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Startup Lordstown Motors warns it may not stay in business

DETROIT (AP) — Startup commercial electric vehicle maker Lordstown Motors says it may not be in business a year from now as it tries to secure funding to start full production of an electric pickup truck. In a quarterly regulatory filing Tuesday, Lordstown said the $587 million it had on ...

Browns staffer Brownson charged with drunken driving

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns chief of staff Callie Brownson could face discipline from the team and the NFL for drunken driving charges. One of just a handful of female coaches in the league, Brownson was arrested last month with a blood-alcohol level ...

Taxes fall, child care debated in Ohio Senate budget plan

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans would receive an across-the-board personal income tax cut of 5%, charter schools would be paid directly by the state — not individual districts — for the first time, and eligibility for low-income Ohioans seeking ...

Ohio AG suit seeks declaration of Google as public utility

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking a court to declare Google a public utility and to regulate it as one in the latest twist on the escalating legal efforts to rein in the company that runs the internet's dominant search engine. The Republican ...

Police: 2 in custody, 1 sought in air rifle shots at people

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say two sisters charged with shooting at homeless people with an air rifle from a car in Cincinnati are now in custody, and a third person is being sought. Brittany Hopper, 29, and Kelsey Hopper, 28, have been charged with three counts of assault, ...

A look at Ohioans facing charges in the US Capitol siege

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 400 supporters of former President Donald Trump have been charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including members of far-right extremist groups. At least 24 of those cases, including one announced Thursday, involve Ohio residents identified ...

Ex-campaign manager for Ohio U.S. rep pleads guilty to theft

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former campaign manager for a veteran member of Congress pleaded guilty Friday to two federal counts in a case alleging he stole more than $1.4 million from the campaign. Prosecutors have agreed not to seek a prison sentence longer than 32 months for Jamie Schwartz, 41, ...

Judge: Man can’t use ‘stand your ground’ defense at trial

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who faces trial next month in the fatal shooting of two teens he found inside his garage won't be allowed to use the state's new "stand your ground" defense, a judge has ruled. Montgomery County Judge Timothy O'Connell said in a ruling earlier this week the ...

Names of Ohio residents killed in small plane crash released

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people killed in the crash of a single-engine plane in southern Ohio last week. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said 64-year-old David James and 62-year-old Lori James died when their plane crashed into a wooded area on a ...

Ohio woman gets 15 years to life in grandson’s beating death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who acknowledged having struck her grandson after initially asserting that the child was fatally injured while imitating a superhero has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Yisenya Flores, 47, of Toledo, pleaded guilty earlier this month to murder ...

Great Lakes water surge eases after 2 record-setting years

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday. Although still above normal, the ...

GOP bill would extend vouchers to all Ohio schoolchildren

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All Ohio schoolchildren would be eligible for state vouchers to put toward private school tuition under a new GOP-backed bill in the state General Assembly. The legislation was inspired partly by the coronavirus pandemic and the experience of parents who saw some ...

‘Last hurrah’: 2020 college grads finally get ceremonies

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — After she was picked as commencement speaker for fellow 2020 graduates at Otterbein University, Katie Exline considered focusing her speech on perspective. By the time she finally got to deliver it in front of them this month, they ...

Sheriff: Detective serving search warrant shot armed person

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A detective with an Ohio county sheriff's office shot a person armed with a handgun, but the person is expected to survive, authorities said. The Butler County sheriff's office said detectives were serving a search warrant at a Ross Township residence at about 12:30 ...

Treasury sends $12B in COVID-19 relief to Ohio governments

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Treasury Department on Monday said Ohio will receive nearly $5.4 billion in aid as part of Democratic President Joe Biden's larger $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, with another nearly $6.6 billion going directly to ...

Columbus mayor requests federal probe of police force

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — While Ohio's capital city has made significant progress enacting changes to its police department, the city needs additional help because of "fierce opposition" to reform within the agency, ...

White farmers sue seeking government loan forgiveness

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Midwestern farmers sued the federal government Thursday alleging they can't participate in a COVID-19 loan forgiveness program because they're white. The group of plaintiffs includes farmers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, South ...

Slain girl’s grandmother wants caseworkers deemed ‘reckless’

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The grandmother of a 2-year-old girl who was beaten and starved to death wants to file a wrongful death lawsuit against three caseworkers who oversaw the girl's care, and has taken her case to the Ohio Supreme Court. During oral ...

Officer pleads not guilty to new charge in Andre Hill case

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fired Ohio police officer accused of killing Andre Hill pleaded not guilty Wednesday to an additional criminal charge on the same day that prosecutors dropped two misdemeanor charges of dereliction of duty. Adam ...