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Ohio attorney general nominee wants GOP mapmakers charged

May. 26, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Democratic nominee for Ohio attorney general filed a criminal complaint against the five Republican members of the state's redistricting commission on Thursday, a day after the Ohio Supreme Court rejected the commission's legislative maps for the fifth straight time. ...

High court weighs end of $300 weekly unemployment payment

May. 25, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In June 2021, Gov. Mike DeWine ended Ohio's participation in a federal pandemic unemployment aid program ahead of a government deadline for stopping the payments. Attorneys for the Republican governor argue he had the legal authority to do so. People who lost...

Kentucky, Ohio request nearly $2B for bridge improvements

May. 24, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Ohio and Kentucky have asked the federal government to spend $2 billion from the bipartisan infrastructure deal to build a new Ohio River bridge and to fix an existing outdated span that has long been the source of frustration for commuters and politicians, their governors...

Ohio governor delays September execution amid drug shortage

May. 13, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday delayed by three years the September execution of a death row inmate sentenced to die for killing two men in a robbery that netted $40. The governor’s action was one of several reprieves he’s issued in recent years as the...

Death row inmate with execution date dies of heart attack

May. 10, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio prisoner scheduled for execution next year for killing his 3-year-old son in an arson fire has died of a heart attack, the state said. Michael Webb, 73, was sentenced to die for setting a 1990 fire at his Clermont County house in southern...

Ohio GOP asks high court to pause map fight for 2022 vote

May. 09, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Republican leaders want to call a time out in the battle over state legislative maps — at least until after this fall’s general elections — and asked the state’s high court on Monday to pause the legal back-and-forth with voting rights and Democratic groups....

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 09, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Ohio primary winners, redistricting vote and leaked opinion on abortion leave many on edge Donald J. Trump served one term before losing in 2020, but the effects of his reign and his win-at-any-cost attitude continue. ...

Election 2022: JD Vance wins Ohio's GOP Senate primary

May. 04, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance won Ohio’s contentious and hyper-competitive GOP Senate primary on Tuesday, buoyed by Donald Trump’s endorsement in a race that was an early test of the former president’s hold on his party as the midterm season kicks into high...

Primary takeaways: Trump passes test as kingmaker in Ohio

May. 04, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

The primary elections in Ohio and Indiana on Tuesday stood as the first real test of former President Donald Trump's status as the Republican Party kingmaker — and he passed. Takeaways from the races: TRUMP'S CLOUT Trump's chosen candidate,...

Live updates l Midterm results show strong Trump influence

May. 03, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

The midterm election season began in earnest Tuesday with primaries in Indiana and Ohio. Ohio's hotly contested Republican Senate race tested the enduring power of former President Donald Trump's influence, as his endorsed candidate, JD Vance, defeated six others for the GOP nomination for the seat...