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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Ohio Secretary of State Frank Larose speaks at the Ohio Republican Party event, in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio Democratic Party filed a lawsuit against LaRose on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in an attempt to force an expansion of ballot dropboxes ahead of the November election. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Dispute over Ohio drop box limit ends as advocates drop suit

Oct. 23, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coalition of voter advocacy groups dropped a lawsuit Friday against Ohio's strict rule limiting ballot drop boxes to one location per county, a coup for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign in a key battleground state less than two weeks before the election. The A. Philip...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, Jeanne Moser, center, of East Kingston, N.H., watches as President Donald Trump reaches out to touch a photo of her son, Adam Moser, during an event to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Adam was 27 when he died from an apparent fentanyl overdose. The coronavirus outbreak and the Trump administration's response to the pandemic have been a dominating theme in this year's presidential race. That has overshadowed debate over how to handle the nation's drug overdose crisis, which has contributed to the deaths of more than 470,000 Americans over the last two decades. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Worsening opioid crisis overshadowed in presidential race

Oct. 21, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Like millions of Americans, Diane Urban watched the first presidential debate last month at home with her family. When it was over, she turned off the television and climbed into the bed her 25-year-old son Jordan used to sleep in. It was where she found Jordan's lifeless body after...

FILE - This June 5, 2019 file photo, provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, shows former critical care doctor William Husel. Lawyers for the fired hospital doctor, who has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in 25 patient deaths, have accused the prosecutor of misconduct and asked that the court dismiss the indictment handed down by a grand jury. (Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Doctor asks court to dismiss murder indictment in 25 deaths

Oct. 20, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for the Ohio hospital doctor charged with murder in 25 patient deaths accused the prosecutor of misconduct and asked Tuesday that the court dismiss the indictment handed up by a grand jury. Former intensive care doctor William Husel is accused of ordering excessive painkillers...

Crew top NYCFC 3-1; clinch playoff spot, end winless streak

Oct. 19, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artur de Lima Junior and Pedro Santos scored and the Columbus Crew beat New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday night, ending a four-game winless streak and clinching a playoff spot. Artur opened the scoring in the 26th minute with his second career MLS goal and first in the regular season....

Columbus Crew midfielder Emmanuel Boateng, left, battles for a head ball with FC Cincinnati defender Saad Abdul-Salaam (12)  during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Cincinnati. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Kubo, Hagglund score; FC Cincinnati gets first win over Crew

Oct. 14, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Yuya Kubo and Nick Hagglund scored, and FC Cincinnati beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Wednesday night for its first victory over its instate rival. Cincinnati (4-10-4) snapped a five-match scoreless streak. Columbus (9-4-4) returned after Sunday's game against Orlando City was postponed...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2020, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass during their NCAA college football practice in Columbus, Ohio. Fields returns for a second season as Ohio State starter. Coaches and teammates say Fields is in better shape because of diet and workout regimen, and is a more confident and vocal leader. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Sleek, determined Fields driven by quest for national title

Oct. 13, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Not knowing when or if Ohio State was going to play in 2020, Justin Fields never stopped working toward another college football season. He stayed in Columbus, embraced a vegan diet and filled his days with physical conditioning and regular sessions of video study and field work under...

Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally at UAW Local 14 in Toledo, Ohio, on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Lori King/The Blade via AP)

Biden makes big push in Ohio, once seen as long shot for him

Oct. 12, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Biden made two campaign stops Monday in Ohio, attempting to expand the battleground map and keep President Donald Trump on the defensive in a state long thought to be out of reach for Democrats after Trump's wide margin of victory there four years ago. The Democratic presidential...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives for a tour at the Plumbers Local Union No. 27 training center, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Erie, Pa. (Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP)

Biden visit Monday caps push into Ohio, once a longshot

Oct. 12, 2020 4:32 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joe Biden is set to make a general election campaign visit Monday to Ohio, signaling the former vice president’s hopes of winning the state Democrats lost by a significant margin in the 2016 election. The Biden campaign said the former vice president plans an afternoon campaign...

This photo made on Oct. 6, 2020, in Westerville, Ohio, shows Ohio absentee ballots. Two voters registered at the same address in the Columbus suburb of Westerville, Ohio, were mailed these differing absentee ballots for the 2020 general election, with one of the ballots listing candidates from a different congressional district. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko)

Ohio county says nearly 50,000 voters received wrong ballots

Oct. 9, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 50,000 voters received incorrect absentee ballots in the county that is home to Ohio’s capital and largest city, elections officials said Friday as they promised corrected ballots would be mailed within 72 hours. With about 240,000 ballots mailed, that meant one in five...

This photo made on Oct. 6, 2020, in Westerville, Ohio, shows Ohio absentee ballots. Two voters registered at the same address in the Columbus suburb of Westerville, Ohio, were mailed these differing absentee ballots for the 2020 general election, with one of the ballots listing candidates from a different congressional district. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko)

Mail-in ballot mix-ups: How much should we worry?

Oct. 8, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Several high-profile cases of voters getting incorrect blank absentee ballots in the mail are raising questions about how often such mix-ups occur and whether they could affect this year's presidential election. Mail-in ballots are under heightened scrutiny this year as voters request them in...