Ohio Man Kicked By Police Arrested For Spitting On Officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man seen in a viral cellphone video being kicked by an officer who was later fired has been arrested and charged with spitting on police in Ohio. WSYX-TV 27-year-old DeMarko Anderson punched a bar employee in Columbus while being escorted outside and...

Lawmaker Plans College Initiative To Combat Opioid Epidemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio legislator is proposing an initiative that would help high school students affected by drug use in their families get to college. House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger presented a partial plan for the OhioCorps program Thursday during a news conference in...

Bengals Cheerleader And Husband Launch Golf Cart Transit

CINCINNATI (AP) — An entrepreneurial Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader and her husband have teed off on a new way of getting around the city’s downtown: golf carts. GEST Carts offers rides on weekend nights to attractions such as riverfront restaurants, a casino and other...

Ohio Statehouse To Feature New Painting Portraying Lincoln

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Statehouse is unveiling a new painting featuring a historical event involving President Abraham Lincoln. “Greeting Lincoln” by artist Pamela Patrick White depicts then President-elect Lincoln addressing a joint session of the Ohio...

Cleveland Officials Consider Home For Superman Statue

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials in Cleveland are searching for a new site to land a statue of Superman. The Plain Dealer city officials, the statue committee and sculptor David Deming met this week to discuss the location change. Officials originally planned to put the Man of Steel...

Hunters Check Over 186K Deer In State’s Hunting Season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say hunters checked more than 186,000 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2017-2018 hunting season, over 4,000 more than last year. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the 186,247 deer harvested compares with 182,169 deer checked...

Pence gives North Korea cold shoulder — but S. Korea doesn’t

By ZEKE MILLER and MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — For all of Vice President Mike Pence’s efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics, the images of the two Koreas marching together — and their officials shaking hands —...

Hopes fade of finding more survivors in Taiwan

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Hopes of finding additional survivors from this week’s earthquake in Taiwan were fading Friday after two more bodies were found in a partially collapsed hotel and no signs detected of a missing family of five. Rescuers broke through to a room in the Beauty...

Mexico nabs alleged drug cartel leader

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities said Friday they have arrested dual U.S.-Mexican citizen Jose Maria Guizar Valencia, the alleged leader of the Zetas drug cartel. Mexican National Security Commissioner Renato Sales identified the suspect only as “Jose Maria,” but a federal official...

Ex-hostages want British kidnappers put on trial in U.K.

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON — Former Islamic State hostages and families of the group’s victims are urging Britain and the United States to put two recently captured extremists on trial, arguing that denying them justice will fuel the hatred and violence they...