Lawyer: Ohio Ex-governor’s Record Wasn’t Expunged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio watchdog’s office will consider reissuing its report on a 2005 rare-coin investment scandal after inaccurate information suggested then-Gov. Bob Taft’s criminal record was expunged. The top lawyer for Inspector General Randall Meyer said...

GOP Visits Cincinnati, A Potential Convention Site

CINCINNATI (AP) — A team checking potential sites for the 2016 Republican National Convention has visited Cincinnati, one of two Ohio cities still in the running as a possible host. WLWT-TV ( ) reports the team toured US Bank Arena and Great American Ball Park among other sites...

Native Americans Pressing Nike To Ax Chief Wahoo

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Native American group is calling on Nike Inc. to stop producing and selling products that feature the Cleveland Indians’ mascot Chief Wahoo, which it calls a “grotesque caricature” of modern Indians. The logo, which appears on some team...

Reds’ Chapman Ready For Rehab Stint In Minors

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds closer Aroldis Chapman threw 25 pitches during batting practice on Tuesday, passing the final test before he can begin a rehabilitation stint in the minors. Chapman likely will pitch at Class A Dayton on Thursday in his first time in a game since suffering...

Findlay Council asked to consider e-cigarette ban

The Findlay City Health Department is hoping government officials “air” on the side of caution by banning electronic cigarettes in indoor public places where smoking has been prohibited. Findlay would be the first municipality in Ohio to do so. But not all City Council members...

Man Gets Prison Term For Scamming Air Charter Firm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Florida man is headed to prison for posing as a high-level executive with a financial firm to improperly obtain charter jet flights and limo rides. Dante Dixon, a 46-year-old Miami resident who also lives in Akron, Ohio,...

2 Men Killed In Shooting At Columbus Apartment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Columbus say two men were killed at an apartment in a shooting that appears to be drug-related. Two residents of the apartment in northwest Columbus told officers that the other men tried to rob them Monday afternoon when gunshots were exchanged....

Franklin, Urbana Universities Merge In Ohio

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — Urbana University in western Ohio will be a subsidiary of Franklin University in central Ohio under a partnership agreement announced by both schools. The private universities announced the merger in statements and postings on their websites Tuesday. A...

Record Of Ex-Ohio Governor Taft Expunged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legal records of the historic conviction of then-Ohio Gov. Bob Taft in a 2005 rare-coin investment scandal have been shielded forever from public view. The expungement was revealed by the fact that there was no reference to Taft’s no-contest plea on...

Ohio Board Recommends Mercy For Condemned Killer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Parole Board has recommended mercy for a condemned killer set to die next month for killing a Cleveland produce vendor. The board voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of clemency for Arthur Tyler, whose attorneys argue he is innocent in the 1983...