GOP senator: Trump's comments forced me to pull endorsement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — GOP U.S. Senator Rob Portman on Friday called a video showing fellow Republican Donald Trump boasting about groping women "the final straw" in his decision to rescind his endorsement of the presidential candidate.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ohio same-sex marriage plaintiff to be honored

CINCINNATI (AP) — The lead plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the state is being honored with an award recognizing people and organizations striving to live up to the ideals of the Underground Railroad movement to better their community.

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Columbus couple using shipping containers to build cabin

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After thieves stole everything of value — including the toilet — from their Vinton County weekend camper, Becky Wolff and her husband, Bill Echols, abandoned their dream of building an A-frame cabin on the property.

  • Written by JIM WEIKER, The Columbus Dispatch

Ex-Ohio cop charged in fatal traffic stop appears in court

CINCINNATI (AP) — A white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate returned to court briefly Friday for a pretrial hearing.

  • Written by DAN SEWELL, Associated Press