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Biden’s 3rd trip to Ohio pushes his economic agenda

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden just can't quit Ohio — even if it rejected him in last year's election. The Democrat travels to Cincinnati on Wednesday to push his economic policies. It's the third visit of his presidency to Ohio, the only state he lost ...

Anti-abortion group protests Catholic school hosting Biden

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio anti-abortion group is protesting a local Catholic university's involvement in an upcoming visit by Democratic President Joe Biden. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati urged members of the public Tuesday to call Mount St. ...

State agency: Guards used excessive force before inmate died

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's correctional agency found that at least five prison guards used excessive and unjustified force against a Black inmate before he died in custody in February, officials said Tuesday. Security footage released ...

Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe, GOP may boycott

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two Republicans tapped by House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, a decision McCarthy denounced as "an egregious abuse of ...

Court overturns death penalty conviction in women’s slayings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a death penalty conviction and ordered a new trial for a man who pleaded guilty to killing three women in a Cleveland suburb. Justices said a three-judge panel in Cleveland failed to inform George Brinkman Jr., 49, about ...

Governor: fines to remain for COVID rule-breaking businesses

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Refunding fines to Ohio businesses cited for violating public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic would send a "horrible" message to the vast majority of companies that followed the rules, GOP Gov. Mike DeWine said ...

Columbus officer who killed Andre Hill wants trial moved

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Extensive publicity about the December police killing of Andre Hill makes it impossible to convene a fair jury locally and so the trial should be moved, an attorney representing Adam Coy, the ex-Columbus officer charged in Hill's ...

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author JD Vance joins US Senate campaign

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press The venture capitalist and author of "Hillbilly Elegy" officially joined the crowded Republican race for the Ohio U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Rob Portman. JD Vance, whose book was widely seen in 2016 as helping explain Republican Donald Trump's appeal to ...

Dogs on display: Museum fetes 200 years of cartoon canines

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a 1970 Beetle Bailey comic strip, the character known as Sarge berates his uniform-wearing dog, Otto, for a paperwork mistake. "Think, Otto, think!!" Sarge says. "We can't all be Snoopy," a dejected Otto replies. This ...

Chief seen putting KKK note on Black officer’s desk retires

SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief seen in a surveillance video putting a note saying "Ku Klux Klan" and a jacket displayed like a KKK robe and hood on a Black officer's desk has retired. Anthony Campo resigned shortly after Sheffield Lake Mayor Dennis Bring confronted him on ...

DeWine criticizes GOP advancing transgender girl sports ban

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican governor questioned Friday the need for a legislative ban on transgender girls competing in sports, pushing back on GOP lawmakers attempt to pass the controversial ...

EXPLAINER: Ohio’s uneven response to moratorium challenges

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in ...

Ohio proposals would let high schoolers redo pandemic year

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The pandemic made Jake Gregg's senior year of high school very different than anticipated. He got by enough to graduate, but now the 19-year-old Ohioan wants a redo. The Wheelersburg quarterback aspires to play football in college ...

GOP-backed bill clamping down on protesters in Ohio advances

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A GOP-backed bill aiming to expand the definition of obstructing justice in Ohio to include failure to follow a lawful order or diverting a law enforcement officer's attention moved forward Thursday. Republican ...

Teen killed in shooting outside Columbus recreation center

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A shooting outside a recreation center in Ohio's capital city has left a teenage girl dead, authorities said. Makenzi Ridley, 17, was shot around 8:45 p.m. Thursday at the Far East Community Center in Columbus. She was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a ...

Startup Lordstown Motors warns it may not stay in business

DETROIT (AP) — Startup commercial electric vehicle maker Lordstown Motors says it may not be in business a year from now as it tries to secure funding to start full production of an electric pickup truck. In a quarterly regulatory filing Tuesday, Lordstown said the $587 million it had on ...

Browns staffer Brownson charged with drunken driving

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns chief of staff Callie Brownson could face discipline from the team and the NFL for drunken driving charges. One of just a handful of female coaches in the league, Brownson was arrested last month with a blood-alcohol level ...

Taxes fall, child care debated in Ohio Senate budget plan

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans would receive an across-the-board personal income tax cut of 5%, charter schools would be paid directly by the state — not individual districts — for the first time, and eligibility for low-income Ohioans seeking ...

Ohio AG suit seeks declaration of Google as public utility

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking a court to declare Google a public utility and to regulate it as one in the latest twist on the escalating legal efforts to rein in the company that runs the internet's dominant search engine. The Republican ...

Police: 2 in custody, 1 sought in air rifle shots at people

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say two sisters charged with shooting at homeless people with an air rifle from a car in Cincinnati are now in custody, and a third person is being sought. Brittany Hopper, 29, and Kelsey Hopper, 28, have been charged with three counts of assault, ...