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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo Detroit Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos bats in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Detroit. Castellanos agreed to a $64 million, four-year deal Monday in the Cincinnati Reds' latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Reds get OF Nick Castellanos on $64 million, 4-year deal

Jan. 27, 2020 6:57 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Free agent outfielder Nick Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal Monday with the Reds, Cincinnati's latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing. The deal allows Castellanos to opt out and become a free agent after the 2020 or 2021 seasons. He gets salaries of $16...

Cincinnati-area Democratic politician Todd Portune dies

Jan. 26, 2020 5:30 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Democrat and former county commissioner in the Ohio county that is home to Cincinnati has died. Todd Portune was 61. Portune, who served as a Hamilton County commissioner from 2000 until his resignation in 2019 for health reasons, died Saturday at his home in the Cincinnati suburb of...

Former judge, civil rights activist Nathaniel Jones dies

Jan. 26, 2020 2:08 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nathaniel Jones, a former federal judge who served for more than two decades on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati and previously served as general counsel for the NAACP, has died. He was 93. Jones' death was confirmed by his daughter, Stephanie Jones and the Hamilton County...

Cincinnati Zoo cheetahs to have opportunity to run at farm

Jan. 26, 2020 11:13 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cheetahs from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will have about five acres of open terrain where they can run at a facility anticipated to be completed this summer. The cheetahs will be transported from the zoo in suburban Cincinnati in custom, built-in van crates to the...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Delta Air Lines 747-400 airplane sits parked at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Delta Air Lines is being fined $50,000 for ordering Muslim passengers off planes even after the airline's own security officials cleared them to travel , Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

US fines Delta $50,000 for booting off 3 Muslim passengers

Jan. 24, 2020 6:04 PM EST

Delta Air Lines is being fined $50,000 for ordering three Muslim passengers off planes even after the airline's own security officials cleared them to travel. Delta denied that it discriminated against the passengers in two separate incidents but agreed it could have handled the situations differently, according...

Ohio GOP asks candidate to withdraw over dating site account

Jan. 24, 2020 3:41 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Republican Party on Friday urged a state House candidate to withdraw from the March 17 primary because he had signed up on an online dating site that encourages extramarital affairs. State GOP Chairwoman Jane Timken said there was no place in the party for people showing...

Fiona, a Nile Hippopotamus, eats her specialty birthday cake to celebrate turning three-years old this Friday, in her enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Zoo is using the third birthday of its beloved premature hippo as a way to raise money for Australian wildlife affected by the recent bushfires. Instead of sending birthday gifts, the zoo is asking people to buy T-shirts that will directly benefit the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

For hippo Fiona's 3rd birthday, zoo seeks aid for Australia

Jan. 23, 2020 10:31 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo is using the third birthday of its beloved hippo, born premature, as a way to raise money for Australian wildlife affected by the recent bushfires. Instead of sending birthday gifts for Fiona, the Ohio zoo is asking people to buy T-shirts that will directly benefit the...

FILE -In this May 17, 2018, file photo Ron Plush, father of Kyle Plush, and his sister-in-law Jody, left, listening to comments from Mayor John Cranley during the City Council's law and public safety committee on the response to the death of Seven Hills student Kyle Plush. Plush, 16, died after being trapped by a fold-up vehicle seat despite making two 911 calls. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, an Ohio judge will rule on whether to move forward with a lawsuit filed by the family of Plush. The suit, filed last year, charges the city, a former city official and four city employees with actions it alleges led to Plush's 2018 death.  (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)

Judge rejects city's effort to end teen death lawsuit

Jan. 22, 2020 10:39 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge decided Wednesday to move forward with a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a 16-year-old student who died after being trapped by a fold-up vehicle seat, despite making two 911 calls. Hamilton County Judge Robert Ruehlman rejected a motion to dismiss the suit...

Police: Woman smoking while pouring gas set self on fire

Jan. 21, 2020 4:14 AM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman who was pouring gas into a child's motorcycle while smoking a cigarette set herself on fire and was seriously burned. The woman was flown from Independence to a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Monday for treatment, WLWT-TV reported. She was using a gas can to fill...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 20, 2020 12:51 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Barberton school district is doing the right thing Akron Beacon Journal Jan. 18 The Barberton City School District is doing the prudent thing by allowing some members of the Magics boys basketball team to engage in silent protest by...