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Man blaming Trump’s ‘orders’ for riot actions found guilty

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Ohio man who claimed he was only "following presidential orders" from Donald Trump when he stormed the U.S. Capitol was convicted by a jury that took less than three hours to reject his novel defense for obstructing Congress from certifying Joe Biden's presidential ...

GPRS Creates a Novel Geospatial Solution: SiteMap

TOLEDO, Ohio – Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC (GPRS) is releasing a new software and service named SiteMap. GPRS is a private concrete scanning, utility locating, and leak detection company that provides critical subsurface mapping to construction contractors and facility managers. ...

Cities ask Netflix, Hulu, stream services to pay cable fees

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Should Netflix and other streaming services have to pay local governments the same fees levied on cable operators? That was the question before the Ohio Supreme Court during a Wednesday hearing, as the court debates whether streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu ...

Trump returning to Ohio for GOP rally ahead of May 3 primary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is returning to Ohio to try to boost Republican candidates and turnout ahead of the May 3 primary. Trump will headline an evening rally at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, north of Columbus, on April 23 — certainly to stump ...

Buttigieg goes to Ohio River port to discuss grant for pier

TELL CITY, Ind. (AP) — A $1.6 million federal grant will pay for the construction of a new southern Indiana pier on the Ohio River to be used for unloading of pig iron for a foundry, officials said Wednesday. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg went to Tell City to discuss the grant ...

Capitol riot defendant: I was following Trump’s instructions

An Ohio man charged with storming the U.S. Capitol and stealing a coat rack testified Wednesday that he joined thousands of protesters in ransacking the building last year on what he thought were orders from the president, Donald Trump. Dustin Byron Thompson, 38, of Columbus, Ohio, said he ...

Ohio manufacturing firm to add jobs at its Mississippi plant

GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — An Ohio-based manufacturing firm is adding employees to its facility in Mississippi. Ice Industries Inc. recently announced that employment will be increased at its Grenada, Mississippi plant due to additional contracts for the supply of large outdoor machine ...

Federal judges to decide next steps in Ohio US House races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judicial panel in Ohio says it will decide by Tuesday whether to temporarily block the results of U.S. House races in Ohio that have gone foward under an unresolved congressional map. A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of ...

Closing arguments conducted in Ohio doctor’s murder trial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Closing arguments in the trial of an Ohio doctor charged in multiple hospital deaths were conducted Monday, with a prosecutor telling jurors that regardless of how close a patient is to death, it's illegal to speed up the process. An attorney for Dr. William Husel told ...

Ohio collecting surplus helmets, vests for Ukraine defense

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday the state will collect hundreds of donated helmets, protective vests and other surplus police equipment for the civilian defense of Ukraine. Distribution of the equipment will be coordinated by the Fund to Aid Ukraine, a nonprofit ...