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Judge drops Infowars’ Alex Jones from Ohio flag-burning suit

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed Infowars radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and two of his associates from a lawsuit filed by a man claiming his rights were violated when police arrested him for trying to burn an American flag during the 2016 Republican National ...

Father, daughter attend law school, take bar exam together

By STEPHANIE WARSMITH Akron Beacon Journal AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Some families have a swear jar. The Smiths have a bar jar. Every time Tim or his daughter Sarah talk about the bar or any legal topic, they must put $1 into the jar. It fills up quickly. The Akron father and daughter attended ...

Ohio Senate passes bill legalizing hemp, hemp product

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate has passed a bill to legalize hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol oil, a move that could create an industrial hemp industry in the state. The bill, which was unanimously approved on Thursday, would allow for cultivation of hemp as long as it contains less ...

Man indicted in slayings of 3 people in Ohio

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A man who authorities say killed three people in early February has been indicted in southern Ohio on charges that could result in a death sentence if convicted. The Chillicothe Gazette reports 39-year-old James Rinehart Jr. was indicted Friday in Ross County on ...

Ohio police chief apologizes to family of man fatally mauled

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief has apologized for the delayed response of two officers in providing first aid to a man fatally mauled by a dog in 2017. The Dayton Daily News reports Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl called the mother of 60-year-old Maurice Brown to apologize for ...

Mayor: Fix for landslides could shutter parts of parkway

CINCINNATI (AP) — The mayor of Cincinnati says parts of Columbia Parkway could close down for the next two years in order to stop landslides. Democratic Mayor John Cranley says a minimum of two lanes of the parkway would be shut down for the duration of the project and drivers should prepare ...

Ohio plans workplace classes after racist acts at GM plant

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials will spend two days leading civil rights training at a General Motors plant where there have been repeated incidents of racial harassment. All 1,700 workers at GM's transmission plant in Toledo will be required to attend one of the sessions on Thursday or ...

Guilty plea to hate crimes in deadly car attack at rally

By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a case that stirred racial tensions across the country, a self-avowed white supremacist pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges in a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia, admitting that ...

Woman charged in massacre probe asking judge to toss charges

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — A woman facing charges in connection to an Ohio family massacre is to go before a judge and ask that her charges be dismissed. Prosecutors are opposing the request and also want a gag order to stop Fredericka Wagner from speaking about the case. A hearing is set for ...

After patient deaths, hospital addresses pharmacy concerns

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio hospital where dozens of patients died after receiving potentially fatal doses of painkillers says it has fully addressed concerns about its pharmacy services that jeopardized its Medicare participation. Mount Carmel West hospital in Columbus says a review done ...