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Ohio to receive 855 Afghan refugees through federal program

Sep. 16, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 900 Afghan refugees will be arriving in Ohio and placed within eight local resettlement agencies as part of the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals across the country, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. “These are individuals who have...

Ohio redistricting panel OKs 4-year plan along party lines

Sep. 16, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The powerful new redistricting panel in Ohio failed on Wednesday to reach the bipartisan consensus necessary to pass a 10-year map of state legislative districts based on 2020 census totals. After hours of negotiations ahead of a midnight deadline,...

Ohio governor would issue mask mandate if law allowed

Sep. 14, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday said he would have issued a statewide mask mandate to slow spiking cases of the coronavirus if the Legislature hadn’t tied his hands through a strict restriction on public health orders. DeWine, a Republican, said...

Funeral honors Ohio sailor killed in suicide bomber attack

Sep. 13, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

BERLIN HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio sailor killed in a suicide bomber attack during the recent evacuation mission in Afghanistan was laid to rest Monday in his hometown, remembered as an adventurer who threw himself into everything he did. Only recently, Navy Corpsman...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 13, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. Sept. 12, 2021. Editorial: Ohio panel must do its job, create fair maps for public tired of one-sided politics Attacks on voting rights. Curbing the governor’s public health powers. Irresponsibly presenting a fanatical witness...

Ohio governor delays more executions over drug shortage

Sep. 10, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday postponed four additional executions in keeping with his contention that lethal injection is no longer an option in Ohio because of the ongoing lack of drugs with which to put inmates to death. DeWine, a Republican, said...

Ohio governor calls president's vaccine mandate 'a mistake'

Sep. 10, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine called President Joe Biden's newly announced vaccine mandate affecting millions of American workers “a mistake” on Friday. The directive issued by Biden, a Democrat, a day earlier could require vaccines for as many as 100...

Democrats, NAACP sue over Ohio stand-your-ground gun bill

Sep. 09, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lawmakers in Ohio's Republican-dominated Legislature violated the state constitution when they added and approved a last-minute provision that eliminated gun owners' duty to retreat when facing threats, according to two Democratic lawmakers, the Ohio branch of the NAACP and...

Columbus to reissue indoor mask mandate as COVID cases rise

Sep. 08, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital and largest city announced plans Wednesday to reissue a mask mandate amid a rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations as a result of the delta variant. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said he'll issue an executive order in the...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 06, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. Sept. 3, 2021. Editorial: The Ohio Redistricting Commission’s shameful duck on constitutional map-drawing deadline In one of the more disgraceful episodes in Ohio politics, seven state officeholders this week failed to do...