May 5, 2016

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Police officer fatally shot in Central Ohio; suspect in custody

MOUNT VERNON — A police officer has been found dead behind the municipal building in Danville, Ohio, and a suspect is in custody, authorities said Monday. Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer says in a statement early Monday that authorities received a call just before midnight from a woman saying that police officers in Danville were Read More…

Winning Powerball tickets sold in Florida, Tennessee and California; Ohio has three $1 million winners

LOS ANGELES — An eye-popping and unprecedented Powerball jackpot whose rise to $1.6 billion became a national fascination will be split three ways. The winners’ identities remain a mystery, but they bought their tickets in Florida, Tennessee and a Los Angeles suburb where even lottery losers were celebrating Thursday that such heady riches were won Read More…

AP NewsBreak: Survey gauges Ohio nursing home emergency prep

CINCINNATI — A survey of Ohio nursing homes has found they have plans for coping with natural disasters and other emergencies, yet many haven’t coordinated with key local agencies and facilities. Researchers at Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center added questions about emergency preparedness to their latest biennial survey for state authorities. Some nursing home residents Read More…

Macy’s at Midway Mall to close

ELYRIA — Macy’s at Midway Mall will close this year. The national department store chain, headquartered in Cincinnati, announced Wednesday that the Elyria location will be one of 40 Macy’s stores that will be closed to try and make the company more cost-effective. Currently, there are 770 Macy’s stores. In addition to the Midway Mall Read More…

Portman files to run for re-election to U.S. Senate

COLUMBUS — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman filed for re-election on Tuesday in what is already shaping up as one of the toughest fights of 2016. His campaign says the Cincinnati Republican submitted the maximum 3,000 signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State in order to be placed on next year’s ballot. Portman gathered names in Read More…

Unemployment rates fall in 32 states in October — including Ohio, which adds 30,800 jobs

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 32 U.S. states last month as employers nationwide added the most jobs of any month this year. Jobless rates rose in just three states in October and were unchanged in 15. The unemployment rate has tumbled below 4.5 percent in 21 states, including Texas, Colorado and Virginia. That’s a Read More…

Senate contenders differ on approach to Syrian refugees

COLUMBUS — Candidates in Ohio’s closely watched 2016 U.S. Senate race favor different approaches to Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks. Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland said he supports a short-term pause in accepting Syrian refugees to the U.S. as national security experts review the program, while his Democratic rival favors welcoming Read More…

Officer placed on leave for pot pin

VERMILION – Vermilion Police Capt. Michael Reinheimer has been suspended days after he proudly wore an “I support legalize 2016” button at a police auction. Reinheimer reported to work at 9 a.m. Monday and was promptly placed on administrative leave by Police Chief Chris Hartung. Hartung said he is in the infancy of the investigation, Read More…

Social Security number cracks case as boy abducted 13 years ago found in Cleveland

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Thirteen years after he went missing from his Alabama home as a 5-year-old, a young man has been found unharmed, living under an assumed name with his father in Ohio, and authorities say the case broke open when his Social Security number raised red flags during college applications. Julian Hernandez’s mother reported Read More…

Ohio rejects marijuana legalization, says yes to redistricting, monopoly ban

COLUMBUS — Ohio voters delivered a one-two punch Tuesday to an effort to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in the state, soundly defeating the pot issue and approving a ban on constitutional monopolies that specifically set out to scuttle it if it passed. Meanwhile, state voters easily approved a new system for drawing state legislative Read More…