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Ohio governor questions holding August Hall of Fame weekend

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday it's "highly unlikely" that crowds of 20,000 or so would be allowed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame game and induction ceremony in August. "If the question was could that event occur today, the answer would be no. It would be extremely ...

Ohio announces 5th coronavirus death of prisons worker0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A guard at a private prison is the fifth corrections worker in Ohio to die from the coronavirus, Gov. Mike DeWine and the prison announced Tuesday. Terry Loomis, a guard at Lake Erie Correctional Institute in northeastern Ohio, died Tuesday after being hospitalized on ...

Ohio court strikes down order restricting future commentary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge's order forbidding a man from making Internet postings in the future about two family members is unconstitutional, the Ohio Supreme Court said in a unanimous ruling. At issue before the court were social media and other comments by a western Ohio man accusing ...

Ohio to test all staff members in state’s nursing homes

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — All staff members in the state's nursing homes will be tested for the coronavirus, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday, announcing a ramped-up effort in Ohio's hard-hit long-term care facilities. The governor said testing will ...

E-signature rule for ballot campaigns stayed as Ohio appeals

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal court panel temporarily stopped Ohio ballot campaigns Tuesday from proceeding under less restrictive signature-gathering rules they'd been granted amid the coronavirus pandemic. A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit U.S. ...

Police: Barricaded suspect killed after firing at officers

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — Police officers shot and killed a man after he emerged from an Ohio home after an hours-long standoff and fired at them, police said. Parma Heights police said they responded to a report at about 8:45 p.m. Monday that a man had pointed a gun at another man's head. Officers ...

Body of missing 5-year-old boy found in lake at campground

PEEBLES, Ohio (AP) — The body of a 5-year-old boy who went missing at a southern Ohio campground this week has been found in a lake there, authorities said. Cameron Walters was last seen around 5 p.m. Monday at the Mineral Springs Lake Resort, a 350-acre campground in Peebles. Emergency ...

Man charged with murder in fatal beating of his grandmother

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man was charged Wednesday with murder after police found his grandmother fatally beaten inside a Cincinnati home. Anna Kidwell, 79, was found around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday by officers who had gone to the home in the city's Mount Washington neighborhood to do a welfare ...

Nursing home deaths nearly 70% of Ohio’s overall total

By JOHN SEEWER and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nursing home residents continue to make up the vast majority of coronavirus-related deaths in Ohio, according to new Department of Health statistics. At least 1,246 residents of Ohio's long-term care facilities ...

2 accused of false Alzheimer’s diagnoses charged with fraud

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former director of an Ohio memory-loss clinic accused by dozens of patients of falsely diagnosing them with Alzheimer's disease has been indicted on federal fraud charges. The U.S. Justice Department said Sherry-Ann Jenkins was not ...

Change of plea hearing for suspect accused of game threat

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team is now scheduled for a change of plea hearing, according to a Wednesday court filing. Such changes of plea hearings ...

Authorities: Teen’s fatal shooting was homicide, not suicide

CLEVELAND (AP) — The shooting death of a Cleveland teenager who authorities initially believed had killed himself has now been ruled a homicide. The 16-year-old boy was found dead May 12 in a home in the city's Union-Miles neighborhood, authorities said. He had been shot in the ...

‘Godfather of Grass’ seeks prison release over virus concern

LISBON, Ohio (AP) — The "Godfather of Grass," who was sentenced for his role in a large marijuana operation after eight years on the run, has asked a judge to release him from a federal prison in Ohio that has seen nine coronavirus deaths. John Robert "Johnny" Boone vouched for his release ...

Congressional races to be decided in unusual Ohio primary

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A Democratic U.S. House incumbent faces a spirited challenge in central Ohio and two Democrats are competing to take on a potentially vulnerable Republican congressman in the Cincinnati area as Ohio's primary voting comes to an end Tuesday. ...

Caffeine bought online killed teen. But is Amazon at fault?

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Logan Stiner was just days from high school graduation when his brother found him unresponsive in their family's home southwest of Cleveland in May 2014. Stiner, 18, died of cardiac arrhythmia and seizure from acute caffeine ...

Teen pleads guilty in death of girl hit during police chase

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter stemming from the crash of a stolen car that struck and killed a 13-year-old pedestrian during a police pursuit last year. The teen also pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and received a four-year ...

Speaker: Ohio reopening plan ‘disrespected’ lawmakers wishes

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's plan for when to reopen Ohio's economy "disrespected" the wishes of fellow GOP lawmakers, the House Speaker said in sharply worded criticism of DeWine's blueprint for restarting ...

Ohio’s mail-in primary tests voting during virus outbreak

By WILL WEISSERT and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first major test of an almost completely vote-by-mail election during a pandemic is unfolding Tuesday in Ohio, offering lessons to other states about how to conduct one of the most basic acts of democracy amid a ...

Ohio governor announces easing up of elective surgery ban

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday announced an easing up on the prohibition of elective surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic. DeWine said that doctors can now review postponed procedures and surgeries with patients in ...

Ohio elections chief says no major problems yet in odd vote

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Voter participation in Ohio's coronavirus-extended primary election is on a slow pace, but the state's election chief said Wednesday there have been no major problems so far with less than a week to go. Numbers released Tuesday by the ...