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Officials say Ohio voters to receive delayed ballots soon

Oct. 16, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Delays in the mailing of hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots across Ohio by a private vendor rocked by equipment challenges and overwhelmed by “unparalleled volume” should be addressed by next week, officials said Friday. Midwest Direct CEO Richard T. Gebbie said...

Harris heading to Cleveland, continuing Dems' push into Ohio

Oct. 14, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will visit Ohio on Friday, as she and former Vice President Joe Biden continue their push into a battleground state rich with electoral votes that Democrats once viewed as a long shot. The California senator will make her stop in Cleveland, the...

Supporters cheer as President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally at the Orlando Sanford International Airport Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

The Latest: Trump tells Fla. supporters he feels 'powerful'

Oct. 12, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has returned to the campaign trail, holding his first rally since he contracted the coronavirus. Trump took the stage Monday in Sanford, Florida, and declared he was in good health, saying he felt...

Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally at UAW Local 14 in Toledo, Ohio, on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Lori King/The Blade via AP)

Biden makes big push in Ohio, once seen as long shot for him

Oct. 12, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Biden made two campaign stops Monday in Ohio, attempting to expand the battleground map and keep President Donald Trump on the defensive in a state long thought to be out of reach for Democrats after Trump's wide margin of victory there four years ago. The Democratic presidential...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives for a tour at the Plumbers Local Union No. 27 training center, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Erie, Pa. (Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP)

Biden visit Monday caps push into Ohio, once a longshot

Oct. 12, 2020 4:32 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joe Biden is set to make a general election campaign visit Monday to Ohio, signaling the former vice president’s hopes of winning the state Democrats lost by a significant margin in the 2016 election. The Biden campaign said the former vice president plans an afternoon campaign...

A man holds up a sign during a protest, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Cleveland. Racism trips up Black police candidates at the very beginning of the application process and as they seek later promotion, complicating efforts to make law enforcement agencies more diverse, say numerous experts and Black police associations and officers. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Tests, background checks can thwart police diversity effort

Oct. 2, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Racism trips up Black police candidates at the very start of the application process and later as they seek promotion, complicating efforts to make law enforcement agencies more diverse, experts, officers and Black police associations say. Black applicants to law enforcement agencies...

Activist accused of spending donated money for personal use

Sep. 26, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An activist is accused of spending for personal use some $200,000 in donations to what was represented as a Black Lives Matter charity. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Sir Maejor Page, previously known as Tyree Conyers-Page, is charged with one count of wire fraud and two...

FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Ohio’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit attempting to block the state’s nuclear plants from collecting fees on electricity bills that were authorized in a new law. Attorney General Dave Yost filed the lawsuit Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 in Franklin County Court against Energy Harbor. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, file)

Ohio sues to block nuclear bailout money from being paid

Sep. 23, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general sued Wednesday in an attempt to block the state’s nuclear plants from collecting fees on electricity bills that were authorized in a new law at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe involving the former speaker of the Ohio House....

2 face charges after found with gun, shovels near airport

Sep. 21, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LAKE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — Two Virginia residents were arrested Monday after authorities said they were found walking on railroad tracks behind an Ohio airport with shovels, a pitchfork and a backpack containing a gun and ammunition. John Davison, 38, and Vicki Davison, 33, both of Virginia Beach, were...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) looks to pass, during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Best team in Ohio won't be on the field for Bengals-Browns

Sep. 16, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

With Ohio State, Ohio, Akron, Toledo, Kent State, Bowling Green and Miami of Ohio idle because of the coronavirus pandemic, that leaves football fans in the Buckeye State with Thursday night's Bengals-Browns game. Sorry, folks — Pro Picks probably will be watching Islanders-Lightning instead. At least this...