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After record losses, Ohio job claims high but still dropping

Jun. 4, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 34,000 Ohioans filed unemployment claims during the last week of May, the state reported Thursday. That's the lowest figure since Ohio’s stay-at-home orders depressed the economy and led to widespread layoffs. The claims are still among the highest on record in the...

Police: Boy was fatally shot by gun found in father's truck

Jun. 4, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old Cleveland boy was killed this week when a gun he and his brother found in their father's truck was accidentally fired, authorities said. Donell King Sr., 37, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and a weapons offense in the death of his son, Donell...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga poses during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater Okla. Oklahoma State University officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that  three returning student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 although they were not showing symptoms. Among them is OSU linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who said on Twitter he tested positive for the virus after he attended a protest in Tulsa. The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says he protected himself during the protest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

Jun. 3, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday. The Pistons announced that the team’s performance center will enter its first phase of reopening, for voluntary, individual workouts....

FILE - In this March 5, 2019 file photo Ohio House minority leader Emilia Sykes delivers the Democrat's response to the Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Only about a third of U.S. states have enacted laws addressing police use-of-force in the six years since a national protest movement emerged over the killings of black men by white police officers. Sykes criticized GOP lawmakers this week for failing to enact laws recommended by former Ohio Gov. John Kasich's task force that hold police accountable.  (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

US Legislatures slow to pass laws limiting use of force

Jun. 3, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A wave of police killings of young black men in 2014 prompted 24 states to quickly pass some type of law enforcement reform, but many declined to address the most glaring issue: police use of force. Six years later, only about a third of states have passed laws on the question. The...

FILE – In this March 5, 2019 file photo, Ohio House minority leader Emilia Sykes delivers the Democrat's response to the Gov. Mike DeWine's State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Sykes is among a group of Democrats in the state who proposed a resolution Tuesday, June 2, 2020, to declare racism a public health crisis amid protests across the state and nationwide over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Ohio Democrats push to declare racism a public health crisis

Jun. 3, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

Democratic lawmakers in Ohio have proposed legislation to declare racism a public health issue amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus introduced the resolution Tuesday as the state grappled with demonstrations and a coronavirus pandemic that has...

Ohio court sets arguments for appeal over judge shot video

Jun. 3, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday scheduled oral arguments in an appeal by The Associated Press of a ruling that prevented the release of surveillance video showing a judge being shot and wounded at a courthouse. The state's high court had previously decided to hear the AP's appeal...

In this Tuesday, June 1, 2020 photo, Odi, the last pitbull from Pittie Paw Rescue, is ready to head to his new home with Eileen Otworth of Doggie Detour after Animal Control Officer Brooke Brown hands over the leash at the Knox County Animal Shelter in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Odi, the last of the 67 dogs surrendered in 2018 to find a home. (Joshua Morrison/Mount Vernon News via AP)

Senate rejects push for contract tracing written consent

Jun. 3, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal by House Republicans to require individuals' written consent for the state to track the spread of the coronavirus was rejected by fellow Republicans in the Ohio Senate on Wednesday. The House would have required in-writing permission before the Health Department could...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) laughs during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Beckham, who skipped Cleveland's program last spring after being acquired from the Giants, has been a “model guy” during the team's virtual program. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

OBJ a "model guy" during Browns' virtual offseason program

Jun. 3, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. practiced his own version of social distancing during his first offseason with the Browns. This year, the flashy receiver's been as close as possible. Beckham, who skipped almost all of Cleveland's program last spring after being acquired in a trade from the New York...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Dayton Police Department shows Connor Betts, the 24-year-old masked gunman in body armor who killed several people, including his sister, before he was slain by police. The Ohio Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments in a case filed by news media groups seeking school records about Betts, who gunned down nine people in Dayton last August before being killed by police. The court made the announcement Monday, April 13, 2020. (Dayton Police Department via AP, File)

Media ask court to make public Dayton gunman school records

Jun. 3, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State and federal laws governing the privacy of educational records should not prevent an Ohio school district from releasing records about the man who gunned down nine people in Dayton last August, at attorney representing several media groups told the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday....

SUNY chancellor will be next Ohio State University president

Jun. 3, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The chancellor of New York’s public university system will become Ohio State University's next president as both institutions confront logistical and financial uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic. Kristina Johnson, an engineer and former undersecretary of the U.S....