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Abortion bill suggests doctors reimplant ectopic pregnancies

Dec. 4, 2019 1:36 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio proposal aimed at outlawing abortions would present some doctors with the choice between facing potential criminal prosecution or attempting a procedure considered medically impossible: the reimplantation of an ectopic pregnancy. A doctor who terminates a pregnancy could face...

Black victims underrepresented in named violent crime laws

Dec. 3, 2019 1:35 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The slayings of Reagan Tokes and Alianna DeFreeze had much in common. Both were abducted, raped and killed in Ohio in 2017. Tokes was a 21-year-old college student, DeFreeze a 14-year-old seventh grader. Both their killers were previously convicted sex offenders. Yet only one victim got a...

Black victims underrepresented in named violent crime laws

Dec. 3, 2019 1:31 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The slayings of Reagan Tokes and Alianna DeFreeze had much in common. Both were abducted, raped and killed in Ohio in 2017. Tokes was a 21-year-old college student, DeFreeze a 14-year-old seventh grader. Both their killers, previously convicted sex offenders, were subsequently found...

Report: Lobbyists aided lawmakers with health care columns

Dec. 2, 2019 4:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lobbyists were involved in drafting or revising opinion columns about health care written by state lawmakers in Montana and Ohio, officials said. Lobbyists were involved in producing the final versions of articles warning of the dangers of Medicare-for-all and other government involvement...

Sorry, Ohio St-Michigan, Wisconsin-Minnesota is biggest game

Nov. 27, 2019 12:12 PM EST

No conference loves a good rivalry more than the Big Ten. There are 17 trophy games recognized by the conference, after all. No trophy is necessary for the biggest rivalry: Ohio State-Michigan is just known as “The Game.” This year, however, Wisconsin-Minnesota takes center stage. The game for Paul...

Lawmaker: Ohio State should do ‘right thing’ for abused men

Nov. 20, 2019 11:43 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives says he wants Ohio State University to “do the right thing” for men who say they were sexually abused decades ago by a team doctor while school officials turned a blind eye. Republican Speaker Larry Householder told...

Measure introduced in Ohio would ban abortion outright

Nov. 15, 2019 5:03 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of conservative lawmakers in Ohio has introduced a bill to outlaw abortion outright except to save the pregnant woman’s life. State Rep. Candice Keller, a Republican from Middletown, says the bill’s backers are tired of taking an incremental approach to ending...

Death rejected for man who killed ex-girlfriend's parents

Nov. 8, 2019 10:54 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man on death row for killing his ex-girlfriend's parents with a sledgehammer is getting a new hearing after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled his IQ might be too low for him to have been condemned. Shawn Ford Jr. was convicted in Summit County in 2015 of aggravated murder and other...

US Supreme Court rejects officer's appeal in wife's slaying

Nov. 6, 2019 2:35 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court says it won't consider an appeal filed by a former Ohio police officer who is seeking a new trial for the 1997 slaying of his ex-wife. The court's Monday decision marked the latest setback for former Akron officer Douglas Prade, who is serving life in prison. His...

New charges for ex-trooper accused of sexually assaulting 6

Nov. 4, 2019 6:24 PM EST

EATON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio state trooper accused of sexually assaulting motorists is facing additional charges after more people have come forward. Former trooper Christopher Ward is accused of sexually assaulting five people while he was on the job and a sixth person who is a minor, according to...