COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Congress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual swiftness this week in approving Juneteenth as a national holiday. That shifted the battle to the states, where the holiday faces a far less enthusiastic response.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Some Ohio casinos and racinos could be left with losing tickets if the state Senate's sports betting legislation giving professional teams priority for obtaining a brick-and mortar sports book licenses is ultimately enacted.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with an affection for polyester plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died. He was 79.
Bonner died Wednesday from complications of Lewy body dementia, said his daughter, Desiree Boers-Kort.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House’s decision to expel former representative Larry Householder was a choice to be respected, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday while repeating his belief that Householder should have resigned.
WEST SALEM, Ohio (AP) — A Cleveland man has been charged in connection with a shooting at a drag-racing track in northern Ohio that left an innocent bystander dead and injured three other people, authorities said.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney burst out of his three-point stance, spun around a couple of tackling dummies and celebrated finishing first in a drill by thrusting his index finger in the air and letting out a loud yell.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Revised financial estimates mean an extra $3.3 billion for lawmakers crafting the upcoming state budget, the state announced Thursday. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine urged lawmakers to be conservative when factoring in the windfall, calling it one-time money attributable to federal pandemic aid.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A downtown Greyhound bus station that has been the scene of hundreds of emergency calls this year alone is a public nuisance, the city of Columbus and its police department declared in a lawsuit Thursday.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Struggling electric truck maker Lordstown Motors said Thursday it doesn't have any firm orders for its vehicles, just days after its president said the company had enough to maintain production through 2022.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to increase criminal penalties for hazing in Ohio has unanimously passed the state Senate.
The bill passed Wednesday is called “Collin's Law" after Collin Wiant, an 18-year-old Ohio University student who died after ingesting nitrous oxide in 2018.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A young child who was in an SUV stolen from a gas station in Ohio's capital city on Thursday morning was later found unharmed, authorities said.
Rinus VeeKay was on a 75-mile training ride when he lost control of his bicycle, flew over the handlebars and landed so hard that he cracked his helmet and his left shoulder.
He said he twice nearly blacked out on the trail from the pain, and his trainer had to leave him to go to the main road and call an ambulance.
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has a new superintendent.
Ann Honious will lead the park that’s made up of more than a dozen recreation areas in metro Atlanta, the National Park Service announced this week.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of the Ohio House expelled Rep. Larry Householder, the federally indicted Republican ex-speaker, Wednesday in a bipartisan vote that invoked their powers to remove a member for the first time in 150 years.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state announced the fourth pair of Ohio Vax-a-Million winners Wednesday evening even as the bump from the incentive program fades and vaccination numbers remain stagnant.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Along with everything else, Baker Mayfield is practicing patience this summer.
The Cleveland Browns quarterback, whose strong 2020 season seemingly ended any debate about whether he can lead the franchise over the long term, said Wednesday that he's in no rush to get a contract extension.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate approved legislation to legalize sports betting in Ohio on Wednesday along with a bill to allow college athletes for the first time to earn money based on the use of their names, images and likenesses.
DETROIT (AP) — Huntington Bank is pledging $40 billion toward improving financial opportunities for consumers and businesses, while tackling social, racial and economic inequities.
The Columbus, Ohio-based bank announced its community plan Wednesday in Detroit where its commercial banking segment is headquartered.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer responding to reports of shots fired accidentally struck a wounded man who was lying in a street, authorities said.
Eric Cole, 42, of Springfield, was flown to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate’s budget plan would squash the state’s momentum toward boosting broadband access and make it harder to get more residents connected to high-speed internet in areas where the private sector isn’t stepping in, Lt.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Larry Householder has found himself under the cloud of a federal investigation before.
The last time it happened, the once-powerful Ohio state lawmaker was ultimately never charged, bided his time and then returned to the House and eventually to his second stretch as House speaker.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Startup electric truck maker Lordstown Motors said Tuesday that it's still on track to begin production this fall despite a management shakeup this week and a warning just days earlier that it may not be in business a year from now.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Nick Chubb wants to go on a long run with the Browns.
Entering the final season of his rookie contract, Chubb, who has rushed for 2,561 yards over the past two seasons and become a fan favorite in Cleveland, said his agent has had talks with the team about a long-term contract extension.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Ohio has dismissed murder charges filed against the brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles, ruling Tuesday that prosecutors did not present evidence to sustain a conviction in a 2018 New Year’s Eve party shooting in Cleveland that left three men dead.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans receiving food stamps would have to undergo a new “asset test” that measures total worth, including the value of cars owned by anyone in a household, under a provision in the Senate's version of the state's upcoming two-year budget.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No employer, either public or private, could require employees to receive vaccinations under GOP legislation pending in the Ohio House. Also, workers could not be fired as a result of refusing.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new state highway patrol website provides details about distracted driving in Ohio in the latest effort to reduce the number of crashes and fatalities attributed to not paying attention while driving, usually because of a focus on electronic devices like cell phones.
