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Ohio pauses preparations for May 3 primary amid map flap

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top elections official is pausing certain preparations for the May 3 primary in the face of a court decision invalidating a third set of GOP-drawn maps of new legislative ...

Ohio’s high court nixes 3rd set of GOP-drawn Statehouse maps

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a third set of Ohio Statehouse district maps that Republicans insisted reflect the state’s partisan breakdown — and sent them back for a fourt...

Contempt threats, primary woes swirl amid Ohio map confusion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A political stalemate over Ohio's new legislative maps plunged the state into confusion Wednesday, even as members of a new map-drawing commission defended themselves against pot...

Cardinals stumble at home again in 30-23 loss to Rams

Maybe the Arizona Cardinals should have stayed on the road. Home cooking doesn't seem to sit well with them. Undefeated on the road, the Cardinals returned home the first time in a m...

Ohio House expels former Republican speaker in historic vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of the Ohio House expelled Rep. Larry Householder, the federally indicted Republican ex-speaker, Wednesday in a bipartisan vote that invoked their powers to remove a memb...

Ohio's million-dollar idea: Lottery prizes for vaccinations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled a lottery system Wednesday to entice people to get COVID-19 shots, offering a weekly $1 million prize and full-ride college scholarships in a creat...

GOP clashes as deadline to repeal tainted bailout law nears

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hopes of repealing an energy bailout law are in danger at the Ohio Statehouse as Republican lawmakers argue sharply different positions on how and whether to repeal the legislati...

Ohio governor pleads for legislative action on gun violence

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At some point during Gov. Mike DeWine's Tuesday briefing on Ohio's fight against the coronavirus, the Republican chief executive will also continue his so-far unsuccessful crusad...

New Ohio House speaker's sterling narrative has detractors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There were some whispers among members of the Republican caucus that Bob Cupp should be the person to lead the Ohio House. It was 2018. The federal investigation into the previo...

Science mag makes first endorsement in 175 years, taps Biden

NEW YORK (AP) — Even though Scientific American had never endorsed a presidential candidate in the magazine's 175-year history, its top editor said Tuesday there was little internal debate over a deci...

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...

Nuclear bailout tied to bribery scandal was years in making

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A $1 billion bailout for Ohio’s two nuclear plants that’s now entangled in a state bribery scandal had little support when the idea came up three years ago. It was all but dead unt...

AP EXPLAINS: A look at $60M bribery probe unfolding in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The arrest July 21 of powerful Republican House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in a $60 million federal bribery case has upended both politics and policy-making ...

Ohio House prepares to vote on removing disgraced GOP leader

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nine days after federal officials released details of a $60 million bribery probe, the Ohio House is preparing for an historic vote on whether to remove the powerful Republican s...

Ohio GOP lawmakers to meet to determine Householder's fate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican state representatives in Ohio planned to meet Tuesday for the first time since their leader was arrested in connection with a $60 million federal bribery probe to disc...