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FirstEnergy to pay $230M in agreement in Ohio bribery case

Jul. 23, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted Thursday to using dark money groups to fund the effort, and agreed to pay $230 million and other conditions so prosecutors won't forge ahead with a criminal case against the company. ...

Trump's sway tested in race for open mid-Ohio US House seat

Jul. 23, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio is testing the ongoing political sway of former President Donald Trump as his choice in the race, a longtime coal lobbyist, is competing against candidates backed by other conservative leaders,...

August hearings set on Indiana election redistricting

Jul. 22, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Public hearings have been set Indiana’s upcoming redrawing of congressional and legislative election districts, although no proposed new maps will be available by then. The hearings involving the House and Senate elections committees will be held...

Willis makes 7 saves in Nashville's scoreless draw with Crew

Jul. 21, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joe Willis made seven saves and Nashville played a scoreless draw with the Columbus Crew to extend its unbeaten streak to six games. Willis has an MLS-leading six shutouts this season. Columbus (5-3-6) is unbeaten, but has...

DA's felony trial over parking lot video set for September

Jul. 21, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia district attorney is scheduled for trial in September on felony charges related to a campaign video he recorded in a government building parking lot. Mark Jones, the district attorney in the six-county Chattahoochee circuit, is charged...

Biden's 3rd trip to reddish Ohio pushes his economic agenda

Jul. 21, 2021 07:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden just can't quit Ohio — even if it rejected him in last year's election. The Democrat travels to Cincinnati on Wednesday to push his economic policies. It's the third visit of his presidency to Ohio, the only state he lost that he...

State agency: Guards used excessive force before inmate died

Jul. 20, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's correctional agency found that at least five prison guards used excessive and unjustified force against a Black inmate before he died in custody in February, officials said Tuesday. Security footage released by the Ohio Department of...

No wrongdoing found in skywriting by Columbus police chopper

Jul. 20, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Columbus police helicopter crew that spelled out the department’s initials during an early morning patrol over a residential neighborhood committed no misconduct, an internal review has determined. However, the department's flight rules will be...

Sheriff's office: Man found dead had been hit by 3 vehicles

Jul. 19, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A man who died on U.S. Highway 30 near Columbus in eastern Nebraska had been hit by three vehicles, authorities there said. The fatal accident happened around 11 p.m. Saturday about 12 miles southwest of Columbus, the Platte County Sheriff’s...

A year out, $60M bribery scandal felt in business, politics

Jul. 19, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The arrests one year ago Wednesday of then-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in connection with an alleged $60 million bribery scheme have rocked business and politics across the state, and events over the last year suggest a federal probe's...