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Christmas in Ohio: Nutcrackers, Victorian village, Nativity

By The Associated Press Six-foot-tall nutcrackers, a life-size Nativity display and a Dickens Victorian Village: These are some of the ways Ohio says "Merry Christmas!" DICKENS VICTORIAN VILLAGE About 13 years ago, Bob Ley and his wife drove from their hometown of Cambridge, Ohio, to see the ...

2 females accuse ‘safe ride’ taxi driver of sex assault

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Police say the driver who ran the "Sherman's Safe Ride" taxi service for students at Ohio's Miami University is accused of sexually assaulting two female students in his vehicle. Police in Oxford, which is home to the university, say 38-year-old Sherman Jackson II has ...

Rendell endorses Democrat Connie Pillich for Ohio governor

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Connie Pillich got the backing of former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday, and the two plan on hitting the campaign trail. The Democratic stalwart's backing could be an important asset to ...

Ohio adult, youth prison agencies merging office functions

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The agencies that oversee adult and youth prisons in Ohio want to move to a single headquarters to improve efficiency and boost collaboration by merging back-office functions like payroll. The Department of Rehabilitation and ...

Execution date in 2022 set for man who killed police officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date nearly five years in the future for a man sentenced to death for killing a Cleveland police officer. Quisi (QWEE'-zee) Bryan was convicted of shooting officer Wayne Leon in 2000 at a Cleveland gas station after the ...

12 governors urge Congress to fund children’s health program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Twelve governors of both parties are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible. The recommendation involving the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, came in a letter to congressional leaders ...

Rep. Renacci asserts Trump support in gubernatorial bid

By DAN SEWELL and JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Congressman Jim Renacci chose a female former Procter & Gamble Co. executive as his Republican running mate for Ohio governor on Monday, while asserting his continued support for President Donald Trump. Renacci, a ...

Spurned medical marijuana applicant pushes new pot issue

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A high-profile proponent of marijuana legalization who was spurned as an applicant for a medical marijuana grower's license announced plans on Monday for a 2018 Ohio ballot issue to legalize the sale and possession of ...

Cincinnati police say 2 killed in early morning violence

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati say two people have been died after an early morning shooting. Police responded at around 1 a.m. EST Monday in the city's Roselawn neighborhood after a call of a shooting and a crashed vehicle. One adult was pronounced dead at the scene and another ...

2 die in northwest Ohio home fire

HOUCKTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two people died in a mobile home fire in northwest Ohio. The (Findlay) Courier newspaper reports that fire departments and police responded at around 2 a.m. EST Sunday to a fire report. Two bodies were found inside after the fire was put out. The Ohio ...