Ohio News

New governor sworn in at home before public inauguration

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Flanked by family and close friends, Mike DeWine became Ohio's 70th governor shortly after midnight today in private ceremony at his farm near Cedarville. Sworn in by his son, Ohio Supreme Court Judge Pat DeWine, the governor, 72, took the oath of office with his hand ...

Gambling revenue tops nearly $1.9 billion statewide

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio's casinos and racinos recorded 1.86 billion in revenue last year, marking a record profit for the industry that launched in the state in 2012. Gambling revenue — the amount of money kept by the facilities after paying out winnings — rose more than 7 percent at the ...

Fire breaks out at apartment building, 6 hospitalized

CINCINNATI (AP) — Six people have been hospitalized after a large fire broke out at a Cincinnati apartment building. Fire crews responded to the blaze that started in the middle of the multi-story apartment building around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Resident Cheryl Dennis tells WCPO-TV neighbors ...

DeWine era to mark shift away from volatile Kasich, Trump

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The inauguration of Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine will mark a shift away from volatility in a state buffeted in recent years between the shifting ambitions of an outspoken governor and the frequent outbursts of an unpredictable ...

WWII vet who got degree delayed by nearly 7 decades has died

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A World War II veteran who flew planes for the Navy and received his college degree last spring nearly 70 years after he last sat in a classroom has died, his family said. He was 97. Bob Barger died Wednesday at a Toledo retirement ...

Shoplifting suspect killed after brief police chase

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a shoplifting suspect who was leading officers on a brief chase crashed her car and died. Franklin police say the chase began Thursday after a Walmart manager told authorities a woman left the store without paying and left in a pickup ...

Bevin says he can work with new Ohio governor to fix bridge

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he can work with Ohio's incoming governor on a solution to fix a 57-year-old bridge the federal government has labeled obsolete. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Bevin told news outlets Thursday that he's confident he and Gov.-elect Mike ...

Defense challenge confession of mom charged in sons’ deaths

By HOLLY ZACHARIAH, The Columbus Dispatch BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — The woman sat emotionless, never once glancing at the images as photos from the autopsies of the three young sons she is accused of killing flashed on a giant screen. She didn't look when doctors pointed out the bruises on ...

Friday kicks off inaugurals for new Ohio officeholders

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The swearing-in of Ohio's next state treasurer kicks off a long weekend of inaugural events for new statewide officeholders. All five of the state's executive offices opened up this year as a result of term limits. Republicans maintained control of all five. State Rep. ...

Attorney general files motion to toss redistricting lawsuit

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine in his current role as the state's attorney general has filed a motion seeking dismissal of a lawsuit attempting to force Ohio to redraw its 16 congressional districts in time for the 2020 election. The lawsuit is scheduled for trial in March ...