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Politics in air as Biden visits future Intel plant in Ohio

NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden steered clear of partisan politics at Friday's groundbreaking celebration for a huge new computer chip facility in Ohio — as a tough Senate contest in that state and a Democratic candidate seeking to distance himself from Biden reflected the ...

Trump backs GOP’s DeWine for second term as Ohio governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine in his reelection bid after deciding against openly backing him in the primary. In a statement on Wednesday, Trump said DeWine "quietly, but professionally and patriotically, goes about doing ...

Biden to tell Ohioans his policies will revive manufacturing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to put the spotlight on a rare bipartisan down payment on U.S. manufacturing when he visits Ohio on Friday for the groundbreaking of a new Intel computer chip facility. Biden heads to suburban Columbus to take a victory lap just as voters in the ...

Slain Las Vegas reporter spent career chasing corruption

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In four decades of writing about the Las Vegas underworld and government corruption, investigative reporter Jeff German took on plenty of powerful and dangerous people. The hard-bitten newsman was once punched by an organized crime associate and received veiled threats from ...

New city watchdog to investigate series of police shootings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The new police department watchdog for Ohio's capital city will investigate three recent police shootings, including the killing of a man shot in his bed. The probes by Inspector General Jacqueline Hendricks follows a vote by the Columbus Civilian Police Review Board on ...

Bird flu forces egg farm to euthanize 3 million chickens

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An outbreak of bird flu that has led to the deaths of 43 million chickens and turkeys this year across the U.S. has been found at a giant egg-laying operation in Ohio, state and federal agriculture officials said Wednesday. The case confirmed over the weekend in Ohio's ...

Slain man’s family wants suit against Ohio deputy to proceed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of a Black man shot by an Ohio sheriff's deputy asked a federal court on Wednesday to stop delaying their wrongful death lawsuit against the deputy. Authorities say Casey Goodson Jr., 23, was shot in the back as he entered his grandmother's house in late ...

Prosecutor: No grand jury indictment in police shooting

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say an Ohio grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against a Canton police officer who shot and killed a man who was firing a gun into the air minutes into the new year. Stark County Prosecutor Kyle Stone said his office had presented grand jurors ...

World’s second-tallest roller coaster is permanently closing

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An amusement park in Ohio announced Tuesday it would be permanently closing the world's second-tallest roller coaster. The decision by Cedar Point comes a year after a small metal object flew off the 420-foot (128-meter) tall Top Thrill Dragster coaster and struck a ...

Weak tornado confirmed near eastern Ohio mall

BOARDMAN, Ohio (AP) — Weather officials have confirmed that a weak tornado touched down briefly near an eastern Ohio mall over the weekend. The National Weather Service in Cleveland said the EF-0 tornado touched down shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday just east of the Southern Park Mall in ...

Trial in 2016 slayings of 8 members of Ohio family delayed

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — The first jury trial in the shooting deaths of eight members of a single Ohio family more than six years ago has been delayed for a week. Opening statements in the trial of 30-year-old George Wagner IV were scheduled to begin Tuesday in Pike County Court. But a court ...

Wolf recaptured after escaping Cleveland Zoo habitat

CLEVELAND (AP) — A wolf briefly escaped its habitat at an Ohio zoo but was recaptured, and no guests or employees were hurt, authorities said. Officials at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo said the female Mexican gray wolf "briefly breached its habitat" at about 10:20 a.m. Monday. Jacqueline ...

At least 10 arrested after fights, shots at Ohio fair

CANFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say at least 10 people were arrested after fights broke out and shots were fired at a fair in Ohio over the holiday weekend. The Mahoning County sheriff's office said the disorder at the Canfield Fair in eastern Ohio began at about 10 p.m. Saturday near some ...

Podcaster ruled invalid for Ohio Nov. ballot files complaint

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative podcaster who embraces former President Donald Trump's discredited claims of a stolen 2020 election filed a court complaint Friday as she continues to push for her place on the November ballot in Ohio's secretary of state race. Terpeshore "Tore" Maras ...

Military identifies remains of WWII Army soldier from Ohio

RUTLAND, Ohio (AP) — The remains of a soldier from Ohio who was killed in World War II have now been positively identified, according to Defense Department officials. Army Pfc. Worley D. Jacks, 21, of Rutland, was assigned to Company L, 232nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division, ...

Lawyer: Ohio man’s police shooting death reckless, senseless

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police came under criticism Thursday for the killing of a man who was lying on his bed when an officer attempting to serve warrants fatally shot him, as a lawyer representing the slain man's family demanded immediate changes to policing in the city and promised ...

Chief: Man fatally shot by police may have held vape pen

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man fatally shot by police in Ohio's capital city appeared to be holding a vape pen in his hand, the city police chief said as an investigation was underway into the shooting. Donovan Lewis, 20, died at a hospital following the shooting early Tuesday morning. Columbus ...

GM venture starts building battery cells at new Ohio factory

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors said Wednesday that a new electric vehicle battery plant built in Ohio has started producing cells, which could help customers get federal tax credits. The joint-venture plant near Warren, Ohio, is focused on training as it prepares to ramp up manufacturing. A ...

Podcaster ruled ineligible in race for Ohio elections chief

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative podcaster who embraces former President Donald Trump's discredited claims of a stolen 2020 election isn't eligible to appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate vying to challenge Ohio's Republican elections chief, according to an assistant ...

Court won’t hear appeal in Oberlin College $25M judgment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would not take up an appeal of a $25 million judgment against Oberlin College in a business' lawsuit claiming it was libeled by the school after a shoplifting incident involving three Black students. The court did not say why it ...