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5 governors push presidential candidates to aid Great Lakes

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five Democratic governors of states in the Great Lakes region Monday urged the candidates in next year's presidential election to support a plan for safeguarding their shared waters by boosting federal spending on treatment ...

Police, sister seek answers to boy’s disappearance in 1928

By JOHN CANIGLIA The Plain Dealer ORRVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The fading black-and-white photograph of her mother crying in front of a drooping Christmas tree stands out amid the color photos of Elgie Auten-Forney's children and family. The graying picture sits on a dining-room shelf in her ...

Ohio soldier killed in WWII returns home for burial

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A soldier killed in combat in World War II has been buried with military honors in his home state of Ohio more than 70 years after his death. Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. William Brandenburg, of New Miami, was buried Saturday next to his parents in a cemetery in southwest ...

State official says youth behavioral facility clean, safe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The director of Ohio's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has toured a youth behavioral facility after reports of alleged violence and sexual abuse against children and staff and describes its environment as clean and safe. WBNS-TV reports Director Lori ...

Man charged with murder in 2008 fire that killed family

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man who escaped a fire that killed his wife and two children and destroyed their Ohio home in 2008 has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder in that blaze. A Madison County grand jury in London met last week and charged 59-year-old Peter ...

Beanie Wells offering reward for capture of brother’s killer

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State and NFL player Beanie Wells is offering a $5,000 reward for the capture of the person who gunned down his brother. Akron police said 31-year-old Joel "Joey" Wells was found in a driveway in Akron on Thursday morning. He had been shot in the head. Police ...

Authorities: Wrong-way crash that killed 3 was intentional

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor in Ohio says a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 75 last March intentionally slammed into another car, killing a couple and their 10-year-old daughter. The Montgomery County Prosecutor says the driver was upset at the time of the crash just south of ...

Ohio governor backs $1B rescue for state’s 2 nuclear plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor hopes state lawmakers can agree on a bill that would hand over roughly $1 billion to the state's two nuclear plants. Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that he'll sign the proposal if lawmakers can get it passed. The financial rescue for the nuclear plants ...

6-state trooper project to focus on Move Over law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol in Ohio and other members of the 6-State Trooper Project will be collaborating on education and enforcement of the Move Over law. The patrol says the high-visibility enforcement begins Sunday at 12:01 a.m. and ends July 27, at 11:59 p.m. It will ...

Preacher gets deal in rape case after years of court delays

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An evangelical Ohio preacher accused of repeatedly raping a child has avoided prison mostly because of his attorney, who's said to have used his position as Georgia house speaker to delay court proceedings. Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jeff Langley told ...