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Jury in Ohio doctor’s murder trial says they’re deadlocked

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge told jurors deliberating in the trial of an Ohio doctor charged in the deaths of 14 hospital patients to keep working Monday after they said they were deadlocked. Franklin Judge Michael Holbrook told the panel to make one more attempt to come up with a verdict ...

Ohio election officials beg to end Groundhog Day of map flap

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — If the fight in Ohio between a defiant political mapmaking panel and an equally stubborn Ohio Supreme Court bears a resemblance to the movie "Groundhog Day," then long-suffering election workers are the guy caught in the daily nightmare — at least according to the head ...

President named for newly formed Vermont State University

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A president has been named for the newly established Vermont State University, which consolidates three state institutions, the Vermont State College System board announced Monday. Parwinder Grewal most recently served in leadership roles at the University of Texas Rio ...

Ex-officer’s trial in woman’s 2018 death ends in mistrial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a former Ohio vice squad officer charged in the death of a woman he shot while working undercover almost four years ago. Jurors in Franklin County deliberated for about 10 hours over three days but were unable to reach a ...

Republican Ohio Gov Mike DeWine tests positive for COVID-19

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19. The 75-year-old Republican said in an announcement late Friday he was diagnosed by his personal physician after experiencing mild symptoms such as a runny nose, head ache, body aches and a sore throat. DeWine was ...

Trump backs GOP’s JD Vance in US Senate primary in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance in Ohio's bitterly competitive Republican Senate primary, ending months of jockeying in a race where his backing could be pivotal. In a statement, Trump described Vance as "the candidate ...

Ohio’s GOP governor aims to overcome anger in party base

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The school closures, stay-at-home mandates and curfews that Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine imposed early in the pandemic still infuriate Donald Trump's most loyal supporters. His dismissal of the former president's stolen election lie and criticism that Trump "poured gas ...

Body found in Indiana in 1992 ID’d as Ohio girl who was 17

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A female's body found dumped along a central Indiana highway in 1992 has been identified as that of a Toledo, Ohio, girl who was 17 when she died, authorities said. The Boone County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that DNA technology had identified the body as that ...

Justices send Ohio Statehouse maps back to drawing board

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court issued an extraordinary fourth rebuke of the state's Republican-controlled redistricting panel on Thursday, declaring mapmakers' latest maps for Statehouse districts were yet another partisan gerrymander. The court set a May 6 deadline for ...

GOP leaders in Ohio try to block Trump endorsement of Vance

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of Republican leaders in Ohio are mounting a last-minute effort to urge former President Donald Trump not to endorse JD Vance in the crowded upcoming primary for an open Senate seat. A draft letter circulating among Republicans and obtained by The Associated ...