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Ohio family purchases US flag shredded by Hurricane Florence

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio family says they bought the U.S. flag captured on a live camera as it was being torn to shreds by Hurricane Florence to honor the memory of a family member who recently died from cancer. Mike Caruso, of Cincinnati says his family was motivated by the tattered flag's ...

Man pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of Cleveland officer

CLEVELAND (AP) — A motorist arrested in the hit-and-run death of a Cleveland police patrolman has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges. Forty-six-year-old Israel Alvarez also pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges including driving under the influence and drug ...

Male polar bear to move to Ohio zoo for potential breeding

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — A zoo in central Ohio says an 18-year-old polar bear will be arriving at the facility this fall to be introduced to twin polar bear sisters for potential breeding. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says it will be welcoming a male polar bear named Lee from the Denver ...

Ohio judge disturbed by 6 inmate jail deaths in 4 months

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland judge says he'll no longer send people charged with non-violent crimes to the county jail after six inmates died in four months. Cleveland Municipal Judge Michael Nelson says he's trying to meet with officials at Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Jail to figure ...

AEP customers in Ohio to see savings from federal tax cut

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio utility regulators have approved an agreement returning proceeds of the federal tax cut to customers of Columbus-based AEP. In approving the deal Wednesday, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Chairman Asim Haque (AW'-suhm hawk) called it "good news." Haque ...

Police to commend responders to bank shooting where 3 killed

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police officers and citizens who helped protect others and save lives when a man fatally shot three people and injured two in a bank lobby will be recognized at an event in Cincinnati. The Sept. 6 shooting occurred inside the lobby of the Fifth Third Center on Fountain ...

Police: Argument between 2 men ends in fatal shooting

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say two men got into an argument and one has fatally shot the other, who was in a vehicle at an apartment complex in Ohio. Police in the Cleveland suburb of Richmond Heights say a 30-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday after he and another man ...

Search for Ohio hiker underway in Great Smoky Mountains park

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Search efforts are continuing for an Ohio woman who went missing while hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the North Carolina-Tennessee border. The National Park Service said in a news release over the weekend that personnel from agencies in Tennessee, ...

Gun rights walk, counter protest at college mostly peaceful

KENT, Ohio (AP) — A walk by about 50 activists in support of Second Amendment gun rights and a counter protest by about 100 people at a university in Ohio led to four disorderly conduct arrests at the mostly peaceful event. Kent State University said no serious injuries were reported ...

Superman to The Fonz: Vintage lunchbox collection on sale

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Look, up on the shelf! It's Superman. There's the king of the wild frontier himself, Davy Crockett. And over in that case is Davy Crockett again, except this time he's Daniel Boone (we'll explain later). And aaaaay! It's The Fonz and the ...