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House Republican who voted to impeach Trump won’t run again

By JILL COLVIN and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press One of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol announced he will not seek reelection in Ohio next year. U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, a former ...

Ohio to receive 855 Afghan refugees through federal program

By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 900 Afghan refugees will be arriving in Ohio and placed within eight local resettlement agencies as part of the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals across the country, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. "These are individuals who ...

Psychologist facing child porn counts reaches plea deal

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A child psychologist facing dozens of counts related to child pornography pleaded guilty to child endangerment and tampering with evidence in exchange for all other counts being dismissed. Gregory Ramey, 71, entered his pleas Wednesday in Greene County Common Pleas ...

Activists demand tougher federal review of Columbus police

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press/Report for America COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The announcement that the U.S. Justice Department will provide technical assistance to Columbus police — at the city's invitation — has done little to curb community activists' ...

Ex-student pleads guilty in Ohio fraternity hazing case

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — One of the eight men charged in the fraternity hazing death of a Bowling Green State University sophomore pleaded guilty on Thursday in Ohio. Niall Sweeney, 21, of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in a Wood County courtroom to felony tampering with evidence and ...

Nonprofit exec, council president to vie for Cleveland mayor

CLEVELAND (AP) — A nonprofit executive and the City Council president will face off in November to determine who will succeed Cleveland's longtime mayor. According to unofficial results, Justin Bibb received 27% of the vote and Council President Kevin Kelley 19% on Tuesday in a nonpartisan ...

Records: Ohio prison guards disciplined before inmate death

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three of the Ohio prison guards involved in the February death of inmate Michael McDaniel were previously disciplined for excessive use of force or not intervening when inmates were in danger or guards used ...

Ohio redistricting panel OKs 4-year plan along party lines

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The powerful new redistricting panel in Ohio failed on Wednesday to reach the bipartisan consensus necessary to pass a 10-year map of state legislative districts based on 2020 census totals. After hours of negotiations ahead of a ...

School vaccine campaigns targeting students face blowback

By CEDAR ATTANASIO Associated Press / Report for America Fearing his parents wouldn't approve of his decision to get a COVID-19 vaccine but needing their signature, Andrew signed up for the appointment in secret, and then sprang it on them at the last minute. They said no. Andrew cursed at ...

Cleveland mayoral primary to narrow field to 2 candidates

CLEVELAND (AP) — Voters in Cleveland headed to the polls on Tuesday to narrow a field of seven candidates to two in a race to succeed longtime Democratic Mayor Frank Jackson. The top two vote-getters in Tuesday's primary will face off in the Nov. 4 general election. All seven candidates are ...

Cincinnati schools require COVID-19 vaccinations for workers

CINCINNATI (AP) — One of Ohio's biggest school districts will require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Cincinnati Board of Education made the decision Monday night. Staffers who do not receive a vaccine will have to be tested weekly. There are about 6,500 full- and ...

Federal oversight of Columbus police collaborative — for now

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The announcement that the federal government will review the Columbus police department and provide technical assistance in areas such as training and recruitment is a far cry from the last time the Justice Department examined ...

FBI names new agent in charge for Cincinnati office

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati office of the FBI has a new leader, who will oversee the biggest public corruption investigation in Ohio history. J. William Rivers was named to the post Monday. He succeeds Chris Hoffman, who has retired. Rivers was raised in Grayson, Ky., and earned a ...

Officials: Magnesium plant in Ohio to bring 200 jobs

CADIZ, Ohio (AP) — Officials have announced plans for a magnesium plant in eastern Ohio that they say will create 200 full-time and 500 part-time jobs. Western Magnesium Corp. representatives and elected officials gathered last week at the Cadiz Industrial Park in Harrison County to unveil a ...

5 dead, including multiple children, in Ohio house fire

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Five people, including three children, died in an early morning fire Monday in northern Ohio, which left four others injured, authorities said. Two adults and three children were killed, the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said. Four people were taken to ...

Grief comes home to US towns week after Afghanistan war ends

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press BERLIN HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Waiting for the hearse carrying one of the 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan two weeks ago, Faye Hillis thought about all the military veterans she had mourned at her hometown's lone funeral ...

Columbus to reissue indoor mask mandate as COVID cases rise

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital and largest city announced plans Wednesday to reissue a mask mandate amid a rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations as a result of the delta variant. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said he'll ...

Governor candidate Whaley: Corruption allegations baseless, untrue

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Ohio governor on Wednesday called corruption allegations against her contained in court documents filed several years ago but recently made public baseless and untrue. Nan Whaley, ...

Crushed by pandemic, conventions mount a cautious return

By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer In pre-COVID times, business events __ from small academic conferences to giant trade shows like CES __ routinely attracted more than 1 billion participants each year. The pandemic brought those global gatherings to a sudden halt, emptying convention ...

Republican Kleefisch enters Wisconsin governor’s race

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Rebecca Kleefisch, who spent eight years as lieutenant governor under Scott Walker, launched her campaign for Wisconsin governor on Thursday, casting herself as someone who will "fight for you" while deriding the Democratic ...