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Enbridge offers 2024 finish for Great Lakes tunnel project

By JOHN FLESHER and DAVID EGGERT Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. said Thursday it could have a proposed oil pipeline tunnel built and operating beneath a crucial Great Lakes channel by early 2024, responding to demands from Michigan officials to expedite the ...

Proposal would shield contact info of victims, witnesses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal in the Ohio budget would shield the telephone numbers of crime victims, witnesses to crimes and people involved in vehicle crashes. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says the aim of the legislation is to prevent witness harassment as opposed to concerns ...

Board to rebuke Ohio State doctor by undoing emeritus status

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University's full Board of Trustees is set to vote Friday on revoking the emeritus status of a team doctor found to have sexually abused young men throughout his two decades there. Provost Bruce McPheron says the now-deceased doctor, Richard Strauss, would be ...

Man pleads guilty to slaying, placing remains in freezer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to murder, corpse abuse and other charges in the killing and dismemberment of his former girlfriend, whose remains were found in a freezer. Thirty-three-year-old Arturo Novoa entered his pleas Thursday on dozens of felony counts in the ...

Thousands go another day without power, water after twisters

By MITCH STACY Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thousands in the Dayton area affected by the Memorial Day storms went another day Thursday without power and water, crews worked to clear debris-clogged roads, and police continued to search for a woman who disappeared around the time of ...

Lawyers working to avoid retrial of man just off death row

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Prosecutors and lawyers for a Jordanian man who spent two decades on Ohio's death row before his conviction was tossed said Thursday that they are trying to work out an agreement to avoid his retrial. Ahmad Fawzi Issa, 49, in jail stripes and ...

Ohio State trustees move to revoke honor for abusive doctor

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A committee of Ohio State University trustees voted Thursday to revoke the emeritus status of a team doctor found to have sexually abused young men throughout his two decades there. The full board of trustees could vote Friday on ...

Police: 13-year-old arrested in fatal shooting of boy, 14

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 13-year-old boy has been arrested in the death of a 14-year-old boy who was shot near an Ohio school. Columbus police say the younger boy was arrested Tuesday night in front of his attorney's office. He is being charged as a juvenile. The Associated Press ...

ACLU: JPMorgan Chase settles paternal leave class action

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A civil rights group says JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by male employees who say they were denied additional paid parental leave between 2011 and 2017. The American Civil Liberties Union and law firm Outten & ...

Heeded alarms may have limited deaths in Ohio tornadoes

By ANGIE WANG and JOHN MINCHILLO Associated Press CELINA, Ohio (AP) — Strong Memorial Day tornadoes that spun through Ohio and Indiana smashed homes and businesses and sent thousands of people cowering in basements and closets, but just a single death was reported in the aftermath of the ...

Lawmakers consider 2 plans to change Ohio graduation rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are considering competing proposals to change high school graduation requirements again, after already easing rules for students earning diplomas this year and next year. A plan backed by the State Board of Education would let students qualify for ...

EPA accepts grant proposals for runoff prevention projects

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking grant applications for projects intended to reduce runoff of polluted water into the Great Lakes. About $14 million will be divided among roughly 30 projects targeting excess nutrients and storm water, which feed ...

Tornadoes leave trail of destruction across Ohio, Indiana

By ANGIE WANG, JOHN MINCHILLO and KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press BROOKVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. There were no immediate reports of any deaths or ...

Thousands of US kindergartners unvaccinated without waivers

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — States are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but schoolchildren using such waivers are ...

Review: Ohio medical marijuana industry growth still slow

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says fewer than one in every three medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio that received a provisional license have also been granted an operating license. State officials say the dispensaries receive extra scrutiny because marijuana is still illegal at the ...

Ohio bill would bar towing services from hiring “spotters”

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has approved a bill that would prohibit towing services from hiring "spotters" to report illegally parked vehicles. A spotter as described in the bill is a person whose task is to report the presence of vehicles not authorized to park in designated spaces ...

Lawmakers consider 2 plans to change Ohio graduation rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are considering competing proposals to change high school graduation requirements again, after already easing rules for students earning diplomas this year and next year. A plan backed by the State Board of Education would let students qualify for ...

House Speaker Pelosi to headline state Democrats’ fundraiser

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be the featured speaker at the annual fundraising dinner for Ohio Democrats. The California Democrat is scheduled to speak at the state Democratic Party's "legacy dinner" at the Greater Columbus Convention Center Friday. Tickets ...

Report: Ohio State team doctor abused 177, leaders knew

By KANTELE FRANKO and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At least 177 men were sexually abused by an Ohio State team doctor who died years ago, the university said Friday as it released findings from a law firm that investigated the accusations, concluding that school ...

Jury recommends death for man convicted in car lot slayings

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury has recommended that a man who represented himself at trial be sentenced to death for the slayings of a couple at a Cleveland used car lot. The jury in Cleveland deliberated less than an hour before reaching its decision Thursday. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County ...