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justices turn away appeal over ohio ballot law


washington — the supreme court won't hear an appeal of an ohio law that changed the standards for absentee and provisional ballots in ways that critics said posed an illegal burden on minority voters.the justices on monday left in place a lower court ruling that had blocked rules requiring precise completion of the ballots, but upheld other changes that reduced the time voters could cure errors and prohibited poll worker assistance.advocates for the homeless and the ohio democratic party sued ohio's elections chief over the changes.ohio officials argued that the changes passed by ohio's republican-led legislature in 2014 were reasonable, nondiscriminatory and impose minimal burden on voters.






statehouse event to feature ohio foods, book signings


columbus, ohio (ap) — a smorgasbord of ohio foods and books will be showcased at the ohio statehouse museum shop’s upcoming “taste of ohio” event.the nov. 15 event features products from five ohio companies and signings of three books highlighting aspects of the state.food offerings are being provided by giorgio cookie co., bellisari’s, nature’s honey tree, silver bridge coffee co. and de massimo’s authentic sauces.“ohio in photographs: a portrait of the buckeye state,” by ian adams and randall lee schieber; “mr. chairman: the life and times of ray c. bliss,” by william hershey and john green; and “true tales from the campaign trail; stories only political consultants can tell,” by jerry austin will be signed by the authors.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the even






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toledo, ohio, allows golf carts on downtown streets


toledo, ohio — an ohio city is going to allow golf carts and other low-speed vehicles on downtown streets and two residential neighborhoods.toledo's city council approved the plan and, starting in april, drivers who are at least 16 and hold a valid license will be able to take golf carts onto toledo's streets.toledo has about 280,000 residents.a few cities and several resort-type communities around ohio already allow golf carts on city streets.under ohio law, golf carts may be legal within specific parameters and with safety features added. they must be titled, licensed and insured like any other vehicle.






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ohio state students to get ipads under deal with apple


ohio state university says all of its new undergraduate students will be getting an ipad beginning next fall.the university says it's part of a new collaboration with apple, which ohio state is calling the digital flagship university initiative.the tech giant and ohio state will create an ios design laboratory for the university and help students learn coding skills and mobile app development.the school says apple employees will work at the lab to help with the partnership.apple ceo tim cook tells the columbus dispatch that he loves the idea because state universities are important to serving the community as well as a large number of students.he says ohio state's leaders impressed him with their forward thinking and hopes many others will follow.






apnewsbreak: records show ohio has plenty of execution drugs


columbus, ohio (ap) — new records show ohio could have enough drugs on hand to carry out nearly 20 additional executions.the documents obtained by the associated press through a records request show the state prisons agency took in new drug supplies in december and january.the records show ohio took in new supplies of midazolam (mih-day’-zoh-lam), a sedative administered first to inmates, and potassium chloride, which stops prisoners’ hearts.the records don’t show new supplies of the second drug, rocuronium bromide, which paralyzes inmates.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the current totals mean ohio has enough for 18 more executions.what’s unclear is whether any of the drugs have expiration dates, which could considerably lower the number.ohio plans another execut






ohio state creates center to study impact of war on drugs


columbus, ohio (ap) — ohio state university has announced the creation of a center to study the societal impacts of the country’s drug war.the drug enforcement and policy center is being established with a $4.5 million gift from the charles koch foundation.the center is based in the ohio state law school and will tap experts from across the university, including the college of social work and the john glenn college of public affairs.the university says the center will examine changes to law that prohibit or regulate the use and distribution of illegal drugs.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.ohio state law professor douglas berman will be the executive director.






appeals court rejects ohio's new lethal injection process


columbus, ohio — a federal appeals court has rejected ohio's new three-drug lethal injection process as the state struggles to resume executions.the 6th u.s. circuit court of appeals in cincinnati in a 2-1 decision thursday ruled the state's proposed use of a contested sedative called midazolam (mih-day'-zoh-lam) unconstitutional.the court also said the state's decision to use two other drugs in the process that ohio abandoned years ago prevents the reintroduction of their use.the ruling is a blow to the state, which hopes to execute several condemned killers beginning next month.a spokesman for the ohio attorney general's office says options include asking for a full appeals court review or an appeal to the u.s. supreme court.






