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Put-in-Bay mayor pleads guilty to Conflict of Interest charges, will step down

Put-in-Bay Mayor Bernard McCann was indicted in October on two felony counts and four misdemeanor conflict of interest counts.

Planned Parenthood sues Ohio over new abortion restriction

Google building $600 million data center in Ohio

Officials delay alcohol ban on 3 northern Michigan rivers

Abortion heartbeat bill proposed in both Ohio House, Senate

CDC: People in 19 states potentially exposed to Brucella linked to raw milk

Police: Student and her abductor killed in Kentucky chase

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Make a child’s day by sending a free Valentine to patients at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Norwalk, Ohio, teen defies mother and gets vaccinated after turning to strangers online

Michigan school district to phase out use of Rebel mascot

Browns sign troubled running back Kareem Hunt

Public visitation to be held for longtime Rep. John Dingell

Lawsuit seeks action on Lake Erie algae cleanup

Power outages drop; state emergency declared in Grand Rapids

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in Grand Rapids, qualifying the city for additional assistance as it copes with power outages and cleans up from storms.

Columbus Day out, Election Day in as paid holiday in Sandusky

A recent Facebook post by the city of Sandusky says "What better way to celebrate the value of our employees and citizens than by removing barriers for them to participate in the greatest of American innovations, our democracy.”

Woman sentenced for killing husband, dismembering body

A woman who authorities say killed her husband and dismembered his body has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison in an Ohio courtroom.

‘I’m devastated:’ Ohio police grieve latest officer death

Uniformed officers from multiple departments helped pack a church for funeral services for Bill Brewer, a Clermont County deputy gunned down while responding last weekend to a suspected suicide attempt by a man barricaded inside an apartment

Police: Man revived after overdose steals, crashes cruiser in Columbus

They went surfing during the polar vortex and the photos are surreal

Education advisory board hasn’t met for 2 years

Police find cremated remains in abandoned funeral home

Lowe’s to host national hiring day on Feb. 13 to hire more than 50,000 store associates

Transportation head: At least $1.5B more needed for highways

Heavy duty: Detroit 3 all roll out biggest pickups this year

Pickups from the Detroit automakers were the three top-selling vehicles in the U.S. last year, totaling more than 2 million in sales.

$10M bond set for man accused of shooting Ohio deputies

A man accused of luring authorities with threats of killing himself and then fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding another deputy who tried to help him during a 12-hour standoff in Ohio had his bond set at $10 million Monday.

Arguments set on Ohio ban on abortions due to Down syndrome

A federal judge placed the law on temporary hold in March on grounds that "federal law is crystal clear" that a state can't limit a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy before viability.

State program could help suspended drivers regain licenses

Ohioans who had their driver's license suspended for certain violations may be able to have their license reinstatement fee waived or reduced under a new program going into effect this week.

Medical helicopter crashes in southern Ohio; 3 people reported aboard

The Federal Aviation Administration reports that a medical flight on its way to Pomeroy crashed Tuesday morning near the community of Zaleski.

Michigan governor issues state of emergency ahead of cold

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an order declaring a state of emergency in Michigan ahead of dangerous subzero weather .

High-schoolers get face time with extremists in class

The high school class teaches students at one Ohio school to engage respectfully with those of differing beliefs and to ask questions.

State buys more than 1,800 acres for new wildlife area

State officials say the land was bought from the Robert Perin family for about $4.1 million and was funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Wildlife Diversity Fund and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

High-schoolers get face time with extremists in class

Two Ohio teachers invite members of America's most extreme political groups into their classroom each semester. They teach students to engage respectfully with those of differing beliefs and to ask questions.

Ohio to begin accepting state income tax returns

Ohioans can start filing their returns on Monday. More than 5.5 million Ohio taxpayers are expected to file by the April 15 deadline.

Parents of child who dies from exposure sentenced to prison

Summit County Judge Alison McCarty sentenced Williams to 18 months and Parker to two years, saying their family dysfunction contributed to Wynter's death.

