As pandemic raged, roadways became speedways

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some drivers took advantage of roads and highways emptied by the coronavirus pandemic by pushing well past the speed limit, a trend that continues even as states try to get back ...

Book celebrates defunct newspaper on anniversary of demise

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Vindicator in Youngstown, a 150-year-old paper that shut down last year because of financial struggles, is being celebrated in a new book on the anniversary of its final edit...

CDC study suggests inmates should have been tested in mass

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Correctional facilities that resisted mass coronavirus testing for inmates erred in their decision to only test inmates with symptoms, leading to large initial undercounts, a rec...

Former Ohio House speaker needs more time to find lawyer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former speaker of the Ohio House still can't find a permanent lawyer to defend him against a charge related to an alleged $60 million bribery scheme and needs more time to hi...

Ohio governor's conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio governor's positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive polices. ...

Hearing set for 5 indicted in $60M Ohio bribery probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A court hearing was scheduled Thursday for five members of what one defendant called an “unholy alliance” aimed at bailing out two aging Ohio nuclear power plants. ...

Survivors of doctor's sex abuse object to dismissal filing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for survivors of decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State University team doctor have objected to the university’s request that an updated lawsuit against it be dismisse...

Ohio Dems want nuclear bailout law repealed as scandal grows

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A nuclear plant bailout law should be repealed immediately, Democratic members of the Ohio House announced Wednesday as a bribery scandal involving one of the state’s most powerf...

New outbreaks push inmate coronavirus cases past 50,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of prison inmates testing positive for the coronavirus soared well past the 50,000 mark last month, as recent outbreaks threatened to undo control measures put in plac...

Suspect accused of football game threat enters guilty plea

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who used Facebook to threaten a shooting at Ohio State University and vowed to hurt players on the football team and then-head coach Urban Meyer pleaded guilty Wednesday, a...

Filing: Victims deserve ex-quarterback's concussion funds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Multiple individuals defrauded in a scheme perpetrated by an ex-Ohio State and NFL quarterback and his accomplice should receive money from the former player's share of a nationa...

Veteran AP journalist Alvin Orton Jr. dies in Ohio at age 84

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Al Orton, a veteran Associated Press journalist who spent much of his career on the overnight shift, mentoring dozens of reporters along the way, has died in Ohio. He was 84. ...

'Master Thief' burglar hopes to catch break on sentence

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A self-described “master thief” career criminal is hoping to catch a break on his prison sentence from burglarizing a Brink’s warehouse during which he accidentally set millions ...

A prison system tops in virus deaths starts reopening anyway

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has lost more inmates to COVID-19 than any other state, but its prisons nonetheless must begin reopening to accommodate a slow return to business — and to crime, the prisons...

Change of plea hearing for suspect accused of game threat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team is now scheduled for a change of plea hearing, according to a Wed...