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Grandfather, wife face murder charges in death of girl, 5

Jul. 13, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

NEW BOSTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man and his wife have been charged with aggravated murder in the death of the man's 5-year-old granddaughter who was in their custody, according to court records. Annabell Greene was flown Wednesday from Portsmouth to a hospital in Columbus where she died, The Portsmouth...

Gunfire in Columbus kills 3, including boy, 15; girl wounded

Jul. 12, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say three people including a 15-year-old boy were shot and killed over the weekend in different parts of the city of Columbus, and a 15-year-old girl was wounded by gunfire in a fourth case. Officers called to a South Linden home just after 9 p.m. Saturday found...

Gyasi Zardes powers Columbus past Cincinnati FC 4-0

Jul. 12, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Gyasi Zardes scored twice to help the Columbus Crew beat Ohio rival Cincinnati FC 4-0 on Saturday night in the MLS is Back tournament. The game started after 11 p.m. local time because the earlier match between Atlanta United and the New York Red Bulls was delayed by...

Baracutey blows on a conch shell outside the Capitol building while joining a group of activists demanding statues and street names commemorating symbols of colonial oppression be removed, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, July 11, 2020.  Dozens of activists marched through the historic part of Puerto Rico’s capital on Saturday to demand that the U.S. territory’s government start by removing statues, including those of explorer Christopher Columbus.  (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Rico questions Spain's legacy as statues tumble in US

Jul. 11, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to eradicate...

Justice Dept.: Ohio State researcher shared work with China

Jul. 10, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A medical researcher and professor who had been working most recently at Ohio State University is facing federal charges in what prosecutors say was a sophisticated scheme to transfer U.S.-backed research to China. Song Guo Zheng, 57, of suburban Hilliard, and his research groups...

Officer shot, wounded while working special duty at Ohio bar

Jul. 10, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A police officer was shot and wounded while working special duty at a bar in Ohio's capital city. Columbus police responded early Friday to the Moments Grill & Lounge after the officer reported the shooting. Authorities had also received several reports of shots fired in the area...

House staffers to work from home after aide tests positive

Jul. 9, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House of Representatives reinstated work-from-home status Thursday after a legislative aide tested positive this week for COVID-19. House Speaker Larry Householder told his colleagues to not report to the Riffe Center for work until further notice. The House is currently on...

FILE - In this file photo from June 2, 2020, protesters march west on Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, May 25, 2020. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. A group of anti-racism protesters has filed a federal lawsuit in Ohio seeking monetary damages for injuries sustained in clashes with police after the death of George Floyd. (Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)

Protesters injured during clashes with Columbus police sue

Jul. 9, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of anti-racism protesters has filed a federal lawsuit in Ohio seeking monetary damages for injuries sustained in clashes with police after the death of George Floyd. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Columbus, describes peaceful demonstrators and...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jul. 8, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ July 8 The Courier Journal on the need for a mask mandate in Kentucky: Stop wagging your finger at the commonwealth, Gov. Beshear, urging all of us across Kentucky to please, pretty please, voluntarily wear a mask in public places. It’s time to make it...

Governor requires masks for residents of 7 hard-hit counties

Jul. 7, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Residents of seven Ohio counties will be mandated to wear a mask when out in public, Gov. Mike DeWine announced during a briefing Tuesday as the number of hospitalizations from COVID-19 reached the highest count in at least 21 days. The governor said the mandate will impact residents...