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Cincinnati mayor exploring 2022 Democratic bid for governor

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mayor John Cranley of Cincinnati said Friday he is exploring a run for Ohio governor in 2022. The Democrat said he thinks Ohio is "falling behind and must do better." He pointed to Cincinnati's growth and progress in recent years that have seen more riverfront development ...

Bank fires workers for stealing customer info in fraud ring

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fifth Third Bank has fired a small number of employees who stole customer information and gave it to people outside the company in what was an orchestrated fraud ring, the bank said Friday. The Cincinnati-based bank said it has identified about 100 customers who were ...

Man gets prison for selling fatal drugs to billionaire’s son

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for selling cocaine laced with heroin and fentanyl to a Greek billionaire's son who was found dead in a Cleveland hotel room. Terry Lee Christian, 36, pleaded guilty in October to charges related to selling the drugs ...

Sheriff convicted of posting confidential reports to resign

BRYAN, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff in Ohio who was convicted of posting confidential child abuse reports to the department's website and Facebook page agreed to step down in exchange for avoiding an indictment on new felony charges. Williams County Sheriff Steve Towns will resign March 17, ...

Ohio teen accused of planning explosion at school indicted

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — A teenager who planned to set off an explosive device at an Ohio high school and called police about a hoax hostage situation at a Kansas elementary school has been indicted on federal charges, prosecutors said Friday. Allen Martin ...

Trump budget targets loan program that could help Lordstown

TOM KRISHER and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration's budget proposal scraps a loan program that could help an upstart electric vehicle company's plans to reuse the now-closed General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio. In a summary of the budget for the ...

Latest clemency hearing comes amid death penalty uncertainty

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest request for mercy from a death row inmate in Ohio comes as executions have ground to a halt and the future of capital punishment in the state is being questioned by an unlikely lawmaker — the conservative ...

Hearings to resume on bill over Ohio State sex abuse scandal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio House committee is resuming hearings Tuesday on a proposal to enable survivors to sue Ohio State University under state law for decades-old sexual abuse by a team doctor. It comes a week after Gov. Mike DeWine and House Speaker Larry Householder, both ...

Man accused of shooting Cleveland officer pleads guilty

CLEVELAND (AP) — Guilty pleas were entered Monday by a man accused of shooting and injuring a Cleveland police officer with an assault-type rifle while the officer was responding to a call. Authorities say defendant Jonathan Chambers shot a man in the neck while the man was sitting in a car ...

Homeless advocate wants Ohio Supreme court to hear appeal

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A homeless advocate whose lawsuit against an Ohio city was dismissed has asked the state's Supreme Court to hear his appeal. Lawyers for Sage Lewis recently filed the notice of appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court. They argue that a Summit County Common Pleas judge ...