leadership program envisioned by john glenn launched in ohio


columbus, ohio — an institute the late u.s. sen. john glenn helped envision for promoting professionalism, bipartisanship and civility among elected officials has been launched in his native ohio.its organizers said wednesday that work began on the state of ohio leadership institute before glenn's death in december and it was not a reaction to the tone of donald trump's presidency.ohio house speaker cliff rosenberger says it's important to give people elected to office in small and large governments the skills necessary to govern effectively. that includes practical training in managing public money and advice on how to strike political compromise.the dean of ohio state university's glenn college of public affairs, where the institute will be housed, says it will fill an important gap by c






groups offer differing reasons for record low ohio abortions


columbus, ohio (ap) — groups on opposing sides of the abortion debate disagree on what led to a record low number of the procedures recorded in ohio last year.the ohio department of health said in a recently released report that 20,672 abortions were performed in ohio in 2016, about 300 fewer than in 2015. officials say that’s the lowest number in the 40 years records have been kept. the number reflects a steady decline that opposing sides of the debate attribute to different causes.the ohio chapter of the anti-abortion group right to life says the drop in abortions reflects a shift in culture. nineteen laws have been passed since 2011 that restrict abortion rights or increase abortion clinic responsibilities.pro-abortion rights groups say more affordable, medication-induced abortions have






great lakes fund has aided ohio's algae fight, river cleanup


toledo, ohio — a great lakes cleanup program that may be on the trump administration's chopping block has funded work in ohio to slow down lake erie's toxic algae.the great lakes restoration initiative also has aided the cleanup of northern ohio's rivers and paid for habitat and wetland restoration along the lake shore.a draft of the environmental protection agency's budget proposal obtained by the associated press shows the great lakes fund is one of several programs targeted for big cuts.but the budget plan isn't set yet and will eventually need congressional approval.several members of ohio's delegation say they'll fight to keep the great lakes funding.supporters point out it has paid for projects that help ohio farmers reduce the field runoff that feeds the lake's algae.






appeals court rejects ohio's new lethal injection process


ohio executionskiichiro sato / associated presslarry greene, public information director of the southern ohio correctional facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at a prison in lucasville, ohio, in november 2005.larry greene, public information director of the southern ohio correctional facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at a prison in lucasville, ohio, in november 2005. (kiichiro sato / associated press)






justices will hear ohio appeal over purging voter rolls


washington — the supreme court will decide whether ohio wrongfully purged eligible voters from the state's registration list.the justices on tuesday agreed to hear an appeal from state officials defending the process against challengers who say it's illegal.civil liberties groups had challenged the state's program for removing thousands of people from voter rolls based on their failure to vote in recent elections. a federal appeals court ruled last year that the process violates the national voter registration act.ohio officials argue that the process used by ohio for more than 20 years is constitutional and fully complies with state and federal laws.groups challenging the practice said ohio was unfairly disenfranchising eligible ohio voters.






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painting by condemned ohio killer offered for sale online


akron, ohio — prosecutors say they're sickened that a website is selling a painting purportedly made by an ohio death row inmate convicted in the killings of three down-and-out men lured by bogus job offers on craigslist.the akron beacon journal (http://bit.ly/2mqgiew ) reports the painting of a hummingbird on a tree branch is signed by richard beasley.the 57-year-old beasley was convicted of teaming up with a teenager in 2011 to lure victims into robberies using promises of jobs on a southeast ohio farm. one would-be victim got away and notified police.the operator of the website serialkillersink.net says he got the painting through a third party. it's priced at $200.an ohio prisons spokeswoman says death row inmates can't sell items for profit, but are allowed to send artwork to family a






ohio officer shot responding to domestic call; arrest made


uniontown, ohio (ap) — ohio police say an officer was shot several times while responding to a domestic call and a suspect has been apprehended.the stark county sheriff’s office says the officer was shot four times at a uniontown home sunday evening in northeast ohio.the condition of the officer, who was taken to a hospital, was not immediately known and no further details were released by the sheriff’s office monday morning.






