Ohio News

Bill banning Down syndrome abortions heads to Ohio governor

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislation making it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion if the fetus might have Down syndrome has cleared its final legislative hurdle in Ohio and is headed to the governor. Several other states have considered ...

Ohio court again sides with cities in traffic camera ruling

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court sided with cities again in their dispute with the state over traffic cameras, ruling Wednesday that an earlier decision upholding use of the cameras applies to two more cities. It's the fourth time the state's ...

Christmas in Ohio: Nutcrackers, Victorian village, Nativity

By The Associated Press Six-foot-tall nutcrackers, a life-size Nativity display and a Dickens Victorian Village: These are some of the ways Ohio says "Merry Christmas!" DICKENS VICTORIAN VILLAGE About 13 years ago, Bob Ley and his wife drove from their hometown of Cambridge, Ohio, to see the ...

2 females accuse ‘safe ride’ taxi driver of sex assault

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Police say the driver who ran the "Sherman's Safe Ride" taxi service for students at Ohio's Miami University is accused of sexually assaulting two female students in his vehicle. Police in Oxford, which is home to the university, say 38-year-old Sherman Jackson II has ...

Rendell endorses Democrat Connie Pillich for Ohio governor

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Connie Pillich got the backing of former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday, and the two plan on hitting the campaign trail. The Democratic stalwart's backing could be an important asset to ...

Ohio adult, youth prison agencies merging office functions

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The agencies that oversee adult and youth prisons in Ohio want to move to a single headquarters to improve efficiency and boost collaboration by merging back-office functions like payroll. The Department of Rehabilitation and ...

Execution date in 2022 set for man who killed police officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date nearly five years in the future for a man sentenced to death for killing a Cleveland police officer. Quisi (QWEE'-zee) Bryan was convicted of shooting officer Wayne Leon in 2000 at a Cleveland gas station after the ...

12 governors urge Congress to fund children’s health program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Twelve governors of both parties are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible. The recommendation involving the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, came in a letter to congressional leaders ...

Rep. Renacci asserts Trump support in gubernatorial bid

By DAN SEWELL and JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Congressman Jim Renacci chose a female former Procter & Gamble Co. executive as his Republican running mate for Ohio governor on Monday, while asserting his continued support for President Donald Trump. Renacci, a ...

Spurned medical marijuana applicant pushes new pot issue

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A high-profile proponent of marijuana legalization who was spurned as an applicant for a medical marijuana grower's license announced plans on Monday for a 2018 Ohio ballot issue to legalize the sale and possession of ...