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Ohio bill would bar towing services from hiring “spotters”

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has approved a bill that would prohibit towing services from hiring "spotters" to report illegally parked vehicles. A spotter as described in the bill is a person whose task is to report the presence of vehicles not authorized to park in designated spaces ...

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 ...

House Speaker Pelosi to headline state Democrats’ fundraiser

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be the featured speaker at the annual fundraising dinner for Ohio Democrats. The California Democrat is scheduled to speak at the state Democratic Party's "legacy dinner" at the Greater Columbus Convention Center Friday. Tickets ...

Report: Ohio State team doctor abused 177, leaders knew

By KANTELE FRANKO and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At least 177 men were sexually abused by an Ohio State team doctor who died years ago, the university said Friday as it released findings from a law firm that investigated the accusations, concluding that school ...

Jury recommends death for man convicted in car lot slayings

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury has recommended that a man who represented himself at trial be sentenced to death for the slayings of a couple at a Cleveland used car lot. The jury in Cleveland deliberated less than an hour before reaching its decision Thursday. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County ...

Ohio governor: new lethal injection policy coming in ‘weeks’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he expects Ohio to present a federal judge with a proposed new lethal injection system within several weeks. The Republican governor says the system will be different than the previous protocol. But he wouldn't say whether it would contain the ...

Ohio’s unemployment rate dips slightly in April

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly from March to April. State officials on Friday said the unemployment rate was 4.3% in April, compared with 4.4% the previous month. Ohio's unemployment rate stood at 4.6% in April 2018. The national rate was ...

Ohio capital still has a few bike couriers, despite e-filing

By KEN GORDON The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When he answered a newspaper ad for a bicycle courier in 1999, Kevin Cash figured he was embarking on a short-lived adventure. "I thought it would be something I would do for a year," he said, "or not even that — maybe just for the ...

Space exploration exhibit for Apollo 11 opens at Ohio museum

CINCINNATI (AP) — A new permanent exhibit focusing on space exploration and the Ohio native who was the first person to walk on the moon has opened at a Cincinnati museum. The Neil Armstrong Space Exploration Gallery opened May 6 in the Cincinnati Museum Center. It celebrates the legacy of ...

Police: Minivan strikes, injures police motorcycle officer

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say the driver of a minivan failed to yield at an intersection, striking and seriously injuring a motorcycle officer. Akron police say the officer was attempting to stop another motorist when the minivan pulled out in front of the officer around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. ...