Ohio News

Trump says GM should re-open Lordstown Plant, sell it

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press LIMA, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday brought his re-election campaign to Ohio — a state essential to his 2020 strategy — touring a military tank plant and telling many of its cheering workers: "You better love me. I ...

Drug doses, deaths spur 26 lawsuits against doctor, hospital

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At least 26 wrongful-death lawsuits are now pending against an Ohio hospital system and a doctor accused of ordering excessive doses of painkillers for dozens of patients who died. The newest cases allege Dr. William Husel (HYOO'-suhl) ordered outsize fentanyl doses for ...

Federal court hearing set for accused police vice officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A hearing is set in federal court for a vice squad officer in Ohio held without bail on charges of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest. A federal indictment also accuses Columbus police officer Andrew Mitchell of witness tampering and lying to ...

Police: Human skeletal remains found in ravine

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say human skeletal remains have been found in a ravine in suburban Cincinnati. Assistant Chief Jeffrey Braun of the Delhi Township Police Department says someone who frequently hunts in the area for any antlers shed by deer found the few pieces of human bone ...

Gerrymandering lawsuits are pending in a dozen states

By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press Gerrymandering is on trial as the U.S. Supreme Court and judges in a dozen states consider whether mapmakers — typically state lawmakers — have gone too far in manipulating the boundaries of legislative districts for their own advantage. The high court is ...

House Speaker Pelosi to headline Ohio Democrats’ dinner

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will headline an Ohio Democratic Party fundraising dinner. The state party announced Tuesday that the California Democrat will speak at the annual "legacy dinner" in Columbus on May 17. The Democrats' statement came the day before ...

Trump keeps a sharp focus on Ohio for the 2020 campaign

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort. Trump's visit to Ohio on Wednesday marks his first trip to the state since last year's midterm election ...

Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK’d for dinner

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fish in the Cuyahoga River, which became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in Cleveland in 1969, are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say. The easing of fish consumption restrictions on the Cuyahoga was ...

Police: Suspect fatally shot in confrontation with officers

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police say a "highly agitated" man suspected of trying to break into an apartment in Ohio has been shot and killed in a confrontation with officers. A Mansfield police news release says officers responded to an apartment complex Monday afternoon after a caller reported ...

State: Man who filed wrong form can run for city office

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's secretary of state says a Strongsville man can run for city council even though he filed the wrong paperwork with the county board of elections. Secretary of State Frank LaRose made the ruling March 6 in a letter to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, ...