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Bill mandates valedictorians in state's school districts

Jun. 16, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require school districts in Ohio to name a valedictorian and a salutatorian. The House bill introduced by Republican state Rep. Niraj Antani, of Miamisburg, comes after Mason High School in southwestern Ohio decided that it will...

Mets shuffle leaky bullpen, sign 1st-round draft pick

Jun. 15, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Desperate for help in a failing bullpen, the New York Mets acquired reliever Brooks Pounders from the Cleveland Indians for cash on Saturday. Pounders, who had been pitching at Triple-A Columbus, was immediately added to the major league roster. The Mets (33-36) also recalled right-hander...

Ohio hospital faces lawsuits over Legionnaires' outbreak

Jun. 15, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two people who say they contracted Legionnaires' disease at newly opened Ohio hospital have sued the facility and its health system. Martin and Rebecca Brown, from Orient, sued Mount Carmel Grove City in Franklin County on Tuesday. Anna Hillis, of Grove City, filed suit Friday....

Injured American midfielder Holmes replaced by Mihailovic

Jun. 15, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

Midfielder Duane Holmes has been dropped from the U.S. CONCACAF Gold Cup roster because of a reoccurrence of a left quadriceps strain, and he has been replaced by midfielder Djordje Mihailovic. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the change Saturday, four days after the Americans replaced injured midfielder and...

Conservationists say endangered beetle species found in Ohio

Jun. 15, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When she saw the plump orange-and-black insect crawling on the rotting rat corpse, Andrea Malek didn't know whether to cry, laugh or scream in celebration. After a double take, she did all three. It was a discovery 45 years in the making. Sitting at the bottom of her trap fashioned...

Outbreak of Legionnaire's blamed on hot water system

Jun. 13, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a newly opened hospital outside Columbus has been traced to its hot water system. The health department said at least 16 patients admitted to the 210-bed Mount Carmel Grove City hospital after its opening April 28 have been diagnosed with...

Judge awards $4.1 million in neo-Nazi website lawsuit

Jun. 12, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge awarded a Muslim-American radio host $4.1 million in monetary damages Wednesday after he successfully sued a neo-Nazi website operator who falsely accused him of terrorism. SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah filed the civil complaint against The Daily Stormer...

Tyler Adams will miss Gold Cup with injured groin

Jun. 11, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. midfielder and defender Tyler Adams will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of an injured groin, the third regular starter who will not be available to the struggling American team. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Tuesday that Adams has acute chronic groin issues requiring six to eight...

Media dynasty of Wolfes ends with $535M TV, radio sale

Jun. 11, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Dispatch Broadcast Group is selling its television and radio stations in a $535 million deal marking the end of the Wolfe family media dynasty that's influenced Ohio's capital city for more than a century. Properties sold to TEGNA, of Tysons, Virginia, in the deal include...

Police video shows punch thrown by officer

Jun. 11, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital city have released video footage showing an officer punching a man who refused to comply with instructions to stay back from an investigation scene. The footage was collected as Columbus police investigated reports of shots fired on the city's south side. The...