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2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014

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Group: homeless assaults should be hate crimes

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio homeless advocacy group wants assaults on homeless people to be considered hate crimes under the law.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014

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Access limited to Ohio facial-recognition system

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office said it continues to reduce the number of law-enforcement officers statewide who have access to controversial facial-recognition technology.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014

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Ohio man convicted in fatal beating of teen

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio man convicted of participating in the fatal beating of a 16-year-old drug dealer has been sentenced to life in prison.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014

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Ohio Supreme Court to hear sewer district lawsuit

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has accepted an appeal by a northeastern Ohio sewer district that wants to charge property owners fees for managing storm water.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Trial set for Greenpeace activists in P&G protest

CINCINNATI (AP) — With only one of nine Greenpeace activists willing to accept a plea deal, a judge on Thursday set a trial date for the other eight on felony charges in an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble's headquarters in downtown Cincinnati.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Co-defendant testifies how Ohio teen was beaten

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who pleaded guilty to killing a 16-year-old last year testified that he and his co-defendant repeatedly beat the boy when he wouldn't give up his stash of money and drugs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Kings Island tries to set shaved-heads record

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio amusement park hopes to set a world record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014

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