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Ohio State creates office for handling harassment complaints

Aug. 21, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has announced the creation of a centralized office for responding to sexual- and gender-based harassment, violence and other types of discrimination and harassment. The goal of the office announced Tuesday by university President Michael Drake is helping...

Mayfield ends impressive camp with Browns imitating GM

Aug. 21, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield dressed as Browns general manager John Dorsey for the team's rookie talent show. Suiting up as a starting quarterback won't happen for a while. Following practice on Tuesday, Mayfield ended his first NFL training camp with a stunning impersonation of Dorsey, the team's...

Ohio sues e-school founder, leaders in bid to recoup funding

Aug. 21, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general sued the founder and leaders of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow on Tuesday, aiming to recoup millions of dollars in public funding that flowed to the massive, now-defunct online school. The lawsuit names ECOT founder William Lager as well as Altair...

FBI: Mistakenly released inmate back in custody

Aug. 21, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an inmate accused of using another inmate's identification to escape from a northwest Ohio jail last week is back in custody. The Cleveland division of the FBI says they arrested Don Ellis Jr. Monday night as he was leaving a hotel in Detroit. The 28-year-old accused of...

Browns expect WR Josh Gordon to practice 'very soon'

Aug. 21, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Hue Jackson expects wide receiver Josh Gordon will be on the practice field "very soon." Gordon returned to the team Saturday following a three-weeks-plus absence connected to his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The former Pro Bowler has only been allowed to attend...

Panel not yet considering cost of Ohio State's Meyer inquiry

Aug. 21, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Approval for funding an outside firm's two-week investigation of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer will wait until after university trustees meet privately Wednesday to discuss the findings. The investigation focuses on how Meyer handled years-old domestic violence allegations...

Police: Dayton man killed in western Ohio crash

Aug. 21, 2018 12:45 PM EDT

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified a 26-year-old Dayton man as the person who died in a single-vehicle crash in western Ohio. Beavercreek police say Joseph Younger was thrown from his vehicle after he swerved off the road, drove into trees and hit a ditch, causing the vehicle to roll...

Prosecutor's death penalty stance offends Vatican official

Aug. 21, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Vatican official has encouraged an Ohio prosecutor to go to confession after defying the Catholic Church's new policy that the death penalty is never acceptable. Paul Mueller, a vice director at the Vatican Observatory, wrote a letter weeks ago to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters...

Judge allows subpoenas for neo-Nazi website publisher's dad

Aug. 21, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal magistrate is allowing attorneys to question a neo-Nazi website publisher's father and accountant in connection with a lawsuit against the publisher. SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah says Andrew Anglin falsely labeled him as the "mastermind" behind a deadly bombing...

Ohio State experienced receivers embrace 'elite' challenge

Aug. 21, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — During spring practice, coach Urban Meyer said Ohio State has failed to put an "elite" group of receivers on the field since the 2014 national championship squad that featured the likes of Devin Smith and Michael Thomas. This season's experienced corps of receivers heard about the...