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Police: Ohio State football player wounded in shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett was wounded in a weekend shooting in Columbus, police said. Officers responding to a report of a shooting just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday found blood in the street and one shell casing near the blood, police said. They said the ...

Couple, twin teenage children found dead in Ohio home

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A couple and their twin teenage children were found dead in their home after authorities were asked to conduct a welfare check at the residence in a Cleveland suburb, authorities said. Shaker Heights police went to the home around 2:20 p.m. Sunday and soon found ...

Ohio schools must develop coronavirus-reporting system

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — School districts must establish a system for collecting information on cases of the coronavirus and then make that information publicly available, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said in announcing an upcoming order. After learning of students or staff members who test positive, ...

Voter advocates join Ohio legal cry to expand drop boxes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coalition of voting rights groups is joining Ohio Democrats in suing the state's election chief, seeking to force an expansion of ballot drop boxes ahead of the November election. The complaint filed late Wednesday challenges Republican Secretary of State Frank ...

Theater groups: 15% capacity guideline fiscally unworkable

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio performing arts groups financially devastated by the coronavirus shutdown received good news this week, tempered by a harsh economic reality. A public health order from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine greenlighted performances again, ...

Kanye West sues Ohio election head to get on November ballot

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rapper Kanye West sued Ohio's election chief Wednesday in an effort to be placed on the November presidential ballot after the Secretary of State deemed him unqualified as an independent candidate. West's emergency ...

Police: 4-year-old boy accidentally shoots 2-year-old sister

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister early Wednesday at a home in Ohio's capital city, authorities said. Columbus police responded to the residence around 1:15 a.m. The wounded girl was taken to a hospital and was listed in stable condition, but ...

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 ...