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City council scraps proposed anti-barking dog ordinance

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Akron City Council has scrapped legislation that could have imposed jail time on dog owners whose pets bark loudly. City Council on Monday voted to follow the recommendation of its Public Safety Committee to not approve legislation calling for the increased penalties. ...

Nearly 1 million absentee ballots requested in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State election officials say nearly a million absentee ballots have been requested ahead of the Nov. 6 general election. The Ohio Secretary of State's Office says 910,982 voters requested an absentee ballot as of Oct. 10, and 42,470 have been cast by mail or in ...

Social media fuels false rumor of jaguar escaping from zoo

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A routine drill at an Ohio zoo turned to panic after someone misheard chatter on a police scanner and believed a jaguar had escaped from the Akron Zoo. People turned to social media to say the jaguar named Bella was on the loose and Akron's police SWAT team had responded ...

Ohio US senate candidates spar over health care, immigration

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Candidates in Ohio's U.S. senate campaign sparred Sunday over health care, approaches to climate change, student loan debt, immigration, tariffs and gun control in the first of three debates. Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci ...

Police: Body found under suspicious circumstances in park

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a body has been found in a park in Ohio under what authorities believe to be suspicious circumstances. Police in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington say the body was found Sunday morning in Burbank Park. Upper Arlington Officer Bryan McKean says ...

Police: Suspect in fatal stabbing turns himself in to police

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man turned himself in over the weekend in connection with a fatal stabbing. Parma Police Sgt. Daniel Ciryak says police responded late Friday to find 39-year-old Jason Masters in a basement with multiple stab wounds. Cleveland.com reports police and ...

At Ohio rally, Trump touts ‘historic week for America’

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump took a victory lap in Ohio on Friday, touting a "really historic week for America" that began with the installation of his second Supreme Court justice and concluded with the release of an American detained in ...

Annual black heritage visual exhibit opens at Ohio museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An annual Ohio art show will once again highlight black history and culture through several artistic mediums. The fifth annual Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms exhibit opens Saturday at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. The juried show runs through January and ...

1st Brown-Renacci US Senate debate set for Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — The first of three planned debates in Ohio's U.S. senate campaign is set for Sunday night. Two-term Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (reh-NAY'-see) will meet at Playhouse Square in Cleveland. The election is Nov. 6. A second debate is ...

Nicks, Def Leppard among first-time rock hall nominees

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks, who's already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac, has been nominated for inclusion as a solo artist next year, along with other first-time nominees Def Leppard, Todd Rundgren, Devo, John Prine and Roxy ...