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FILE - In this file photo from July 30, 2020, Ohio state Rep. Bob Cupp, center, is congratulated after being elected Speaker of the House at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Cupp begins to lead the Ohio House as members of his party tout him as the

New Ohio House speaker's sterling narrative has detractors

Sep. 22, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There were some whispers among members of the Republican caucus that Bob Cupp should be the person to lead the Ohio House. It was 2018. The federal investigation into the previous House speaker had left the dais empty for months and the chamber at a standstill. But Cupp, who has...

Justices reject bid by Kanye West to get on Ohio ballot

Sep. 10, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rapper Kanye West will remain off Ohio’s fall presidential ballot after a decision Thursday by the state’s high court. In a unanimous ruling, the Ohio Supreme Court found that Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose acted lawfully when he rejected the nearly 15,000...

Court: Private company workers can't sue over urine tests

Aug. 26, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Private company workers who provide drug test urine samples under direct observation can’t sue over invasion of privacy, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The court’s 4-3 decision overturned a lower-court decision that had sided with two former employees of a...

Ohio high court again upholds serial killer's death sentence

Aug. 18, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The death sentence of an Ohio serial killer whose victims included two teenage girls was once again upheld, according to a state Supreme Court ruling Tuesday. Defendant Anthony Kirkland was originally sentenced to death in 2010 for killing 14-year-old Casonya Crawford in 2006 and...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 17, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Voters must get educated on Householder’s write-in opponents The Newark Advocate Aug. 16 This fall’s general election is sure to be intense and unusual. The presidential election between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden...

Ohio Supreme Court to hear armed school staff training case

Aug. 7, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a school district's appeal of a ruling that they must provide police-level training to employees carrying concealed weapons. Madison Local Schools voted to allow armed school employees after a 2016 shooting in which two students were shot and wounded...

Court to hear case of juvenile sex offender jurisdiction

Aug. 5, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear oral arguments in a case involving juvenile court judges' jurisdiction over youthful sex offenders. At issue in Wednesday's hearing is a Cincinnati-area defendant who sexually abused two young relatives when he was 14, according to court records....

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Ohio House picks GOP ex-justice to replace its ousted leader

Jul. 30, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Thursday chose former state Supreme Court justice and current Rep. Bob Cupp to lead the Ohio House, replacing the speaker ousted hours earlier amid a scandal. House members voted in favor of the veteran lawmaker from Lima on Thursday afternoon after a private...

Lawmakers pick former Ohio Supreme Court justice as House speaker to replace Republican ousted amid $60M bribery probe

Jul. 30, 2020 5:06 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers pick former Ohio Supreme Court justice as House speaker to replace Republican ousted amid $60M bribery probe.

Supreme Court upholds death sentence for killer of 3 women

Jul. 27, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The death sentence handed down to an Ohio man convicted of killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags was appropriate, the state Supreme Court ruled in upholding the sentence. East Cleveland resident Michael Madison was arrested within days of the discovery of...