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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 ...

Boat parades, road rallies buoy Trump and his supporters

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — When a flotilla of pontoon and fishing boats decked out with "Trump 2020" flags cruised past him this summer, Dale Fullenkamp got an idea. "I figured I don't have a boat, but I do have a tractor," he said. Soon he was leading nearly 300 ...

Ohio files complaint on ex-House speaker’s campaign spending

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a complaint Friday with the state Elections Commission over the former Ohio House speaker's use of more than $900,000 in campaign contributions to pay attorneys defending him in a federal racketeering ...

13-year-old girl shot, wounded inside vehicle parked at mall

SPRINGDALE, Ohio (AP) — A 13-year-old girl was found shot and wounded in a vehicle parked at a mall in southwestern Ohio, authorities said. The shooting in Springdale occurred Friday night, but it wasn't clear if it happened in the Tri-County mall lot or another location. Authorities ...

Democrats hope to break Republican hold on Ohio high court

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic challengers are hoping to upend Republicans' majority on the Ohio Supreme Court in a pair of races this November that feature familiar debates over the role justices should play in interpreting state law. A coalition ...

Vendor says Ohio, Pennsylvania ballot backlogs caught up

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The printing and mailing of 2.4 million delayed ballots across Ohio and Pennsylvania is all caught up, the vendor responsible for the backlog announced Tuesday. Cleveland-based Midwest Direct said in a statement that extra staff, ...