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Ohio judge again blocks abortion law that threatened clinics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has blocked early enforcement of an Ohio abortion law signed in December that included additional licensing requirements challenged by the ACLU and Planned Parenthood as unnecessarily onerous. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Alison Hatheway's ruling Friday ...

Abortion training under threat for med students, residents

Browse any medical dictionary, and before hitting appendectomy and anesthesia, you'll find abortion. The first two procedures are part of standard physician education. But for many U.S. medical school students and residents who want to learn about abortions, options are scarce. And new ...

3 inmates captured after attacking guard, escaping Ohio jail

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Three Ohio inmates who attacked a guard, took his keys and escaped from the Muskingum County Jail were found a few hours later Monday morning, the sheriff's department said. Two of the inmates were captured after they crashed a stolen truck just south of Zanesville ...

Jury in Ohio doctor’s murder trial says they’re deadlocked

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge told jurors deliberating in the trial of an Ohio doctor charged in the deaths of 14 hospital patients to keep working Monday after they said they were deadlocked. Franklin Judge Michael Holbrook told the panel to make one more attempt to come up with a verdict ...

Ohio election officials beg to end Groundhog Day of map flap

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — If the fight in Ohio between a defiant political mapmaking panel and an equally stubborn Ohio Supreme Court bears a resemblance to the movie "Groundhog Day," then long-suffering election workers are the guy caught in the daily nightmare — at least according to the head ...

President named for newly formed Vermont State University

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A president has been named for the newly established Vermont State University, which consolidates three state institutions, the Vermont State College System board announced Monday. Parwinder Grewal most recently served in leadership roles at the University of Texas Rio ...

Ex-officer’s trial in woman’s 2018 death ends in mistrial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a former Ohio vice squad officer charged in the death of a woman he shot while working undercover almost four years ago. Jurors in Franklin County deliberated for about 10 hours over three days but were unable to reach a ...

Republican Ohio Gov Mike DeWine tests positive for COVID-19

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19. The 75-year-old Republican said in an announcement late Friday he was diagnosed by his personal physician after experiencing mild symptoms such as a runny nose, head ache, body aches and a sore throat. DeWine was ...

Trump backs GOP’s JD Vance in US Senate primary in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance in Ohio's bitterly competitive Republican Senate primary, ending months of jockeying in a race where his backing could be pivotal. In a statement, Trump described Vance as "the candidate ...

Ohio’s GOP governor aims to overcome anger in party base

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The school closures, stay-at-home mandates and curfews that Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine imposed early in the pandemic still infuriate Donald Trump's most loyal supporters. His dismissal of the former president's stolen election lie and criticism that Trump "poured gas ...

Body found in Indiana in 1992 ID’d as Ohio girl who was 17

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A female's body found dumped along a central Indiana highway in 1992 has been identified as that of a Toledo, Ohio, girl who was 17 when she died, authorities said. The Boone County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that DNA technology had identified the body as that ...

Justices send Ohio Statehouse maps back to drawing board

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court issued an extraordinary fourth rebuke of the state's Republican-controlled redistricting panel on Thursday, declaring mapmakers' latest maps for Statehouse districts were yet another partisan gerrymander. The court set a May 6 deadline for ...

GOP leaders in Ohio try to block Trump endorsement of Vance

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of Republican leaders in Ohio are mounting a last-minute effort to urge former President Donald Trump not to endorse JD Vance in the crowded upcoming primary for an open Senate seat. A draft letter circulating among Republicans and obtained by The Associated ...

Man blaming Trump’s ‘orders’ for riot actions found guilty

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Ohio man who claimed he was only "following presidential orders" from Donald Trump when he stormed the U.S. Capitol was convicted by a jury that took less than three hours to reject his novel defense for obstructing Congress from certifying Joe Biden's presidential ...

GPRS Creates a Novel Geospatial Solution: SiteMap

TOLEDO, Ohio – Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC (GPRS) is releasing a new software and service named SiteMap. GPRS is a private concrete scanning, utility locating, and leak detection company that provides critical subsurface mapping to construction contractors and facility managers. ...

Cities ask Netflix, Hulu, stream services to pay cable fees

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Should Netflix and other streaming services have to pay local governments the same fees levied on cable operators? That was the question before the Ohio Supreme Court during a Wednesday hearing, as the court debates whether streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu ...

Trump returning to Ohio for GOP rally ahead of May 3 primary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is returning to Ohio to try to boost Republican candidates and turnout ahead of the May 3 primary. Trump will headline an evening rally at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, north of Columbus, on April 23 — certainly to stump ...

Buttigieg goes to Ohio River port to discuss grant for pier

TELL CITY, Ind. (AP) — A $1.6 million federal grant will pay for the construction of a new southern Indiana pier on the Ohio River to be used for unloading of pig iron for a foundry, officials said Wednesday. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg went to Tell City to discuss the grant ...

Capitol riot defendant: I was following Trump’s instructions

An Ohio man charged with storming the U.S. Capitol and stealing a coat rack testified Wednesday that he joined thousands of protesters in ransacking the building last year on what he thought were orders from the president, Donald Trump. Dustin Byron Thompson, 38, of Columbus, Ohio, said he ...

Ohio manufacturing firm to add jobs at its Mississippi plant

GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — An Ohio-based manufacturing firm is adding employees to its facility in Mississippi. Ice Industries Inc. recently announced that employment will be increased at its Grenada, Mississippi plant due to additional contracts for the supply of large outdoor machine ...