MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is preparing to make the Democratic primary for Ohio governor a five-way race. Kucinich is set to make his announcement on Wednesday at a community center in Middleburg Heights. He will then depart for campaign stops in Columbus and Dayton. The 71-year-old was elected mayor of Cleveland 40 years ago and ran unsuccessfully for president in 2004 and 2008.
FAIRLAWN, Ohio (AP) - Investigators say a fire that tore through and destroyed part of a historic Ohio mansion was arson. Fairlawn firefighters were called to the scene of the fire Saturday night to find part of the Cornus Hill Firestone Mansion engulfed in flames. The department spent nearly 12 hours fighting the blaze, with a portion of the roof and floor collapsing in the fire.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State officials say Ohio's Division of Wildlife is joining more than 20 states in adopting a wildlife K-9 program. One wildlife officer from each of Ohio's five wildlife districts will become handlers of K-9s in the program. The dogs are trained to detect hidden wild game and other non-game scents like ginseng and gun powder. They will also have the ability to track people and can be used to find lost hunters and people hunting without permission.
MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio National Guard has named a veteran pilot the first female commander of a Guard air base in the state. The Guard says Col. Allison Miller has supported numerous overseas deployments and has more than 400 combat hours flying over Iraq and Afghanistan. Miller is scheduled to take command of the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield on Sunday during a change of command ceremony.
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