Ohio News

Memphis Belle’s rebirth: Rehabbed WWII bomber rolling out

By MITCH STACY, Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Memphis Belle took off from England on the morning of May 17, 1943, with a wave of 159 B-17s to drop bombs on the concrete Nazi submarine shelters at Lorient, France. When it landed unscathed that afternoon, the 10 men aboard already ...

Kasich unsure how much he’ll back GOP nominee for Ohio gov.

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fresh off a victory in Ohio's primary election, the Democratic nominee for the state's top office is reaching out to supporters of outgoing Republican Gov. John Kasich, whose policies have alienated many GOP supporters in recent ...

Man who threatened congressman gets 3-year prison sentence

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who left a voicemail message at an Ohio congressman's office mentioning a June shooting at a baseball practice for members of Congress has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. Judge Michael Watson on Friday sentenced 69-year-old Stanley Hoff to 40 ...

New Ohio exhibit explores history of blacks in comic books

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) — A new exhibit explores the history of blacks in comic books as the film "Black Panther" spurs interest in black comic book characters. "Behind the Mask: Black Power in Comics" opens Saturday at the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center in Wilberforce ...

Body of man who went overboard in Sandusky Bay recovered

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — State officials say the body of a man who went missing while boating in northern Ohio's Sandusky Bay has been recovered. The Sandusky Register reports the body of 28-year-old Justin Fedele was found Friday afternoon along the Sandusky shoreline. Fedele fell overboard ...

Deputy wounded, suspect killed in Ohio shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a sheriff's deputy is in critical condition and a suspect is dead after gunfire was exchanged following attempted traffic stop. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Franklin County deputy was shot shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday in Columbus after the ...

Judge removes ex-high school athlete from sex offender list

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered that an ex-Ohio high school football player convicted of rape be removed from the state's sex offender registry for juveniles. The ruling by Judge Thomas Lipps came in the case of Ma'Lik Richmond, a ...

Ohio saw record number of tourists visiting state in 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio tourism officials say the state saw a record 219 million tourism visits last year, up from 212 million in 2016. TourismOhio director Matt MacLaren tells The Columbus Dispatch the increase is due to a variety of factors, such as Cedar Point and the Columbus Zoo and ...

Birders descend on Lake Erie shore to spot rare songbirds

By MATT MARKEY, The Blade TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Nature makes no promises, but with just a smidge of good fortune, spending part of a May day in any of Northwest Ohio's birding hotspots could afford you the opportunity to see a ruby-crowned kinglet, a Cape May warbler, a gnatcatcher, a warbling ...

Ohio sues company that didn’t deliver on student field trips

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General's Office has filed a consumer protection lawsuit in Cleveland against a northeast Ohio company that failed to deliver on pre-paid field trips for more than a dozen schools and thousands of students from across the state. The Attorney General's ...