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GM in talks to sell shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio

May. 8, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is negotiating the sale of its shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio, to a company that builds electric trucks. The company confirmed Wednesday that it's in talks with Cincinnati-based Workhorse Group to sell the huge facility, and also announced plans to invest $700 million in...

20 counties in state eligible for federal aid after storms

Apr. 10, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal funding is being made available to help repair damage in Ohio from storms, flooding and landslides after severe weather in February. Local governments, state agencies and certain nonprofit organizations in 20 southern Ohio counties are eligible for that federal assistance...

Death row inmate dies apparently from natural causes

Apr. 4, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prison officials say a death row inmate has died, apparently from natural causes. The Springfield News-Sun reports authorities say 44-year-old Jason Dean died March 23 at the state's medical treatment prison in Columbus "due to apparent natural causes." Ohio's Department of...

14-year-old says he is Illinois boy who went missing in 2011

Apr. 3, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

In 2011, 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen's mother picked him up at school in Illinois, took him to the zoo and a water park, and then killed herself at a hotel, leaving a note in which she said her son was fine but that no one would ever find him. On Wednesday, a 14-year-old boy came forward to tell authorities he is...

Ohio governor OKs gas, diesel tax increase to repair roads

Apr. 3, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a transportation budget that increases Ohio's tax on gas by 10.5 cents a gallon and the tax on diesel fuel by 19 cents to maintain deteriorating roads and bridges. DeWine signed the bill Wednesday, a day after lawmakers finished negotiations and...

Ohio gamer pleads guilty in deadly Kansas hoax case

Apr. 3, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Ohio gamer upset over a $1.50 bet in an online game pleaded guilty Wednesday to asking a prankster to make a bogus emergency call, then trying to hide his involvement when he realized the antic had gotten a Kansas man killed by police. Casey Viner, 19, of North College Hill, Ohio,...

Men stabbed by fellow inmate while handcuffed sue officers

Apr. 3, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officers at an Ohio prison watched and laughed behind a locked door as an inmate slipped his handcuffs, pulled out a homemade blade, and repeatedly stabbed four fellow prisoners who were handcuffed to a table and couldn't defend themselves, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed...

Man picks perfect NCAA tourney bracket heading into Sweet 16

Mar. 26, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that's perfect through 48 games on the NCAA.com's "Bracket Challenge," according to the NCAA. Gregg Nigl of Columbus told The Columbus Dispatch he almost didn't fill out his bracket last week, saying he was home sick just hours...