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A look at Ohioans facing charges in the US Capitol siege

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 300 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 17 of those cases, including one announced Monday, involve Ohio residents identified ...

Pandemic masks ongoing child abuse crisis as cases plummet

By SALLY HO and CAMILLE FASSETT Associated Press LANSFORD, Pa. (AP) — Ava Lerario lived in a home marked by both love and chaos, even before the walls of the pandemic started closing in on her fractured family. Sandwiched between two brothers, the 9-year-old was her father's princess, and ...

Former governor, 2 ex-mayors to lead new policy foundation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Republican governor of Ohio and two former big-city mayors who are Democrats have come together to lead a new foundation that will provide policy and research help to a group of Ohio's largest cities and suburbs. Republican Gov. Bob Taft, former Columbus Mayor ...

‘That lady is drunk!’ Court weighs citizen tip validity

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The legal authority of a shouted tip to a state trooper about an impaired driver — "That lady is drunk!" — is before the Ohio Supreme Court in a question over constitutional protections from illegal search and seizure. At ...

Cops: Man who spurred deadly chase was wanted on warrants

BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — A driver who led police on a high-speed chase before he crashed into another vehicle, killing himself and the other driver, was wanted for felonious assault and child abuse/endangering charges, authorities said. The crash occurred around 8 a.m. Tuesday at the ...

GOP congressman gives shots to promote COVID-19 efforts

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — A Republican congressman gave COVID-19 vaccinations Sunday to promote efforts to get reluctant people to get the shots. An early advocate of getting vaccinated, Rep. Brad Wenstrup is among Republicans concerned about their voters getting ...

Ruling lets lawsuit over transgender pronoun dispute proceed

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Friday ruling from a federal appeals court allows a professor to continue with his lawsuit against a small, public university in Ohio that rebuked him for not addressing a transgender student using the student's preferred gender terms. Nicholas Meriwether argues Shawnee ...

Pandemic masks ongoing child abuse crisis as cases plummet

By SALLY HO and CAMILLE FASSETT Associated Press LANSFORD, Pa. (AP) — Ava Lerario lived in a home marked by both love and chaos, even before the walls of the pandemic started closing in on her fractured family. Sandwiched between two brothers, the 9-year-old was her father's princess, and ...

Fundraiser held for family of missing boy as search resumes

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Community members and family friends gathered over the weekend in Ohio to raise money for the family of one of two missing children as the search for their bodies along the Ohio River continued for another weekend. Organizers said they hoped Saturday's event at ...

7 wounded when dispute sparks shootout at motorcycle club

CLEVELAND (AP) — A shootout at a private motorcycle club in Cleveland that left seven people wounded was apparently sparked by a dispute involving a man and a woman, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday inside the Spot Night Club. Authorities said the man involved in ...