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The Latest: White House says economic fundamentals ‘strong’

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the Trumps’ trip to Ohio (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The White House is responding to Monday’s stock market beating by saying President Donald Trump is focused on “long-term economic fundamentals, which remain exceptionally strong.” Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says those fundamentals include stronger …

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Police: Toddler who died went on porch when dad feel asleep

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Police in Ohio say a toddler who died after her mother found her on a porch in freezing temperatures had wandered from home when her father fell asleep. Authorities say 2-year-old Wynter Parker’s mother left for a few hours Friday only to come back and find …

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Buried backyard body in concrete leads to man’s murder case

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) – The discovery of a body encased in concrete and buried in a backyard has led to murder charges against an Ohio man. Investigators say the charges are related to a man who had been missing for more than a year and lived at the home where …

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Woman who accused Trump of forced kiss running for Ohio seat

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) – A woman who during the 2016 election accused President Donald Trump of sexually harassing her more than a decade ago is running for a seat in Ohio’s legislature. Former Trump Tower receptionist Rachel Crooks filed paperwork Monday to run as a Democrat in Ohio’s 88th House …

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The Latest: Trump says it’s ‘un-American’ not to applaud him

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the Trumps’ trip to Ohio (all times local): 3:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of being “un-American” and maybe even treasonous for failing to applaud him during his State of the Union speech. Trump says during a speech in Blue Ash, Ohio, …

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Autopsy planned on girl, 2, found on porch in freezing temps

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Ohio investigators are awaiting autopsy results to learn how a 2-year-old girl found unresponsive on a porch in freezing weather died. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the toddler’s mother found her Friday on the front porch of their apartment in Akron. Authorities have identified the …

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Boy hospitalized after fall through ice of frozen Ohio pond

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a 6-year-old boy who fell into a frozen Ohio pond was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water, and a police officer who tried to rescue him also was taken to a hospital. Columbus firefighters say the boy fell through ice on a …

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Ohio convention center to add restaurant built in old plane

CLEVELAND (AP) – A convention center in Cleveland says it’s turning a Cold War-era aircraft into a stationary restaurant in a bid to attract more visitors with a distinctive dining experience. The Plain Dealer reports the Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter used for mid-flight refueling had been mothballed in Arizona for several …

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Trump, first lady head to Ohio for rare joint policy trip

By KEN THOMASAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are heading to Ohio, where the president will point to the benefits of the tax law and the first lady will talk about the administration’s response to the opioid epidemic. It’s a rare joint domestic …

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Dad of North Korea detainee to be guest of Pence at Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The father of the U.S. college student who died after being jailed in North Korea will visit South Korea this week to attend the opening ceremonies of the Olympics as a guest of Vice President Mike Pence. The Washington Post reports that Fred Warmbier’s trip …

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