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Police: Woman attacks 2 people after dog eats her marijuana

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a dog ate a woman's stash of pot, leading her to attack two other women because the dog's owner refused to pay for the marijuana. Springfield police say 20-year-old Desarae Smith was arrested on Monday and charged with assault. Clark County ...

Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the ...

Not all Ohio marijuana businesses will open by deadline

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Regulators of Ohio's new medical marijuana program say not all of the state's growers, manufacturers and dispensaries will be operational by the legislated deadline of Sept. 8. Department of Commerce Director Jacqueline Williams, whose agency oversees marijuana ...

Cincinnati schools OK land swap with pro soccer team

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Public Schools have agreed to a land swap with the city's professional soccer team so the club can build a new $200 million stadium on the site where a high school stadium now sits. The school board approved the swap Tuesday. As part of the deal, FC Cincinnati ...

Museum display features more than 1,000 dolls

By ALLISON WARD, The Columbus Dispatch CANAL WINCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Growing up in rural Kansas, Henrietta Pfeifer didn't own any dolls, let alone dress them in pretty clothes and host tea parties. "We couldn't afford any," said Pfeifer, a self-described farm girl. "We played with cats and ...

Slain officer’s family to christen police boat in his honor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of an Ohio SWAT officer fatally shot during a standoff in Columbus two years ago will help christen a new police boat in his honor. Columbus police say the new watercraft will be dedicated Monday in the name of Officer Steven Smith. The mayor, police chief ...

Democratic governor hopefuls to debate as Ohio voting begins

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's governor races have been heating up as early voting begins and the candidates begin the stretch drive to the May 8 primary. Voter registration for the primary ends Monday, and voting opens Tuesday to choose the Democratic and ...

Ohio company recalls more than 7 tons of BBQ beef

HARRISON, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say an Ohio-based food company is recalling more than 14,000 pounds (6,000 kilograms) of pulled barbequed beef products that could be contaminated with rubber. The U.S. agriculture department's Food Safety and Inspection Service reports that J.T.M. ...

Police say 3 women found dead in Ohio home, suspect overdose

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say they found the bodies of three women inside an Akron, Ohio, home. Emergency responders suspect that the women died from drug overdoses. Police say they were checking on a residence Saturday evening and got no response to door knocks. They then looked through ...

Man trying to rescue his dog drowns in river; pet survives

WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — A 67-year-old man has drowned in a central Ohio river while trying to rescue his dog, which was able to get out of the water on its own. Police say Joseph Crites was walking his dog in the Columbus suburb of Worthington late Thursday morning when the dog jumped into ...