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Gun reform urged in Ohio as Texas Democrats shun Trump visit

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican governor bucked his party to call for expanded gun laws Tuesday and some Democrats in Texas told President Donald Trump to stay away as both states reeled from a pair of shootings that killed 31 people. A...

 

FBI reviewing Ohio shooter's interest in violent ideology

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, had expressed a desire to commit a mass shooting and showed an interest in violent ideology, investigators said Tuesday as the FBI announced it is opening an investigation. Fede...

 

Marine running marathon for fallen friends crawls to finish

A Marine veteran said all he was thinking about as he crawled to the finish of the Boston Marathon was the men who died after an attack on their convoy in Afghanistan nine years ago. Their names were written on his hand, his shoes and his race bib....

 

Autoworker upheaval: Families split, children left behind

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of workers at four General Motors plants slated to close by January are facing a painful choice: Take the company's offer to work at another factory — possibly hundreds of miles away — even if that means leaving beh...

 

Feds: Ohio plot suspect wrote to Charleston church shooter

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of buying bomb-making supplies and plotting domestic terrorism attacks exchanged letters with the man convicted in the South Carolina church shooting and visited Columbine High School, federal authorities said. P...

 

White nationalist wants to speak on Kent State anniversary

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — White nationalist Richard Spencer won't be allowed to speak at Kent State University on the anniversary of the fatal Vietnam protest shootings, the school said Thursday, the same day he was approved to speak at Michigan State Un...

 

Research aims to predict algae blooms on lakes, rivers

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — There's a whole network of satellites, underwater robots and scientific tools watching for toxic algae on Lake Erie. But when it comes to predicting where and when harmful blooms will show up on the Ohio's rivers and...

 

Enduring cold snap creates headaches at home, on highways

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Already winter-weary parts of the Midwest and East Coast are dealing with a mounting number of weather-related headaches, from highway pileups to frozen pipes and a rash of car thefts. And there's more to come. Bitter...

 

Ohio increases fines to $2.3M against pipeline developer

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's environmental regulators have more than doubled the proposed fines against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan, saying Wednesday the two sides are at an impasse. The fines now stand...

 

Ohio governor not backing bailout for state's nuclear plants

Oregon, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he can't see supporting a proposed financial rescue that FirstEnergy Corp. maintains is needed to keep alive the state's two aging nuclear plants. He said it's up to the utility to figure out...

 

Researchers creating warning system for toxic algae in lakes

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Satellites in space and a robot under Lake Erie's surface are part of a network of scientific tools trying to keep algae toxins out of drinking water supplies in the shallowest of the Great Lakes. It's one of the most...

 

Trump's coal plan unlikely to stop Ohio's natural gas boom

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — About a dozen natural gas power plants are being built or are in the planning stages in Ohio, putting the industry on track to replace coal as the dominant source of electricity in the state. A move last week by President...

 
 By John Seewer    Regional    March 31, 2017

'Angel of Death' serial killer dies after attack in prison

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former nurse's aide dubbed the "Angel of Death" after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky died Thursday, two days after he was attacked and beaten in his prison cell. Donald Harvey, who was...

 
 By John Seewer    Regional    March 31, 2017

Serial killer died from head injuries; Ohio inmate suspected

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A fellow inmate is suspected of fatally beating a serial killer dubbed the "Angel of Death" inside the cell where he was serving multiple life sentences, authorities said Friday. No charges had been filed as of Friday afternoon...

 

Clinic falsely told dozens they had Alzheimer's, suits say

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Shawn Blazsek knew a string of concussions from high school football and boxing was catching up with him. He would go days without sleeping and was forgetting how to tie his shoes. Still, at age 33, he was stunned when told he...

 

Campus attack could be latest terror case in heartland state

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland...

 

Tracking violent ex-cons: Registries grow, but do they work?

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — In the desperate hours after a University of Toledo student disappeared while bicycling this summer, her friends scanned the state's list of sex offenders and started knocking on doors. But their search didn't lead them down...

 

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