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Inmate convicted in Ohio prison riot fights execution date

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An inmate sentenced to die in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in Ohio is fighting a prosecutor's request to set his execution date. Lawyers for 49-year-old Keith LaMar told the Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday the only evidence against him ...

Car theft suspect carjacks woman moments after jail release

Car theft suspect carjacks woman moments after jail release FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man who'd left jail after being released on bond for possessing a stolen vehicle walked about 1,000 feet before robbing a woman of her SUV outside of Cleveland. Fairview Park police say ...

3 Ohio dioceses to release abusive priest list

By MARK GILLISPIE and JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Three of Ohio's six Roman Catholic dioceses now say they will release new lists of priests who have been removed from parishes because of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations, The Associated Press has learned. The ...

Police union: DeWine wrong to wear BCI seal in governor ads

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's largest police union wants Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine to stop distributing campaign fliers and ads in which he wears the seal of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Fraternal Order of Police president Gary Wolske in a Wednesday statement called ...

Ohio college to host final US Senate debate Oct. 26

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio college campus will host the third and final planned debate of the U.S. senate campaign. A Miami University spokeswoman says details will be announced later on the Oct. 26 debate between two-term Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican U.S. Rep. Jim ...

ACLU asks another city to repeal panhandling law

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is asking another Ohio city to repeal a law that makes panhandling a minor criminal offense. At issue is an ordinance in Chillicothe in southern Ohio that addresses "suspicious persons" and which prohibits soliciting donations by an ...

Company seeks to build Ohio’s largest solar power plant

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Chicago-based company has announced plans to build what would be Ohio's largest solar power plant. The Columbus Dispatch reports Hecate Energy is seeking to build a 300-megawatt power plant on 2,500 acres of land near Mowrystown. The area is located about 90 miles ...

1 in custody after shots fired near high school

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say a 17-year-old has been charged after shots were fired near a high school. WJW-TV reports police responded to an area near Lorain High School Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say the suspect isn't a student at Lorain High School. A Lorain City ...

Doctors: Ohio governor rivals DeWine, Cordray in good health

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Their doctors say both major-party candidates for Ohio governor are in good health. Letters from the physicians of Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray were produced at the request of The Associated ...

Kasich signs orders on gun background checks, tracking

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed two executive orders intended to improve controls on gun buyers in the state. The Republican governor signed the orders Monday in the wake of inaction by the GOP-controlled Legislature on recommendations of his bipartisan working group ...