ohio democrats to remember, claim john glenn


columbus, ohio — ohio democrats are preparing a tribute to john glenn that they hope will help claim the late space hero's legacy of patriotism and public service as part of the party's political brand.the ohio native died dec. 8 at 95. he was the first american to orbit earth and served 24 years as a democrat in the u.s. senate.a spokeswoman says the ohio democratic party will air a series of videos remembering glenn at its annual dinner saturday. kirstin alvanitakis says the overall message will be that glenn's patriotism, pursuit of progressive causes and hometown values are also "capital d democratic values."the event comes as democrats in the battleground state and across the country try to rebound from sweeping state and federal election losses in 2016.






slain ohio inmate was apparently attacked by another inmate


lucasville, ohio — the ohio state highway patrol says it's investigating the death of an inmate who was apparently attacked by another inmate at a prison.a patrol report says melvin green received serious injuries to his head tuesday afternoon at the southern ohio correctional facility in lucasville, about 95 miles (156 kilometers) southwest of cincinnati. he was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.the patrol reports that the death is being considered a homicide. the name of green's assailant has not yet been released.the ohio department of rehabilitation and correction says green was incarcerated in 2005 and was serving an eight-year sentence with a six-year gun specification for aggravated robbery and vandalism in hamilton county and vandalism in warren county.






leadership program envisioned by john glenn launched in ohio


columbus, ohio (ap) — an institute the late u.s. sen. john glenn helped envision for promoting professionalism, bipartisanship and civility among elected officials has been launched in his native ohio.its organizers said wednesday that work began on the state of ohio leadership institute before glenn’s death in december and it was not a reaction to the tone of donald trump’s presidency.ohio house speaker cliff rosenberger says it’s important to give people elected to office in small and large governments the skills necessary to govern effectively. that includes practical training in managing public money and advice on how to strike political compromise.the dean of ohio state university’s glenn college of public affairs, where the institute will be housed, says it will fill an important gap






patrick leonard, condemned ohio man, kills himself on death row


columbus, ohio -- the state says an ohio man condemned to die for the slaying of his former girlfriend has killed himself on death row. the ohio prisons agency tells the associated press that inmate patrick leonard died sunday night of an apparent suicide on death row in chillicothe. leonard was sentenced to death for the 2000 killing of his ex-girlfriend, 23-year-old dawn flick, in hamilton county. court records say the 47-year-old leonard was angry at flick for ending their relationship and refusing to reconcile. records say leonard handcuffed flick, tried to rape her and shot her three times. leonard was unusual among death row inmates in that he did not have a previous criminal record. he didn’t have a scheduled execution date. the last death row suicide in ohio was in 2013.






attorney threatens to sue ohio state over white nationalist


cincinnati — an attorney has set a new deadline for his threatened lawsuit against ohio state university over a demand it allow white nationalist richard spencer to speak on campus.attorney kyle bristow said tuesday he wants by 5 p.m. local time friday an "unequivocal and unconditional assertion" ohio state will let his client rent a room for spencer's appearance.the university of cincinnati was faced with a similar deadline last week and said spencer would be allowed to hold an event there. meanwhile, ohio state said it couldn't accommodate a spencer event as requested on nov. 15 for safety reasons but would decide whether viable alternatives exist by the end of this week.ohio state spokesman ben johnson says the university has nothing to add to last week's response.






steelers' roethlisberger makes up with hometown in ohio


findlay, ohio — pittsburgh steelers quarterback ben roethlisberger says he's sorry he let a few negative words cause a rift between him and his hometown in ohio.roethlisberger was back in findlay over the weekend as he and his sister were inducted into hancock county's sports hall of fame.he says he was hurt several years ago by criticism from some people in the northern ohio town that came after he was accused of sexual assault.he wasn't charged then, but he was suspended by the nfl in 2010. that same year he stopped listing findlay as his hometown.the courier newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/2pwezci ) that roethlisberger said at saturday's induction ceremony that he's sorry what happened overshadowed the support he had from findlay.he says he's proud of where he grew up.






