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Police Say Man Charged With Kidnapping After Holding Boy

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Authorities outside Cincinnati have jailed a 31-year-old man after they say he surrendered to end a hostage standoff of around 30 hours. Butler County authorities say a 10-year-old boy was taken to a hospital Sunday morning as a precaution, but no...

Ohio Opioid Woes One Reason Drug Lawsuits Brought To State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The role that drugmakers and drug distributors played in contributing to the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic is now front and center in a federal courtroom in Cleveland. Judge Dan Polster is overseeing more than 200 lawsuits against drug companies...

Ohio Turnpike Giving Communication Radios To Fire, Police

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The commission that oversees the Ohio Turnpike is giving about 250 of its used communication radios to fire and police department in northern Ohio. Turnpike director Randy Cole says the radios are in good condition and should last another three to five years....

Brawl At Youth Jail Causes Estimated $200,000 In Damage

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say teenagers fighting and rioting at a juvenile jail in Cleveland caused an estimated $200,000 in damage in the housing area as they smashed glass and damaged cell doors, showers, lights and a television. The brawl at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile...

Visitors To Air Force Museum Drop For Third Consecutive Year

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force says the number of visitors to the southwest Ohio facility dropped for the third straight year. The Dayton Daily News about 829,000 visitors came to the museum in 2017 compared to 850,000 the previous year. The museum...

Ohio Confirms 1 Case Of Disease Fatal To Deer

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Agriculture says it has confirmed a positive case of chronic wasting disease in a captive deer and is taking steps to control any spread of the disease. Department officials said in a release Friday that there has been no evidence...

Findlay man injured in Sunday morning accident

A Findlay man was injured early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Allen Township Road 142. Kody Collingwood, 26, was driving a 2008 Honda north at 1:37 a.m. when he lost control on the icy road and went off the east side of the road, according to the Hancock County...

Ohio Native Clarence Page To Receive Journalism Award

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Southwest Ohio native and Ohio University alumnus Clarence Page is being honored for a half-century of journalistic achievement. The says the Chicago Tribune columnist will receive the W.M. Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award at its...

Cleveland Police Say Off-duty Officer Kills Man

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Cleveland say an off-duty officer working security at a bowling alley has fatally shot a man after an altercation. the shooting happened at around 11 p.m. Saturday at the Corner Alley business in the University Circle neighborhood. Police say a fight...

Cumberland Has 18 Points, No. 14 Cincinnati Routs USF 78-55

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jarron Cumberland scored 18 points and No. 14 Cincinnati shrugged off a slow start to beat South Florida 78-55 on Saturday night. Jacob Evans III had 16 points and Kyle Washington added 14 to help the Bearcats (15-2, 4-0) remain unbeaten in American Athletic...