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Cincinnati schools require COVID-19 vaccinations for workers

CINCINNATI (AP) — One of Ohio's biggest school districts will require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Cincinnati Board of Education made the decision Monday night. Staffers who do not receive a vaccine will have to be tested weekly. There are about 6,500 full- and ...

Federal oversight of Columbus police collaborative — for now

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The announcement that the federal government will review the Columbus police department and provide technical assistance in areas such as training and recruitment is a far cry from the last time the Justice Department examined ...

FBI names new agent in charge for Cincinnati office

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati office of the FBI has a new leader, who will oversee the biggest public corruption investigation in Ohio history. J. William Rivers was named to the post Monday. He succeeds Chris Hoffman, who has retired. Rivers was raised in Grayson, Ky., and earned a ...

Officials: Magnesium plant in Ohio to bring 200 jobs

CADIZ, Ohio (AP) — Officials have announced plans for a magnesium plant in eastern Ohio that they say will create 200 full-time and 500 part-time jobs. Western Magnesium Corp. representatives and elected officials gathered last week at the Cadiz Industrial Park in Harrison County to unveil a ...

5 dead, including multiple children, in Ohio house fire

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Five people, including three children, died in an early morning fire Monday in northern Ohio, which left four others injured, authorities said. Two adults and three children were killed, the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said. Four people were taken to ...

Grief comes home to US towns week after Afghanistan war ends

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press BERLIN HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Waiting for the hearse carrying one of the 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan two weeks ago, Faye Hillis thought about all the military veterans she had mourned at her hometown's lone funeral ...

Columbus to reissue indoor mask mandate as COVID cases rise

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital and largest city announced plans Wednesday to reissue a mask mandate amid a rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations as a result of the delta variant. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said he'll ...

Governor candidate Whaley: Corruption allegations baseless, untrue

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Ohio governor on Wednesday called corruption allegations against her contained in court documents filed several years ago but recently made public baseless and untrue. Nan Whaley, ...

Crushed by pandemic, conventions mount a cautious return

By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer In pre-COVID times, business events __ from small academic conferences to giant trade shows like CES __ routinely attracted more than 1 billion participants each year. The pandemic brought those global gatherings to a sudden halt, emptying convention ...

Republican Kleefisch enters Wisconsin governor’s race

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Rebecca Kleefisch, who spent eight years as lieutenant governor under Scott Walker, launched her campaign for Wisconsin governor on Thursday, casting herself as someone who will "fight for you" while deriding the Democratic ...