Ohio News

Police: Car crashes into pole; 2 die

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a car has crashed into a pole and the two people in the vehicle have died. Dayton police say another driver came upon the scene after the crash that occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday and called police. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office has ...

Task Force nears 800 indictments from rape kit probes

CLEVELAND (AP) — A sexual assault kit task force in an Ohio county has opened cases connected to more than 7,00 rape kits and is nearing 800 indictments from those investigations. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports Rick Bell, chief of special investigations with the Cuyahoga ...

Ohio Republicans defending state congressional map in court

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys for Ohio Republican officials will call witnesses this week to defend the state's congressional map. A federal trial enters its second week Monday in a lawsuit by voter rights groups that say the current seats resulted from "an ...

Community college to offer degree in cloud computing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new two-year program at Columbus State Community College aims to teach students about cloud computing. The college says the new associate of applied science degree in software development will be developed in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College and ...

Last car to roll off assembly line at Ohio GM plant

By MARK GILLISPIE and TOM KRISHER Associated Press LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A sprawling General Motors' assembly plant near Youngstown will be idled on Wednesday after more than 50 years producing cars and other vehicles, a move that will eliminate nearly 1,700 hourly positions by months' ...

Ohio governor pushes gas tax hike, water quality in speech

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine used his first State of the State speech Tuesday to push lawmakers to raise the Ohio gas tax by 18 cents to fix crumbling roads and dangerous bridges and to announce plans to focus on the state's deadly ...

A look at General Motor’s Lordstown assembly plant

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Some facts and figures about northeast Ohio's Lordstown assembly plant, which General Motors is idling Wednesday after the final U.S.-made Chevrolet Cruze sedan rolls off the assembly line, eliminating the jobs of nearly 1,700 hourly workers: — The plant opened in ...

Zoo, foundation agree on plan to return gorilla Ndume to zoo

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio zoo and a California group the zoo loaned a male silverback gorilla to in 1991 have agreed on a plan for the gorilla's court-ordered return to the zoo. Documents in federal court in San Francisco state the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the Gorilla ...

Pence to headline oil-and-gas industry event in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is headed to Ohio to headline a fundraiser for the oil-and-gas industry. The Republican vice president is to appear Friday at the annual meeting of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a trade association for companies that explore, produce and ...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine promises focus on health issues

Gov. Mike DeWine has promised a new push to address health issues in Ohio including opioid overdose deaths and infant mortality. The Republican governor announced in Tuesday's State of the State speech the creation of a new public health fund that will use public and private dollars on ...