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Cincinnati schools require COVID-19 vaccinations for workers

CINCINNATI (AP) — One of Ohio's biggest school districts will require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Cincinnati Board of Education made the decision Monday night. Staffers who do not receive a vaccine will have to be tested weekly. There are about 6,500 full- and ...

Federal oversight of Columbus police collaborative — for now

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The announcement that the federal government will review the Columbus police department and provide technical assistance in areas such as training and recruitment is a far cry from the last time the Justice Department examined ...

FBI names new agent in charge for Cincinnati office

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati office of the FBI has a new leader, who will oversee the biggest public corruption investigation in Ohio history. J. William Rivers was named to the post Monday. He succeeds Chris Hoffman, who has retired. Rivers was raised in Grayson, Ky., and earned a ...

Officials: Magnesium plant in Ohio to bring 200 jobs

CADIZ, Ohio (AP) — Officials have announced plans for a magnesium plant in eastern Ohio that they say will create 200 full-time and 500 part-time jobs. Western Magnesium Corp. representatives and elected officials gathered last week at the Cadiz Industrial Park in Harrison County to unveil a ...

5 dead, including multiple children, in Ohio house fire

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Five people, including three children, died in an early morning fire Monday in northern Ohio, which left four others injured, authorities said. Two adults and three children were killed, the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said. Four people were taken to ...

Grief comes home to US towns week after Afghanistan war ends

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press BERLIN HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Waiting for the hearse carrying one of the 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan two weeks ago, Faye Hillis thought about all the military veterans she had mourned at her hometown's lone funeral ...

Columbus to reissue indoor mask mandate as COVID cases rise

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital and largest city announced plans Wednesday to reissue a mask mandate amid a rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations as a result of the delta variant. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said he'll ...

Governor candidate Whaley: Corruption allegations baseless, untrue

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Ohio governor on Wednesday called corruption allegations against her contained in court documents filed several years ago but recently made public baseless and untrue. Nan Whaley, ...

Crushed by pandemic, conventions mount a cautious return

By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer In pre-COVID times, business events __ from small academic conferences to giant trade shows like CES __ routinely attracted more than 1 billion participants each year. The pandemic brought those global gatherings to a sudden halt, emptying convention ...

Republican Kleefisch enters Wisconsin governor’s race

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Rebecca Kleefisch, who spent eight years as lieutenant governor under Scott Walker, launched her campaign for Wisconsin governor on Thursday, casting herself as someone who will "fight for you" while deriding the Democratic ...

US troops killed in Afghan bombing awarded Purple Hearts

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The sailor killed in the suicide bomber attack during the evacuation mission in Afghanistan late last month has been posthumously promoted, according to the Navy. And he and the other 12 service members who died during the attack have ...

Authorities: 2 adults, 2 kids found shot to death in home

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — Two adults and two children have been found shot to death inside a northeastern Ohio home, authorities said. The bodies were found around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday when officers went to the Avon Lake home to conduct a welfare check. It's not clear when the shootings occurred ...

Court weighs drug distributor’s insurance coverage fight

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is deciding whether the insurance company for a drug distributor should be forced to provide a legal defense in the company's fight against government lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic. Justices on ...

Until 2023? Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky-high

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Back in the spring, a shortage of computer chips that had sent auto prices soaring appeared, finally, to be easing. Some relief for consumers seemed to be in sight. That hope has now dimmed. A surge in COVID-19 cases from the delta variant ...

2 auxiliary officers recovering after being shot in vehicle

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Two auxiliary police officers are recovering after they were wounded in a shooting in suburban Cleveland, authorities said. Lorain police said the two 20-year-old auxiliary officers were on their way home from working a support patrol shift early Sunday, in full uniform ...

2 Ohio residents injured in Tennessee boating accident

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Two Ohio residents were injured when they were run over by a boat in an east Tennessee lake, authorities said Monday. The accident occurred Saturday night on Norris Lake in Campbell County, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said in a news release. William ...

Sheriff: Man shot after break-in, assault of ex-girlfriend

MOUNT HEALTHY, Ohio (AP) — A man was shot and killed after allegedly breaking into an Ohio home and assaulting an ex-girlfriend over the weekend, authorities said. The Hamilton County sheriff's office said 33-year-old Gregory Lyle climbed through a window of the Mount Healthy home just ...

Police: Man killed in exchange of gunfire with officers

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (AP) — A man was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police officers answering a domestic dispute call at his residence, police said. Chief Charlie Stiegelmeyer of the Miami Township police department said officers were dispatched shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday following a ...

GOP Justice Pat DeWine leaves race for Ohio chief justice

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine said Tuesday he's dropping out of the race for chief justice and will focus on being reelected to his current seat. DeWine, 52, is a Republican and the son of GOP Gov. Mike DeWine. A former county and appeals court judge, he was ...

USPS has shorted some workers’ pay for years, CPI finds

By ALEXIS FERNANDEZ CAMPBELL The Center for Public Integrity Nancy Campos' back ached as she loaded more than 100 Amazon packages onto her truck. The 59-year-old grandmother, a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, had worked 13 days in a row without a lunch break, and now she was ...