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Facing GOP primary, Ohio's DeWine feels 'very, very good'

Jun. 10, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that he is accustomed to facing primary opponents and he feels “very, very good” about his chances of reelection next year despite a growing field of challengers. “I was thinking this morning that...

Ohio names 3rd Vax-a-Million winners as vaccinations drop

Jun. 09, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state announced the third pair of Ohio Vax-a-Million winners Wednesday evening even as the initial bump from the incentive program fades and the vaccination numbers continue dropping. The Ohio Lottery announced the winners at the end of the...

Ex-GOP congressman in Ohio to challenge DeWine for governor

Jun. 09, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former four-term congressman from northeast Ohio plans to take on Gov. Mike DeWine in next year’s Republican primary. Former U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, 62, a businessman and former Wadsworth mayor who served in Congress from 2011 to 2019,...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 8 The Montreal Gazette on anti-Muslim hatred in Canada: What happened in London, Ont. Sunday is sickening and heartbreaking. Three generations of a family went...

US increasingly unlikely to meet Biden's July 4 vax goal

Jun. 09, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to meet his target to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. ...

The Latest: Melbourne's 4th pandemic lockdown to end Friday

Jun. 08, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city will emerge from its fourth pandemic lockdown Friday. But some restrictions will remain and the 5 million residents of Melbourne won’t be allowed to travel to regional centers in surrounding Victoria state. ...

US increasingly unlikely to meet Biden's July 4 vax goal

Jun. 08, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to meet his target to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. ...

Democratic Justice Jennifer Brunner vying for chief justice

Jun. 08, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Brunner entered the race for chief justice Tuesday, touching off likely bipartisan competition next year for the state judiciary's top job. Brunner, 64, is a former common pleas and appellate judge who also...

Ohio governor urges vaccination as 200K doses set to expire

Jun. 08, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tried to persuade residents to get vaccinated as the state rushes to administer around 200,000 doses of the Johnson&Johnson vaccine that is set to expire in two weeks. DeWine on Monday attempted to appeal to the millions...

Polio: When vaccines and re-emergence were just as daunting

Jun. 08, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic and the distribution of the vaccines that will prevent it have surfaced haunting memories for Americans who lived through an earlier time when the country was swept by a virus that, for so long, appeared to have no cure or way to prevent it. ...