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Friday kicks off inaugurals for new Ohio officeholders

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The swearing-in of Ohio's next state treasurer kicks off a long weekend of inaugural events for new statewide officeholders. All five of the state's executive offices opened up this year as a result of term limits. Republicans maintained control of all five. State Rep. ...

Attorney general files motion to toss redistricting lawsuit

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine in his current role as the state's attorney general has filed a motion seeking dismissal of a lawsuit attempting to force Ohio to redraw its 16 congressional districts in time for the 2020 election. The lawsuit is scheduled for trial in March ...

Funeral arrangements for police officer killed on duty set

CINCINNATI (AP) — Funeral arrangements for a police officer in Ohio who was fatally struck by a pickup truck while he was redirecting traffic have been set. Forty-six-year-old Colerain Township Police Officer Dale Woods was hit by a vehicle Jan. 4 while working at the scene of a crash in the ...

Ohio couple accused in terror plot plead not guilty

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man and his girlfriend who are accused of obtaining guns and explosives for a foiled domestic terror attack have pleaded not guilty. Vincent Armstrong, and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Lecron, both 23, entered their pleas Thursday to multiple charges, including ...

Whistleblower alleging sex abuse at Ohio State is arrested

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man whose claims helped spur the investigation into alleged, decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor has been jailed in Columbus, where he's accused of telecommunications harassment. A warrant was issued for 50-year-old Mike DiSabato, of suburban Dublin, ...

Former speaker elected to again lead Ohio House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio House has chosen state Rep. Larry Householder as speaker, ending a months-long, contentious fight over the leadership position. Householder was elected House speaker Monday for the second time in his career. The Republican from Perry County received 52 ...

US Supreme Court won’t hear appeal from Craigslist killer

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from an Ohio man sentenced to death for killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers. The appeal from 59-year-old Richard Beasley was among those that the high court on Monday declined to hear. One of his ...

Police: Teen shot in head while playing Russian roulette

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head while playing Russian roulette in Ohio. Authorities say the teen was injured around 1 a.m. Saturday at a home in Akron. Police say the Louisville teen was playing with a 16-year-old boy from Green and a 20-year-old man ...

Ohio band leader among finalists for Grammy educator award

By ALISSA WIDMAN NEESE, The Columbus Dispatch DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — As a Grammy nominee, Jeremy Bradstreet is stopped and greeted with congratulations most everywhere he goes. But if the Dublin resident takes home the award in early February, it won't be for producing a radio hit or ...

Co-anchors in life: 2 broadcasters announce engagement

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two journalists who co-anchor news broadcasts at a television station in Ohio now plan to also co-anchor a life together as husband and wife. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Sheree Paolello (pah-LEL'-loh) and Mike Dardis of WLWT-TV in Cincinnati announced their Dec. 28 ...