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Amid GOP infighting, judge strips Ohio House speaker of control over Republican caucus campaign fund

Jun. 21, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A county judge stripped Republican Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens of his control over the GOP caucus’ campaign fund on Friday, escalating intraparty tensions in the chamber headed into November’s election. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Mark...

Ohio State hires Campbell's Justin Haire as baseball coach after Bill Mosiello's resignation

Jun. 21, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State has hired longtime Campbell University coach Justin Haire as its new baseball coach. Haire, who spent 17 years at the North Carolina school, including the last 10 as head coach, was named the Buckeyes' 13th baseball coach on Friday. He replaced Bill...

Norfolk Southern said ahead of the NTSB hearing that railroads will examine vent and burn decisions

Jun. 21, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

Days before the National Transportation Safety Board is set to explain why first responders were wrong to blow open five tank cars and burn the toxic chemical inside after the East Palestine derailment, Norfolk Southern said Friday it plans to lead an industrywide effort to improve the way those...

Roller coaster strikes and critically injures man in restricted area of Ohio theme park

Jun. 20, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who apparently entered a restricted area to retrieve his lost keys at a theme park in Ohio was critically injured when he was struck by a steel roller coaster, police and park officials said. The 38-year-old man appeared to have entered a fenced area at...

FBI identifies serial rapist as person responsible for 1996 Shenandoah National Park killings

Jun. 20, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly three decades after two young women were found with their throats slashed in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, federal authorities announced Thursday that they have identified a now-deceased serial rapist from Ohio as the person they believe was responsible for...

Witnesses say Ohio man demanded Jeep before he stabbed couple at a Nebraska interstate rest area

Jun. 20, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Witnesses say they heard an Ohio man demand the keys to a Jeep that was being towed behind a Missouri couple's RV before he brutally stabbed them both and killed the man at an Interstate 80 rest area. James Thompson Jr., 22, was formally charged with...

NCAA presents options to expand March Madness tournaments from current 68 teams, AP source says

Jun. 20, 2024 17:00 PM EDT

The NCAA has presented a plan to Division I conference commissioners that would expand the lucrative men's and women's basketball tournaments by four or eight teams alongside an option to leave each field at 68 teams, according to a person familiar with the details. The proposals...

Record-breaking US heat wave scorches the Midwest and Northeast, bringing safety measures

Jun. 18, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Stifling heat blanketed tens of millions across United States on Tuesday, forcing people and even zoo animals to find ways to cool down as summer arrives in what promises to be a sweltering week. Extreme heat alerts stretched from Iowa to Ohio and even into the...

What's a heat dome? Here's why so much of the US is broiling this week

Jun. 18, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

FENTON, Mich. (AP) — With much of the Midwest and the Northeast broiling — or about to broil — in extreme summer heat this week, meteorologists are talking about heat waves and heat domes. Both mean it's really hot — and people will hear those terms a lot more as the world...

Google to invest another $2.3 billion into Ohio data centers

Jun. 18, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Google will invest an additional $2.3 billion to support three data center campuses in central Ohio, the company announced Tuesday. The tech giant has centers in New Albany and Lancaster and one under construction in Columbus to help power its services such as...