Delicate task for Fed: When to pull back on low-rate support
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is poised this week to discuss when it will take its first steps toward dialing back its ultra-low interest rate policies.
WEST JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — A man who knew the four people shot to death in an Ohio village last month was charged Monday with their killings, the community's police chief said.
John Steckel, 35, was arrested by Columbus police on June 2 after police found he had felony warrants out for his arrest.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Centene Corp. has agreed to pay Ohio $88.3 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the pharmacy benefit manager overbilled the state's Medicaid department for pharmacy services it provided, the state's top lawyer announced Monday.
The top two executives at Lordstown Motors have resigned as problems at the Ohio electric truck startup mount.
CEO Steve Burns and Chief Financial Officer Julio Rodriguez stepped down, the company said Monday, sending shares already down 40% this year tumbling more than 17%.
WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — A small plane crashed near a neighborhood in a Columbus suburb early Monday, but authorities say no serious injuries were reported.
The crash in Worthington occurred shortly before 9 a.m.
PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A 12-hour police standoff in Ohio ended in gunfire with the suspect dead early Monday.
The standoff began after an off-duty police officer in uniform was shot at in the parking lot of a gas station on Sunday, police said.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A 4-year-old girl died after she was pulled from a pool in Akron over the weekend, authorities said.
Akron police said emergency responders were called at about 5:30 p.m.. Saturday to the residence in the city's Chapel Hill neighborhood and found the girl unconscious and not breathing.
CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Two children were critically injured in a quadruple shooting in Cincinnati, authorities said.
Officers responded at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday to the city's Westwood neighborhood and found a 6-year-old, and 8-year-old and two young adult males in their late teens wounded, police said.
EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s knee looks fine for football. His softball swing needs work.
The Browns wide receiver, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last season, took part Saturday in teammate Jarvis Landy's charity softball event, which drew 7,000 fans and included Cleveland stars Myles Garrett and Baker Mayfield as well as Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce.
EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — A proud Clevelander, Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce showed love to his hometown by wearing an Indians jersey and cap.
He wasn't taking any chances.
“I’m at home, but it’s still enemy territory,” Kelce said.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio asked a judge to issue arrest warrants for three witnesses sought in the retrial of the brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles in a deadly 2018 New Year’s Eve party shootout that left three men dead.
Using the final College Football Playoff selection committee rankings for each season, here's how the postseason matchups would have looked with the proposed 12-team format during the CFP's four-team era.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Ohio State’s Adelaide Aquilla won the NCAA outdoor women's shot put title Thursday night, edging Wisconsin’s Josie Schaefer with a mark of 62 feet, 3 1/4 inches on her final attempt at newly renovated Hayward Field.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Blue Jackets promoted Brad Larsen on Thursday to fill the head coaching vacancy left after Columbus parted ways with John Tortorella after six seasons at the helm.
The 43-year-old Larsen, a former NHL forward who has been an assistant coach with the Blue Jackets for the past seven seasons, agreed to a three-year contract through the 2023-24 season, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A plan for how Ohio pays for K-12 education that's been in the works for years remains important to members of the Ohio House, GOP Speaker Bob Cupp said Thursday, a day after the Republican-led Senate passed a state budget that uses a different school-funding approach.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Medical Board approved petitions to make three new conditions eligible for patients to receive medical marijuana.
Huntington’s disease, terminal illness and spasticity were added to the list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions on Wednesday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing his infant son in Ohio escaped from a Florida jail but was captured within minutes, authorities said.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said at a news conference Thursday that the escape a day earlier by Cody Jondreau was “absolutely concerning."
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians would receive a one-time bonus to commemorate their work during the coronavirus pandemic, under proposed legislation that has the backing of Attorney General Dave Yost.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly a year after federal agents raided the farm of the former Ohio House speaker, his colleagues made their first formal move Thursday toward expelling him from the chamber.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owner of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio said Thursday that it will shut them down.
Houston-based GenOn Holdings LLC said it will shut down a generating unit at both Avon Lake station on Lake Erie near Cleveland and Cheswick station on the Allegheny River outside Pittsburgh by Sept.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that he is accustomed to facing primary opponents and he feels “very, very good” about his chances of reelection next year despite a growing field of challengers.
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