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Ohio capital city leaders call for protests to stay peaceful

Apr. 19, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Politicians, religious leaders and community activists in Ohio's capital city called Monday for protests to remain peaceful as a verdict nears in the trial in the death of George Floyd. The plea for calm also came as Columbus experiences record...

Ohio board OKs large increase in medical pot dispensaries

Apr. 19, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Board of Pharmacy voted on Monday to more than double the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the state to deal with patient complaints about lack of access and high prices. Board officials said 73 more dispensaries will be added...

Ex-guard indicated on murder charge in inmate's 2020 death

Apr. 19, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A former corrections officer has been indicted on felony charges in the death of a county jail inmate last year, state authorities said. Former Scioto County sheriff's office corrections officer Billy Thompson was indicted by a county grand jury...

WVa school construction projects get funding in 7 counties

Apr. 19, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — School systems in seven West Virginia counties will receive $75 million for construction and renovation. The state School Building Authority awarded the funding Monday for public school projects in Greenbrier, Jefferson, Mercer, Mineral, Ohio,...

The Latest: MLB's Indians to boost attendance to 40% in May

Apr. 19, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Cleveland Indians plan to increase attendance at upcoming games at Progressive Field from 30% to 40%. The team said Monday that change will...

GOP Rep. Steve Stivers resigns to run Ohio commerce chamber

Apr. 19, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio, the former campaign chair for House Republicans, announced on Monday that he's stepping down next month to oversee his home state’s chamber of commerce. Stivers has been serving in the House since 2011 and enjoys strong...

Billions spent on coronavirus fight, but what happens next?

Apr. 19, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

Congress has poured tens of billions of dollars into state and local public health departments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, paying for masks, contact tracers and education campaigns to persuade people to get vaccinated. Public health officials who have juggled...

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says she's running for Ohio governor

Apr. 19, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, pulled into the national spotlight by a 2019 mass shooting, said Monday she wants to unseat Ohio's Republican governor in the 2022 election. The 45-year-old Democrat, positioning herself as a “tough” progressive populist,...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 19, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 16, 2021. Editorial: Despite Census delays, Ohio can take steps now to ensure public input in redistricting process That Ohioans want fairly drawn General Assembly and U.S. House seats is incontestable. In November 2015,...

Intensity up as Dodgers, Padres start season series

Apr. 19, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

The Dodgers and Padres weren't about to pace themselves. The NL West rivals have 19 games scheduled against each other this season, and if the first three were any indication, that should be a treat. The Dodgers took two of three — and there was no shortage of...