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Will Biden be on the ballot in Ohio and Alabama? That's up to Republicans

Apr. 13, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden's reelection campaign is wrangling with Republican-dominated state governments in Ohio and Alabama to assure he is listed on their fall ballots, as once-mundane procedural negotiations get caught up in the nation's fractious politics. Both...

Progressive: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 12, 2024 08:28 AM EDT

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) — MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) — Progressive Corp. (PGR) on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $2.33 billion. The Mayfield Village, Ohio-based company said it had profit of $3.94 per share. Earnings, adjusted for investment gains, came to $3.73 per...

Severe weather takes aim at parts of the Ohio Valley after battering the South

Apr. 11, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Powerful storms rumbled over parts of the U.S. Southeast on Thursday, prompting a few tornado warnings, causing flash flooding, and delaying the start of one of the world's biggest sporting events, in Georgia. The storm system, which has already been blamed for at...

Starting over: Women emerging from prison face formidable challenges to resuming their lives

Apr. 11, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — On a cold and dreary October day, Heather C. Jarvis packed everything she had into a pink duffle and a plastic trash bag and waited for the rest of her life to begin. Sitting in the lobby of the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, Ohio, she smiled...

Freight railroads ask courts to throw out new rule requiring two-person crews on trains

Apr. 11, 2024 15:44 PM EDT

Four railroads have asked federal appeals courts to throw out a new rule that would require two-person train crews in most circumstances, saying the mandate is arbitrary, capricious and an illegal abuse of discretion. The identical challenges of the Federal Railroad Administration's...

Lawyers want East Palestine residents to wait for details of $600 million derailment settlement

Apr. 10, 2024 20:20 PM EDT

The lawyers who negotiated a $600 million settlement with Norfolk Southern over that railroad's disastrous 2023 derailment in Ohio want residents to talk with them before deciding the historic deal isn't enough. They said Wednesday that the settlement for everyone within 20 miles (32...

FirstEnergy made secret $1 million payment in 2017 to support ‘Husted campaign’ in Ohio

Apr. 10, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Akron-based energy company at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio gave a secret $1 million contribution to a dark money group backing Republican Lt. Gov. Jon Husted in his 2018 bid for governor, cleveland.com/The Plain Dealer reported Wednesday. ...

Ohio's DeWine focuses on children in his State of the State address

Apr. 10, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Improving access to child care and kids' health care form the core elements of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's agenda in 2024, as the second-term Republican rolled out a slate of policy priorities focusing on children to state lawmakers Wednesday. DeWine, speaking in...

Former Ohio utility regulator, charged in a sweeping bribery scheme, has died

Apr. 09, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former top utility regulator awaiting trial on charges he took millions in bribes in conjunction with the largest corruption scandal in Ohio's history died by suicide on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Franklin County Coroner's Office said. Sam Randazzo, 74,...

Norfolk Southern agrees to $600M settlement in fiery Ohio derailment. Locals fear it’s not enough

Apr. 09, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

Norfolk Southern has agreed to pay $600 million in a class-action lawsuit settlement for a fiery February 2023 train derailment in Ohio, but residents worry the money not only won’t go far enough to cover future health needs that could be tremendous but also won't amount to much once divvied up....