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Is Ohio in play? GOP tilt working against Democrats

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chris Gagin says he hasn't changed much politically, even as so much around him has. The attorney from rural Belmont County, Ohio, became a Republican in 2013 after Democrats embraced environmental policies that he believed were ...

2 killed in Columbus collisions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two people have been killed and two seriously injured in collisions in a Columbus intersection. Police in central Ohio say the driver of a Toyota Camry and a female passenger were dead at the scene, while another female passenger had life-threatening injuries after the ...

Sen. Sherrod Brown to deliver Ohio State University address

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is set to deliver the commencement address at Ohio State University. The school announced Tuesday that Brown will speak to 3,600 students graduating this December at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. The three-term Democratic Ohio senator is ...

State seeks nominations for Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Aging is accepting nominations for the state's Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. It honors current or long-time Ohio residents age 60 and older who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their communities, professions or vocations. The ...

Otterbein alum to sing national anthem for Democratic debate

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Otterbein University alumnus who's been featured on Broadway will perform the national anthem before Tuesday evening's Democratic presidential debate on the campus. Jordan Donica is a 2016 graduate of the school's Musical Theatre and Dance program. The ...

5 Democratic candidates highlight Ohio party dinner

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Democratic Party's national leader and five of its presidential candidates will highlight the Ohio Democratic Party's annual state dinner. State Democrats say Sunday's dinner at the Greater Columbus Convention Center will feature national chairman Tom Perez and ...

Goat rams through sliding glass door, naps inside bathroom

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio homeowner never envisioned becoming semi-famous because of a goat butting its way into her home and taking a nap in her bathroom. "This is the most random story in the world," Jennifer Keathley said Tuesday, breaking out into ...

Best-selling ice cream flavor back in production

CINCINNATI (AP) — A week-long ice cream flavor shortage has come to a sweet end. Cincinnati-based Graeter's Ice Cream announced Tuesday that it will begin producing its most popular ice cream flavor, Black Raspberry Chip, again. WLWT-TV reports the shortage stemmed from an ice cream ...

Court denies convicted school shooter’s appeal of sentence

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio appeals court has denied a convicted school shooter's sentencing appeal and affirmed his convictions. A three-judge panel of Ohio's Second District Court of Appeals found the trial judge acted properly in Ely Serna's sentencing. Serna pleaded guilty to charges ...

No more “king” or “queen” at Ohio school

MILFORD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school has elected two female students as its homecoming royalty instead of having a male king and female queen. Students Abbey Stropes and Trinity Miller were elected to the top spots of Milford High School's homecoming court at Friday night's football ...