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Columbus reaches $10M settlement for family of Andre Hill

May. 14, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s capital city will pay a $10 million settlement for the family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer in December as he emerged from a garage holding a cellphone, the Columbus city attorney announced Friday. ...

Ex-Ohio State prof sentenced for sharing work with China

May. 14, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A medical researcher and professor who pleaded guilty to what prosecutors called a sophisticated scheme to transfer U.S.-backed research to China was sentenced Friday to 37 months in federal prison. Song Guo Zheng, 58, who had been working most...

Otto Beatty Jr., fighter for Black-owned businesses, dies

May. 14, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney and former state lawmaker Otto Beatty Jr., a leading figure in the fight for racial equality in Ohio, has died at 81. His wife, U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, announced his death on Twitter on Friday, calling him “a devoted father, grandfather,...

A look at big settlements in US police killings

May. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Ohio police officer in December, will receive a $10 million settlement from the city of Columbus. Hill, 47, was fatally shot by officer Adam Coy on Dec. 22 as Hill emerged from...

Columbus, Ohio, reaches $10M settlement in death of Andre Hill, Black man shot by police officer while holding cellphone

May. 14, 2021 13:10 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus, Ohio, reaches $10M settlement in death of Andre Hill, Black man shot by police officer while holding cellphone.

Ohio capital city to pilot non-emergency 911 response teams

May. 14, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A pilot program in Ohio's capital and largest city will test alternative responses to 911 callers suffering from mental health crises and addiction issues, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced Friday. The four to six-week experiment will group a...

Defense attorney: Newlywed killed husband in self-defense

May. 14, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The defense attorney for a Georgia woman charged in her husband’s fatal shooting says he plans to argue she was a victim of domestic violence, who shot the man in self-defense. Charise Douglas, 31, was charged with murder and using a gun to commit...

Ecolab to close its Mississippi facility next year

May. 13, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A company that's been making surgical instruments and equipment in Mississippi since 2007 announced plans to close its facility next year. Ecolab, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, will close its facility in Columbus by mid-2022, said spokesman Roman...

Carlos Vela is MLS's highest paid player at $6.3 million

May. 13, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Los Angeles FC attacker Carlos Vela is Major League Soccer’s highest paid player this season, with $6.3 million in total compensation, including $4.5 million in salary. LA Galaxy forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernández is second at $6 million, all...

Cincinnati FC set to debut new stadium Sunday

May. 12, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

The first of three new stadiums in Major League Soccer throws open its doors on Sunday. FC Cincinnati will host Inter Miami at TQL Stadium, the team's new $250 million home. The exterior of the 26,000-seat stadium is covered with LED lights that make for something of a...