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Native clover species being dropped from endangered list

By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A native plant called running buffalo clover that had been considered extinct is being removed from the federal endangered species list after bouncing back in a half-dozen states east of the Mississippi River, officials said ...

Ohio capital city announces crackdown on off-road vehicles

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police on Wednesday announced the results of a crackdown on illegal off-road vehicle driving, a phenomenon seen across the country recently and often attributed to frustration with coronavirus pandemic ...

Trump-backed Carey, centrist Brown win Ohio US House races

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist backed by former President Donald Trump, beat a bevy of Republicans in central Ohio, while Cuyahoga County Council member Shontel Brown pulled out a victory for the Democratic establishment in Cleveland, ...

Officer responding to shots fired call killed in crash

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A police officer responding to reports of shots fired in a southeastern Ohio town was killed when the SUV he was driving and two other vehicles collided, authorities said. The crash in Nelsonville occurred around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Scott Dawley, 43, a seven-year ...

Crop-dusting plane crashes in front yard of Ohio home

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — A crop-dusting plane struck some power lines and trees before it crashed in the front yard of a northeastern Ohio home on Wednesday, leaving the pilot with minor injuries. The crash in Wooster occurred around 10:30 a.m., as the plane dusted a farmer's field, according to ...

Probe into police hospital shooting referred to prosecutor

The Associated Press undefined COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Black man in an Ohio emergency room is being referred to the county prosecutor, the attorney general announced Wednesday. The state completed its probe into the April shooting ...

FirstEnergy to pay $230M in agreement in Ohio bribery case

By MARK GILLISPIE, JULIE CARR SMYTH and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted Thursday to using dark money groups to fund the effort, and agreed to pay $230 million and other conditions so prosecutors ...

Trump’s sway tested in race for open mid-Ohio US House seat

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio is testing the ongoing political sway of former President Donald Trump as his choice in the race, a longtime coal lobbyist, is competing against candidates ...

Feds urge rental websites to warn of elevator dangers

Days after the death of a child who got stuck in an elevator at a North Carolina vacation rental, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is calling on vacation rental websites to warn customers about the dangers of home elevators and require hosts to lock elevators until they are ...

Mayor indicted in public corruption case denies charges

WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — A mayor in western Ohio has been indicted on public corruption charges involving business deals with his family and his own company. A county grand jury on Thursday indicted Wapakoneta Mayor Thomas Stinebaugh on charges of theft in office, conflict of interest and ...