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Military identifies WWII Army Air Force soldier from Ohio

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The remains of an Army Air Force sergeant from Ohio who died after he was sent to a prisoner of war camp during World War II have now been positively identified, Defense Department officials announced Tuesday. Tech. Sgt. William F. Teaff, 26, of Steubenville, was ...

Federal appeals court greenlights federal deportation policy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal guidance prioritizing the deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk can be implemented, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. At issue is a September directive from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that ...

Biden to Ohio, spotlighting rescued pensions for millions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to boost his standing with frustrated blue-collar voters, President Joe Biden on Wednesday will use the backdrop of a union training center in Cleveland to tell workers his policies will shore up troubled pension funding for millions now on the job or retired. Hurt ...

Video shows Akron police kill Black man in hail of gunfire

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities said Sunday at a news conference. Akron police released ...

Prosecutor: Man sentenced on gun charge in officer shooting

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a hunter has been sentenced to just under a decade in prison for illegal possession of a weapon used to shoot and seriously wound an Ohio Department of Natural Resources officer investigating a deer poaching complaint in 2020. The U.S. ...

Ohio governor postpones 2 executions scheduled for 2023

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's unofficial death penalty moratorium will continue past Gov. Mike DeWine's first term, based on a pair of reprieves for the first two executions of 2023 that were announced Friday. The news follows DeWine's decision a week ago to postpone the remaining execution ...

Court denies request for emergency halt to Ohio abortion ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An emergency stay of Ohio's newly imposed state ban on abortions at the first detectable "fetal heartbeat" was rejected Friday by the state Supreme Court. At issue was a request by Ohio abortion providers for the interim delay while the court reviews the question of ...

New Ohio law seeks uniform regulations for carrying knives

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new law taking effect this fall will establish uniform rules for carrying knives across Ohio to prevent municipalities from enforcing local regulations, proponents say. The bill's main sponsor, Sen. Kristina Roegner, a Republican from Hudson, said that varying ...

Ohio school district sued over ‘anti-racism’ teaching ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district's ban on "anti-racism" instruction is itself racist and an unconstitutional free speech prohibition, according to a federal lawsuit seeking to have the ban overturned. At issue is a resolution to create "a culture of kindness" narrowly approved ...

Indiana police set as state handgun permit requirement ends

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The repeal of Indiana's requirement for a permit to carry a handgun in public has forced police agencies to change how they handle encounters with armed people. Republicans pushed the repeal, which takes effect Friday, through the state Legislature this spring over the ...