Ohio News

Mural dedicated to famous baby hippo on display

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials in Ohio have unveiled a mural dedicated to Fiona, the baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo that beat the odds and survived, despite being born nearly two months early. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the mural featuring a smiling Fiona and her mother Bibi was revealed ...

Record-setting pilot to christen Goodyear’s newest airship

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The youngest woman to fly solo in a single-engine plane around the world will christen Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s newest airship. Akron-based Goodyear says 30-year-old Shaesta Waiz will christen the Wingfoot III airship on Aug. 30 at the tire maker's Wingfoot Lake ...

Police: Man beaten outside house he was visiting dies

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man has been beaten outside a house in Cleveland and has died. Cleveland police say the 33-year-old man was beaten around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia (chach) says first responders found the man with blunt force injuries to his head and neck ...

Cincinnati homeless camp scatters after monthlong chase

CINCINNATI (AP) — An advocate for homeless people living in a Cincinnati encampment says they will go their separate ways after a county prosecutor ordered them to leave a private park. Advocate Josh Spring says the group has been "chased by the city and the county" and they don't have ...

Officials: 13-year-old boy drowns in Stillwater River

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in western Ohio say a 13-year-old boy has drowned in a river. WHIO-TV reports DeAngelo Casey was pulled from the Stillwater River in Dayton Sunday evening. Dayton Fire Department District Chief Brad Baldwin says the Dayton teen walked into the river, went ...

AP FACT CHECK: Ohio voters in special election not over 116

By BEATRICE DUPUY, Associated Press With Ohio's special congressional election still too close to call, questions have been raised about the veracity of voter rolls in the swing state. Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson, of Zanesville, leads Democrat Danny O'Connor, the Franklin County ...

Medicaid drug audit calls for increased transparency

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state auditor's report on Ohio's Medicaid prescription drug business says there needs to be more transparency on what taxpayers are getting for their money. The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio Auditor Dave Yost's report released Thursday confirmed that pharmacy benefit ...

Funding awarded to help control Great Lakes nutrient runoff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes Commission says it will divide nearly $900,000 among seven local organizations to help cut runoff of sediment, nutrients and other water pollutants. Runoff feeds harmful algae blooms and oxygen-starved "dead zones" where fish can't survive. Recipients ...

Antique car ride to return to Kings Island amusement park

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Antique cars are coming back to Kings Island amusement park in Ohio. Park officials announced Thursday the cars will return in spring 2019 as part of a new attraction called Kings Mills Antique Autos. Guests will be able to board replicas of the 1911 Ford Model T and take ...

Frontier Airlines to add service from Ohio to Florida

CLEVELAND (AP) — Frontier Airlines has announced that it is adding nonstop service from John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Ohio to West Palm Beach, Florida. The Columbus Dispatch reports the airline says the twice-weekly flight to Palm Beach International Airport will operate ...