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Court: Private company workers can’t sue over urine tests

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Private company workers who provide drug test urine samples under direct observation can't sue over invasion of privacy, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The court's 4-3 decision overturned a lower-court decision that had sided with two former employees of ...

2 more college student in Ohio plead guilty in hazing case

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Two more members of a now-defunct fraternity at Ohio University have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from hazing that led to a student's death two years ago. Joshua Androsac, 20, of Lewis Center, pleaded guilty Wednesday to single counts of misdemeanor negligent ...

New hearing for ex-Ohio House speaker in bribery scheme

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday set a new hearing date for the former speaker of the Ohio House to answer a charge related to an alleged $60 million bribery scheme. Republican Rep. Larry Householder and four others are accused of shepherding $60 million in energy company ...

Ohio Republicans try to regroup in crucial state for Trump

By DAN SEWELL and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Complications pummeled Ohio Republicans this week as they sought to put up a united front headed into the GOP's national convention. One of their best-known politicians threw his support behind Democrat Joe Biden, their ...

Kanye West fails to qualify on Ohio ballot in November

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kanye West won't appear on Ohio's ballot as an unaffiliated presidential candidate this November because of mismatched information on the rapper's signature-gathering documents, Ohio's elections chief said ...

Earthquake occurs near Monroe in corner of Michigan

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A magnitude 3.2 earthquake occurred Friday near Monroe in the southeastern corner of Michigan, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The depth was about 5.7 miles (9.17 kilometers). The earthquake was felt in the Detroit area and in Ohio, which is just minutes from Monroe. It ...

Man charged with murder in death of woman found after fire

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with aggravated murder in the stabbing death of a mother whose body was found after a house fire earlier this month. Anson Pride, 41, was arrested after firefighters recovered the body of 38-year-old Jamaka Calhoun, ...

Gunfire leaves 2 women dead in Ohio city, authorities said

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (AP) — An early morning shooting in a city near Dayton left two women dead over the weekend, authorities said. Riverside police say the gunfire was reported shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday, and arriving officers found one woman dead and another injured. The Montgomery County ...

Ohio may purge 120K inactive voters from rolls post-election

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 120,000 inactive Ohio voter registrations will be purged from state voter rolls after the November election, the state elections chief announced Friday, while saying that number could go down if people on the list simply ...

HS football season shortened to 6 games, all go to playoffs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's high school football season will be shortened to six games this fall and all teams will advance to the playoffs, if contact sports are approved by Gov. Mike DeWine, the state high school sports association announced Friday. The move follows a recommendation from ...