Ohio’s governor delays execution, orders look at other drugs

The announcement by the Republican governor followed a federal judge's ruling this month that said Ohio's current execution protocol could cause the inmate "severe pain and needless suffering."

Boy, 3, dies after freeway shooting in Detroit

A 3-year-old boy has died after a freeway shooting in Detroit.

Ohio company recalls various products of meat that were not federally inspected

The products were shipped to retail stores in Ohio.

Hospital: ‘Poor decisions’ by staff giving outsize pain meds

The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System said it fired the intensive care doctor, reported its findings to authorities and has put six pharmacists and 14 nurses on paid leave pending further review.

New Ohio governor makes surprise stop at anti-abortion rally

DeWine pledges to sign ‘heartbeat bill,’ one of nation’s most restrictive abortion laws

GM says it’s working to ID employees who created hostile work environment at Toledo plant

African-American workers allege they were routinely disparaged, not only with the n-word but with nooses, swastikas and "whites only" signs on bathroom doors.

Teen connected to shooting death of 3-year-old to be tried as an adult

Matthew Smith, 17, was certified Tuesday in Lucas County Juvenile Court.

UPDATE: Manhunt suspect now in custody;driver accused of shooting Michigan officer in the face

Police say they are searching for Joshua Rosebush, 29, who may be driving a stolen white 2013 Ford F350 Super Duty pickup truck. The vehicle has black-and-yellow pinstripes on its sides and a Michigan license plate of DB60703.

Reverend Jesse Jackson’s visit to Toledo leaves NAACP hopeful for resolution

Jackson is well known for his work around the country for promoting justice.

Toledo’s YWCA rape crisis center and women’s shelter imperiled by continuing government shutdown

Organization’s CEO faces reducing employees hours, limiting available services

Pilot, co-pilot killed in plane crash near Wooster identified

The plane's pilot Brian Stolzfus, 55, and co-pilot Curtis Wilkerson, 56, were both pronounced dead at the scene. Both men, from Apple Creek, Ohio, were taken to Wooster Community Hospital.

Michigan schools involved in safe driving program for teens

Students at 62 Michigan high schools are participating in a program that's designed to make teenagers safer drivers.

Half ton of fun: Cincinnati Zoo’s Fiona turning 2

Now a half ton of fun, the Cincinnati Zoo's famed prematurely born hippo will soon turn 2 years old.

Ohio SNAP recipients get February funds early; they do NOT need to be used up by Jan. 20

In Ohio, February SNAP benefits were issued on Jan. 16. February benefits do not have to be spent by Jan. 20. There is no change to the spending/usage requirements of these benefits.

Ohio teen earns perfect scores on college entrance exams

Only 0.2 percent of the 1.9 million people who took the ACT last year earned a perfect score of 36. The newspaper reports there weren't any data available to show how many SAT test takers managed a perfect score of 1,600 in 2018.

Program promises scholarships to Cleveland school graduates

Cleveland.com reports Say Yes is committing $15 million to the program while local fundraising has gathered $90 million in commitments toward a goal of $125 million for the scholarship fund.

NDA students travel to Washington D.C. for March of Life

While in D.C., students will attend the Life is Good rally and mass ahead of the march.

Attorney: New racist threats at Toledo GM plant where nooses found

Just this week, one of the workers found a monkey doll and a racist drawing near his work station, said attorney Michelle Vocht.

Bond for driver charged with killing toddler in stroller raised to $5M

Dameon Turner Jr died a day after he was hit

Gov. Mike DeWine checks out new Jeep Gladiator

Ohio’s newly elected Governor Mike DeWine was spotted checking in on Ohio’s automotive industry at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Wednesday.

An electric future slowly looms larger in the gas powered world of Detroit

Where is Jeep in this new world? Certainly not in front of this technology trend.

Toledo’s Jeep haunted by Jeep-Inspired clone at auto show in Detroit

Also drawing attention, and double takes at the North American International Auto Show, was another car that is not a Jeep; but at first glance looks just like one.

