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GOP lawmaker ends her bid to become Ohio secretary of state

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker has dropped out of the race to become Ohio's next elections chief, leaving one Republican and one Democrat vying to be elected secretary of state. Republican Rep. Dorothy Pelanda, of Marysville, said Monday that she's ending her campaign in the spirit ...

UAW backs Sen. Brown after some unions left Dems in 2016

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has landed the endorsement of the United Auto Workers a year after Ohio Democrats saw a series of labor unions abandon their Senate candidate for his Republican opponent. The UAW's backing of ...

Officials: 2 girls have died after Ohio house fire

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say two sisters hospitalized in critical condition after a house fire in Akron have died. The girls have been identified as 12-year-old Jada Snowden and 5-year-old Kymera Cody. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says the girls died Saturday at Akron ...

Classes to resume at Ohio district after quadruple slayings

IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — Classes in an Ohio school district are set to resume after the fatal shootings of three adults and a 7-year-old boy in southern Ohio's Lawrence County. The Ironton Tribune reports Rock Hill Local School Superintendent Wes Hairston says classes will resume Monday after ...

Group plans protest during college talk by white nationalist

CINCINNATI (AP) — A group of activists, community leaders and students is planning to protest when white nationalist Richard Spencer speaks on the University of Cincinnati campus. School officials announced Friday that Spencer would be allowed to hold an event at some point after an attorney ...

6 bison killed by owners and farmers after farm escape

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Six bison were shot and killed after escaping from an Ohio farm. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says the bison escaped from a Grove City farm around 5 p.m. Sunday. The sheriff's office, Grove City Police Department and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources ...

Searchers seek missing boater in northeastern Ohio lake

CORTLAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are continuing the search for a boater missing in a northeastern Ohio lake. He disappeared Sunday after a vessel capsized at Mosquito Lake, roughly 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Youngstown. The Vindicator reports that one man was rescued by a passing ...

Man recounts knife attack, finding bodies of wife, in-laws

IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who survived a knife attack after his wife, son and in-laws were fatally shot in southern Ohio said he rushed home from work after hearing screams and a gunshot during a phone call with his mother-in-law. Todd Holston, 29, described his experiences Saturday ...

Mayor’s races highlight political hope for Ohio Democrats

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — It's mayoral election time, which means Ohio Democrats will finally get some wins. After a Republican sweep a year ago of statewide offices as Donald Trump scored a decisive victory in the presidential swing state, Democrats are in ...

Ohio school officials deny covering up bullying of boy

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio school district says a wrongful death lawsuit accusing school officials of minimizing, denying and covering up bullying against an 8-year-old boy who killed himself should be dismissed. Cincinnati Public Schools made the argument earlier this month in a response to ...