CINCINNATI, Ohio - A measure to have voters make Reds Opening Day an official ceremonial holiday in Cincinnati is having difficulty qualifying for the city's Nov. 8 ballot.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that 81 percent of nearly 9,000 petition signatures reviewed by the county elections board were invalid because the signers live outside the city. Many people were asked to sign at Reds games.
The group behind the campaign believes it collected a grand total of up to 12,000 signatures.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A man who was among 11 charged in the cultivation of thousands of marijuana plants in Ohio has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison.
Court records show that U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose in Dayton sentenced Saul Vargas-Garcia on Monday. He is among nine defendants who have pleaded guilty and received sentences ranging from a year to 18 months in prison. Two other men await sentencing on Aug. 17 th.
Defense attorneys say the men were poor day laborers trying to earn money for their families and didn't know what they were being hired to do.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University authorities say a man tried to abduct two women in separate incidents near OSU Medical Center on Wednesday.
Both women ran away and were unharmed. The Columbus Dispatch reports one was approached at a bus stop by a man who held a knife with a 3-inch blade to her side and told her she was coming with him. The other woman was grabbed near her car.
The university sent a text message alert and warned people to be aware of their surroundings when walking around campus.