OHSAA: Parents, give refs a break

The OHSAA say more than 75 percent of all high school officials say adult behavior is the primary reason they quit, with 80 percent of all young officials hang up their whistles after just two years of becoming an official.

Two months after reveal, Jeep Gladiator still generating hype

Monday was the first day the truck was shown off locally at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Opioid overdose surpasses traffic accident in odds of unintentional death

You now have a better chance of dying from an opioid overdose, than in a car crash.

Michigan agency issues recall for medical marijuana products

A Michigan agency has issued a recall notice for several medical marijuana products that officials say failed laboratory testing.

Trial set in suit over Walmart shooting of black man by cop

Twenty-two-year-old John Crawford III was shot at the Beavercreek store in suburban Dayton in August 2014. His family sued the city, police and the retailer in federal court.

Cedar Point removing employee dorms that date to early 1900s

A Cedar Point spokesman wouldn’t tell the newspaper any details about the demolition or whether there are any plans for the site.

Assistance with paying bills available for workers affected by government shutdown

There are some options for folks, not just those impacted by this government shutdown, but anyone who’s fallen on hard times.

Join the Cedar Point team for the 2019 season

The park is hiring people for the upcoming season, which starts in May.

Gardner tapped to lead Ohio higher education; DeWine to announce additional Cabinet picks

Sen. Randy Gardner (R., Bowling Green) confirmed to WTOL that he has been named chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education by DeWine. This comes on the heels of being named Ohio Senate Majority Leader.

1 killed, 1 seriously injured in crash in Henry Co.

Police say 2 people were inside and SUV when the vehicle hit a semi and became partially lodged under the trailer.

Governor-elect DeWine discusses auto industry, Lake Erie preservation and Heartbeat Bill

When it comes to Northwest Ohio, DeWine said he’s keeping his eye on auto tariffs with the goal of allowing the auto industry in the area to remain successful.

School districts are still seeing cars pass stopped school buses

Local districts are still seeing a problem with drivers wizzing by stoped buses.

15-year-old charged with rape of two 12-year-old girls

Some incidents allegedly took place on Vermilion school campus

School wants suit from transgender pronoun dispute dismissed

Officials from a small, public university in Ohio argue a federal court should dismiss a lawsuit by a professor who was rebuked for not addressing a transgender student using the student's preferred gender terms.

State to consider more conditions treated with medical pot

The state medical board is reviewing petitions asking that opioid addiction, autism, depression and other conditions be treated with medical marijuana use in Ohio.

How to keep your family safe from Norovirus

Norovirus is a sicknesses that we often forget about. It’s an illness that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea.

VIDEO: OSHP and Cincinnati cruisers struck while assisting disabled vehicle

The video shows the law enforcement officers pulled over, when someone yells to get out of the way right as a car crashes into an OSHP trooper and Cincinnati police officer.

Michigan seeks to fill 700 corrections officer positions

The department has been losing about 50 officers a month over the last few years.

Michigan man pleads guilty to 6 murders in 2016

A man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday in Michigan.

Ohio State appoints 1st woman to lead its police department

Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt is a graduate of Ohio State and a former deputy chief, with almost 25 years' experience as an Ohio State police officer.

Michigan family of 5 killed in wrong-way crash in Kentucky

A suspected drunken driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Kentucky struck a vehicle carrying five family members from Michigan early Sunday, killing all six people, authorities said.

Ohio man killed when truck struck head-on by patrol car

36-year-old Anthony Bertram, of Goshen, was killed when a southbound patrol vehicle crossed the center line and struck his pickup. The trooper is in serious condition

Federal cases in northern Ohio put on hold during shutdown

Affecting cases in Toledo the decision stemmed from the fact that roughly 25 civil attorneys in the U.S. Attorney's office in Cleveland are on furlough while the government is on hiatus.

Girl, 6, rescued after posting photos of dead father online

Township Police Chief Terence Green says the adults appear to have overdosed on drugs.

Tests find Ohio airport’s water OK after passengers sickened

Health officials say testing shows the water at Cleveland’s airport is safe after six passengers became ill on a Frontier Airlines flight to Florida earlier this week.