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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 7:30 AM 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...

Kennedy Kelly, left, Yolanda Johnson, center, and Trinity Craig holds hands in prayer in a crowd of hundreds of protesters at the Ohio Statehouse who gathered in solidarity with those demanding racial equality and an end to police brutality as demonstrations continued in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Ohio's GOP governor, senator say no military help needed

Jun. 2, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's governor and one of its U.S. senators said Tuesday they see no reason for sending the military into the state, a day after President Donald Trump threatened to use troops to restore order in states affected by the George Floyd protests. Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican who activated...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 18, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Graduation alternatives can ease the pain in Lorain County The Lorain Morning Journal May 16 Lorain County schools deserve credit for coming up with creative ways to honor the thousands of graduates who won’t have commencement. A...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020 file photo, U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., a candidate for the U.S. Senate, awaits the start of a debate in Olathe, Marshall's critics on the political right are working to hobble the western Kansas congressman's bid for the U.S. Senate in the final three months of a primary campaign as he fights to overcome conservative immigration hardliner Kris Kobach in a crowded field. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)

Marshall struggles to unite GOP establishment in Kansas race

May. 14, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Roger Marshall represents western Kansas in a congressional district rich in GOP votes and donors that has given the state four U.S. senators over the past 50 years. He's armed with top-notch endorsements and the equivalent of gold in a GOP Senate primary: a clip of President Donald...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a formal group portrait to include a new Associate Justice, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Standing behind from left: Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

AP Courtside: Supreme Court hangs up on phone arguments

May. 13, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has held two weeks of arguments by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic, hearing cases about President Donald Trump's tax records, contraceptive care mandates and religious education disputes, with audio available live to audiences around the world. The court...

Official, state workers cited for taking free fishing trip

Apr. 29, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and about 40 state employees improperly accepted a free Lake Erie fishing trip two years ago, the state inspector general's office has determined. James Zehringer, the former director, and the employees — some of...

FILE-This Jan. 16, 2014 file photo shows Keystone High School Logan Stiner during a wrestling match in Sheffield Village, Ohio. The coroner said Stiner, who died May 27, 2014, had more than 70 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter of blood in his system.  The Ohio Supreme Court plans Wednesday, April 29, 2020 to hear arguments for and against a lawsuit brought by Stiner's family arguing that Amazon, the online retail giant, as the company that shipped the product, should be held responsible under Ohio product liability law.  (AP Photo/Steve Manheim, The Chronicle Telegram, File)

Caffeine bought online killed teen. But is Amazon at fault?

Apr. 28, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Logan Stiner was just days from high school graduation when his brother found him unresponsive in their family’s home southwest of Cleveland in May 2014. Stiner, 18, died of cardiac arrhythmia and seizure from acute caffeine toxicity, a coroner ruled. He had more than 70...

Wearing his protective mask made by his wife, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine walks into his daily coronavirus news conference on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. (Doral Chenoweth/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Ohio elections chief says no major problems yet in odd vote

Apr. 22, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Voter participation in Ohio’s coronavirus-extended primary election is on a slow pace, but the state's election chief said Wednesday there have been no major problems so far with less than a week to go. Numbers released Tuesday by the secretary of state, Republican Frank LaRose,...

FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at a drive-through coronavirus testing site in front of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Governors seize spotlight amid states' coronavirus response

Apr. 6, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Across America, as families are stuck in their homes anxious and isolated by the new coronavirus, a new daily ritual is taking shape: tuning into the governor’s afternoon press briefing. Residents sequestered under a stay-at-home order in Ohio seem to hang on Republican Gov....