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A look at Ohioans facing charges in the US Capitol siege

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 400 supporters of former President Donald Trump have been charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including members of far-right extremist groups. At least 24 of those cases, including one announced Thursday, involve Ohio residents identified ...

Ex-campaign manager for Ohio U.S. rep pleads guilty to theft

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former campaign manager for a veteran member of Congress pleaded guilty Friday to two federal counts in a case alleging he stole more than $1.4 million from the campaign. Prosecutors have agreed not to seek a prison sentence longer than 32 months for Jamie Schwartz, 41, ...

Judge: Man can’t use ‘stand your ground’ defense at trial

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who faces trial next month in the fatal shooting of two teens he found inside his garage won't be allowed to use the state's new "stand your ground" defense, a judge has ruled. Montgomery County Judge Timothy O'Connell said in a ruling earlier this week the ...

Names of Ohio residents killed in small plane crash released

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people killed in the crash of a single-engine plane in southern Ohio last week. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said 64-year-old David James and 62-year-old Lori James died when their plane crashed into a wooded area on a ...

Ohio woman gets 15 years to life in grandson’s beating death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who acknowledged having struck her grandson after initially asserting that the child was fatally injured while imitating a superhero has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Yisenya Flores, 47, of Toledo, pleaded guilty earlier this month to murder ...

Great Lakes water surge eases after 2 record-setting years

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday. Although still above normal, the ...

GOP bill would extend vouchers to all Ohio schoolchildren

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All Ohio schoolchildren would be eligible for state vouchers to put toward private school tuition under a new GOP-backed bill in the state General Assembly. The legislation was inspired partly by the coronavirus pandemic and the experience of parents who saw some ...

‘Last hurrah’: 2020 college grads finally get ceremonies

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — After she was picked as commencement speaker for fellow 2020 graduates at Otterbein University, Katie Exline considered focusing her speech on perspective. By the time she finally got to deliver it in front of them this month, they ...

Sheriff: Detective serving search warrant shot armed person

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A detective with an Ohio county sheriff's office shot a person armed with a handgun, but the person is expected to survive, authorities said. The Butler County sheriff's office said detectives were serving a search warrant at a Ross Township residence at about 12:30 ...

Treasury sends $12B in COVID-19 relief to Ohio governments

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Treasury Department on Monday said Ohio will receive nearly $5.4 billion in aid as part of Democratic President Joe Biden's larger $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, with another nearly $6.6 billion going directly to ...

Columbus mayor requests federal probe of police force

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — While Ohio's capital city has made significant progress enacting changes to its police department, the city needs additional help because of "fierce opposition" to reform within the agency, ...

White farmers sue seeking government loan forgiveness

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Midwestern farmers sued the federal government Thursday alleging they can't participate in a COVID-19 loan forgiveness program because they're white. The group of plaintiffs includes farmers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, South ...

Slain girl’s grandmother wants caseworkers deemed ‘reckless’

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The grandmother of a 2-year-old girl who was beaten and starved to death wants to file a wrongful death lawsuit against three caseworkers who oversaw the girl's care, and has taken her case to the Ohio Supreme Court. During oral ...

Officer pleads not guilty to new charge in Andre Hill case

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fired Ohio police officer accused of killing Andre Hill pleaded not guilty Wednesday to an additional criminal charge on the same day that prosecutors dropped two misdemeanor charges of dereliction of duty. Adam ...

Retired Ohio sheriff and tiny K-9 partner die the same day

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined. It thus seems fitting that retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland, 67, and his crime-fighting partner Midge, 16, would both die ...

‘Hillbilly’ to Capitol Hill? Author eyes Senate bid in Ohio

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Rodney Muterspaw figures J.D. Vance has already shown he's got what it takes to be a U.S. senator. Vance, the "Hillbilly Elegy" author and a fellow Middletown native, broke out of poverty and family chaos and never forgot his ...

Attack leaves 2 Columbus cops with concussions, broken jaw

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A suspect's attack against two Columbus police officers left one officer with a broken jaw and the other with a concussion, authorities announced Friday. Officers Andrew Mott and Samuel Clanin were recovering from their injuries Friday, according to a tweet by the ...

Shooting sends woman, 20, and 4-year-old girl to hospitals

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A shooting in Ohio's capital city sent a 20-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl to the hospital with gunshot wounds, police said. Columbus police said there was an altercation with a man at an address in the city shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, and the woman and child ...

Ohio man found sitting in subway station, rifle near foot

NEW YORK (AP) — A Ohio man arrested for bringing an unloaded, military-style rifle into a Times Square subway station was found sitting with the three-foot-long weapon lying on the floor, inches from his foot, according to a newly released court document. A New York City police officer said ...