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Lawyers working to avoid retrial of man just off death row

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Prosecutors and lawyers for a Jordanian man who spent two decades on Ohio's death row before his conviction was tossed said Thursday that they are trying to work out an agreement to avoid his retrial. Ahmad Fawzi Issa, 49, in jail stripes and ...

Ohio State trustees move to revoke honor for abusive doctor

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A committee of Ohio State University trustees voted Thursday to revoke the emeritus status of a team doctor found to have sexually abused young men throughout his two decades there. The full board of trustees could vote Friday on ...

Police: 13-year-old arrested in fatal shooting of boy, 14

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 13-year-old boy has been arrested in the death of a 14-year-old boy who was shot near an Ohio school. Columbus police say the younger boy was arrested Tuesday night in front of his attorney's office. He is being charged as a juvenile. The Associated Press ...

ACLU: JPMorgan Chase settles paternal leave class action

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A civil rights group says JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by male employees who say they were denied additional paid parental leave between 2011 and 2017. The American Civil Liberties Union and law firm Outten & ...

Heeded alarms may have limited deaths in Ohio tornadoes

By ANGIE WANG and JOHN MINCHILLO Associated Press CELINA, Ohio (AP) — Strong Memorial Day tornadoes that spun through Ohio and Indiana smashed homes and businesses and sent thousands of people cowering in basements and closets, but just a single death was reported in the aftermath of the ...

Lawmakers consider 2 plans to change Ohio graduation rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are considering competing proposals to change high school graduation requirements again, after already easing rules for students earning diplomas this year and next year. A plan backed by the State Board of Education would let students qualify for ...

EPA accepts grant proposals for runoff prevention projects

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking grant applications for projects intended to reduce runoff of polluted water into the Great Lakes. About $14 million will be divided among roughly 30 projects targeting excess nutrients and storm water, which feed ...

Tornadoes leave trail of destruction across Ohio, Indiana

By ANGIE WANG, JOHN MINCHILLO and KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press BROOKVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. There were no immediate reports of any deaths or ...

Thousands of US kindergartners unvaccinated without waivers

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — States are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but schoolchildren using such waivers are ...

Review: Ohio medical marijuana industry growth still slow

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says fewer than one in every three medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio that received a provisional license have also been granted an operating license. State officials say the dispensaries receive extra scrutiny because marijuana is still illegal at the ...