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Ohio News

Next primaries offer contrast between nation’s past, future

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Sharing the primary calendar Tuesday are two states that represent different pieces of America: Ohio, a largely white state that's barely growing and looking to rebound from a decline in manufacturing, and Arizona, a state where one-third ...

Despite virus, 4 states push forward with primary

By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Arizona are pushing forward with Tuesday's primary election, although the coronavirus is causing headaches as polling places need to be moved and workers afraid of catching the disease drop out. The ...

Cincinnati shooting leaves man dead, 2 other people wounded

CINCINNATI (AP) — A street shooting in Cincinnati has left one man dead and two other people hospitalized, authorities said. The victims were found by police responding to reports of shots fired around 4:15 p.m. Sunday in the city's Avondale section. Delmaris White, 25, was pronounced dead ...

Party’s over: 4 states close bars, restaurants over virus

By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press On Saturday night, revelers in many parts of the country ignored warnings against attending large gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus. On Sunday, it became clear that in many places, the party is over. Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington ...

3-week school closure begins; Election Day prep underway

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A mandatory three-week closure of schools to stem the spread of the coronavirus began Monday, bars and restaurants were closed indefinitely, and the state continued preparations for Election Day Tuesday. A look at the latest ...

Canceled classes, voting with Q-tips: Virus concerns grow

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cancellations and closings are sweeping across Ohio as coronavirus concerns grow. A look at developments related to the virus that causes COVID-19 as the state tests for additional cases after confirming its first five, and after ...

$1M bail set for clergyman charged in baby’s shaking death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Bail was set Thursday at $1 million for a clergyman charged in the death of his 6-month-old niece. The Rev. Ronnie Nelson Jr., 33, of Toledo, is charged with aggravated murder. He did not speak during the brief hearing held in Toledo Municipal Court, and a preliminary ...

Districts scramble as governor orders schools closed 3 weeks

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday ordered Ohio schools closed for three weeks beginning at the end of the day Monday to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. A look at the decision: LENGTH The order takes effect at the close of ...

Ex-jail officer who assaulted female inmates gets 20 years

POMEROY, Ohio (AP) — A former jail officer in Ohio convicted of sexually assaulting or trying to sexually assault a dozen female inmates and probationers has been sentenced to 20 1/2 years in prison. Former Meigs County corrections officer Larry Tucker was convicted in May on charges of ...

Progressive challenger seeks to unseat Ohio congresswoman

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four-term U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, a Democrat in a reliably blue central Ohio district, is facing one of her stiffest challenges Tuesday, from a political newcomer positioned at the party's far left. Democrat Morgan Harper, 36, has ...