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Doctor innocent after murder trial permanently loses license

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite being found innocent of murder charges related to multiple patient deaths, a doctor determined that practicing medicine again in Ohio would be impossible following a yearslong ordeal and so chose to surrender his medical license, his attorney said. William ...

‘Just too far’: Ohio mapmakers spar over contempt threat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Partisan mapmakers in Ohio made distinctly emotional pleas to the Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday, as justices once again weigh whether to hold the state's redistricting commission in contempt. The bipartisan commission has sent five different plans for state legislative ...

Social-worker, rights groups sue Ohio city over abortion ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Groups advocating for professional social workers and women's rights challenged a small Ohio city's ban on abortion Wednesday, arguing it is an "extraordinarily broad" infringement on the constitutional rights of due process and free speech. The lawsuit argues that the ...

Death row inmate with execution date dies of heart attack

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio prisoner scheduled for execution next year for killing his 3-year-old son in an arson fire has died of a heart attack, the state said. Michael Webb, 73, was sentenced to die for setting a 1990 fire at his Clermont County house in southern Ohio. ...

Judge to decide how much pharmacies owe over opioid crisis

CLEVELAND (AP) — A hearing has begun in federal court in Cleveland for a judge to determine how much CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies should pay two Ohio counties to help them ease the ongoing costs and problems caused by the opioid crisis. A jury in November found the pharmacy chains ...

Ohio names former college leader next state superintendent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former teacher, district superintendent and higher education leader was named Ohio's new state superintendent on Tuesday. Stephen Dackin is a former vice president of the Ohio State Board of Education, which voted 14-4 with one abstention to approve his hiring to ...

Ohio GOP asks high court to pause map fight for 2022 vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican leaders want to call a time out in the battle over state legislative maps — at least until after this fall's general elections — and asked the state's high court on Monday to pause the legal back-and-forth with voting rights and Democratic ...

Wrongful death lawsuit against against Ohio deputy delayed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The wrongful death lawsuit against an Ohio sheriff's deputy in the fatal shooting of Casey Goodson Jr. should be delayed until after the murder case against the deputy is concluded, a federal judge ruled Monday. Defendant Jason Meade, who is white, has pleaded not ...

Police: Teen opened fire into crowd, killing girl, 14

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A 14-year-old girl was killed when police say another teen opened fire into a crowd of people on an Ohio street corner. Police responded to reports of the shooting in North Toledo shortly before 8:30 p.m. Friday and found 14-year-old Zhonasia Ticey wounded. She was rushed ...

Ex-fraternity president pleads guilty in deadly hazing case

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A former fraternity president has pleaded guilty in the hazing death of a Bowling Green State University student. Daylen Dunson, 22, of Cleveland, pleaded guilty Thursday to several charges, including reckless homicide, tampering with evidence, obstruction and ...

What they wore: Amish Country exhibit spotlights sex abuse

LEOLA, Pa. (AP) — Clotheslines with billowing linens and long dresses are a common sight on the off-grid farms of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home to the nation's largest Amish settlement. For many tourists they're as iconic a part of Amish Country's bucolic scenery as the rural lanes ...

Biden plugs manufacturing initiative at Ohio metal company

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged Friday that 3D printing technology would help return factory jobs to the U.S. and reduce inflationary pressures as he traveled to an industrial Midwestern state with a Senate seat in play to make his case for the future of ...

Grand jury indicts 3 Dallas area officers in 2020 protests

DALLAS (AP) — Two Dallas police officers and one from the Dallas suburb of Garland were indicted Friday for aggravated assault for their actions during the 2020 protests following George Floyd's killing by police in Minneapolis. Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzo announced Friday ...

A second JD Vance book falls through, publisher says

NEW YORK (AP) — A second book by "Hillbilly Elegy" author and U.S. Senate candidate JD Vance that had been under contract with Harper has been called off, the publisher told The Associated Press Thursday. The book, currently listed on Amazon.com and until recently on the HarperCollins ...

Biden to plug manufacturing initiative at Ohio metal company

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to announce on Friday that five major U.S. manufacturers have made commitments to boost their reliance on small and medium American firms for 3D printing. The White House said GE Aviation, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Siemens Energy ...

Dolly Parton, Eminem, Richie get into Rock Hall of Fame

Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a list that also includes Dolly Parton, who initially resisted the honor. The honorees — voted on by more than 1,000 artists, historians and music industry ...

Election 2022: JD Vance wins Ohio’s GOP Senate primary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance won Ohio's contentious and hyper-competitive GOP Senate primary on Tuesday, buoyed by Donald Trump's endorsement in a race that was an early test of the former president's hold on his party as the midterm season kicks into high gear. A ...

Brown wins Ohio rematch with progressive activist Turner

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Shontel Brown beat former state Sen. Nina Turner for the second time since last summer, easily prevailing in an Ohio primary billed nationally as a key showdown between the party's more moderate establishment and its activist progressive ...

Kansas gamer pleads guilty for role in fatal ‘swatting’ case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to his role in a hoax call that led to a fatal shooting of an innocent bystander by Wichita police in 2017. Shane Gaskell, 23, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to wire fraud in case that drew national attention to "swatting," during ...

Nurse, dentist, doctors, charged with drug distribution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health care professionals across the eastern half of the United States, including doctors, a dentist, a nurse and medical clinic operators, have been charged with illegally distributing prescriptions for more than 5 million pain pills, federal authorities said ...