital after being shot Thursday morning in the Columbus suburb of Westerville. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office… Continue Reading

Tech sergeant released from hospital after air show accident

by Associated Press on June 24, 2017 at 10:04 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital after an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for an air show in Dayton. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2t6puT1 ) Tech Sgt. Kenneth Cordova was released Friday night. It’s unclear if the jet’s… Continue Reading