Rendell endorses Democrat Connie Pillich for Ohio governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Connie Pillich got the backing of former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday, and the two plan on hitting the campaign trail.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Rep. Renacci asserts Trump support in gubernatorial bid

CINCINNATI (AP) — Congressman Jim Renacci chose a female former Procter & Gamble Co. executive as his Republican running mate for Ohio governor on Monday, while asserting his continued support for President Donald Trump.

  • Written by By DAN SEWELL and JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town


OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus. That sweet relationship has turned bitter amid hotly disputed accusations of racism, roiling a school and town long known for their liberal politics.


  • Written by By DAKE KANG , Associated Press

Kentucky lawmaker accused of sexual assault

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker who attracted national attention last year when he compared President Barack Obama and his wife to monkeys has been accused of sexual assault.


Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says


CHICAGO (AP) — Children's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords.


  • Written by By LINDSEY TANNER , AP Medical Writer