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Jury convicts man in killings of 8 from another Ohio family

Nov. 30, 2022 20:01 PM EST

Jurors convicted a man Wednesday in the killings of eight people from another Ohio family after weighing his denials and other testimony against the word of witnesses including his brother and mother, who previously pleaded guilty for their roles. George Wagner IV, 31, was found...

Ohio awards nearly $58M more for school security upgrades

Nov. 28, 2022 17:05 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 700 K-12 schools in Ohio will share in $57.8 million for security upgrades in the latest grants awarded through a state program. The 708 schools in 57 counties are getting up to $100,000 each for “physical security expenses” such as new security...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 28, 2022 14:54 PM EST

Toledo Blade. November 27, 2022. Editorial: Ohio is fat The fitness website Total Shape rates Ohio as out of shape in a nationwide health ranking. Ohio is ranked as the 45th healthiest state, or if you like to score high, the fifth unhealthiest location in the nation....

Court dismisses case over early cut-off of COVID benefits

Nov. 22, 2022 14:33 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Mike DeWine's authority to end Ohio’s participation in a federal pandemic unemployment aid program ahead of the federal government's 2021 deadline for stopping the payments. The court's...

'Democracy voters' delivered for Democrats in tightest races

Nov. 16, 2022 18:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tried to shape the midterm elections not as a verdict on his time in office, but rather on the contrast between Democrats and Republicans on American democracy. “We’ll have our difference of opinion. And that’s how it’s supposed to...

Leading Republicans try to ignore Trump campaign launch

Nov. 16, 2022 18:44 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Leading Republican officials on Wednesday sought to ignore Donald Trump's formal step into the 2024 presidential contest, insisting there were more pressing priorities as GOP leaders grappled with the fallout of a major midterm disappointment. Florida Gov....

Ohio House OKs bill to stiffen texting-while-driving penalty

Nov. 16, 2022 17:29 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Drivers could be pulled over by police in some cases solely for holding or using a cellphone while driving under legislation that the Republican-led Ohio House passed Wednesday. The bill to crack down on distracted driving would stiffen penalties for texting...

'Jeopardy!' champ says Ohio bill would endanger trans youth

Nov. 16, 2022 15:19 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider is opposing Ohio legislation that would ban most gender-confirming procedures and therapies for minors. The Dayton native, who was the first transgender person to qualify for the TV game show's “Tournament of...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 14, 2022 07:12 AM EST

Toledo Blade. November 12, 2022. Editorial: An agenda for DeWine Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has been re-elected but with no clear mandate or agenda for leadership in a second term. That said, there’s plenty that needs doing. The governor ducked debates and...

State Supreme Court wins shaped by abortion, redistricting

Nov. 12, 2022 11:10 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republicans have claimed key victories in state Supreme Court races that will give them an advantage in major redistricting fights, while Democrats notched similarly significant wins with help from groups focused on defending abortion access. The expensive...