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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Ohio State forward Kaleb Wesson drives against Iowa forward Ryan Kriener during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Iowa City, Iowa. Wesson announced in a Wednesday night, April 1, 2020, tweet that he would forego his final year of eligibility and declare for the NBA draft. Analysts have projected him as a second-round pick. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Ohio State star Kaleb Wesson leaving to enter NBA draft

Apr. 2, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star Kaleb Wesson plans to enter the NBA draft. Wesson announced in a tweet Wednesday night that he would forego his final year of eligibility and declare for the draft. Analysts have projected him as a second-round pick. Wesson can sign with an agent for exploratory...

Trial delayed for Ohio doctor charged in deaths at hospital

Mar. 30, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The murder trial of an Ohio doctor accused of ordering excessive painkiller doses for dozens of patients will be delayed due to coronavirus concerns. Dr. William S. Husel, 44, is accused of killing 25 intensive-care patients in the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System from...

In this Thursday, March 26, 2020, photo, this wi-fi-enabled school bus, seen at an apartment complex in Winnsboro, S.C., is one of many being sent to rural and lower-income areas around South Carolina to help students with distance learning during the new coronavirus outbreak. With routers mounted inside, the buses broadcast enough bandwidth in an area the size of a small parking for parents to drive up and children to access the internet from inside their cars. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide for students

Mar. 30, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by the coronavirus outbreak. With routers mounted inside, the...

In this photo made on March 20, 2020, Frisch's Big Boy restaurant employee Nicole Cox bags up an order of toilet paper, among in-demand items including milk and bread the double-decker burger chain is now offering during the coronavirus outbreak in Cincinnati, Ohio.  With business sinking under coronavirus outbreak restrictions,the nation's restaurants are transforming operations and menus to try to stay afloat. (AP Photo/Dan Sewell)

Restaurants, trying to stay afloat, revamp menus, operations

Mar. 27, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — In the battle to keep their New York City restaurant going despite sharp restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak, the owners of Il Posto Accanto tried something Beatrice Tosti di Valminuta would have considered sacrilege in normal times. That was offering their traditional Italian...

The Latest: Packers helping provide $1.5 million for relief

Mar. 23, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Green Bay Packers are establishing funds that will provide $1.5 million to assist efforts to respond to the coronavirus in Brown County, Wisconsin - which includes Green Bay - and the Milwaukee area. The $1 million Packers...

Travelers walk past canceled flights on a schedule board, some due to the coronavirus, at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan urges against nonessential travel to US

Mar. 22, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 307,200 people and killed more than 13,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 92,300...

Philadelphia schools, citing inequity, won't teach online

Mar. 18, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia School District will not offer remote instruction during the coronavirus shutdown, the superintendent announced Wednesday, citing equity concerns in a city where many students lack computers or high-speed internet at home. School districts nationwide have been...

Patrick Lathem rolls a packed polling place out of Two Ridge Presbyterian church in Wintersville, Ohio, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Ohio's presidential primary was postponed Tuesday amid coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Ohio Democratic Party sues over delay of primary election

Mar. 17, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Politicians of all stripes expressed frustration Tuesday after Ohio's primary was postponed until June by the state's elected officials amid concerns attendance at polling places would contribute to the coronavirus pandemic. The Ohio Democratic Party sued Tuesday afternoon over...

Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton, left, and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine talk before stepping into a coronavirus news conference Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. (Doral Chenoweth/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Ohio governor, an early lone wolf on virus, wins wide praise

Mar. 17, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A week before Ohio recorded any coronavirus cases, Gov. Mike DeWine delivered his first warning, banning spectators from an international fitness and bodybuilding festival that brings in more than $50 million for the state's largest city. Organizers of the annual Arnold Sports...

In this Saturday, March 14, 2020 photo, voters cast their ballots during early voting in Chicago while wearing protective gloves. Residents and poll workers took extra precautions amid concerns over the coronavirus. The Illinois state primary elections are scheduled for Tuesday, March 17.  (AP Photo/Noreen Nasir)

Health chief halts Ohio primary; 3 other states forge ahead

Mar. 17, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio called off its presidential primary just hours before polls were set to open there and in three other states, an 11th-hour decision the governor said was necessary to prevent further fueling the coronavirus pandemic that has paralyzed the nation. Health Director Amy Acton...