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Court denies request for emergency halt to Ohio abortion ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An emergency stay of Ohio's newly imposed state ban on abortions at the first detectable "fetal heartbeat" was rejected Friday by the state Supreme Court. At issue was a request by Ohio abortion providers for the interim delay while the court reviews the question of ...

New Ohio law seeks uniform regulations for carrying knives

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new law taking effect this fall will establish uniform rules for carrying knives across Ohio to prevent municipalities from enforcing local regulations, proponents say. The bill's main sponsor, Sen. Kristina Roegner, a Republican from Hudson, said that varying ...

Ohio school district sued over ‘anti-racism’ teaching ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district's ban on "anti-racism" instruction is itself racist and an unconstitutional free speech prohibition, according to a federal lawsuit seeking to have the ban overturned. At issue is a resolution to create "a culture of kindness" narrowly approved ...

Indiana police set as state handgun permit requirement ends

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The repeal of Indiana's requirement for a permit to carry a handgun in public has forced police agencies to change how they handle encounters with armed people. Republicans pushed the repeal, which takes effect Friday, through the state Legislature this spring over the ...

State agency to lead probe into deadly Akron police shooting

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man shot and killed by police following a vehicle and foot pursuit this week died from multiple gunshot wounds, and his death has been ruled a homicide, authorities announced Wednesday. The Akron Beacon Journal reported the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has taken ...

EXPLAINER: Abortion landscape under state ‘heartbeat’ laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Laws banning most abortions at the point of the "first detectable heartbeat" are beginning to take effect across the country, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized the procedure in 1973. Such laws, often ...

38-year-old learns the surprising reason she had a heart attack

Jodi Helmer, American Heart Association News undefined As she finished mowing the lawn of her home in Girard, Ohio, Amy Kren had a somewhat familiar feeling. The shortness of breath and tightness in her chest seemed like another asthma attack. She went into the garage and put a hand on a lawn ...

‘Silicon Heartland’ boon for Ohio, but families mourn homes

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — When President Joe Biden applauded a decision by Intel Corp. to build a $20 billion semiconductor operation on "1,000 empty acres of land" in Ohio, it didn't sit well with Tressie Corsi. The 85-year-old woman has lived on 7 acres of that land since she and her late ...

Ohio officers kill man in parking lot following car chase

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police shot and killed a man early Monday in the parking lot of a business because he posed a "deadly threat" to officers, authorities said. Akron police Capt. David Laughlin told the Akron Beacon Journal that the man fired a shot at police from his vehicle on Ohio ...

Ohio governor postpones last scheduled 2022 execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has postponed the last execution that was scheduled for this year, pushing the October date for Quisi Bryan, convicted of killing a Cleveland police officer, to early in 2026. The move once again called into question the functionality of capital ...

Man suspected in 2 Ohio killings found dead in Alabama

FALKVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a woman and child in Ohio was found dead in Alabama from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, news outlets reported. Dante Rashad Hawes, 32, of Dayton, Ohio, was found dead inside a vehicle Thursday afternoon in Falkville, ...

Man gets life for hit-and-run that killed man and toddler

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the hit-and-run deaths of a man and the man's young daughter, who was in a stroller. Shawn Allen, 37, of Canton, remained defiant and maintained his innocence during sentencing in Akron, the Akron Beacon Journal ...

Ex-Venezuela mayor pleads guilty for $3.8 million in bribes

CLEVELAND (AP) — A onetime ally of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez pleaded guilty in Miami on Thursday for taking $3.8 million in bribes in exchange for steering lucrative oil contracts from foreign-owned joint ventures to officials in Venezuela's socialist government and ...

Work to begin on initial phase of Ohio River bridge project

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is ready to start construction in earnest on the first phase of a planned Ohio River bridge that will connect western Kentucky and Indiana. Gov. Andy Beshear attended a groundbreaking at Henderson on Wednesday for the Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing. The ...

Family sues Bowling Green State University over hazing death

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — The family of a student who died from alcohol poisoning while pledging a fraternity sued Bowling Green State University on Thursday, alleging the Ohio school knew about but didn't stop hazing in Greek life there and should be held responsible. The university ...

Microsoft: Russian cyber spying targets 42 Ukraine allies

CLEVELAND (AP) — Coinciding with unrelenting cyberattacks against Ukraine, state-backed Russian hackers have engaged in "strategic espionage" against governments, think tanks, businesses and aid groups in 42 countries supporting Kyiv, Microsoft said in a report Wednesday. "Since the start of ...

Ohio State gets approval to trademark ‘The’ for merchandise

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has won its fight to trademark the word "The." The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved the university's request Tuesday. The school says it allows Ohio State to control use of "The" on branded products associated with and sold through ...

Mom sentenced in death of newborn found in college dorm

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A woman has been sentenced in the death of a newborn whose body was found inside a trash bag at college dormitory outside Cleveland. Breyona Reddick, 21, of Cleveland, was sentenced Tuesday to a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of 15 years, based on good ...

Pursuit, foot chase end with driver dead, deputy wounded

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A driver who authorities said fled a traffic stop and then led police on a brief pursuit and foot chase was fatally shot during a struggle early Tuesday with a sheriff's deputy who was wounded. The shooting in Lima occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m., according to the Allen ...

Judge allows testimony against man accused in 8 Ohio deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who has admitted to killing five members from a single family will be allowed to testify at the death penalty trial of his brother, who is charged in the same crime, according to a judge's ruling Tuesday. George Wagner IV, his parents and his brother, Jake ...