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State to allow businesses to pay taxes with bitcoin

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is now accepting the cryptocurrency, bitcoin, for business tax payments including sales tax. State Treasurer Josh Mandel's office announced Monday that businesses can sign up for the program through OhioCrypto.com . Businesses will pay their taxes through a ...

Some penguins at Ohio zoo like winter, others prefer it warm

By TERRY DeMIO, The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — They face the rocks, away from the water, backs toward their viewers, these Kings. Their aloof posture, slightly back on their heels, bills raised just a touch, elicit finger-pointing and ooohs and aahhs from observers at Cincinnati ...

Constitution exhibit to be unveiled at statehouse museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's original state constitutions will be displayed soon in a permanent exhibit at the Ohio Statehouse Museum. The exhibit featuring the state's 1802 and 1851 constitutions will be unveiled Wednesday. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and the Capitol ...

Zoo increases commitment to Tasmanian devil conservation

By ALEXANDRA MESTER, The (Toledo) Blade TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Toledo Zoo increased its commitment to a conservation program for an endangered carnivorous marsupial with a signature spine-tingling scream. The zoo is more than halfway through a five-year, $500,000 agreement to fund annual ...

With NEXUS gas pipeline built, some restoration work remains

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A new high-pressure natural gas pipeline crossing northern Ohio has been completed, but work to finish restoring the landscape disturbed by the construction along some of the 255-mile (410-kilometer) route will wait until after winter. A spokesman for the NEXUS Gas ...

Scathing report on Cleveland county jail spurs vow of change

CLEVELAND (AP) — A scathing report from the U.S. Marshals Service concludes the short-staffed county jail in Cleveland keeps inmates in inhumane conditions, sometimes failing to provide proper food, health care and basics like toilet paper, and locks up juveniles with adults. The Cuyahoga ...

Police: Highway shooting killed 3-year-old, wasn’t random

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old boy riding in a car was fatally shot on an Ohio highway when someone in another vehicle pulled up and opened fire on Thanksgiving night. Toledo police Lt. Kevan Toney says it's clear the gunfire wasn't random, but investigators couldn't immediately ...

Police union leader calls for end to student’s death probes

CINCINNATI (AP) — A police union leader says it's time to end the investigations into the failed response to a 16-year-old Ohio student who died trapped in a minivan parked near his school. Fraternal Order of Police local president Sgt. Dan Hils says there have been multiple investigations ...

Remains of soldier killed in Korean War identified

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal officials say the remains of a U.S. soldier killed during the Korean War have been identified as those of an Ohio man. A Defense Department agency says Monday that remains accounted for in August are those of Army Pfc. Leo Duquette. Military officials say the ...

Former police spokesman pleads guilty to child porn charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former spokesman for the police department in Ohio's capital has pleaded guilty to charges related to using child pornography. Former Columbus officer Dean Worthington pleaded guilty Monday to pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and illegal use of a ...