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Blue Jackets rally in third, beat Red Wings 5-4

Nov. 21, 2019 11:10 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Boone Jenner, alone in the right corner, collected a long pass from Oliver Bjorkstrand from just below the blue line and snapped off the prettiest shot of the night during a third-period rally Thursday night. Jenner’s snipe under the bar past Jimmy Howard came 63 seconds after...

Ohio State University president plans to retire next year

Nov. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University President Michael Drake plans to retire from that role next year after a tenure highlighted by strategic successes but also complicated by scandals involving the university’s marching band, a prominent football coach and a former team doctor accused of...

Life without parole for man who killed 2 police officers

Nov. 21, 2019 4:36 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has handed down sentences of life with no chance of parole for an Ohio man convicted of killing two suburban police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call. Quentin Smith was found guilty Nov. 1 of two counts of aggravated murder for fatally shooting Westerville officers...

Key dates in Ohio State President Michael Drake’s tenure

Nov. 21, 2019 2:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University President Michael Drake announced his retirement plans Thursday. Here is a look at some key dates in his tenure: June 30, 2014: Drake, an ophthalmologist who served as chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, becomes Ohio State’s 15th president....

Residents want Ohio to allow them to decide on wind farms

Nov. 20, 2019 4:27 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A group of residents opposed to wind farms in northern Ohio want state lawmakers to give them a chance at the ballot box to block new turbines from being built near their homes.  Legislation being debated in Columbus would allow township residents to circulate petitions for voter...

Dubois scores twice as Blue Jackets beat Canadiens 5-2

Nov. 19, 2019 11:33 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first seven wins for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season were by one goal. This time, they finally had some breathing room. Pierre-Luc Dubois had two goals and an assist, rookie Emil Bemstrom added a goal and an assist, and the Blue Jackets beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2...

Miami and Nashville stock rosters in expansion draft

Nov. 19, 2019 7:52 PM EST

Major League Soccer expansion teams Nashville and Miami filled out their rosters for next season via the league’s expansion draft Tuesday. The two teams selected five players each from a pool of 222 left unprotected by their current MLS teams. Miami added defender Ben Sweat, a Florida native, from NYCFC...

9 charged after student dies amid alleged fraternity hazing

Nov. 19, 2019 4:39 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The death of an Ohio University student and a related investigation into alleged hazing by fraternity members has led to charges against nine people, including two former students indicted for involuntary manslaughter and another for reckless homicide. The Athens County prosecutor...

Ohio city finalizes settlement with porn actress over arrest

Nov. 19, 2019 11:33 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s capital city has formally approved a $450,000 settlement for porn actress Stormy Daniels over her 2018 strip club arrest. Daniels’ federal defamation lawsuit against several Columbus officers alleged officers conspired to retaliate against her over her claims that...

Pharmacists’ hearings set over drugs for patients who died

Nov. 19, 2019 5:25 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Administrative hearings are planned for an Ohio hospital system and three pharmacists facing possible discipline over excessive painkillers ordered by a doctor now charged with murder in 25 patient deaths. Only the doctor, William Husel (HYOO’-suhl), is being criminally...