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Judge: Ohio can’t stop nuclear bailout money from being paid

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general can't block the state's nuclear plants from collecting fees on electricity bills even though the law that authorized the bailout money is at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe, ...

Conservative hoaxers face charges over false voter robocalls

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Two conservative operatives were charged Thursday in connection with false robocalls that aimed to dissuade Black residents in Detroit and other Democratic-leaning U.S. cities from voting by mail, Michigan's attorney general announced. Jacob Wohl, 22, and ...

Authorities: Man killed, 2 people hurt in Columbus shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A shooting in Ohio's capital city early Friday left a man dead and two other people injured, including a woman who was hospitalized in critical condition. Columbus police responded to the area of Parsons and Woodrow avenues around 2 a.m. after getting an alert through ...

Limit of 1 ballot box per county reaches Ohio appeals court

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio secretary of state's evolving public statements and erratic actions prior to issuing a directive limiting ballot drop boxes to one per county prove his order is not reasonable, the Ohio Democratic Party's lawyer told an ...

Authorities identify driver killed by falling highway sign

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a driver killed on a Cleveland highway when a large metal sign fell on his pickup truck. The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes of Interstate 480 at the State Road exit. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a ...

Crash kills 2 university students, injures 2

DIAMOND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a single-car crash on an interstate in Ohio claimed the lives of two university students from Sierra Leone and injured two others. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the car was heading east on IR-76 in Palmyra Township shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday when ...

Marchers called for end to violence after death of girl, 8

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Family and friends of an 8-year-old Akron girl killed in a shooting last month are calling for an end to gun violence responsible for the deaths of the girl and other children in the Ohio city. Relatives of 8-year-old Mikayla Pickett organized a "Save Our Children" walk ...

Activist accused of spending donated money for personal use

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An activist is accused of spending for personal use some $200,000 in donations to what was represented as a Black Lives Matter charity. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Sir Maejor Page, previously known as Tyree Conyers-Page, is charged with one count of wire ...

Margaret Atwood honored with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Author Margaret Atwood thinks an American defiant streak is the country's defense against the kind of nightmarish totalitarian future she depicts for the United States in "The Handmaid's Tale." "I would bet on American orneriness and refusal ...

Cleveland’s Catholic Diocese welcomes new bishop

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's nearly 700,000 Roman Catholics on Monday were welcoming a new bishop from Pennsylvania during an installation Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Bishop Edward Malesic, 60, served five years as bishop of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, until Pope Francis ...