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'Hillbilly Elegy' author JD Vance joins US Senate campaign

The venture capitalist and author of “Hillbilly Elegy” officially joined the crowded Republican race for the Ohio U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Rob Portman. JD Vance, whose book ...

Biden: Infrastructure vow was not intended to be veto threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to preserve a fragile bipartisan deal on infrastructure, President Joe Biden endorsed it “without hesitation” Saturday, walking back from a threat to veto it if Congress also ...

Sen. Portman still champions bipartisanship, against tide

CINCINNATI (AP) — For a moment this past week, it was like the old days in Washington. President Joe Biden, a Democrat, smiled as he announced a bipartisan deal. He turned to and put his hand on Repub...

Key GOP senators balk at terms of Biden infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal was thrown in doubt Friday as Republican senators felt “blindsided” by his insistence that it must move in tandem with his bigger...

Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan to seek open US Senate seat in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, a 10-term representative from Ohio's blue-collar Mahoning Valley, officially launched his bid Monday for a coveted open Senate seat in Ohio. ...

Police chiefs hail Chauvin verdict as a key step to healing

Not long after a jury convicted former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of killing George Floyd, police chiefs across the U.S. started speaking up. And it wasn't to defend the police. ...

'Hillbilly' to Capitol Hill? Author eyes Senate bid in Ohio

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Rodney Muterspaw figures J.D. Vance has already shown he's got what it takes to be a U.S. senator. Vance, the “Hillbilly Elegy” author and a fellow Middletow...

Grandparents in the pandemic: a lost year, but now some hope

CINCINNATI (AP) — No sleepovers with popcorn and Disney movies. No dance recitals or holiday pageants, let alone any Grandparents’ Day for visiting the kids' classrooms. No hugs. ...

Upon further review: OSU trademark challenge reinstated

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel has reinstated Ohio State University's trademark challenge to an online marketplace involving items with Buckeye-related images such as th...

GOP's Josh Mandel joins race for open Senate seat in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Josh Mandel, a Marine veteran and former state treasurer, says he will make a third run for the U.S. Senate in Ohio, taking a pro-Trump message in a bid for the seat b...

Pro-Trump GOP chair steps down in Ohio, may seek Senate seat

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio Republican linked closely to Donald Trump stepped down Friday as the party’s chair, a signal of her interest in running for the U.S. Senate for the seat being left by the GOP...

Dr. Amy Acton leaves nonprofit to explore run for US Senate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dr. Amy Acton, the former state health director who became the face of Ohio's early pandemic response, is stepping down from her nonprofit position to “carefully explore” running...

In Ohio, open Senate seat sparks debate on gender, diversity

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An open Senate seat in Ohio has set off a round of jockeying among ambitious Democrats and a spirited debate over who is best poised to lead a party comeback in a one-time battle...

Ohio town unknowingly hosted alleged Capitol attack plotters

WOODSTOCK, Ohio (AP) — In this don't blink-or-you'll-miss-it, one-stoplight town, dozens of residents still fly “Trump 2020” and “Make America Great Again” flags. But it's a now-shut...

GOP's Rep. Jim Jordan won't seek Portman's US Senate seat

CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, a fiery Donald Trump supporter, won't run to succeed Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who announced this week he isn't going to seek a third term in 2022. ...