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Police: Mom drove over baby in car seat in apparent accident

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police near Cincinnati say the mother of a 10-month-old girl sat her down in a car seat on a driveway and then apparently forgot she was there and backed a vehicle over the child, who later died. Police say it appears to be a tragic accident that occurred midday Tuesday in ...

Columbus opens learning center with ‘Smart City’ message

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital wants to get smart — and it's launched an interactive learning center to get people to buy in. The Smart Columbus Experience Center opened to the public Saturday. The showroom-style gallery, located in a reclaimed ...

Ohio bill seeks to require notification on transgender kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill introduced in the Ohio House would require state teachers and school counselors to notify parents whose children identify as transgender. The Dayton Daily News reports the bill sponsored by two southwest Ohio Republicans seeks to give parents the right to ...

University trying to save its iconic ash trees from borers

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Miami University is attempting to save some of its most iconic ash trees on its idyllic southwest Ohio campus from the destructive emerald ash borer. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports more than 650 ash trees have been infected by the invasive beetle that has ...

Black Ohio lawmaker files complaint over security treatment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A black Ohio lawmaker who says security at the Statehouse has inappropriately stopped her has filed a complaint with the state Civil Rights Commission. The Columbus Dispatch reports Rep. Emilia Sykes, a 32-year-old Akron Democrat in her second term, says she filed the ...

Store fires worker for message on homeless woman’s cup

CINCINNATI (AP) — An employee at a downtown Cincinnati Dunkin' Donuts who wrote a disparaging message on a homeless woman's cup has been fired. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the disjointed message was first posted on Instagram by a customer and then shared on Facebook by others. It says: ...

Cleveland on pace to hire hundreds more police officers

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — While police departments deal with a shrinking pool of job candidates, Cleveland plans to add several hundred new officers over the next year thanks to an aggressive recruiting plan aimed at making its department look more like the ...

Firm hired to investigate lawmaker also donated to him

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A law firm that cleared one of Ohio's most powerful state lawmakers of a sexual harassment allegation in April contributed to the politician's campaign while the probe was going on, state campaign finance filings show. Taft, ...

School district to beef up security in response to billboard

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district says it's stepping up security just days after a sheriff took out a billboard ad blasting school safety. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says he met with Hamilton City School District officials Wednesday, and they have agreed to arm school ...

Grand jury: Officers acted in self-defense in fatal shooting

TIRO, Ohio (AP) — Two officers who killed a man who fired a shotgun at a State Highway Patrol trooper in Ohio won't face charges. The Mansfield News Journal reports a Crawford County grand jury determined Tuesday that Shelby police Capt. David Mack and Sgt. Aaron Bushey acted in self-defense ...