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60-year-old gorilla, first to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

The world’s first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo …


Akron home sells for $1 under Ohio’s new public auction law

vacant 92-year-old bungalow in Akron sold at a sheriff’s sale last month for just $1, a price made possible by a revision of Ohio law governing public auctions last year.


Search resumes for plane carrying 6 that vanished in Ohio

Cleveland officials say the search for a plane carrying six people that disappeared last week over Lake Erie has resumed.


Five Ohio officers sued over chase injuries not liable, court rules

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that five police officers sued by a woman injured during a high-speed chase are immune from legal liability.


Mall fights send post-holiday shoppers scrambling for exits

Fights broke out at malls around the country Monday night sending shoppers, who were looking for post-holiday deals, scrambling for the exits.


Happy birthday to Colo: Oldest gorilla in U.S. turns 60

She is a mother of three, grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of 12 and great-great-grandmother of three. She recently had surgery to remove a malignant tumor, but doctors say she’s doing …


Ohio Supreme Court rejects teen rapist’s 112-year sentence

A 112-year prison sentence imposed on a convicted rapist for crimes he committed at age 15 is unconstitutional because it doesn’t allow any opportunity for possible release, a divided Ohio …


Federal judge issues stay for 3 upcoming Ohio executions

A federal judge has issued a stay in the January execution of an Ohio death row inmate and two other inmates scheduled to die in 2017.


Biden, other mourners choke up in tribute to John Glenn

The nation’s vice president and a retired Marine Corps general were among the dignitaries, family members and other mourners who choked up Saturday during a memorial tribute to the late …


Man finds 2 pounds of heroin in car seized by Ohio police

A Kentucky man bothered by a rattle in a car he’d recently bought at an Ohio auto auction has found 2 pounds of heroin in a secret compartment inside the …


John Glenn lies in honor at Ohio capitol for public goodbye

John Glenn’s home state and the nation began saying goodbye to the beloved astronaut Friday beginning with a public viewing of his flag-draped casket inside Ohio’s Statehouse rotunda.


Ohio governor OKs 20-week abortion ban, nixes heartbeat bill

Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Tuesday imposing a 20-week abortion ban while vetoing stricter provisions in a separate measure that would have barred the procedure at the first …


Ohio inmate loses appeal to block second try at execution

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal by a condemned Ohio killer whose 2009 execution was called off after two hours during which he cried in pain while …


Malignant tumor removed from oldest zoo gorilla

Zoo officials say a mass removed from the oldest known gorilla living in a zoo was cancerous.


Hero-astronaut John Glenn to lie in state in Ohio

American hero-astronaut John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio’s capitol building preceding a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.


Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban

Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich …


Somber moment for president-elect: Trump to meet Ohio State victims

President-elect Donald Trump is taking on a somber task Thursday that became all too familiar to his predecessor – supporting survivors after an outbreak of violence, this time families and …


Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio

An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week.


Ohio’s top court says police dashcam video is public record

Video footage from police cruiser dashcams is a public record that, with some exceptions, should be promptly released upon request, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday.


Ohio pulls license of 1 of state’s last few abortion clinics

Ohio has revoked the operating license of one of the state’s few remaining abortion clinics on the grounds that it failed to obtain a required transfer agreement with a nearby …


Ohio day care worker gets life sentence in sex abuse of kids

A former Ohio day care worker convicted of sexually assaulting six children has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.


Judge recuses herself from new trial in Ohio police shooting

A new judge will hear the second trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist, after the judge who declared …


Ohio troopers find drugs wrapped as Christmas gifts in SUV

The State Highway Patrol says troopers found 71 pounds of marijuana and other drugs wrapped as Christmas gifts in a vehicle that was stopped for a driving violation in northwest …


Ohio prosecutor to try police officer again for murder

An Ohio prosecutor said Tuesday he will again seek a murder conviction against a white former University of Cincinnati police officer, and wants to move the trial after a jury …


US solar panel maker to cut 1,600 jobs, halt plant in Ohio

The biggest U.S. manufacturer of solar panels is cutting a quarter of its jobs worldwide and will halt production at its only North American plant, in Ohio.


Trump, adviser barred by judge from intimidating Ohio voters

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and one of his advisers was ordered by a federal judge in Ohio not to engage in voter intimidation on Election Day.


Ohioans cut from voter list can cast November ballots, judge rules

Ohio voters who were wrongfully removed from the swing state’s registration lists can cast ballots in the Nov. 8 presidential election, a federal judge has ruled.


Ohio to suspend doing business with Wells Fargo

Ohio’s Republican Gov. John Kasich announced Friday that he was suspending Wells Fargo from doing business with state agencies, and excluding the bank from participating in any state bond offerings.


Ohio tests whether Clinton’s ground game can topple Trump’s lead

Donald Trump has been leading in Ohio, but as the race tightened Hillary Clinton stepped up her effort in the bellweather state.


Federal court rules against Ohio’s purges of voter rolls

A federal appeals court ruled Friday against Ohio’s procedure for removing voters from state rolls, dealing a blow to Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted and handing a victory to …