police: 3 women found dead at ohio home


north royalton, ohio — three women have been found dead at a home in ohio.police say a family friend found the mother and her two adult daughters sunday night at a home in north royalton, south of cleveland.police say it appears all three of the women suffered gunshot wounds. authorities have not released their names.a motive for the shooting remains unclear. no arrests have been made.north royalton police and the ohio bureau of criminal investigation are investigating.






government websites hacked with pro-islamic state rant


columbus, ohio (ap) — a number of government websites, many of them in ohio, have been hacked with a message that purports to be supportive of the islamic state terrorist group.a message posted on the website of ohio republican gov. john kasich said “you will be held accountable trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in muslim countries.”the message, left by “team system dz,” also ended, “i love the islamic state.”according to the new york post, the same message also infiltrated government websites in brookhaven, new york.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the websites in ohio hacked with the message also include that of first lady karen kasich.a spokesman for ohio’s department of administrative services said all affected servers are offline a






family to receive slain daughter's diploma from ohio state


columbus, ohio — the parents of an ohio state university student who was abducted and slain in february will accept her diploma this weekend.family members of 21-year-old reagan tokes will be called on stage sunday to receive diplomas from ohio state president michael drake.her mother says they are grateful for the honor.the university says this will be the largest graduating class in ohio state's history, with 11,734 degrees being handed out.tokes was three months from graduating with a psychology degree when she was killed.columbus authorities have charged brian golsby, a registered sex offender. they allege he kidnapped tokes after she left work and then raped and killed her.he has pleaded not guilty to charges that could bring the death penalty if he's convicted.






house speaker paul ryan heads to ohio to push tax reform


columbus, ohio — house speaker paul ryan is expected to travel to central ohio in a visit intended to shift the national conversation from health care to tax reform.the republican speaker from wisconsin is scheduled to tour two businesses wednesday in the new albany area. one is embroiled in a tax dispute with the state over whether it can be classified as a manufacturer.ryan also is scheduled to participate in a roundtable discussion with several business leaders and u.s. reps. pat tiberi (tee'-behr-ee) and steve stivers, both ohio republicans.he will be trying to convince local business leaders that fixing the tax code will create good jobs and boost american manufacturing.ohio democrats plan a protest of ryan's recent health care effort.






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9 people shot, 1 dead at gender reveal party in ohio


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state tells online ohio charter school it may owe millions


columbus, ohio (ap) — the state says ohio’s largest online charter school could owe another $20 million for failing to verify enrollment properly.the payment would come on top of $60 million the electronic classroom of tomorrow, commonly called ecot, is already repaying the ohio department of education.the department told ecot in a letter thursday the school properly documented about 11,600 of its 14,200 students. the state says the school couldn’t prove that 18.5 percent of its students did enough classwork to satisfy the state.the school is challenging how the state tallied its student log-ins.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the ohio supreme court has agreed to consider the dispute.ecot is one of the largest online charter schools in the u.s. a message was left






another ohio coroner out of space, uses mobile morgue setup


canton, ohio — another ohio county has made use of a mobile cooling unit to store bodies because its morgue ran out of space, in part because of fatal drug overdoses.wews-tv (http://bit.ly/2n4y9lt ) reports the stark county coroner had to bring in a 20-foot cooling trailer over the weekend. investigator rick walters says the office was at capacity with eight bodies, then got four more on saturday and employed the trailer.such temporary morgue arrangements also have been used ashtabula (ash-tuh-byoo'-luh), cuyahoga (ky-uh-hoh'-guh) and summit counties in northeast ohio. the coroner in dayton has said his office sought help from a local funeral home to store bodies amid an increase in overdose deaths.a spokeswoman says the ohio department of health has several cooling units that local agenci






