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EXPLAINER: What Ohio is doing to limit evictions

Jul. 30, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September,...

Blue Jackets sign Zach Werenski to 6-year extension

Jul. 29, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Zach Werenski to a six-year, $57.5 million contract extension Thursday through the 2027-28 season, The 24-year-old Werenski, from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and the University of Michigan, has 65 goals and...

Feds outline prosecution of MS-13 gang killings in Ohio

Jul. 29, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A long-running investigation into an Ohio branch of the violent El Salvador-based MS-13 gang, including the solving of eight homicides, neared conclusion Thursday with the sentencing of the last defendant in custody, central Ohio's top federal prosecutor announced. ...

Columbus sees early win in alternative 911 response teams

Jul. 29, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A six-week pilot program aimed at reimagining police response to 911 callers suffering from mental health and addiction issues in Columbus yielded promising results, city officials announced Thursday. Data collected over a span of 72 operation...

US to play World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Cincinnati

Jul. 29, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play its home World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Cincinnati, ending a streak of five straight in Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday that the Nov. 12 match will be at TQL Stadium, the 26,000-capacity venue...

Lawsuit: Ohio wrongly denying parole to ex-death row inmates

Jul. 28, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former death row inmates in Ohio are being denied the opportunity for parole despite legal precedent requiring they receive “meaningful consideration” for release, two organizations allege in a new lawsuit. At issue in the suit filed Wednesday...

New chief faces possible DOJ probe, community distrust

Jul. 28, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The new Columbus police chief is no stranger to federal oversight. In Elaine Bryant’s last job as deputy chief of Detroit police, the department was under a consent decree for more than a dozen years — the majority of her career. So as the...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jul. 27, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

KPC News. July 25, 2021. Editorial: ILEARN is a failure Like most students, Indiana apparently hasn’t learned anything from ILEARN. The only thing the annual standardized test is really good at measuring is how committed the...

Indians claim LHP Alex Young off waivers from Diamondbacks

Jul. 26, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians claimed left-hander Alex Young off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Young went 2-6 with a 6.26 ERA in two stints with the Diamondbacks this season. He made 30 appearances and two starts before being designated for...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jul. 26, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

The (Lorain) Morning Journal. July 24, 2021. Editorial: Creative measures for vaccinations must continue Health officials, government and business leaders have been creative when trying to get people to take one of the three novel coronavirus...