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Arnold Schwarzenegger congratulates Kai Green, winner of the 2016 bodybuilding championship at the 2016 Arnold Classic in Columbus. (Photo courtesy of John Elias Aguirre)

Arnold Sports Festival coming to Columbus again, March 2-5

COLUMBUS—The 2017 Arnold Sports Festival will bring fitness and fun for all ages as it returns to Columbus March 2 through 5. The Arnold Sports Festival is co-promoted by legendary bodybuilder and film star Arnold Schwarzenegger. With more than 70 sports and events, including 14 Olympic ...

Ohio House GOP weighs options after Kasich veto

COLUMBUS  (AP) — Republican lawmakers were discussing their options after Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed a bill banning abortion at the first detectable fetal heartbeat, the House speaker said Wednesday. Some GOP House members believe Kasich’s veto was “a step backward on this important ...

Ohio teacher catches kindergarteners playing with loaded gun

NORTH COLLEGE HILL (AP) — Police in suburban Cincinnati are trying to figure out how a loaded gun got into the hands of four or five kindergarten students who were caught playing with the weapon. A student at North College Hill Elementary School in Hamilton County alerted a teacher that ...

Fire destroys dining lodge at Hocking Hills State Park

LOGAN  (AP) — Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that destroyed a dining lodge at Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio. No one was hurt in the fire that began Thursday morning before the restaurant had opened. The Hocking Hills Dining Lodge sits at the western end ...

Lawyer: Death of roommate ‘unfortunate accident’

AKRON  (AP) — An attorney for an Ohio college student charged in the fatal stabbing of his roommate at an off-campus apartment says the death wasn’t a murder but an “unfortunate accident.” University of Akron student Kendal Scheid pleaded not guilty to a murder charge this week in ...

In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 file photo, astronauts Neil Armstrong, left, the first man to walk on the moon, John Glenn Jr., center, the first American to orbit earth, and James Lovell, right, commander of Apollo 13, stand at a gathering of 19 of the astronauts who call Ohio home in Cleveland. The gathering of Ohio astronauts was part of NASA's 50th Anniversary celebration. Glenn died Thursday at the age of 95. (AP Photo)

John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. Glenn died at the James Cancer ...

Mandel’s US Senate bid could mean bitter rematch

By The Associated Press Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel will again challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in 2018, setting up what could be a rematch of what was one of the country’s most bitter, expensive and closely watched Senate races four years ago. Mandel announced ...