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Leading Senate candidate in Ohio GOP primary mum on Moore

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Republican U.S. Senate primary in Ohio that's barely registered with the public suddenly has a dividing line: Roy Moore. Josh Mandel, the 40-year-old state treasurer considered the front runner, declined to state a position on ...

Reward up to $20K for info in killing of pregnant mother

GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) — The reward for information leading to a conviction in the 2013 death of a pregnant mother in southern Ohio has been increased to $20,000. The Brown County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that two $5,000 anonymous donations would be added to the existing reward for ...

Ohio AG’s office awards nearly $1 Million to veterans groups

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio attorney general's office has awarded nearly $1 million to veterans groups from money seized during investigation of a multi-state Navy veterans charity fraud. Republican Mike DeWine says the grants are part of efforts to spend the funds as intended, to help ...

Boy Scout honored for saving fellow Scout pinned by tree

HARRISON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager has been awarded one of the Boy Scouts' highest honors for helping save another Scout who was pinned by a fallen tree. Fourteen-year-old Brandon Klotter was presented with the organization's National Medal of Merit in the Cincinnati suburb of Harrison ...

Paramedic driving patient requires overdose rescue

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio firefighter-paramedic driving an overdose patient to the hospital needed rescue himself. Fairborn Fire Department officials say the man wasn't seeing or feeling right Thursday evening, so his partner jumped to the front to stop the ambulance. The partner then ...

Ohio officials say tick-borne Lyme Disease still a threat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health says hunters and those trekking in wooded areas should use bug spray and take other precautions even in cold weather to prevent being infected with tick-borne Lyme disease. The state agency reports that 241 cases of Lyme disease have been ...

Kasich: Roy Moore ‘divisive’ and GOP shouldn’t support him

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich says allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor make Roy Moore unfit to serve and he should leave the race for Senate in Alabama. In a tweet Friday, the outspoken fellow Republican said he has "long opposed Roy Moore & his divisive ...

Ex-Traficant aide pleads guilty to theft from elderly woman

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An aide and longtime supporter of the late U.S. Rep. Jim Traficant has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from an elderly woman with dementia. The Vindicator reports 70-year-old Linda Kovachik, of Youngstown, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony ...

Judge: No subpoenas for neo-Nazi website publisher’s family

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has refused to give court-ordered permission for attorneys to question a neo-Nazi website publisher's relatives about the man's whereabouts. A Muslim-American radio host's lawyers have been searching in vain for The Daily Stormer's publisher, Andrew ...

Teen pleads guilty in firetruck collision that killed 2

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to juvenile charges in the deaths of two teen passengers who died when she drove an SUV through a red light and collided with a firetruck in Ohio. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the teen told a Summit County Juvenile Court judge ...