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Ohio governor meets with proposed 'cracker' plant developer

Dec. 5, 2019 3:23 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio's Republican governor and lieutenant governor met Wednesday with officials from one of the companies proposing to build a multi-billion dollar ethane “cracker”plant in southeast Ohio. A spokesman for Gov. Mike DeWine said no “substantive update" would be provided...

Governor opposes state barring local bans on plastic bags

Dec. 5, 2019 3:02 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor wants state lawmakers to drop bills that would prohibit local governments from forbidding the use of plastic bags. Gov. Mike DeWine opposes a pair of bills offered by fellow Republicans that would forbid municipalities and counties from banning single-use...

Kuemper, Coyotes hold off Blue Jackets 4-2

Dec. 3, 2019 10:46 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes got another great game from the NHL’s top-ranked goalie. Darcy Kuemper, who entered Tuesday night leading the league with a 1.97 goals-against average, had 33 saves in Arizona’s 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Kuemper improved to 11-6-2, and...

Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski out with shoulder injury

Dec. 1, 2019 4:27 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski is expected to miss four weeks with a shoulder injury. The team said the 22-year-old Werenski was hurt in the first period of Saturday night’s 2-0 loss to the New York Islanders. Werenski has been bothered by shoulder problems in...

2nd man dies after fatal shooting at Ohio home

Nov. 30, 2019 4:02 PM EST

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a second man who was shot during an apparent robbery at an Ohio home has died. Bellefontaine (behl-FOWN'-tihn) Police Chief Brandon Standley on Saturday said 24-year-old Anthony Scartz died Friday night at a Columbus hospital. Twenty-two-year-old Caleb Chamberlin...

Ohio zoo celebrates polar bear birth, monitors cub’s care

Nov. 30, 2019 8:44 AM EST

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo is celebrating the birth of a polar bear cub. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says the cub was born early Thursday morning to 13-year-old Aurora. The zoo says polar bear newborns have a low survival rate in their early weeks. Employees are monitoring the cub’s care...

Community group funds excavation search for airmen’s remains

Nov. 30, 2019 8:12 AM EST

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The cemetery superintendent says the small, four-sided headstone at the Porter family plot, with its geometric shapes and a lone heavy crystal cemented at its center, is one of the most unusual he has seen. There, tucked under one of the majestic trees for which Oakdale Cemetery got...

Nyquist helps Blue Jackets beat Penguins 5-2

Nov. 29, 2019 11:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gustav Nyquist scored three times to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Friday night. Nick Foligno had two goals for the Blue Jackets, who won for the fifth time in seven games. Joonas Korpisalo had 29 saves, making several good stops with Pittsburgh...

Correction: Five Shot-Ohio story

Nov. 29, 2019 9:49 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story Nov. 28 about an Ohio Supreme Court ruling on a murder case appeal, The Associated Press misspelled the convicted man’s name. It’s Nasser Hamad, not Nasser Hamed. A corrected version of the story is below: Ohio Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal in murder...

Museum stores across Ohio join in national shopping event

Nov. 28, 2019 9:32 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than three dozen museum stores across Ohio will be featuring special offers and discounts during a nationwide shopping event Sunday. Museum Store Sunday takes place in 1,200 museum stores across every U.S. state, 15 countries and four continents. In Ohio, stores at the Columbus,...