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Ohio Dems try to sustain fight as mapmaking panel stays idle

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Frustrated Democrats in Ohio took the unusual step Thursday of calling their own political mapmaking hearing of sorts, inviting public testimonials and streaming the proceeding on Facebook. State Sen. Vernon Sykes and Ohio House Democratic Leader Allison Russo are both ...

Defendants plead guilty in Stone Foltz hazing death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two former members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Bowling Green State University charged in the death of Stone Foltz pleaded guilty to the involvement in Foltz's death after taking a plea deal, the Wood County prosecutor said. Ben Boyers and Jarrett Prizel both ...

Jury sides with Columbus police in excessive force trial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal jury has rejected allegations that police in Ohio's capital city used excessive force when they fatally shot a man in 2016 during an undercover operation, an episode that led to heightened criticism of actions by Columbus police. The city has said that ...

Legacy of Ulysses S. Grant complicated 200 years after birth

The legacy of Ulysses S. Grant isn't getting any less complicated 200 years after his birth. Grant battered the slave-owning South into surrender as President Abraham Lincoln's top Union general, yet he owned at least one enslaved person before the war. A Native American man was among Grant's ...

New Ohio law eases state regulation of some streams

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State regulation of streams that flow temporarily after rainfall will be restricted under legislation signed into law by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. Construction companies, the mining industry and other business groups say removing so-called ephemeral streams from ...

Ohio Democrats make play for women’s vote in governor’s race

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Democrats selecting their nominee for governor in Ohio have a choice between a two-woman ticket and a man-led ticket endorsed by feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Nan Whaley, a former Dayton mayor, is seeking to be the state's first elected female governor. She's up against ...

Split verdict in first-ever Air Force general military trial

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An Air Force major general in Ohio has been convicted by a military judge of one of three specifications of abusive sexual contact in the first-ever military trial of an Air Force general. The charge faced by Maj. Gen. William Cooley during the ...

Trump’s Oz, Vance endorsements bring cash windfall, backlash

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's late endorsements in hypercompetitive Republican Senate primaries in Ohio and Pennsylvania have unlocked a flood of support for his chosen candidates, including millions in cash. But the endorsements have also provoked backlash from ...

Trump’s Oz, Vance endorsements bring cash windfall, backlash

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's late endorsements in hypercompetitive Republican Senate primaries in Ohio and Pennsylvania have unlocked a flood of support for his chosen candidates, including millions in cash. But the endorsements have also provoked backlash from ...

FirstEnergy settles ratepayer lawsuits for $37.5M

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp. has settled four ratepayer lawsuits filed after the utility giant became ensnared in a $60 million bribery scheme to win a $1 billion legislative bailout for two Ohio nuclear plants operated by a company subsidiary when the bill passed in ...