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Trump’s Oz, Vance endorsements bring cash windfall, backlash

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's late endorsements in hypercompetitive Republican Senate primaries in Ohio and Pennsylvania have unlocked a flood of support for his chosen candidates, including millions in cash. But the endorsements have also provoked backlash from ...

Trump’s Oz, Vance endorsements bring cash windfall, backlash

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's late endorsements in hypercompetitive Republican Senate primaries in Ohio and Pennsylvania have unlocked a flood of support for his chosen candidates, including millions in cash. But the endorsements have also provoked backlash from ...

FirstEnergy settles ratepayer lawsuits for $37.5M

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp. has settled four ratepayer lawsuits filed after the utility giant became ensnared in a $60 million bribery scheme to win a $1 billion legislative bailout for two Ohio nuclear plants operated by a company subsidiary when the bill passed in ...

City sues Ohio over conscience clause for health providers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed targeting legal protections granted to health-care providers in Ohio that allows them to deny treatment that they oppose on the basis of their conscience or religious beliefs. Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein on Wednesday sued the state over ...

JD Vance paid $70K by colleges he bashes as Senate candidate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Before Republican JD Vance began targeting universities as the enemy of the conservative movement, the Donald Trump-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate in Ohio leveraged a network of higher education institutions across the country to promote his book — and he made money ...

Feds award $420M for dam repairs and flood-control projects

The federal government said Thursday that will spend about $420 million to repair dams and develop flood control projects in dozens of states, marking the latest infusion of cash from a federal infrastructure law. The projects include improvements to several high hazard dams in poor condition ...

US to play Morocco in June 1 exhibition at Cincinnati

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play 24th-ranked Morocco on June 1 in an exhibition at Cincinnati, the first of six warmup matches for the Americans ahead of the World Cup. The No. 15 U.S. also is planning a friendly for June 5, followed by a pair of matches in the CONCACAF Nations ...

Ohio doctor found not guilty in 14 hospital patient deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor accused of ordering excessive amounts of painkillers that led to multiple patient deaths at a Columbus-area hospital was acquitted of 14 counts of murder Wednesday following a weekslong trial. Dr. William Husel, 46, was accused of ordering the drugs for ...

Jury: Ohio man guilty of placing pipe bombs on tugboats

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal jury has found an Ohio man guilty of placing pipe bombs on tugboats on the Ohio River, U.S. Department of Justice officials said. Nathaniel Blayn Becker, 42, of Marietta, Ohio, bought pipes and other components of the devices from a Lowe's store on four ...

Strong influences help mold 2022 US Teacher of the Year

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — It hardly seems a stretch to say Kurt Russell was born to be a history teacher. Raised on his mother's stories about segregation and the civil rights movement in Alabama and influenced by teachers from his childhood, the 50-year-old Russell has spent the last 25 years ...

Ohio judge again blocks abortion law that threatened clinics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has blocked early enforcement of an Ohio abortion law signed in December that included additional licensing requirements challenged by the ACLU and Planned Parenthood as unnecessarily onerous. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Alison Hatheway's ruling Friday ...

Abortion training under threat for med students, residents

Browse any medical dictionary, and before hitting appendectomy and anesthesia, you'll find abortion. The first two procedures are part of standard physician education. But for many U.S. medical school students and residents who want to learn about abortions, options are scarce. And new ...

3 inmates captured after attacking guard, escaping Ohio jail

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Three Ohio inmates who attacked a guard, took his keys and escaped from the Muskingum County Jail were found a few hours later Monday morning, the sheriff's department said. Two of the inmates were captured after they crashed a stolen truck just south of Zanesville ...

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 ...