103-year-old ex-chemist to be honored for work on penicillin

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The story is family lore. In 1942, chemist Robert Walton, then in his late 20s, was drafted following the attacks on Pearl Harbor and boarded a bus in Rahway, New Jersey, for bas...

Ohio death row inmate's sentence reduced to 30 to life

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge reduced the sentence of an Ohio death row inmate Thursday to 30 years to life after his conviction was overturned based on new evidence suggesting his infant daughter's d...

Local governments seek negotiating power in opioid lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers suing over the toll of opioids asked a judge Friday to allow a structure for all 25,000 municipal and county governments in the U.S. to be paid — if a settlement can be r...

Judge to determine damages against neo-Nazi website operator

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments Wednesday for the amount of monetary damages a Muslim-American radio host can recover against a neo-Nazi website operator who falsely accused ...

Some Ohio legislators yell 'cut' to Hollywood tax deals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Some Ohio legislators are challenging a 10-year-old program aimed at luring filmmaking to the Buckeye State with a tax credit incentive offering up to 30 percent rebates for producti...

Lawsuit filed to stop Ohio abortion ban after 1st heartbeat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Planned Parenthood and Ohio abortion clinics have sued to prevent the state's restrictive abortion law from taking effect. The complained filed Wednesday in fed...

APNewsBreak: Other lies by child-impostor suspect alleged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with lying to federal agents about being a missing child was also accused of making up stories while in prison, threatening other inmates and refusing orders from g...

Ex-officer charged with fatally shooting woman in his car

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former vice squad officer in Ohio has been charged with fatally shooting a woman who was sitting in his unmarked police vehicle in what the man says was an act of self-defense....

News organizations to highlight most threatened journalists

A coalition of more than a dozen global news organizations, including The Associated Press, The Financial Times and Reuters, will spotlight the world's most threatened journalists in a new freedom of ...

Feds accuse vice officer of forcing women into sex

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawyer for a vice squad officer in Ohio says his client is innocent of charges of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest. Defense attorn...

Police: Stormy Daniels' arrest at strip club was improper

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A police investigation has concluded that last year's arrest of Stormy Daniels at an Ohio strip club was improper but not politically motivated or planned ahead of time. ...

Ohio governor delays 3 more executions while drugs reviewed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed three additional executions to give the state prison system time to develop a new lethal injection method. The Republican gove...

Governor says 'no executions' without court-backed drugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Statements by Gov. Mike DeWine suggest Ohio could go years without another execution. The Republican governor has ordered the prisons system to come up with a n...

Search of Ohio prison turns up several fake guns, explosive

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities have confiscated several fake handguns and a fake explosive device at a prison in what they're calling "a very serious and unique situation." P...

Opera, orchestra team up to tell story of deadly 1913 flood

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new opera revisits the Great Flood of 1913, a Midwestern disaster that killed hundreds, left thousands homeless, and destroyed countless bridges and businesses, but that also p...