COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is staking another public claim to the Wright brothers' legacy amid a dispute with Connecticut over an aviator that state says flew first. The Ohio Senate took up legislation Tuesday that would add the Wright flyer to Ohio's state seal and coat of arms. The bill cleared the Ohio House Feb. 14. Ohio's 200-year-old seal was last revised in 1996, when the Scioto River was added to flow between farm fields and Mount Logan.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Three men released from prison after their murder convictions were overturned in the county that includes Cleveland are expected to receive $1.5 million each to settle the county's portion of lawsuit that named two assistant prosecutors as defendants. A Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office spokesman confirmed Sunday that the Cuyahoga County Council has scheduled a vote for Tuesday to approve a settlement in a federal lawsuit filed last year by Laurese Glover, Eugene Johnson and Derrick Wheatt.
CINCINNATI (AP) - White nationalist Richard Spencer plans to speak next week at Michigan State University, with the rest of his campus tour bogged down for now in lawsuits or lack of agreement on timing. His March 5 visit will come while MSU students are on spring break. He had planned to come to the University of Cincinnati during that school's spring break March 14, but that fell through over the Ohio school's demand for a security fee.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Republican Gov. John Kasich says preparations by local and state officials ahead of heavy rains and expected flooding helped Ohio "dodge a bullet" with no loss of life reported to this point. Kasich held a briefing Sunday at the state's emergency operations center. He pointed to his order five days ago to activate 40 soldiers from an Ohio National Guard engineering company to raise floodgates along the Ohio River in Portsmouth.
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