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Congressional races to be decided in unusual Ohio primary

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A Democratic U.S. House incumbent faces a spirited challenge in central Ohio and two Democrats are competing to take on a potentially vulnerable Republican congressman in the Cincinnati area as Ohio's primary voting comes to an end Tuesday. ...

Caffeine bought online killed teen. But is Amazon at fault?

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Logan Stiner was just days from high school graduation when his brother found him unresponsive in their family's home southwest of Cleveland in May 2014. Stiner, 18, died of cardiac arrhythmia and seizure from acute caffeine ...

Teen pleads guilty in death of girl hit during police chase

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter stemming from the crash of a stolen car that struck and killed a 13-year-old pedestrian during a police pursuit last year. The teen also pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and received a four-year ...

Speaker: Ohio reopening plan ‘disrespected’ lawmakers wishes

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's plan for when to reopen Ohio's economy "disrespected" the wishes of fellow GOP lawmakers, the House Speaker said in sharply worded criticism of DeWine's blueprint for restarting ...

Ohio’s mail-in primary tests voting during virus outbreak

By WILL WEISSERT and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first major test of an almost completely vote-by-mail election during a pandemic is unfolding Tuesday in Ohio, offering lessons to other states about how to conduct one of the most basic acts of democracy amid a ...

Ohio governor announces easing up of elective surgery ban

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday announced an easing up on the prohibition of elective surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic. DeWine said that doctors can now review postponed procedures and surgeries with patients in ...

Ohio elections chief says no major problems yet in odd vote

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Voter participation in Ohio's coronavirus-extended primary election is on a slow pace, but the state's election chief said Wednesday there have been no major problems so far with less than a week to go. Numbers released Tuesday by the ...

Authorities: Missing toddler drowns in neighborhood pond

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A toddler who walked away from his family's home in Ohio's capital city was later found drowned in a small pond in his neighborhood. Columbus police say 2-year-old Birane Talla was reported missing around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday by a relative. Officers soon began searching ...

Ohio nears 1M unemployment claims over 5 weeks amid virus

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 1 million people have filed unemployment claims in the past five weeks as Ohio's stay-at-home order continues to depress the economy and lead to widespread layoffs, the state reported Thursday. For the week ending April ...

Man gets life sentence in fatal shooting of pregnant woman

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man who fired shots into a home, killing a pregnant woman inside the residence, was sentenced Thursday to 30 years to life in state prison. Brandon Leigh was 17 when the shooting occurred in Dayton in February 2018. The case was soon moved to adult court and he was ...