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Ohio officials investigate 6 reports of vaping illness

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say they're investigating reports of six Ohioans who vape who experienced breathing illnesses. The Ohio Department of Health on Friday asked healthcare providers to report all suspected cases of serious pulmonary illness where the cause is unclear and ...

District hears backlash after student pointed employee’s gun

MARENGO, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio school district that allows certain employees to be armed says one has been removed from the concealed-carry program after leaving her loaded handgun unsecured in her office, where her grandson, a first-grader, reportedly pointed it at another student. No ...

Ohio State University seeks to trademark the word ‘The’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word "The" when used as part of the school's name on university merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application ...

Private services planned for Ohio shooter, sister he killed

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The parents of the Dayton gunman and the sister he shot and killed will be holding private memorial services. A funeral home in their hometown of Bellbrook posted obituaries for 24-year-old Connor Betts and his 22-year-old sister, Megan. There were no details on when the ...

State aids local law enforcement with marijuana testing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general says a new program will help local law enforcement differentiate between legal hemp and illegal marijuana. The state's recent hemp legalization means law enforcement must quantify the amount of THC in suspected marijuana in order to prosecute ...

Backers tout program helping drivers get licenses reinstated

By JULIE CARR SMYTH The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of a program that waived or reduced reinstatement fees for Ohio residents with suspended driver's licenses said Wednesday that nearly 77,000 people benefited from the program during a trial period. A report by the ...

Official: Ohio database of driver photos hasn’t been misused

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Amid concern about the use of facial-recognition capabilities, Ohio's attorney general says the state database of driver's license and law enforcement photos hasn't been used improperly for mass surveillance or broad dragnets. Even so, Republican Attorney General Dave ...

Dad’s dying breath came in son’s arms after Ohio shooting

By ROBERT BUMSTED Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dion Green was ready for some fun with his family after he spent the last few months repairing his home that was ravaged by one of the tornadoes that devastated the Dayton, Ohio region. He said the weekend was supposed to be their time ...

Trump faces protests as he visits Dayton, El Paso

By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Protesters greeted President Donald Trump's arrival in Dayton Wednesday, blaming his incendiary rhetoric for inflaming political and racial tensions in the country, as he visited survivors of last weekend's mass shootings ...

Ohio makes Lake Erie Islands trail 12th state water trail

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — The director of Ohio's Department of Natural Resources has designated the Lake Erie Islands Water Trail as Ohio's 12th state water trail. A department release says the trail consists of five separate sections totaling more than 50 miles around North Bass, Middle Bass ...