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Family of Ohio State doctor says it’s cooperating in probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of a former Ohio State University team doctor accused by athletes of sexual misconduct says it is "shocked and saddened" by the allegations and is cooperating with the school's independent investigation. The Columbus Dispatch in a story published online ...

Battelle awards more than $600K to STEM field experiences

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio-based research firm Battelle has given its highest amount in a single year to support out-of-classroom learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. Grants totaling $607,500 were awarded recently through the Battelle STEM Grant Program. The ...

Officer fires at aggressive dog with shotgun, wounds owner

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say an officer forced to shoot at an aggressive dog has wounded the animal's owner. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the woman was taken to a hospital for treatment after the shooting around 9 p.m. Friday. Cincinnati police Lt. Steve Saunders says the ...

Ohio to spend Volkswagen settlement funds on clean vehicles

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will spend the millions it receives from a national settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal on technology aimed at reducing air pollution. The Columbus Dispatch reports the state will spend more than half of its $75 million share from a nearly $3 ...

Cincinnati raises parking rates again to offset deficit

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati continues to raise parking rates to balance the city's budget despite complaints from business owners and residents. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports city officials raised parking rates last week for the third consecutive year. Parking is expected to produce $5 ...

US Rep. Jordan denies claims he knew of Ohio State sex abuse

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said on Wednesday he never knew of sexual abuse by a now-dead doctor who examined wrestlers Jordan helped coach decades ago at Ohio State University. Jordan, speaking to reporters at a July Fourth rally in Fremont, repeatedly denied claims by ...

Shooting suspect injured in exchange of gunfire with police

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man suspected of shooting at his ex-girlfriend later exchanged gunfire with police and was wounded. Marion police say the city police officer and a Marion County sheriff's deputy involved weren't hurt in that street confrontation Tuesday evening in ...

Ohio official says e-school’s founder should repay millions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Ohio seeks to recover over $60 million from a giant online charter school that closed, the attorney general says the school founder and his two businesses should be on the hook for that public funding. Founder Bill Lager's for-profit companies were paid to provide ...

Payday loans, guns among stalled issues at Ohio Statehouse

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Legislature is on summer break after a flurry of activity that included passage of dozens of bills, many sent to the governor, and a few key proposals left in limbo. The pace of the action was accelerated because ...

Trucker dies in fiery collision on I-84 in southern Idaho

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio truck driver was killed in a fiery explosion when two tractor-trailers collided on Interstate 84 in southern Idaho. The Idaho Transportation Department says all lanes of I-84 east of Twin Falls have reopened following Tuesday's collision that ...