humvee stolen from ohio national guard armory


a humvee similar to the one stolen from a national guard armory in stow, ohio.(photo: provided/ohio state highway patrol) 1 connectlinkedinemailmorecincinnati — a military humvee was stolen this week from the ohio national guard armory in stow, according to the ohio state highway patrol.troopers responded to the armory at approximately 3:30 p.m. wednesday and found a chain link fence had been cut to gain access to the vehicle.investigators said the humvee was locked at the time of the theft.the humvee is marked with bumper numbers 174 and 1-145 near the left tail light and hq-51 near the right tail light.troopers reported that no one witnessed the humvee being stolen.read or share this story: http://usat.ly/2njipqq






humvee stolen from ohio national guard armory


a humvee similar to the one stolen from a national guard armory in stow, ohio.(photo: provided/ohio state highway patrol) 2 connectlinkedinemailmorecincinnati — a military humvee was stolen this week from the ohio national guard armory in stow, according to the ohio state highway patrol.troopers responded to the armory at approximately 3:30 p.m. wednesday and found a chain link fence had been cut to gain access to the vehicle.investigators said the humvee was locked at the time of the theft.the humvee is marked with bumper numbers 174 and 1-145 near the left tail light and hq-51 near the right tail light.troopers reported that no one witnessed the humvee being stolen.read or share this story: http://usat.ly/2njipqq






humvee stolen from ohio national guard armory


a humvee similar to the one stolen from a national guard armory in stow, ohio.(photo: provided/ohio state highway patrol)connectlinkedinemailmorecincinnati — a military humvee was stolen this week from the ohio national guard armory in stow, according to the ohio state highway patrol.troopers responded to the armory at approximately 3:30 p.m. wednesday and found a chain link fence had been cut to gain access to the vehicle.investigators said the humvee was locked at the time of the theft.the humvee is marked with bumper numbers 174 and 1-145 near the left tail light and hq-51 near the right tail light.troopers reported that no one witnessed the humvee being stolen.read or share this story: http://usat.ly/2njipqq






humvee stolen from ohio national guard armory


a humvee similar to the one stolen from a national guard armory in stow, ohio.(photo: provided/ohio state highway patrol)connectlinkedinemailmorecincinnati — a military humvee was stolen this week from the ohio national guard armory in stow, according to the ohio state highway patrol.troopers responded to the armory at approximately 3:30 p.m. wednesday and found a chain link fence had been cut to gain access to the vehicle.investigators said the humvee was locked at the time of the theft.the humvee is marked with bumper numbers 174 and 1-145 near the left tail light and hq-51 near the right tail light.troopers reported that no one witnessed the humvee being stolen.read or share this story: http://usat.ly/2njipqq






humvee stolen from ohio national guard armory


a humvee similar to the one stolen from a national guard armory in stow, ohio.(photo: provided/ohio state highway patrol)connectlinkedinemailmorecincinnati — a military humvee was stolen this week from the ohio national guard armory in stow, according to the ohio state highway patrol.troopers responded to the armory at approximately 3:30 p.m. wednesday and found a chain link fence had been cut to gain access to the vehicle.investigators said the humvee was locked at the time of the theft.the humvee is marked with bumper numbers 174 and 1-145 near the left tail light and hq-51 near the right tail light.troopers reported that no one witnessed the humvee being stolen.read or share this story: http://usat.ly/2njipqq






humvee stolen from ohio national guard armory


a humvee similar to the one stolen from a national guard armory in stow, ohio.(photo: provided/ohio state highway patrol) 3 connectlinkedinemailmorecincinnati — a military humvee was stolen this week from the ohio national guard armory in stow, according to the ohio state highway patrol.troopers responded to the armory at approximately 3:30 p.m. wednesday and found a chain link fence had been cut to gain access to the vehicle.investigators said the humvee was locked at the time of the theft.the humvee is marked with bumper numbers 174 and 1-145 near the left tail light and hq-51 near the right tail light.troopers reported that no one witnessed the humvee being stolen.read or share this story: http://usat.ly/2njipqq






