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Over 3,600 Ohioans reach out to governor after mass shooting

Sep. 18, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 3,600 people have written letters, emails and made phone calls to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in the month following the deadly mass shooting in Dayton. The Columbus Dispatch reports many of those contacting DeWine have personal connections to the Aug. 4 shooting in which the...

Ohio Senate committee to hear from gun legislation sponsors

Sep. 17, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Senate committee will hear from Democrats and a Republican who are sponsoring legislation that includes expanding background checks for most firearm purchases and a "red flag" law designed to keep guns from people seen as a threat to themselves or others. Sen. Cecil Thomas, a...

Wright brothers factory put on historic places register

Sep. 17, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio factory where the Wright brothers built many of their planes has been added to the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation. The Dayton Daily News reports that the Wright Company Factory in Dayton was added to the National Register of Historic Places...

Judge allows destruction of expired Ohio lethal drug supply

Sep. 16, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is allowing an Ohio prison pharmacist to destroy the state's supply of expired lethal injection drugs. The decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Merz in Dayton on Friday follows the state's request to eliminate the three-drug supply. The state's request was...

Kanye West brings 'Sunday Service' to Georgia

Sep. 16, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West brought his collection of choir singers and musicians to an Atlanta-area megachurch for his religious popup performance called "Sunday Service." News outlets report West visited New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday drawing a large group of parishioners and...

General Motors considering $175 million Ohio engine plant

Sep. 14, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — General Motors says it's considering a $175 million truck engine plant in Ohio that could employ more than 100 people. GM spokesman Dan Flores tells the Dayton Daily News the new plant could open late next year in the Dayton area. It would expand on work being done at the jointly owned...

WVU basketball exhibition to benefit Ohio shooting victims

Sep. 13, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will play an exhibition men's basketball game to benefit the victims and families affected by a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. The Mountaineers will host Duquesne in Morgantown on Nov. 1. Proceeds will benefit the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund. The nonprofit...

Bengals receiver A.J. Green running again after ankle injury

Sep. 11, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green stood at his locker with his left foot free of the black, protective boot that finally rested behind him, taking up space instead of limiting his stride. The Bengals' top receiver took a noteworthy step Wednesday in his recovery from ankle surgery . He abandoned the protective...

Proposal: Ohio shooting victims' families to get $250K each

Sep. 11, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio nonprofit has proposed most of the money donated in the wake of the recent mass shooting go to the families of those killed in that tragedy. A draft proposal released Monday shows the Dayton Foundation plans to distribute about 75% of the $3 million raised to the families of the...

Memorial Day tornadoes partially caused Ohio woman's death

Sep. 10, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

TROTWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Officials say an Ohio woman who died last week is the second victim to die from a series of tornadoes that tore through on Memorial Day. The Montgomery County Coroner's office ruled that 86-year-old Lois Elmore, of Trotwood, died Sept. 1 from injuries she sustained after a tornado...