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CINCINNATI (AP) - The author of novels such as "The World According to Garp" and "The Cider House Rules" that examine the complexities of sexual differences and other social issues is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace. Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials have chosen John Irving, whose first novel was published 50 years ago when he was 26, for the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is beginning preparations to execute a condemned killer for a three-decades-old fatal stabbing. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction plans to transport inmate Robert Van Hook from death row in Chillicothe on Tuesday to the state death house at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. The 58-year-old Van Hook is scheduled to die Wednesday morning for stabbing and strangling David Self in Cincinnati in 1985.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Porn star Stormy Daniels is set to return to Ohio next month, three weeks after her arrest at a Columbus strip club on charges that were later dropped. Daniels is known for claiming that she had sex with Donald Trump before he became president. Trump has denied that. The manager of the Vanity Gentlemen's Club tells The Columbus Dispatch that Daniels will perform there Aug. 1 and 2. Daniels also has previously scheduled appearances at a Dayton-area club Aug. 3 and 4.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's governor plans to dedicate a new state park and wildlife area named for Olympic great Jesse Owens. Two of Owens' daughters are expected to accompany Gov. John Kasich during Tuesday's dedication events in Columbus at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium and later in the day at Miner's Memorial Park in McConnelsville. The Republican governor announced the creation of the park earlier this year in his final State of the State speech.
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