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6 improving at Tennessee hospital after grocery shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Six people wounded in a mass shooting at a Tennessee supermarket are no longer in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday. One person was in serious condition and five others were in good condition, Angie Golding, a spokeswoman for Regional One Health in ...

House Republican who voted to impeach Trump won’t run again

By JILL COLVIN and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press One of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol announced he will not seek reelection in Ohio next year. U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, a former ...

Ohio to receive 855 Afghan refugees through federal program

By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 900 Afghan refugees will be arriving in Ohio and placed within eight local resettlement agencies as part of the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals across the country, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. "These are individuals who ...

Psychologist facing child porn counts reaches plea deal

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A child psychologist facing dozens of counts related to child pornography pleaded guilty to child endangerment and tampering with evidence in exchange for all other counts being dismissed. Gregory Ramey, 71, entered his pleas Wednesday in Greene County Common Pleas ...

Activists demand tougher federal review of Columbus police

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press/Report for America COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The announcement that the U.S. Justice Department will provide technical assistance to Columbus police — at the city's invitation — has done little to curb community activists' ...

Ex-student pleads guilty in Ohio fraternity hazing case

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — One of the eight men charged in the fraternity hazing death of a Bowling Green State University sophomore pleaded guilty on Thursday in Ohio. Niall Sweeney, 21, of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in a Wood County courtroom to felony tampering with evidence and ...

Nonprofit exec, council president to vie for Cleveland mayor

CLEVELAND (AP) — A nonprofit executive and the City Council president will face off in November to determine who will succeed Cleveland's longtime mayor. According to unofficial results, Justin Bibb received 27% of the vote and Council President Kevin Kelley 19% on Tuesday in a nonpartisan ...

Records: Ohio prison guards disciplined before inmate death

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three of the Ohio prison guards involved in the February death of inmate Michael McDaniel were previously disciplined for excessive use of force or not intervening when inmates were in danger or guards used ...

Ohio redistricting panel OKs 4-year plan along party lines

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The powerful new redistricting panel in Ohio failed on Wednesday to reach the bipartisan consensus necessary to pass a 10-year map of state legislative districts based on 2020 census totals. After hours of negotiations ahead of a ...

School vaccine campaigns targeting students face blowback

By CEDAR ATTANASIO Associated Press / Report for America Fearing his parents wouldn't approve of his decision to get a COVID-19 vaccine but needing their signature, Andrew signed up for the appointment in secret, and then sprang it on them at the last minute. They said no. Andrew cursed at ...