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DeWine criticizes GOP advancing transgender girl sports ban

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican governor questioned Friday the need for a legislative ban on transgender girls competing in sports, pushing back on GOP lawmakers attempt to pass the controversial ...

EXPLAINER: Ohio’s uneven response to moratorium challenges

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in ...

Ohio proposals would let high schoolers redo pandemic year

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The pandemic made Jake Gregg's senior year of high school very different than anticipated. He got by enough to graduate, but now the 19-year-old Ohioan wants a redo. The Wheelersburg quarterback aspires to play football in college ...

GOP-backed bill clamping down on protesters in Ohio advances

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A GOP-backed bill aiming to expand the definition of obstructing justice in Ohio to include failure to follow a lawful order or diverting a law enforcement officer's attention moved forward Thursday. Republican ...

Teen killed in shooting outside Columbus recreation center

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A shooting outside a recreation center in Ohio's capital city has left a teenage girl dead, authorities said. Makenzi Ridley, 17, was shot around 8:45 p.m. Thursday at the Far East Community Center in Columbus. She was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a ...

Startup Lordstown Motors warns it may not stay in business

DETROIT (AP) — Startup commercial electric vehicle maker Lordstown Motors says it may not be in business a year from now as it tries to secure funding to start full production of an electric pickup truck. In a quarterly regulatory filing Tuesday, Lordstown said the $587 million it had on ...

Browns staffer Brownson charged with drunken driving

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns chief of staff Callie Brownson could face discipline from the team and the NFL for drunken driving charges. One of just a handful of female coaches in the league, Brownson was arrested last month with a blood-alcohol level ...

Taxes fall, child care debated in Ohio Senate budget plan

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans would receive an across-the-board personal income tax cut of 5%, charter schools would be paid directly by the state — not individual districts — for the first time, and eligibility for low-income Ohioans seeking ...

Ohio AG suit seeks declaration of Google as public utility

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking a court to declare Google a public utility and to regulate it as one in the latest twist on the escalating legal efforts to rein in the company that runs the internet's dominant search engine. The Republican ...

Police: 2 in custody, 1 sought in air rifle shots at people

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say two sisters charged with shooting at homeless people with an air rifle from a car in Cincinnati are now in custody, and a third person is being sought. Brittany Hopper, 29, and Kelsey Hopper, 28, have been charged with three counts of assault, ...