Ohio News

Riding lawnmower plunges off cliff; man killed

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man riding a lawn tractor in Ohio has plunged 50 feet off a cliff and died. The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram reports the Elyria Fire Department in northeast Ohio received a call about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday for a man in the Black River. Rescuers rappelled down ...

House speaker defends Ohio’s Jordan as ‘man of integrity’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is defending an Ohio congressman accused of ignoring college wrestlers' allegations of abuse, calling him "a man of honesty, a man of integrity." Rep. Jim Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University from 1987 to 1995. Some former ...

GOP US Senate nominee backs congressional term limits

By ANGIE WANG, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The Republican nominee looking to unseat two-term U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants term limits that include only two terms for senators. U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, of Wadsworth, announced Tuesday he supports a maximum of three terms for U.S. ...

Ground broken for $45M center to test self-driving vehicles

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor and other officials have broken ground on a $45 million center that will be used to test self-driving vehicles. Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) and officials with Ohio State University and the Transportation Research Center participated in the groundbreaking ...

Spears, Smith to write ‘Castor and Patience’ for Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Composer Gregory Spears and U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith have been commissioned by the Cincinnati Opera to write "Castor and Patience," a story of black cousins in the American South who disagree about the future of land they inherited. The company said Tuesday that ...

State: Man pleads guilty to theft of $3M in grain proceeds

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — State officials say a man accused of stealing more than $3 million in proceeds from grain he sold on behalf of northern Ohio farmers has pleaded guilty to theft and other charges. The Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Attorney General's Office say 79-year-old ...

Man pleads guilty to cheating NFL players in charity fraud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An Ohio man has admitted defrauding NFL players out of money meant for charities. Thirty-nine-year-old Camario Richardson, of Maple Heights, Ohio, pleaded guilty Monday to mail fraud in federal court in Kansas City. Prosecutors say Richardson told the players he ...

Governor names new director of mental health services

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor has named a new director for the state agency that oversees mental health services. Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) recently named Dr. Mark Hurst to serve as director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Hurst will start his new ...

Library that eliminated late fees says borrowers return more

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A library in Ohio that eliminated late fees says fewer borrowed materials are becoming overdue and patrons are returning more borrowed materials even though revenue from late fees are down some. The Dayton Metro Library decided to eliminate late fees for overdue books ...

13-year-old boy goes missing while swimming in Lake Erie

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old has gone missing while swimming in Lake Erie off a Cleveland beach and crews continue to search for him. The search continued Sunday for the boy who Cleveland police say disappeared beneath waves while swimming off of Edgewater Beach around 8:30 ...