humvee stolen from ohio national guard armory


a humvee similar to the one stolen from a national guard armory in stow, ohio.(photo: provided/ohio state highway patrol)connectlinkedinemailmorecincinnati — a military humvee was stolen this week from the ohio national guard armory in stow, according to the ohio state highway patrol.troopers responded to the armory at approximately 3:30 p.m. wednesday and found a chain link fence had been cut to gain access to the vehicle.investigators said the humvee was locked at the time of the theft.the humvee is marked with bumper numbers 174 and 1-145 near the left tail light and hq-51 near the right tail light.troopers reported that no one witnessed the humvee being stolen.read or share this story: http://usat.ly/2njipqq






humvee stolen from ohio national guard armory


a humvee similar to the one stolen from a national guard armory in stow, ohio.(photo: provided/ohio state highway patrol)connectlinkedinemailmorecincinnati — a military humvee was stolen this week from the ohio national guard armory in stow, according to the ohio state highway patrol.troopers responded to the armory at approximately 3:30 p.m. wednesday and found a chain link fence had been cut to gain access to the vehicle.investigators said the humvee was locked at the time of the theft.the humvee is marked with bumper numbers 174 and 1-145 near the left tail light and hq-51 near the right tail light.troopers reported that no one witnessed the humvee being stolen.read or share this story: http://usat.ly/2njipqq






humvee stolen from ohio national guard armory


a humvee similar to the one stolen from a national guard armory in stow, ohio.(photo: provided/ohio state highway patrol) 3 connectlinkedinemailmorecincinnati — a military humvee was stolen this week from the ohio national guard armory in stow, according to the ohio state highway patrol.troopers responded to the armory at approximately 3:30 p.m. wednesday and found a chain link fence had been cut to gain access to the vehicle.investigators said the humvee was locked at the time of the theft.the humvee is marked with bumper numbers 174 and 1-145 near the left tail light and hq-51 near the right tail light.troopers reported that no one witnessed the humvee being stolen.read or share this story: http://usat.ly/2njipqq






ohio officials say tick-borne lyme disease still a threat


columbus, ohio (ap) — the ohio department of health says hunters and those trekking in wooded areas should use bug spray and take other precautions even in cold weather to prevent being infected with tick-borne lyme disease.the state agency reports that 241 cases of lyme disease have been reported in 60 of ohio’s 88 counties this year. the number of cases has risen steadily the last five years, with 160 reported last year after only 93 in 2013.lyme disease is passed to humans by deer ticks and can cause flu-like illnesses, muscle pain and headaches. a rash shaped like a bull’s-eye is often seen around tick bites.the ohio department of natural resources recommends people walk in the middle of trails and tuck in clothing to prevent bites.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 we






ohio man indicted in slaying of ohio college student


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mitchell scores 22 to lead no. 15 ohio state women to win


columbus, ohio — kelsey mitchell scored 22 points and no. 15 ohio state rolled to its fifth straight victory, beating nebraska 95-75 on sunday.with 2,309 points, mitchell, a junior, p ed jessica davenport for no. 3 on the ohio state career scoring list and jumped two spots to no. 8 on the big ten list, p ing davenport (2,303) and anucha browne (2,307) of northwestern.mitchell was only 3 of 12 from the arc but made 7 of 8 free throws and had seven ists. stephanie mavunga added 13 points and linnae harper 12 for the buckeyes (19-5, 9-1).jessica shepard scored 28 points on 11-of-21 shooting and had 13 rebounds for the cornhuskers (5-17, 1-9), who have lost five straight. hannah whitish added 12 points and six ists.ohio state led by 11 at halftime and broke the game open in the third quarter b






kamala harris celebrates warriors win with beer she won in a bet from an ohio se


begrudgingly wearing steph curry's no. 30 jersey, and trash talking throughout, sen. sherrod brown of ohio delivered ohio beer to sen. kamala harris on tuesday.the two democrats bet each other some local beer that their home state teams would win the nba championship, and after the golden state warriors won in five games against the cleveland cavaliers, it was time for brown to pay up.






