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Democrats ask Supreme Court to rule on elections board seat

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will consider whether Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose was justified in refusing to appoint a Democratic Party official to a county elections board seat, citing a voter fraud accusation from four years ...

Doctor asks court to dismiss murder indictment in 25 deaths

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for the Ohio hospital doctor charged with murder in 25 patient deaths accused the prosecutor of misconduct and asked Tuesday that the court dismiss the indictment handed up by a grand jury. Former intensive care doctor William ...

Regents pick Bowling Green official to lead UW-Stevens Point

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders on Tuesday announced they've selected a Bowling Green State University administrator to lead UW-Stevens Point. The Board of Regents announced it unanimously approved hiring Thomas to serve as chancellor at the central Wisconsin ...

Men abused by Ohio State doctor call for NCAA investigation

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some of the men alleging decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor are asking the NCAA and the Big Ten conference to investigate the university and force changes to protect student-athletes in the future, suggesting that ...

Ohio voter registration hits near record, led by Dem surge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 8.1 million Ohioans are signed up to vote in the November election, a near record, the latest figures from the state elections chief show. The presidential battleground state has never seen more registered voters, other than in 2008, when Democrat Barack Obama ...

Ohio inmates’ gun penalties under review after court ruling

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An undetermined number of Ohio inmates who are serving additional time because firearms were involved in their crimes could see their sentences reduced in light of a recent court ruling, a top lawyer for the state prison system told ...

Campaign for Holocaust education for students, public

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Two organizations in Ohio are providing public discussions, material for educators and a documentary series about the Holocaust to educate residents and students. The Maltz Museum in Cleveland and the Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati are calling the ...

Voters to receive replacements after wrong Ohio ballots sent

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voters in the county that is home to Ohio's capital who received the wrong absentee ballots will be mailed corrected replacement ballots, the county elections board said Wednesday. The Franklin County Elections Board in Columbus ...

Ruling on Ohio ballot boxes contradicts GOP elections chief

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge in Cleveland on Tuesday broadly interpreted a new Ohio directive allowing ballot drop boxes at locations "outside" boards of elections as permitting them at multiple locations within a county, a finding that runs ...

Prosecutor: Man who fired gun at Trump rally ‘undercharged’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who fired a handgun at a semitrailer during a Trump vehicle rally reacted out of fear for his life after the truck driver taunted participants and hit his vehicle, his lawyer said Tuesday as an assistant prosecutor declared the case "severely ...