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Officer shoots driver who allegedly tried to run over woman

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A Dayton police officer shot and wounded a woman who tried to run over another woman who was speaking with police about an alleged domestic violence incident, authorities said. A woman reported the domestic issue around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, and police and emergency ...

Biden’s 3rd trip to Ohio pushes his economic agenda

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden just can't quit Ohio — even if it rejected him in last year's election. The Democrat travels to Cincinnati on Wednesday to push his economic policies. It's the third visit of his presidency to Ohio, the only state he lost ...

Anti-abortion group protests Catholic school hosting Biden

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio anti-abortion group is protesting a local Catholic university's involvement in an upcoming visit by Democratic President Joe Biden. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati urged members of the public Tuesday to call Mount St. ...

State agency: Guards used excessive force before inmate died

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's correctional agency found that at least five prison guards used excessive and unjustified force against a Black inmate before he died in custody in February, officials said Tuesday. Security footage released ...

Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe, GOP may boycott

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two Republicans tapped by House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, a decision McCarthy denounced as "an egregious abuse of ...

Court overturns death penalty conviction in women’s slayings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a death penalty conviction and ordered a new trial for a man who pleaded guilty to killing three women in a Cleveland suburb. Justices said a three-judge panel in Cleveland failed to inform George Brinkman Jr., 49, about ...

Governor: fines to remain for COVID rule-breaking businesses

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Refunding fines to Ohio businesses cited for violating public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic would send a "horrible" message to the vast majority of companies that followed the rules, GOP Gov. Mike DeWine said ...

Columbus officer who killed Andre Hill wants trial moved

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Extensive publicity about the December police killing of Andre Hill makes it impossible to convene a fair jury locally and so the trial should be moved, an attorney representing Adam Coy, the ex-Columbus officer charged in Hill's ...

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author JD Vance joins US Senate campaign

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press The venture capitalist and author of "Hillbilly Elegy" officially joined the crowded Republican race for the Ohio U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Rob Portman. JD Vance, whose book was widely seen in 2016 as helping explain Republican Donald Trump's appeal to ...

Dogs on display: Museum fetes 200 years of cartoon canines

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a 1970 Beetle Bailey comic strip, the character known as Sarge berates his uniform-wearing dog, Otto, for a paperwork mistake. "Think, Otto, think!!" Sarge says. "We can't all be Snoopy," a dejected Otto replies. This ...