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Ohio University to honor former White House photographer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio University is honoring a former faculty member who served as chief official White House photographer for both President Barack Obama and President Ronald Reagan. The university says Pete Souza will receive the Outstanding Federal Government Alumnus Award on Thursday at ...

Top political donor to GOP says he’s no longer a Republican

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The billionaire CEO of the Ohio-based company behind Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works is no longer a Republican. L Brands founder Leslie Wexner said at a Sept. 13 gathering on civility that he's become an independent. The Columbus Dispatch reports Wexner said ...

Exhibit showcases images of Mexico border walls, fences

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. border wall with Mexico is frequently in the news, but few people have a chance to visit it up close, or to see details of the various sections. Kenneth Madsen, an Ohio State University geography professor and border ...

City council votes to close homeless camp

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A city council in Ohio has ruled residents living in a tent city on private property must leave by Thanksgiving. The Akron Beacon Journal reports Akron City Council voted Monday to reject a zoning request by local businessman Sage Lewis to keep the homeless camp ...

Village police department latest to meet state standards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says the latest law enforcement agency to be certified on standards governing the use of deadly force and other policies is a police department serving an Ohio village. An advisory board commissioned by Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) created the ...

Channel to feature Ohioan who swam from Cuba to Florida

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — The Travel Channel says it will air a segment on the Ohio baker who swam from Cuba to Florida at age 65 in 1978 in an attempt at a peace gesture. Walter Poenisch (PAYN'-ish) persuaded Fidel Castro to let him make the 128.8-mile crossing. The Columbus Dispatch reports ...

Statehouse announces plans for new Ohio Constitution exhibit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state is announcing plans for a new exhibit showcasing some of Ohio's earliest constitutions. The exhibit to be housed in the Ohio Statehouse Museum will display the original 1802 and 1851 Ohio constitutions. It will also include educational interactives explaining ...

Ohio university to offer degree in beer, wine making

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio university will soon offer an undergraduate degree in beer and wine making. Lourdes University recently announced it will start the program in Aug. 2019. The degree program will feature courses in fermentation, chemistry, nutrition and accounting. Students will ...

A green beer that looks like algae? It’s all for clean water

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It's making a statement on the one ingredient brewers can't do without — clean ...

Bank lobby where man killed 3 people, wounded 2 reopens

CINCINNATI (AP) — A bank where a man killed three people and wounded two before being gunned down by Cincinnati police has reopened the lobby where the shootings occurred and unveiled a wall where people can leave messages for victims and staff. Omar Enrique Santa-Perez entered the lobby of ...