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Theater groups: 15% capacity guideline fiscally unworkable

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio performing arts groups financially devastated by the coronavirus shutdown received good news this week, tempered by a harsh economic reality. A public health order from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine greenlighted performances again, ...

Kanye West sues Ohio election head to get on November ballot

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rapper Kanye West sued Ohio's election chief Wednesday in an effort to be placed on the November presidential ballot after the Secretary of State deemed him unqualified as an independent candidate. West's emergency ...

Police: 4-year-old boy accidentally shoots 2-year-old sister

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister early Wednesday at a home in Ohio's capital city, authorities said. Columbus police responded to the residence around 1:15 a.m. The wounded girl was taken to a hospital and was listed in stable condition, but ...

Court: Private company workers can’t sue over urine tests

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Private company workers who provide drug test urine samples under direct observation can't sue over invasion of privacy, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The court's 4-3 decision overturned a lower-court decision that had sided with two former employees of ...

2 more college student in Ohio plead guilty in hazing case

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Two more members of a now-defunct fraternity at Ohio University have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from hazing that led to a student's death two years ago. Joshua Androsac, 20, of Lewis Center, pleaded guilty Wednesday to single counts of misdemeanor negligent ...

New hearing for ex-Ohio House speaker in bribery scheme

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday set a new hearing date for the former speaker of the Ohio House to answer a charge related to an alleged $60 million bribery scheme. Republican Rep. Larry Householder and four others are accused of shepherding $60 million in energy company ...

Ohio Republicans try to regroup in crucial state for Trump

By DAN SEWELL and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Complications pummeled Ohio Republicans this week as they sought to put up a united front headed into the GOP's national convention. One of their best-known politicians threw his support behind Democrat Joe Biden, their ...

Kanye West fails to qualify on Ohio ballot in November

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kanye West won't appear on Ohio's ballot as an unaffiliated presidential candidate this November because of mismatched information on the rapper's signature-gathering documents, Ohio's elections chief said ...

Earthquake occurs near Monroe in corner of Michigan

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A magnitude 3.2 earthquake occurred Friday near Monroe in the southeastern corner of Michigan, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The depth was about 5.7 miles (9.17 kilometers). The earthquake was felt in the Detroit area and in Ohio, which is just minutes from Monroe. It ...

Man charged with murder in death of woman found after fire

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with aggravated murder in the stabbing death of a mother whose body was found after a house fire earlier this month. Anson Pride, 41, was arrested after firefighters recovered the body of 38-year-old Jamaka Calhoun, ...