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Cincinnati Reds' Nicholas Castellanos (2) stretches during team baseball practice at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Votto, Reds resume with unsettled feelings as workouts start

Jul. 3, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hitters in bright red shirts slapped batting-practice pitches to all parts of the recently mowed field. A mash-up of disco, rap and Motown reverberated through empty Great American Ball Park for background music. Looked and sounded like baseball, all right. Felt very different in many...

This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, in Ohio, shows Sgt. Jesse Franklin. Franklin was indicted Thursday, July 2, 2020, and charged with kicking a restrained man in the head as the offender was being admitted into the county jail. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Victim of alleged assault by Ohio deputy wants officer fired

Jul. 3, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who prosecutors say was kicked in the head by an Ohio sheriff's deputy while handcuffed and pinned to the floor demanded on Friday that the officer charged in his assault be fired. Nick Ballachino called for Sgt. Jesse Franklin's firing outside the Cincinnati law offices of his...

Ohio school district dropping Redskins name for sports teams

Jul. 3, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

ANDERSON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district has decided that its high school sports teams should no longer be known as the Redskins. The Forest Hills Board of Education voted 4-1 on Thursday to “retire” the name and mascot at Anderson High School. A new name has not been chosen, and...

Sheriff's deputy in Ohio charged with assault on jail inmate

Jul. 2, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Hamilton County sheriff's deputy was indicted Thursday and charged with kicking a restrained man in the head as the offender was being admitted into the county jail. Sgt. Jesse Franklin was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault, which carries a penalty of up to $1,000 and six...

Jennifer Gottschalk, environmental health supervisor of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, walks down a hallway of the department’s offices in Toledo, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. When the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier in the year, the county’s department was so short-staffed that her duties included overseeing campground and pool inspections, rodent control and sewage programs, while also supervising outbreak preparedness for a community of more than 425,000 people. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

Jul. 1, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people and cost tens of millions of jobs and $3 trillion in federal rescue...

Nursing home outdoor visits restart July 20 amid virus rise

Jun. 29, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Outdoor visits will be allowed again at Ohio nursing homes beginning July 20, a calculated risk that Gov. Mike DeWine said he weighed against the importance of family visits to people's mental well-being. The Republican governor announced the relaxed restriction Monday, even as he...

Ex-Cincinnati councilwoman pleads guilty in vote-sale case

Jun. 29, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Cincinnati city councilwoman accused of accepting $15,000 as part of a scheme to trade votes for money has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge. Tamaya Dennard entered the plea in federal court to a count of honest services wire fraud, meaning defrauding citizens and the...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick stands on the sideline during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. The Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during a game last season. On Sunday, June 28, 2020, the league also took away a third-round pick in the 2021 draft. “I personally have never viewed any video footage at all, anything that those production people have done, other than what’s shown on public television or something like that,” Belichick said in December. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Pats fined $1.1M, lose pick for filming game last season

Jun. 28, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New England Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during a game last season. On Sunday, the league also took away a third-round pick in the 2021 draft. Also, the team's production crew will not be allowed to...

Police: Lethal round inadvertently fired during standoff

Jun. 28, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A police sergeant who inadvertently fired a lethal shotgun round — but didn't hit anyone — during a standoff with an armed man is under investigation by Cincinnati police and prosecutors. Chief Eliot Isaac said Sunday the sergeant meant to fire a pepper bullet during the...

5 years after same-sex marriage ruling, his fight continues

Jun. 28, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — After the speeches and the celebrations and the interviews came something Jim Obergefell hadn’t experienced in years: quiet. It didn’t come immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that required all states to grant same-sex marriages. The fanfare after that historic...