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Relative of 8 slaying victims files wrongful death lawsuit

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who lost several relatives in the killings of eight people in southern Ohio four years ago filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the suspects, saying he wants to be sure none of them receive financial gain from the ...

Ohio governor to give 2nd statewide address as virus surges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will give a statewide address Wednesday night, making it the second time he will make a public appeal about the severity of the coronavirus' spread to residents since the pandemic began in March. The governor will speak on "the critical stage Ohio ...

Columbus, Dayton sue to force fix of gun background checks

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Incomplete reporting by counties of people with criminal backgrounds who are prohibited from owning guns is putting public safety at risk, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by the cities of Columbus and Dayton. The complaint ...

Attack in troubled Ohio county jail leaves inmate dead

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday launched an investigation into an attack that left an inmate dead in a troubled Ohio county jail. According to a statement by Cuyahoga County, there was a "physical altercation" involving two inmates inside the county jail on Monday. Shane Trawick, ...

Doctors warn of inundated hospitals, staff as virus spreads

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials across Ohio warned of a dark winter, with limited intensive care unit beds if the new surge in coronavirus cases is not curbed in the next few weeks. Gov. Mike DeWine appointed doctors to lead ...

“No place left to hide”: Ohio virus cases continue to surge

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine gave a grave warning Thursday as nearly every county in the state was at a high-risk level for coronavirus infections. "There is no place left to hide," he said. The ...

Ohio utility at center of $60 million bribery case fires CEO

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A power company under investigation for its role in an alleged $60 million bribery scheme involving one of Ohio's most powerful politicians fired its chief executive following an internal review. FirstEnergy Corp. said its investigation ...

Ohio chief justice urges caution as coronavirus cases spike

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judges must continue adhering to strict health precautions as Ohio sees record-high numbers of coronavirus cases, the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court warned Friday. Mask wearing, temperature taking, sanitizing and socially distancing are mandatory practices to ...

Man accused of killing wife, 2 kids acquitted on all counts

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of killing his wife and two children in an arson fire at their Ohio home in 2008 was acquitted Thursday of all charges by a three-judge panel that heard the case. Peter Romans, 60, of London, faced aggravated murder, murder and aggravated arson charges. He ...

2 Ohio political operatives plead guilty in bribery probe

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio political operatives pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that they conspired as part of what another defendant called an "unholy alliance" aimed at bailing out two aging Ohio nuclear power plants, court documents ...