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Ohio elections chief certifies 2020 general election results

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief certified results on Friday of a 2020 election that he said was almost flawlessly executed despite the pandemic, raising concern that President Donald Trump's allegations of widespread fraud could be ...

GOP clashes as deadline to repeal tainted bailout law nears

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press 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 legislation with only weeks before Ohioans ...

Schools struggle to stay open as quarantines sideline staff

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The infection of a single cafeteria worker was all it took to close classrooms in the small Lowellville school district in northeastern Ohio, forcing at least two weeks of remote learning. Not only did the worker who tested positive ...

Police: Triple fatal shooting stemmed from robbery, drug deal

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The fatal shootings of three men inside a Dayton home this week stemmed from a robbery and drug deal, city police said. Octavius Lamont Humphrey Sr., 41, of Trotwood, was being held on murder, tampering with evidence and weapons counts. It wasn't known Thursday if he's ...

Relative of 8 slaying victims files wrongful death lawsuit

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who lost several relatives in the killings of eight people in southern Ohio four years ago filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the suspects, saying he wants to be sure none of them receive financial gain from the ...

Ohio governor to give 2nd statewide address as virus surges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will give a statewide address Wednesday night, making it the second time he will make a public appeal about the severity of the coronavirus' spread to residents since the pandemic began in March. The governor will speak on "the critical stage Ohio ...

Columbus, Dayton sue to force fix of gun background checks

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Incomplete reporting by counties of people with criminal backgrounds who are prohibited from owning guns is putting public safety at risk, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by the cities of Columbus and Dayton. The complaint ...

Attack in troubled Ohio county jail leaves inmate dead

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday launched an investigation into an attack that left an inmate dead in a troubled Ohio county jail. According to a statement by Cuyahoga County, there was a "physical altercation" involving two inmates inside the county jail on Monday. Shane Trawick, ...

Doctors warn of inundated hospitals, staff as virus spreads

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials across Ohio warned of a dark winter, with limited intensive care unit beds if the new surge in coronavirus cases is not curbed in the next few weeks. Gov. Mike DeWine appointed doctors to lead ...

“No place left to hide”: Ohio virus cases continue to surge

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine gave a grave warning Thursday as nearly every county in the state was at a high-risk level for coronavirus infections. "There is no place left to hide," he said. The ...