former ohio state running back gets probation for ault


columbus, ohio — a former ohio state university running back who was accused of aulting his then- friend last july has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor ault charge and received two years of probation.the columbus dispatch (http://bit.ly/2ko1e3b ) reports 23-year-old bri'onte dunn was sentenced monday in municipal court in columbus. a domestic violence charge was dismissed under the plea arran ent, and he was ordered to stay away from the woman while on probation.a message seeking comment was left tuesday for his attorney.the athlete from alliance, ohio, was accused of repeatedly hitting the woman in the head and face at her apartment.the fifth-year senior was dismissed from ohio state's football program before the season for violating team rules.






appeals court sides with ohio in seizure of exotic animals


toledo, ohio — an appeals court in ohio has sided with the state in its legal battle with the former owner of six tigers and several other exotic animals.the state appeals court in toledo says the ohio department of agriculture had the right to deny a permit to the owner of a roadside animal sanctuary near toledo.the ruling issued friday overturns a wood county judge's decision ordering the state to give kenny hetrick a permit and to return the animals.the tigers, bear, leopard and cougar have been kept in out-of-state sanctuaries during the state's appeal.ohio took custody of 11 animals from hetrick in january 2015 after officials say he ignored warnings that he needed a permit.hetrick argued he was treated differently than other exotic animal owners.






police say ohio man sitting on tracks killed by train


lorain, ohio (ap) — police say an ohio man sitting on railroad tracks was struck and killed by a train.the accident happened in lorain in northern ohio on saturday afternoon.the morning journal reports (http://bit.ly/2xcxf9g ) an engineer on a norfolk southern train saw the man, sounded a horn and bells and tried unsuccessfully to stop.police identified the victim as 46-year-old kenneth fox of lorain. the railroad crossing was closed for about three hours during the investigation.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.___information from: the morning journal, http://www.morningjournal.com






thad matta out as basketball coach at ohio state


columbus, ohio — thad matta is out as ohio state's basketball coach after 13 seasons.he said at a news conference monday it was a "mutually agreed" decision.he coached the buckeyes to two final fours while he was there from 2005 to 2017. ohio state finished 17-15 this year.matta has been troubled by back pain, and surgery complications have left him with a limp. he mentioned "trying to get healthy" as a reason for leaving the job.his teams won at least 20 games in 12 consecutive seasons. matta is the school's career leader in wins and games. he won five regular-season big ten titles and four league tournaments, the most championships of any league coach over the last 13 seasons.






stanford women routed by ohio state


by jacob myers | associated presscolumbus, ohio — kelsey mitchell scored 30 points and stephanie mavunga added 17 points and a career-high 26 rebounds to help no. 5 ohio state to an 85-64 win over 10th-ranked stanford on friday night in the season opener for both teams.ohio state dominated the pace of play in the third quarter, outscoring the cardinal 24-14, despite shooting just 6 of 22 from the field in the quarter. the buckeyes made 11-of-13 free throws in the period.get pac-12 conference news in your inbox with the pac-12 hotline newslettersign upin the fourth, mitchell put ohio state up 21 with a 3-pointer at 8:03 remaining. the basket moved her into second on the buckeyes’ all-time scoring list with 2,583 points.brittany mcphee scored 24 points to lead stanford.ohio state overmatched






powerful gop boss alex arshinkoff dies in ohio at 62


columbus, ohio — an ohio political boss credited with mentoring a generation of young politicians and helping elect presidents has died. summit county republican chairman alex arshinkoff was 62.ohio republican chair jane timken says arshinkoff died monday.he was one of the state's most powerful and longest-serving party chairs, a man once credited by former president george w. bush as the most effective chairman in america.the akron beacon journal reported that he had been undergoing dialysis for several years and had been in deteriorating health since a 2012 car accident.arshinkoff was viewed by many as a brilliant political tactician. he took over the small county party in northeast ohio at 23 and turned it into a fundraising dynamo that gave millions of dollars to candidates.timken call