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Storms blamed in deaths of 3 in Michigan, Ohio, Arkansas

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Severe storms that brought damaging winds, heavy rains and flash flooding to parts of the Midwest and the South were blamed for the deaths of three people, including two children in Michigan and Arkansas as well as a woman in Ohio. Monday's storms also knocked out ...

Ex-Ohio schools chief charged with kidnapping 2 kids in WVa

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Ohio schools superintendent has been charged in West Virginia with luring two children into his vehicle with money, police said. William J. Morrison III, 59, of Huntington, was charged with two felony counts of kidnapping after his arrest last week, ...

Columbus students returning after striking teachers ink deal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Students in Ohio's largest school district returned Monday to classrooms after members of the union representing teachers and other employees approved a contract, ending a strike that began a week ago. The Columbus Education Association's nearly 4,500 teachers, ...

Jury selection begins for death penalty case in slaying of 8

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first trial in the case of eight members of a single Ohio family shot to death more than six years ago has begun after several delays related to the coronavirus pandemic and negotiations with other defendants. Defendant George Wagner IV was charged in Pike County ...

Ex-Californian pleads guilty in child mutilation-sex scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Southern California man who convinced troubled girls as young as 12 to perform masochistic acts and urged one to become his sex slave pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge, prosecutors said. Matthew Christian Locher, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual ...

Women race political clock, cross state lines for abortions

DAYTON, OHIO (AP) — In the dim light of a clinic ultrasound room, Monica Eberhart reclines on an exam table as a nurse moves a probe across her belly. Waves of fetal cardiac activity ripple across the screen. "The heartbeat," the nurse says. "About 10 weeks and two days." Eberhart exhales. ...

Ohio’s Ryan breaks from Biden, own votes on student debt aid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan spoke out against President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan this week, it marked a departure from both his past statements on the issue and some of his votes. The decision to go against a same-party president comes as Ryan ...

Man sentenced on charges related to unlicensed funeral homes

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of running unlicensed funeral operations in four counties across Ohio was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison. A Lucas County Common Pleas Court judge had found Shawnte Hardin, 41, guilty of dozens of felony counts earlier this month, ...

Judge rules against podcaster seeking to run Ohio elections

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative podcaster who embraces former President Donald Trump's discredited claims of a stolen 2020 election should be tossed from Ohio's fall ballot, where she is seeking to become the state elections chief, an Ohio justice recommended Friday. Terpsehore "Tore" ...

Biden to attend groundbreaking of Intel’s $20B Ohio plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Intel Corp. will break ground Sept. 9 on its planned $20 billion Ohio semiconductor facilities with President Joe Biden in attendance, the company and the the White House said Thursday. When the company's two factories, known as fabs, open in 2025, the facility will ...

Columbus teachers strike on first day back to school

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A strike by teachers in Ohio's largest school district entered its third day Wednesday — the first day of school for some 47,000 students, with some of those students and their parents rallying to their sides. Parents, students, teachers and other employees gathered ...

Report: Indiana crash that killed 3 happened during downpour

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A single-vehicle crash that killed three Indiana State University students, including two members of the school's football team, occurred during a thunderstorm that had left the roadway covered in water, according to a crash report released Tuesday. The report by a ...

Teachers in Ohio’s largest school district go on strike

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Teachers in Ohio's largest school district on Monday will be walking picket lines after voting to go on strike, two days before classes are scheduled to resume. More than 94% of the Columbus Education Association members voted to reject the school board's final offer ...

Ohio ballot board advances bail, noncitizen voting measures

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio constitutional amendments cleared their last big hurdle before heading to November ballots — one seeking bail reform, the other prohibiting non-citizens from voting. The specific language for describing the amendments was approved Monday by the Ohio Ballot ...

Firearms found after standoff ends with 2 brothers killed

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — State authorities say more than 1,000 firearms and more than 140,000 rounds of ammunition were seized from the Ohio property where a weekend standoff ended with law enforcement shooting and killing two brothers. Local authorities said Randy Wilhelm, 56, and Bradley ...

Wanted: 7,000 construction workers for Intel chip plants

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's largest-ever economic development project comes with a big employment challenge: how to find 7,000 construction workers in an already booming building environment when there's also a national shortage of people working in the trades. At hand is the $20 billion ...

Wendy’s pulls lettuce from sandwiches amid E. coli outbreak

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fast-food chain Wendy's says it is pulling lettuce from sandwiches in its restaurants in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania after people eating them there reported falling ill. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday it is trying to determine whether ...

Bail set at $10M for man charged in slayings of 4 in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Bail was set Thursday at $10 million for a man charged in the shooting deaths of four people in a southwestern Ohio town earlier this month, including a teenage girl. Stephen Alexander Marlow, 39, did not enter any pleas during his arraignment, authorities said. He faces ...

Ohio GOP misses disputed deadline for new US House map

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's latest court-imposed deadline for redrawing U.S. House district boundaries came and went Thursday without a new congressional map. Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp, an influential Republican and former justice, rejected any need for lawmakers to meet a timeline set by ...

Ohio man killed in accident at West Virginia coal mine

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A coal miner died in an accident at a northern West Virginia underground mine, officials said. William A. Richards, 38, of Cadiz, Ohio, was killed in the accident Wednesday at the Tunnel Ridge Mine in Triadelphia, the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and ...