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Cleveland police patrol the streets, Monday, June 1, 2020, in downtown Cleveland. The City of Cleveland extended its curfew through Tuesday night after riots broke out on Saturday in reaction to George Floyd's death while in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio's GOP senator says military shouldn't be into his state

Jun. 2, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s Republican senator said Tuesday the US military shouldn’t be sent into his home state. “That should be a local decision,” said Rob Portman, who lives in the Cincinnati area. “It should be what the mayors and governors want ... I don’t see...

Governor seeks pay freezes, cuts, as pandemic slams revenue

Jun. 2, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's budget director said she's seeking pay freezes and cuts for state employees as the coronavirus pandemic continues to depress tax revenue. Updated forecasts for the budget year beginning July 1 show an even deeper hole of $2.5 billion in state funding, according...

Broken windows at a kiosk are shown, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Cleveland. The City of Cleveland extended its curfew through Tuesday night after riots broke out on Saturday over the death of George Lloyd. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio cities extend curfews; Cleveland shuts off downtown

Jun. 1, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's three largest cities extended emergency curfews Monday, hoping to avoid a repeat of the violent protests over the death of George Floyd that resulted in shattered windows and graffiti-covered government buildings. Cleveland essentially sealed off its downtown Monday, blocking...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 1, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Fixing our broken country will require all of us Akron Beacon Journal May 31 With cities on fire from coast to coast and nightly battles raging between police and protesters, it may seem like our country has descended into a dark and...

Ohio police officer escapes injury when helmet hit by bullet

May. 31, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A police officer escaped injury when his helmet was struck by a bullet during a Cincinnati protest, while in Columbus a fire considered suspicious destroyed a nearly completed apartment building amid a third day of protests in Ohio over the Minneapolis death of George Floyd. In...

FILE - In this May 16, 2020, file photo, Tina Nguyen, left, a nurse at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle's International District, takes a nose swab sample from David Carroll, an ICHS employee, during testing for the coronavirus in Seattle. At a cost of $120-130 per test and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s estimate the league will need 25,000-35,000 in total to get through the playoffs, the price tag he concedes is “millions of dollars.” But regular testing is something players insisted on in the name of feeling safe to compete.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

NHL plans to test players for COVID-19 daily if games resume

May. 31, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

Nick Foligno watches Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus briefings and appreciates the value of the information. It is part of the reason the Columbus captain supports NHL players undergoing daily testing if the season resumes. “Testing is a must because it’s the only way you’re going...

Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

Congresswomen Joyce Beatty and Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin try to intervene as Columbus Police use pepper spray on protesters during a protest on the death of George Floyd on South High Street near the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday May 30, 2020.  Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. [Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Governor calls out Ohio National Guard amid protests

May. 30, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — The governor of Ohio said he was calling out the Ohio National Guard and also asking the highway patrol to help enforce laws in Columbus as the mayor of that city and Cleveland both announced 10 p.m. curfews following damage to businesses amid protests over the death in Minneapolis of...

This Thursday, May 14, 2020 photo shows Specialist Scott Eubanks puts a box of food in the car at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank food distribution, in Cleveland. The Ohio Army and Air Guard saw its mission expand several times in the past three months. It now has three primary coronavirus missions: food distribution, security staffing and medical help in prisons, and collection of personal protective equipment. On Monday it adds a fourth: spreading out across the state to expand testing in nursing homes to all staff. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Groceries, not guns: Guard challenge includes misinformation

May. 30, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As members of the Ohio National Guard headed into the field this spring to help fight the coronavirus epidemic, guard members faced another battle: misinformation. “The National Guard has taken over the prison. That is Martial Law being applied today,” read a tweet in...

Protesters hold signs and walk past a line of police in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, May 28, 2020, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in police custody Monday in Minneapolis. Columbus police used pepper spray to disperse protesters after some threw plastic bottles of water, smoke bombs and other items at police. Windows at the Statehouse and in bus stations along High Street were shattered, trash cans were tossed and decorative planters wrecked. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Columbus protest over George Floyd's death turns violent

May. 29, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Protesters angry over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody turned out for a demonstration in Columbus that began peacefully but turned violent early Friday, with windows smashed at the Ohio Statehouse and on storefronts along surrounding downtown streets. The...