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Columbus mayor requests federal probe of police force

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — While Ohio's capital city has made significant progress enacting changes to its police department, the city needs additional help because of "fierce opposition" to reform within the agency, ...

White farmers sue seeking government loan forgiveness

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Midwestern farmers sued the federal government Thursday alleging they can't participate in a COVID-19 loan forgiveness program because they're white. The group of plaintiffs includes farmers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, South ...

Slain girl’s grandmother wants caseworkers deemed ‘reckless’

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The grandmother of a 2-year-old girl who was beaten and starved to death wants to file a wrongful death lawsuit against three caseworkers who oversaw the girl's care, and has taken her case to the Ohio Supreme Court. During oral ...

Officer pleads not guilty to new charge in Andre Hill case

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fired Ohio police officer accused of killing Andre Hill pleaded not guilty Wednesday to an additional criminal charge on the same day that prosecutors dropped two misdemeanor charges of dereliction of duty. Adam ...

Retired Ohio sheriff and tiny K-9 partner die the same day

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined. It thus seems fitting that retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland, 67, and his crime-fighting partner Midge, 16, would both die ...

‘Hillbilly’ to Capitol Hill? Author eyes Senate bid in Ohio

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Rodney Muterspaw figures J.D. Vance has already shown he's got what it takes to be a U.S. senator. Vance, the "Hillbilly Elegy" author and a fellow Middletown native, broke out of poverty and family chaos and never forgot his ...

Attack leaves 2 Columbus cops with concussions, broken jaw

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A suspect's attack against two Columbus police officers left one officer with a broken jaw and the other with a concussion, authorities announced Friday. Officers Andrew Mott and Samuel Clanin were recovering from their injuries Friday, according to a tweet by the ...

Shooting sends woman, 20, and 4-year-old girl to hospitals

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A shooting in Ohio's capital city sent a 20-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl to the hospital with gunshot wounds, police said. Columbus police said there was an altercation with a man at an address in the city shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, and the woman and child ...

Ohio man found sitting in subway station, rifle near foot

NEW YORK (AP) — A Ohio man arrested for bringing an unloaded, military-style rifle into a Times Square subway station was found sitting with the three-foot-long weapon lying on the floor, inches from his foot, according to a newly released court document. A New York City police officer said ...

Arkansas, Ohio State headline 2022 Maui Invitational field

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — The 2022 Maui Invitational will be headlined by Arkansas, Ohio State and San Diego State. The field, announced Thursday, also will include Arizona, Louisville, Texas Tech, Creighton, and Cincinnati for the November tournament at the Lahaina Civic Center. The ...

Closing time: Indians to use closer-by-committee approach

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' opener is Thursday in Detroit. Their closer isn't nearly as definitive. Cleveland enters the season with uncertainty at several positions, questions about whether their offense can produce enough to back a strong starting staff ...

Cavs hopeful Dellavedova will make long-delayed season debut

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Matthew Dellavedova's long wait to play again may finally be over. More than a year since his last regular-season NBA game, the Cavaliers' popular veteran guard could make his season debut Thursday night after being out with a concussion and ...

AP source: Lindor, Mets agree to $341 million, 10-year deal

By JAKE SEINER AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor and the New York Mets have agreed to a $341 million, 10-year deal, keeping the All-Star shortstop in Queens for the long haul after acquiring him from Cleveland in the offseason, according to a person familiar with the ...

Browns’ Jackson: Clowney could ‘hop on’ Super Bowl contender

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — When he hit free agency, Malik Jackson had a short list of teams the veteran defensive tackle considered signing with. All of them had to fit one requirement. They had to be a Super Bowl contender. The Browns were a match. Jackson, who ...

Online renewal of driver’s licenses, IDs coming to Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Many Ohioans will be able to renew their driver's licenses or state IDs online instead of at state motor vehicle offices under a measure in the state's new transportation budget. Eligible for the new program are people ages 21 to 65 whose current licenses or IDs were ...

Ohio AG to probe allegations against Columbus Zoo ex-execs

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top law enforcer placed one of the nation's largest zoos under investigation Thursday after a newspaper reported misuse of assets by two top executives who later resigned. Republican Attorney General Dave Yost placed his ...

Asian neighbors pen letter of fear to Ohio’s lieutenant gov

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of Asian American residents of the suburb that Ohio's Republican lieutenant governor calls home penned a letter to him Wednesday, citing their concerns over a tweet he sent referring to the "Wuhan virus" and ...

FirstEnergy refunds $26M as nuclear bailout repeal is signed

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio electric company under scrutiny for its role in what federal authorities say was a $60 million bribery and corruption scheme said it will refund $26 million to customers that it collected through a tainted ...

Columbus mayor vows next police chief will come from outside

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Columbus confronts a years-in-the-making reckoning over claims of police brutality and racism, its next police chief will be able to hire their own leadership team, a first for the department in Ohio's capital and largest ...