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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...

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...

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...

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...

Ohio AG seeks review by full court in death penalty case

May. 29, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has requested a hearing before a full panel of judges at the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to argue that a man considered intellectually disabled can and should be put to death. Yost made the request Thursday after a three-judge panel ruled...

Man will face possible death penalty in Ohio officer's death

May. 28, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor says a grand jury has indicted a man on 10 counts that include an aggravated murder charge that carries a potential death sentence in the killing of a police officer. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced the charges Wednesday against Terry Blankenship, 42,...

Man charged with murder in crash into Ohio police officer

May. 28, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor will ask a grand jury to have an aggravated murder charge carry the death penalty for a man accused of killing a police officer by crashing into her during a chase. Hamilton County authorities said the grand jury isn’t meeting now because of the coronavirus...

FILE - In this May 10, 2019, file photo, Bowling Green's Neil Lambert bats during the team's NCAA college baseball game against Kent Sate in Bowling Green, Ohio. Bowling Green recently announced that it is dropping baseball. Colleges mulling whether to cut sports amid the coronavirus pandemic must ensure they remain compliant with the federal civil-rights law known as Title IX, which requires the equitable treatment of remaining men's and women's programs. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

Title IX major factor for colleges looking at sports cuts

May. 27, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

Financially challenged schools considering cutting sports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are making difficult decisions of who gets to keep playing and who doesn't. The choices aren't just about money when they involve women's sports. And while Title IX doesn't prevent women's sports from being...

Man charged with murder in fatal beating of his grandmother

May. 27, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man was charged Wednesday with murder after police found his grandmother fatally beaten inside a Cincinnati home. Anna Kidwell, 79, was found around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday by officers who had gone to the home in the city's Mount Washington neighborhood to do a welfare check. She was...