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Noted historian to kick off Ohio Statehouse speaker series

Noted historian to kick off Ohio Statehouse speaker series COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Capitol Square Foundation says it's launching a three-year speaker series at the Ohio Statehouse. "Capitol Conversations" will bring prominent national speakers to visit and lecture at the state capitol. ...

Customer threw iguana at restaurant manager, police say

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a customer at an Ohio restaurant pulled out a turquoise iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager. Police say the Madison man walked into Perkins Restaurant in Painesville, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of ...

Police: 2 women fatally shot; suspect found dead in truck

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — Police say two women have been shot and killed at a home in Ohio and the suspect has been found dead in his pickup truck. Police in London say the shootings happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the city roughly 25 miles (45 kilometers) west of Columbus. Authorities say ...

Doctor accused in patient deaths wants lawsuits consolidated

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An intensive care doctor accused of ordering excessive doses of painkillers for dozens of patients who died is asking a court to consolidate 27 lawsuits filed against him and an Ohio hospital system. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System fired William Husel ...

House speaker: School funding overhaul not likely in budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leader of the Ohio House says a proposed overhaul of the state's school funding system probably will have to be handled separately from the state budget due by the end of June. Lawmakers are considering two proposals for school funding increases. Reps. Bob Cupp and ...

State’s high court won’t reconsider baby death case appeal

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Supreme Court has declined to reconsider an appeal by a former high school cheerleader charged with killing and burying her newborn baby. The court declined in February to hear Brooke Skylar Richardson's appeal after a lower court ruled doctors can testify in the ...

Authorities: Tornado damages homes, causes some injuries

SHELBY, Ohio (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado damaged some homes and businesses and caused some injuries in a section of Ohio and a possible tornado damaged mobile homes in another part of the state. No deaths were reported. Meteorologist Doug Kahn in the weather service's ...

University sues companies alleging shoddy work at stadium

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron is suing several companies over the condition of railings in the school's stadium, saying shoddy construction and design led to $1 million in needed repairs. The university lawsuit included photographs that show railings at Infocision Stadium ...

Ohio River agency again looking at revising pollution rules

CINCINNATI (AP) — A commission that watches over the Ohio River's health across six states is looking at making some of its pollution standards for the river voluntary. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission has been considering changes to the standards for more than a year. Last ...

Lawmakers want non-budget approach to school ‘takeovers’ fix

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers pushing an overhaul of Ohio's school-funding system say proposals to change how the state takes control of poor-performing districts shouldn't be part of the budget debate. Rep. John Patterson, a Democrat from Jefferson in northeastern Ohio, says ...