Columbus finalist in national 'Smart Cities' competition

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal officials say Ohio's capital is a finalist in a national competition to find a city to fully integrate innovative technologies such as self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors into its transportation network.

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Man charged with kidnapping son in Alabama has Ohio pretrial

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man accused of taking his son from an Alabama home in 2002 and raising him in Ohio under a new identity is expected in court weeks before his scheduled trial on charges including kidnapping and forgery.

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17-year-olds can vote in Ohio's presidential primary Tuesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seventeen-year-olds who will turn 18 before the fall presidential election can vote in Ohio's presidential primary, a judge ruled Friday in a potential boost for Democrat Bernie Sanders as he fights to open elections across the country to the young people who are among his key supporters.

  • Written by ANN SANNER, Associated Press