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Husband-wife researchers charged with stealing trade secrets

Sep. 16, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities have announced trade secret theft charges against husband-and-wife researchers who worked for 10 years at an Ohio children's hospital research institute. A grand jury indictment handed down in July and unsealed Monday accuses the couple of stealing cellular...

University in Ohio to host 4th Democratic debate in October

Sep. 13, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Democratic National Committee says the party's October presidential debate will take place at a small university in Ohio. The fourth debate, which will be hosted by CNN and The New York Times, is to be held at Otterbein University in Westerville, in central Ohio. The debate will...

Man struck, killed minutes after release from Ohio jail

Sep. 13, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man was struck by two vehicles and killed just minutes after being released from jail. The Columbus Dispatch reports that 49-year-old Douglas W. Cook was walking in a southbound lane of Jackson Pike on Columbus' west side around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when the accident...

Blue Jackets look to move past drama of departing stars

Sep. 13, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The offseason drama churned up by the exodus of some of their top stars is now behind the Columbus Blue Jackets. Now they open training camp with some burning questions. Can veteran Joonas Korpisalo, rookie Elvis Merzlikins or someone else step into the huge skates vacated by star...

Man gets death sentence for killing daughter and her mom

Sep. 12, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of fatally stabbing his 4-year-old daughter and her mother outside their Ohio home has been sentenced to death. Twenty-six-year-old Kristofer Garrett was sentenced Wednesday in Columbus on aggravated murder charges in the January 2018 deaths of his daughter, Kristina...

Veteran AP journalist has died in Ohio at age 94

Sep. 10, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Associated Press reporter and editor Joe McKnight, an Alabama native who spent most of his 40-year AP career in Ohio, has died at his home in Columbus. He was 94. His wife Peggy McKnight says he died Monday after his health began failing several weeks ago. The Selma native...

L Brands chairman 'embarrassed' by former ties with Epstein

Sep. 10, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder, chairman and CEO of Victoria's Secret parent L Brands says he is "embarrassed" by his former ties with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Les Wexner delivered the remarks during his opening address Tuesday at the company's annual investor day in Columbus, Ohio. The...

Show bans horses from counties in 7 states affected by virus

Sep. 10, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say horses from affected counties in seven states have been banned from participating in a Columbus horse show to protect livestock from contracting a viral disease. The Ohio Department of Agriculture says next month's All American Quarter Horse Congress is not allowing...

Diocese adds new names of priests accused of sexual abuse

Sep. 10, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Roman Catholic diocese serving Ohio's capital city has added eight names to the list of priests that it says have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors. The Diocese of Columbus also said Monday it is creating a task force to review its policies handling abuse...

Blue Jackets sign Zach Werenski to 3-year extension

Sep. 9, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed star defenseman Zach Werenski to a three-year, $15 million contract extension. Werenski was a restricted free agent, and one of the team's priorities was signing the 22-year-old player to a multiyear deal before camp opens Thursday. General...