CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio Democrats have their work cut out for them as they try to rally support at Labor Day gatherings. Sometimes considered the unofficial beginning of the stretch drive to November general elections, today's holiday finds gubernatorial nominee Ed FitzGerald trying to regain his footing after a series of political missteps. FitzGerald plans to walk in a Cleveland Labor Day parade, then take part in Toledo's Labor Day Festival. Running mate Sharen Neuhardt will head to the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic at Coney Island near Cincinnati.
PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) - A sheriff in northern Ohio and state investigators are looking into allegations of misconduct against police in the Lake Erie island resort town of Put-in-Bay. The sheriff in Ottawa County says his office is investigating numerous complaints about police on South Bass Island. Some of the complaints from island residents and business owners have been about what they say are heavy-handed tactics and unlawful arrests by police.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered last night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were students at Case Western Reserve University.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. He's was being held in jail on suspicion of felony theft.
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