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Thousands go another day without power, water after twisters

By MITCH STACY Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thousands in the Dayton area affected by the Memorial Day storms went another day Thursday without power and water, crews worked to clear debris-clogged roads, and police continued to search for a woman who disappeared around the time of ...

Lawyers working to avoid retrial of man just off death row

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Prosecutors and lawyers for a Jordanian man who spent two decades on Ohio's death row before his conviction was tossed said Thursday that they are trying to work out an agreement to avoid his retrial. Ahmad Fawzi Issa, 49, in jail stripes and ...

Ohio State trustees move to revoke honor for abusive doctor

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A committee of Ohio State University trustees voted Thursday to revoke the emeritus status of a team doctor found to have sexually abused young men throughout his two decades there. The full board of trustees could vote Friday on ...

Police: 13-year-old arrested in fatal shooting of boy, 14

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 13-year-old boy has been arrested in the death of a 14-year-old boy who was shot near an Ohio school. Columbus police say the younger boy was arrested Tuesday night in front of his attorney's office. He is being charged as a juvenile. The Associated Press ...

ACLU: JPMorgan Chase settles paternal leave class action

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A civil rights group says JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by male employees who say they were denied additional paid parental leave between 2011 and 2017. The American Civil Liberties Union and law firm Outten & ...

Heeded alarms may have limited deaths in Ohio tornadoes

By ANGIE WANG and JOHN MINCHILLO Associated Press CELINA, Ohio (AP) — Strong Memorial Day tornadoes that spun through Ohio and Indiana smashed homes and businesses and sent thousands of people cowering in basements and closets, but just a single death was reported in the aftermath of the ...

Lawmakers consider 2 plans to change Ohio graduation rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are considering competing proposals to change high school graduation requirements again, after already easing rules for students earning diplomas this year and next year. A plan backed by the State Board of Education would let students qualify for ...

EPA accepts grant proposals for runoff prevention projects

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking grant applications for projects intended to reduce runoff of polluted water into the Great Lakes. About $14 million will be divided among roughly 30 projects targeting excess nutrients and storm water, which feed ...

Tornadoes leave trail of destruction across Ohio, Indiana

By ANGIE WANG, JOHN MINCHILLO and KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press BROOKVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. There were no immediate reports of any deaths or ...

Thousands of US kindergartners unvaccinated without waivers

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — States are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but schoolchildren using such waivers are ...

Review: Ohio medical marijuana industry growth still slow

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says fewer than one in every three medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio that received a provisional license have also been granted an operating license. State officials say the dispensaries receive extra scrutiny because marijuana is still illegal at the ...

Ohio bill would bar towing services from hiring “spotters”

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has approved a bill that would prohibit towing services from hiring "spotters" to report illegally parked vehicles. A spotter as described in the bill is a person whose task is to report the presence of vehicles not authorized to park in designated spaces ...

Lawmakers consider 2 plans to change Ohio graduation rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are considering competing proposals to change high school graduation requirements again, after already easing rules for students earning diplomas this year and next year. A plan backed by the State Board of Education would let students qualify for ...

House Speaker Pelosi to headline state Democrats’ fundraiser

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be the featured speaker at the annual fundraising dinner for Ohio Democrats. The California Democrat is scheduled to speak at the state Democratic Party's "legacy dinner" at the Greater Columbus Convention Center Friday. Tickets ...

Report: Ohio State team doctor abused 177, leaders knew

By KANTELE FRANKO and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At least 177 men were sexually abused by an Ohio State team doctor who died years ago, the university said Friday as it released findings from a law firm that investigated the accusations, concluding that school ...

Jury recommends death for man convicted in car lot slayings

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury has recommended that a man who represented himself at trial be sentenced to death for the slayings of a couple at a Cleveland used car lot. The jury in Cleveland deliberated less than an hour before reaching its decision Thursday. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County ...

Ohio governor: new lethal injection policy coming in ‘weeks’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he expects Ohio to present a federal judge with a proposed new lethal injection system within several weeks. The Republican governor says the system will be different than the previous protocol. But he wouldn't say whether it would contain the ...

Ohio’s unemployment rate dips slightly in April

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly from March to April. State officials on Friday said the unemployment rate was 4.3% in April, compared with 4.4% the previous month. Ohio's unemployment rate stood at 4.6% in April 2018. The national rate was ...

Ohio capital still has a few bike couriers, despite e-filing

By KEN GORDON The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When he answered a newspaper ad for a bicycle courier in 1999, Kevin Cash figured he was embarking on a short-lived adventure. "I thought it would be something I would do for a year," he said, "or not even that — maybe just for the ...

Space exploration exhibit for Apollo 11 opens at Ohio museum

CINCINNATI (AP) — A new permanent exhibit focusing on space exploration and the Ohio native who was the first person to walk on the moon has opened at a Cincinnati museum. The Neil Armstrong Space Exploration Gallery opened May 6 in the Cincinnati Museum Center. It celebrates the legacy of ...