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A year out, $60M bribery scandal felt in business, politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The arrests one year ago Wednesday of then-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in connection with an alleged $60 million bribery scheme have rocked business ...

Timing key in consulting deal between FirstEnergy, regulator

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Shortly before a utility lawyer and lobbyist was appointed Ohio’s top regulator of electric and power generating companies, he received $4.3 million from top executives at one of...

Governor was warned of would-be regulator's ties to utility

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine disregarded cries of alarm in early 2019 from consumer and environmental advocates, concerns echoed in a previously undisclosed last-minute plea from GOP insider...

'Unholy alliance' of power, money fueled corruption scheme

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An accused co-conspirator called it an “unholy alliance" — dealings between a longtime Ohio politician seeking to restore his power and an energy company in desperate need of a b...

Jury selection set to begin in landmark federal opioid trial

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in the first federal trial over the opioids epidemic. Two Ohio counties claim drug companies that made, distributed an...

S Korean firm joins Ohio effort to build petrochemical plant

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich said Monday that a major South Korean industrial plant builder has joined an effort to build a multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant in eastern Ohio to take ad...