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Ohio Supreme Court to hear armed school staff training case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A school district that voted to allow employees to be armed after a deadly shooting is fighting a court ruling that says they must first provide police-level training to those em...

Union still deciding action on officer fired in Hill's death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The union that represents Columbus police officers hasn't decided yet whether to formally challenge the firing of the officer who shot and killed Andre Hill on Dec. 22. ...

Ohio governor signs gun bill eliminating duty to retreat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An individual’s duty to retreat before using force has been eliminated in Ohio under a gun rights bill signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday despite the governor's voca...

95-year-old interrupts mask making by surviving COVID-19

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic began, Miriam Looker sprang into action at the behest of her stepson, a central Ohio doctor. Looker, 95, used her supply of qui...

Andre Hill's loved ones mourn loss of 'a chess-playing mind'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In late May, Andre Hill and his roommate Donyell Bryant watched in shock, along with the nation, the video of a Minneapolis police officer pressing his knee on George Floyd’s nec...

Inmate who survived execution attempt dies; COVID suspected

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio death row inmate who survived an attempt to execute him by lethal injection in 2009 died Monday of possible complications of COVID-19, the state prisons system said. ...

Police observed no threats from Andre Hill before shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An officer on the scene of the fatal shooting of Andre Hill in Ohio’s capital city last week didn’t perceive any threats and didn’t see a gun, contrary to a mistaken claim by the...

Ohio: Probe of fatal shooting by police seeks 'whole truth'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state investigation into the fatal shooting by Columbus police of a Black man holding a cellphone must seek “the whole truth,” the Ohio attorney general said Wednesday. ...

Ohio judge pulled from cases over coronavirus concerns

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge who failed to adopt written rules for mask wearing and other coronavirus prevention measures has been removed from two cases by the chief justice of the Ohio Suprem...

Mayor: Body cam not activated in police killing of Black man

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A police officer who shot and killed a Black man holding a cell phone in Ohio's capital city early Tuesday did not activate his body camera beforehand, and dash cameras on the of...

5 years and counting: Ex-treasure hunter still stuck in jail

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former deep-sea treasure hunter is about to mark his fifth year in jail for refusing to disclose the whereabouts of 500 missing coins made from gold found in an historic shipwr...

Ohio governor: Lethal injection no longer execution option

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lethal injection is no longer an option for Ohio executions, and lawmakers must choose a different method of capital punishment before any inmates can be put to death in the futu...

A unique recipe for healing: Bill Murray and a biblical text

Against the backdrop of a pandemic’s blight and wounds from an acrimonious election, a group of acclaimed actors on Sunday will stage an online reading of a religious text with remarkable relevance to...

Woman who fled business fraud sentencing seeks early release

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who fled the United States for Mexico ahead of her sentencing in one of the biggest corporate fraud cases in decades is asking for early release from prison, citing...

Ohio governor sees growing criticism from fellow Republicans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For months, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine steered cleared of second-guessing President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, despite their polar-opposite responses to the pandemic. ...