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Great Lakes water surge eases after 2 record-setting years

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday. Although still above normal, the ...

GOP bill would extend vouchers to all Ohio schoolchildren

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All Ohio schoolchildren would be eligible for state vouchers to put toward private school tuition under a new GOP-backed bill in the state General Assembly. The legislation was inspired partly by the coronavirus pandemic and the experience of parents who saw some ...

‘Last hurrah’: 2020 college grads finally get ceremonies

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — After she was picked as commencement speaker for fellow 2020 graduates at Otterbein University, Katie Exline considered focusing her speech on perspective. By the time she finally got to deliver it in front of them this month, they ...

Sheriff: Detective serving search warrant shot armed person

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A detective with an Ohio county sheriff's office shot a person armed with a handgun, but the person is expected to survive, authorities said. The Butler County sheriff's office said detectives were serving a search warrant at a Ross Township residence at about 12:30 ...

Treasury sends $12B in COVID-19 relief to Ohio governments

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Treasury Department on Monday said Ohio will receive nearly $5.4 billion in aid as part of Democratic President Joe Biden's larger $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, with another nearly $6.6 billion going directly to ...

Columbus mayor requests federal probe of police force

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — While Ohio's capital city has made significant progress enacting changes to its police department, the city needs additional help because of "fierce opposition" to reform within the agency, ...

White farmers sue seeking government loan forgiveness

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Midwestern farmers sued the federal government Thursday alleging they can't participate in a COVID-19 loan forgiveness program because they're white. The group of plaintiffs includes farmers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, South ...

Slain girl’s grandmother wants caseworkers deemed ‘reckless’

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The grandmother of a 2-year-old girl who was beaten and starved to death wants to file a wrongful death lawsuit against three caseworkers who oversaw the girl's care, and has taken her case to the Ohio Supreme Court. During oral ...

Officer pleads not guilty to new charge in Andre Hill case

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fired Ohio police officer accused of killing Andre Hill pleaded not guilty Wednesday to an additional criminal charge on the same day that prosecutors dropped two misdemeanor charges of dereliction of duty. Adam ...