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Most Republicans vying for US Senate in Ohio are vaccinated

Oct. 15, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

VERSAILLES, Ohio (AP) — Most of the Republican candidates for Ohio's open U.S. Senate seat said Thursday that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. A question about their shots was posed to GOP contenders for the seat being vacated by Republican U.S. Sen. Rob...

Ohio's top Democrat backs US Rep Tim Ryan in US Senate race

Oct. 13, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top elected Democrat endorsed U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan for Senate on Wednesday, an expected move aimed at further strengthening the party's efforts to flip a key seat next year. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the politically divided state's most...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 11, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: Sex trafficking is an evil beast that steals freedom, wrecks lives, destroys families A councilman running for re-election in the Cleveland suburb of Elyria told a Dispatch reporter that he felt the urge to...

Port of Houston target of suspected nation-state hack

Sep. 23, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A major U.S. port was the target last month of suspected nation-state hackers, according to officials. The Port of Houston, a critical piece of infrastructure along the Gulf Coast, issued a statement Thursday saying it had successfully defended...

Ohio Rep. Bob Latta contracts COVID-19 after vaccination

Sep. 21, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bob Latta became the second member of Congress from Ohio to test positive this week for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against the virus. The Republican lawmaker from the 5th Congressional District announced Tuesday he contracted...

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan contracts COVID-19 despite vaccination

Sep. 20, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio tested positive Monday for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against the virus. In a statement, Ryan said he was experiencing mild symptoms from his breakthrough case and will continue to quarantine from his northeast...

GOP state Sen. Matt Dolan jumps into US Senate race in Ohio

Sep. 20, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan formally entered the race for Ohio's open U.S. Senate seat on Monday, adding a centrist voice more akin to exiting Republican Rob Portman's than to the crowded, Trump-aligned field of GOP hopefuls. In a telephone...

Progressive Dem Morgan Harper enters US Senate race in Ohio

Aug. 18, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Progressive Morgan Harper jumped into the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio on Wednesday, promising to turn next year's primary against U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan into another test of the left wing's strength within the Democratic party. Harper,...

NASA facility in Ohio named for native son Neil Armstrong

Aug. 12, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

SANDSUKY, Ohio (AP) — A NASA research facility in Ohio has been renamed after astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was born in the state and returned shortly after he became the first man to walk on the moon. Ohio’s U.S. senators led the efforts to change the name of the...

For Biden and senators, a sense that 'world was watching'

Aug. 11, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden first announced the framework he'd reached with a bipartisan group of senators for a big infrastructure bill, he said it meant more than building roads and bridges. Agreement, he said two months ago, would send a signal “to...