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Ohio governor, ex-vice president to discuss partisan divide

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) are teaming up to conduct a moderated discussion on bridging political and partisan divides. The discussion, part of the University of Delaware's National Agenda Series, will take place Oct. 17 at the ...

United Way: 2 in 5 Ohio households struggle to afford basics

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two in 5 Ohio households are struggling to come up with enough resources to provide basic necessities, according to a United Way study released Wednesday. The study is part of a nationwide effort by the charitable organization to ...

Legislation targets Ohio lawsuits deemed anti-free speech

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed Ohio bill would speed up the process for resolving lawsuits involving disputes over expressions of opinion. The bill sponsored by state Sen. Matt Huffman, a Lima Republican, is dubbed the "Ohio Citizen Participation Act." It's modeled after a law in Texas and ...

State asked to help in probe of 6 women reported missing

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police investigating the cases of six women reported missing in southwest Ohio are seeking state help in determining if there's a connection between the women. Middletown Police Lt. Scott Reeve tells The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News the only solid connection seems ...

Teen skateboarder dies after falling while holding onto car

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old Ohio boy has died after he lost control of his skateboard and hit his head on the pavement while trying to hold onto a car. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says Dallas Swogger was pronounced dead Tuesday of injuries suffered in the accident in ...

Police: Suspect wounded in storage facility shootout

NORTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man has been taken into custody at a storage facility outside Akron after he was wounded in a shootout with officers. A 911 caller reported seeing a man armed with a rifle at a storage facility in Norton on Tuesday night. Police advised people in the ...

Ohio environmentalists, neighbors divided over wind turbines

By DAN GEARINO, The Columbus Dispatch PAYNE, Ohio (AP) — From the ground, the narrow aluminum ladder might as well extend to infinity. Actual height: 290 feet. A videographer straps on a protective harness, hard hat and safety glasses, joined by two employees of the farm's operator, EDP ...

YSU’s 1st transgender director aims to help all students

By AMANDA TONOLI, The (Youngstown) Vindicator YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The newly appointed Women's Initiative director at Youngstown State University is driven by her background to help not only women but all students. Assistant professor Megan List said the Women's Initiative plans to ...

Ohio officers wounded in shooting released from hospital

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say two officers wounded in a shooting at a car dealership have been released from a hospital and are recovering at home. Willoughby Hills police have said the officers were called to a dealership Thursday about a problem with a ...

Council OKs jail advisory commission after inmate death

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county council has unanimously approved the creation of a commission to suggest improvements to the county jail a month after an inmate died following a fight with sheriff's deputies. The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2kilfk3 ) the Summit County ...