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October 13, 2012 | By David Lauter, Washington Bureau
CINCINNATI - With a sudden infusion of cash and a major investment of time, Mitt Romney has redoubled his efforts to win Ohio, trying to overcome President Obama's months-long lead in the crucial campaign battleground. Ohio has been on the winning side of every presidential election since 1964, largely for the same reason that consumer-products companies like to use the state as a test market - it closely resembles the nation in miniature. But the resemblance is not perfect; the state has leaned just slightly more Republican than the country as a whole, meaning that a GOP nominee who cannot carry Ohio is unlikely to win nationwide.
March 24, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- UCLA redshirt senior forward Alyssia Brewer was the happiest of all the happy Bruins when the third-seeded women's basketball team was sent to play their first two NCAA tournament games at St. John Arena. After defeating Stetson, 66-49, on Saturday in the first round, UCLA will play sixth-seeded Oklahoma at 4:15 p.m. Pacific time Monday. On Friday, when UCLA had its first practice here Brewer, who is UCLA's second-leading scorer (11. 1 points per game) and leading rebounder (7.8 per game)
July 11, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Ohio mom Lynn Jackenheimer and her ex-boyfriend are missing, and police have been left grasping for information and evidence as to their fate and whereabouts. What authorities are going on right now is an interview with the man's brother, whose story is laid out in a matter-of-fact, yet chilling 911 call: "I wanted to report a possible murder. " Jake Summerfield called 911 on Sunday to say that his brother, Nathan, had told him he strangled Jackenheimer. Then, he said, Nathan dropped off his child with his brother and left.
July 13, 1987 | Associated Press
A minor earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale shook parts of northeastern Ohio today, but officials said there were no reports of damage or injuries.
August 3, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out the death sentence of the first woman condemned since the state resumed executions in 1999. The court unanimously ruled that the trial judge had allowed a prosecutor to be involved in preparing his opinion in sentencing Donna M. Roberts, 62, in violation of Ohio law. The court let Roberts' murder conviction stand but ordered the trial court to resentence her. The death sentence remains an option, the Supreme Court said.
December 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Ohio Supreme Court's chief justice on Thursday threw out a challenge to the state's presidential election results. A lawyer for the voters bringing the case said he would refile the challenge. Chief Justice Thomas Moyer ruled that the request improperly challenged two separate election results. Ohio law allows only one race to be challenged in a single complaint, he said. The challenge was backed by the Rev.
March 5, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has added a political fundraiser to his usual schedule of appearances at the Arnold Fitness Weekend in Columbus, Ohio. Late this afternoon, he plans to attend a $2,500-per-head fundraiser for his California Recovery Team at the home of Leslie and Abigail Wexner. Leslie Wexner is chairman of The Limited Inc. and a partner with Schwarzenegger in an upscale mall in Columbus.
December 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday publicly reprimanded outgoing Ohio Gov. Bob Taft for his ethics violations in office, a black mark that will stay on his permanent record as an attorney. Taft, 64, a Republican and great-grandson of President William Howard Taft, pleaded no contest in 2005 to failing to report golf outings and other gifts worth nearly $6,000 during his four-year term. He was fined $4,000. Taft could not seek reelection because of term limits.
February 7, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The elections chief in Ohio's most populous county resigned Tuesday, ending a tenure that included the mishandled recount of President Bush's narrow 2004 win in Ohio that gave him a second term. Under Board of Elections Director Michael Vu, Cuyahoga County had a botched primary in May and saw the convictions last month of two workers who rigged the presidential recount so they could avoid a more thorough review of the ballots.
March 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant started generating electricity Tuesday for the first time since it was shut down more than two years ago, when inspectors found that acid had eaten nearly all the way through a steel lid on the reactor. The plant was restarted in early morning and by afternoon was at 21% of full power, producing about 120 megawatts of electricity, plant spokesman Richard Wilkins said. Full power should come in 10 to 14 days.
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