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OSU student dies after apparent fall at construction site

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating after an Ohio State University student was found dead Friday at a construction site on campus. A university spokesman said foul play is not suspected in the death of Corey Ray Bias, 20, of Johnstown. Bias was a third-year student majoring ...

Mayor slows plan to relocate bocce court over tree concerns

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Anger over the removal of several trees to make room for a new bocce ball court has prompted an Ohio mayor to announce he's slowing down the project for more study. The court in downtown Warren in northeastern Ohio is an important part of the city's annual ...

Test for self-driving shuttles to run in Ohio neighborhood

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Self-driving shuttles will do a circuit through a residential neighborhood in Ohio's capital city as part of a year-long pilot program starting in late January. Three, 12-passenger, disabled-accessible electric shuttles will travel the 2.8-mile (4.5 kilometer) route in ...

Report: Over $17,000 missing from school vending machine

WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — More than $17,000 from an Ohio school's vending machine went missing over a six-year period, officials said. The losses at Linworth Alternative School in Worthington took place from 2013 to 2019, with payments to vendors for the pop machine exceeding the cash ...

New U.S. Attorney for southern Ohio formally sworn in

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The new top federal prosecutor for southern Ohio was formally sworn into office Friday at a ceremony attended by federal judges, federal agents, defense attorneys, county and state law enforcement officials and others. David DeVillers, 53, took over in November from ...

Police: Wife found dead after explosion was stabbed to death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman found dead after an explosion and house fire was stabbed to death while her husband and their 2-year-old daughter died from smoke inhalation, police said Friday. Investigators in Columbus previously said they believed the woman's husband, Gary Morris, 42, died ...

Ohio State suspends 3 fraternities for various violations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has suspended three fraternities for hazing, alcohol use and other violations. The school last semester suspended its Sigma Pi and Zeta Beta Tau chapters through August 2023 and its Phi Delta Theta chapter through August 2024, The Columbus Dispatch ...

Trump boasts Iranian general’s death was ‘American justice’

By AAMER MADHANI Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump used his first campaign election rally of 2020 to argue that he served up "American justice" by ordering a drone strike to take out Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, while jeering Democratic leaders for questioning his ...

Report questions expanded Ohio inmate electronic monitoring

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There's limited evidence that expanding the electronic monitoring of inmates in Ohio would reduce the rates at which ex-offenders commit new crimes or that it would enhance public safety, according to a new report. In ...

Group to propose Ohio Statehouse women’s suffrage memorial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A permanent memorial to the women's suffrage movement would be erected on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse, under a proposal to be made to the Statehouse governing body next week. Fund-raising for the memorial would likely top $1 million, members of the Women's ...