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Ohio governor: Opioid lawsuit takeover a ‘serious mistake’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says allowing the state to take over dozens of pending lawsuits filed by cities and counties against opioid manufacturers and distributers is a "serious mistake." The Republican governor said Wednesday the legal process should go through the court ...

Serial killer pleads guilty in 2 slayings

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who claims he has killed more than 90 women across the country pleaded guilty Friday to killing two women in Cincinnati in the 1980s. Samuel Little appeared via Skype from the California state prison where he's serving multiple life ...

Accusers in Ohio State doctor scandal top 300

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300. Totals confirmed to The Associated Press put the group's size in the same ...

Prison worker jailed over alleged hit list

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio corrections employee has been charged with aggravated menacing after allegedly telling other employees he had a hit list of corrections officers he would shoot. Twenty-one-year-old Chace Dobbs of Springfield, Ohio, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at Madison ...

Ohio officials investigate 6 reports of vaping illness

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say they're investigating reports of six Ohioans who vape who experienced breathing illnesses. The Ohio Department of Health on Friday asked healthcare providers to report all suspected cases of serious pulmonary illness where the cause is unclear and ...

District hears backlash after student pointed employee’s gun

MARENGO, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio school district that allows certain employees to be armed says one has been removed from the concealed-carry program after leaving her loaded handgun unsecured in her office, where her grandson, a first-grader, reportedly pointed it at another student. No ...

Ohio State University seeks to trademark the word ‘The’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word "The" when used as part of the school's name on university merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application ...

Private services planned for Ohio shooter, sister he killed

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The parents of the Dayton gunman and the sister he shot and killed will be holding private memorial services. A funeral home in their hometown of Bellbrook posted obituaries for 24-year-old Connor Betts and his 22-year-old sister, Megan. There were no details on when the ...

State aids local law enforcement with marijuana testing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general says a new program will help local law enforcement differentiate between legal hemp and illegal marijuana. The state's recent hemp legalization means law enforcement must quantify the amount of THC in suspected marijuana in order to prosecute ...

Backers tout program helping drivers get licenses reinstated

By JULIE CARR SMYTH The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of a program that waived or reduced reinstatement fees for Ohio residents with suspended driver's licenses said Wednesday that nearly 77,000 people benefited from the program during a trial period. A report by the ...