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Ohio adult, youth prison agencies merging office functions

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The agencies that oversee adult and youth prisons in Ohio want to move to a single headquarters to improve efficiency and boost collaboration by merging back-office functions like payroll. The Department of Rehabilitation and ...

Execution date in 2022 set for man who killed police officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date nearly five years in the future for a man sentenced to death for killing a Cleveland police officer. Quisi (QWEE'-zee) Bryan was convicted of shooting officer Wayne Leon in 2000 at a Cleveland gas station after the ...

12 governors urge Congress to fund children’s health program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Twelve governors of both parties are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible. The recommendation involving the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, came in a letter to congressional leaders ...

Rep. Renacci asserts Trump support in gubernatorial bid

By DAN SEWELL and JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Congressman Jim Renacci chose a female former Procter & Gamble Co. executive as his Republican running mate for Ohio governor on Monday, while asserting his continued support for President Donald Trump. Renacci, a ...

Spurned medical marijuana applicant pushes new pot issue

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A high-profile proponent of marijuana legalization who was spurned as an applicant for a medical marijuana grower's license announced plans on Monday for a 2018 Ohio ballot issue to legalize the sale and possession of ...

Cincinnati police say 2 killed in early morning violence

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati say two people have been died after an early morning shooting. Police responded at around 1 a.m. EST Monday in the city's Roselawn neighborhood after a call of a shooting and a crashed vehicle. One adult was pronounced dead at the scene and another ...

2 die in northwest Ohio home fire

HOUCKTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two people died in a mobile home fire in northwest Ohio. The (Findlay) Courier newspaper reports that fire departments and police responded at around 2 a.m. EST Sunday to a fire report. Two bodies were found inside after the fire was put out. The Ohio ...

3 state attorneys favor walling off Great Lakes to stop carp

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Attorneys general from three states say a $275 million federal plan for keeping Asian carp from migrating into the Great Lakes is too pricey and rejects the most effective solution. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recommending technologies such as electric ...

Police: Woman accused of shooting husband, dismembering body

BARBERTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman shot her husband multiple times earlier this year and dismembered his body. Forty-nine-year-old Marcia Eubank has been charged with murder in the death of 54-year-old Howard Eubank. Records don't show an attorney for her. The Summit ...

O’Neill readies letter resigning from Ohio Supreme Court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill says he's staying in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race and has decided when he's leaving the high court. O'Neill tells The Associated Press on Thursday he'll specify that date in a resignation letter he plans to submit ...