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Video shows police repeatedly warn armed man before firing

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Seven police officers shot and killed a man holding a rifle after he walked toward them and raised the gun despite their repeated calls for him to drop it, body-camera footage released Friday showed. The officers fired within seconds of each other at the 47-year-old man ...

Juror’s COVID halts ex-Ohio House speaker’s corruption trial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The corruption trial of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder was temporarily paused Wednesday after a juror tested positive for COVID-19. U.S. District Judge Timothy Black ordered proceedings paused for the remainder of this week "in an effort to ensure ...

Jury rejects lawsuit filed by family of teen killed by cop

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal jury has found that a white Ohio police officer did not violate a Black teenager's civil rights when he shot and killed the boy while responding to a reported armed robbery. Jurors reached their verdict Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by Tyre King's grandmother. ...

Ohio House speaker asserts leadership, dismisses rival group

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens is asserting that he controls his caucus and its campaign coffers, despite claims to the contrary by an unyielding, rival GOP group. It's the latest chapter in a saga of infighting among the legislative chamber's Republican ...

Ex-Ohio House speaker relieved for corruption trial’s start

CINCINNATI (AP) — As his federal racketeering trial kicked off Monday, former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder said he is optimistic and looking forward to telling his side of the story. "It should be a very good six weeks for me," Householder told reporters as he awaited opening ...

Hazing suit at Bowling Green ends with nearly $3M settlement

The family of a student who died from alcohol poisoning while pledging a fraternity will receive nearly $3 million from Bowling Green State University to settle its hazing-related lawsuit, according to an agreement announced Monday. As part of the settlement, the family of Stone Foltz and the ...

Officer who hit woman in McDonald’s dispute placed on leave

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer has been put on administrative leave after video showed him punching a Black woman several times as she was taken into custody following a dispute at a McDonald's over extra cheese on a Big Mac. The incident, captured on video by a bystander, ...

Ohio House ex-speaker’s trial in $60M bribery probe to begin

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder goes on trial next week in the highest-profile reckoning yet to arise from a $60 million federal bribery investigation that federal prosecutors call the largest corruption case in state history. The 2 1/2 years since the ...

Officer who hit woman in McDonald’s dispute placed on leave

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer has been put on administrative leave after video showed him punching a Black woman several times as she was taken into custody following a dispute at a McDonald's over extra cheese on a Big Mac. The incident, captured on video by a bystander, ...

Ohio lawmaker Dolan running for US Senate again in 2024

CLEVELAND (AP) — Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan said Tuesday that he is again running for U.S. Senate as the GOP tries in 2024 to flip the Ohio seat long held by Democrat Sherrod Brown, who is expected to seek reelection. Dolan, a centrist Republican from the Cleveland suburb of Chagrin ...

GOP action on mail ballot timelines angers military families

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's restrictive new election law significantly shortens the window for mailed ballots to be received — despite no evidence that the extended timeline has led to fraud or any other problems — and that change is angering active-duty members of the military and their ...

Remains of Ohio fighter pilot shot down in WWII identified

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have positively identified the remains of an Army Air Forces pilot from Ohio who died when his plane was shot down over Germany during World War II, the Defense Department announced Thursday. On May 29, 1944, 1st Lt. Carl Nesbitt was the pilot of a B-17G Flying ...

Appeals court rules against vaccine mandate in 3 states

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has affirmed a ban in three states on enforcing a federal vaccine mandate for workers who contract with the federal government. A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Thursday affirmed a lower court's ruling that said the ...

Alleged ‘boogaloo’ member denies threatening law enforcement

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who federal officials said is a member of the far-right anti-government group the "boogaloo boys" has pleaded not guilty to charges that he threatened law enforcement and unlawfully possessed a machine gun. Aron McKillips, 29, of Sandusky, entered his pleas ...

Inmates challenge law that could keep them locked up longer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prison officials shouldn't be able to extend certain inmates' time behind bars because the law that enabled that is unconstitutional, attorneys for two imprisoned men argued Wednesday before the state Supreme Court. At issue is part of a 2019 law that lets Ohio's ...

Ohio lawmaker not speaker but says he still leads House GOP

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative state lawmaker who lost to a fellow Republican in last week's vote to determine who will lead the Ohio House as speaker said Wednesday that he has the support of most of the members of his party in the chamber. The fractures among Republicans raise ...

Ohio AG asks justices to lift order blocking abortion law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to weigh in on the future of the state's near-ban on abortions, despite arguing less than six months ago that the same court lacked jurisdiction to determine the paused law's constitutionality. Republican Attorney ...

TikTok, WeChat banned from state government devices in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State workers in Ohio will be banned from using TikTok, WeChat and other Chinese-owned social media apps on state-issued devices over concerns that sensitive personal information and business data collected by those platforms may be shared with the Chinese ...

GOP Gov. Mike DeWine starts 2nd term with Ohio inauguration

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday that he enters his second term with more optimism than ever for Ohio and a host of ambitions that could have lasting impact, including to make it the nation's best state for mental health treatment and research. In the ...

Law firm for Democrats files suit against Ohio election law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic law firm has filed suit against Ohio's new election law, claiming on behalf of groups representing military veterans, teachers, retirees and the homeless that it "imposes needless and discriminatory burdens" on the right to vote. Elias Law Group brought the ...