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OSU student dies after apparent fall at construction site

Jan. 17, 2020 5:52 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating after an Ohio State University student was found dead Friday at a construction site on campus. A university spokesman said foul play is not suspected in the death of Corey Ray Bias, 20, of Johnstown. Bias was a third-year student majoring in political...

Coyote bites officer helping motorist in Ohio's largest city

Jan. 17, 2020 5:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's largest city shot and killed a coyote after it bit an officer who had stopped to help a stranded motorist, the police department said. The coyote appeared out of nowhere Thursday night and first tried to attack a state road worker also helping the motorist on an...

Sebastian Berhalter, son of US coach, joins Columbus Crew

Jan. 17, 2020 12:50 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Midfielder Sebastian Berhalter, a 19-year-old son of U.S. national team coach Gregg Berhalter, signed with Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew as a homegrown player on Friday. Gregg Berhalter coached the Crew from 2013-18 before he was hired by the U.S. Soccer Federation. Sebastian...

Ohio history museum to offer special MLK Jr. Day programs

Jan. 17, 2020 1:30 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio History Center is offering special hours and programs Monday to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The museum, located in Columbus, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Programming includes a talk by an historian on the slain civil rights leader's philosophy and...

Carolina Hurricanes' Petr Mrazek, left, of the Czech Republic, makes a save as teammate Trevor van Riemsdyk, right, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Eric Robinson looks for a rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Foligno scores late to push Blue Jackets past Hurricanes 3-2

Jan. 16, 2020 11:09 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cam Atkinson scored after missing a dozen games with an injury, Nick Foligno got his first goal in 23 games and rookie goalie Elvis Merzlikins turned in another gem. All that said, the Columbus Blue Jackets probably shouldn't have won Thursday night. The Blue Jackets had trouble...

Jack Marchbanks, right, the Ohio Transportation Department director, reflects on the damage caused by distracted driving in the state, at a news conference promoting safe holiday driving and also attended by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. DeWine said he wants distracted driving made a primary offense and promised a legislative proposal soon. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

Bill would make driver cellphone use enough for traffic stop

Jan. 15, 2020 9:48 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Using a cellphone while driving would be reason enough to pull someone over under a bill introduced Tuesday at the Ohio Statehouse. State Rep. Mary Lightbody, a Democrat from Westerville, introduced the measure. “The number of drivers I see using their smartphones while...

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins, right, of Latvia, stops a shot from Boston Bruins forward Charlie Coyle, left, during the second period an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Merzlikins records 2nd shutout; Columbus beats Boston 3-0

Jan. 14, 2020 10:24 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Elvis the King, make way for Elvis the Wall. Elvis Merzlikins recorded his second consecutive shutout and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Atlantic Division-leading Boston Bruins 3-0 Tuesday night for their fourth win in five games. Alexander Wennberg, Kevin Stenlund and Riley Nash...

FILE - In this June 5, 2019 file photo former critical care doctor William Husel, center, pleads not guilty to murder charges while appearing with defense attorney Richard Blake, right, in Franklin County Court in Columbus, Ohio. This week marks a year since an Ohio hospital system announced a doctor ordered excessive painkillers for dozens of patients who then died. William Husel pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the deaths of 25 patients in the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko, File)

Amid doc's murder case, lawsuits reflect battle over blame

Jan. 14, 2020 12:57 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the year since an Ohio hospital system announced an intensive care doctor had ordered excessive painkillers for dozens of patients who then died, the allegations led to murder charges against him, lawsuits, firings and potential disciplinary action for some of his colleagues. As...

Vehicle crashes into building and ignites fire; driver dies

Jan. 13, 2020 1:13 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The driver of a vehicle that crashed into an apartment unit in Ohio on Sunday, igniting a fire, died at the scene, police said. Witnesses said gunshots were heard in the area just before the crash that occurred around 4:30 p.m., Columbus police said. The driver's death is being...

Police release new information in 1988 cold case slaying

Jan. 13, 2020 4:41 AM EST

CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have released new information in a 32-year-old cold case in hopes of identifying the victim. Police said in a statement that the female victim was found in rural Owen County in 1988 near a roadway. New information leads investigators to believe the victim had...