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Trump tests presidential limits by threat to General Motors

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tested the limits of his presidential authority and political muscle as he threatened to cut off all federal subsidies to General Motors because of its planned massive cutbacks in the U.S. Trump ...

Ohio lawmakers consider ‘Pastor Protection Act’ on marriages

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill being considered in the Republican-controlled Ohio Legislature would specify that ministers don't have to perform marriages that contradict their "sincerely held religious beliefs." The "Ohio Pastor Protection Act " would stipulate that an ordained or licensed ...

Cat shot by arrow recovering at Ohio animal shelter

BELLVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Officials at an Ohio animal shelter say a cat they found had been shot with an arrow is now recovering. The Humane Society of Richland County says the orange tabby cat named Oliver Queen was brought in Tuesday after the society learned he had been shot with an arrow in ...

Michigan Senate to consider Straits oil pipeline legislation

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation poised to advance in Michigan's Senate would authorize the Mackinac Bridge Authority to help implement a deal to replace twin oil pipelines in a crucial Great Lakes channel. The Republican-led Senate Government Operations Committee plans to pass the ...

GM to slash up to 14,000 jobs in North America including jobs in Lordstown

By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models and restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. The reduction ...

Man charged in white nationalist rally to argue self-defense

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man charged with killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia plans to argue that he believed he was acting in self-defense when he drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters. A lawyer for James ...

State to allow businesses to pay taxes with bitcoin

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is now accepting the cryptocurrency, bitcoin, for business tax payments including sales tax. State Treasurer Josh Mandel's office announced Monday that businesses can sign up for the program through OhioCrypto.com . Businesses will pay their taxes through a ...

Some penguins at Ohio zoo like winter, others prefer it warm

By TERRY DeMIO, The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — They face the rocks, away from the water, backs toward their viewers, these Kings. Their aloof posture, slightly back on their heels, bills raised just a touch, elicit finger-pointing and ooohs and aahhs from observers at Cincinnati ...

Constitution exhibit to be unveiled at statehouse museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's original state constitutions will be displayed soon in a permanent exhibit at the Ohio Statehouse Museum. The exhibit featuring the state's 1802 and 1851 constitutions will be unveiled Wednesday. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and the Capitol ...

Zoo increases commitment to Tasmanian devil conservation

By ALEXANDRA MESTER, The (Toledo) Blade TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Toledo Zoo increased its commitment to a conservation program for an endangered carnivorous marsupial with a signature spine-tingling scream. The zoo is more than halfway through a five-year, $500,000 agreement to fund annual ...