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Republican reps clashed at eatery over Householder expulsion

Jun. 22, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers got into a tense confrontation at an upscale Columbus restaurant two weeks ago over the now-historic vote to expel Larry Householder from the Ohio House. Rep. Bill Seitz, of Cincinnati, confronted Rep. Jon Cross, of...

Death of woman whose remains were burned is ruled a homicide

Jun. 22, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The death of a woman whose burning body was found last week in a wooded area of a small central Ohio community has been ruled a homicide, authorities said Tuesday. Firefighters responding to reports of a possible brush fire in Urbancrest found the...

New trial date set for ex-Ohio vice officer over sex charges

Jun. 22, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new federal trial date has been set for a former Ohio vice squad officer accused of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest. Ex-Columbus police officer Andrew Mitchell, 57, is also charged with pressuring others to help...

Barge freed from Alabama spillway; 1 remains in Mississippi

Jun. 21, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Crews have removed a partly sunk barge that got stuck against a dam in Alabama, but a barge that sank completely remained pinned Monday against a dam farther up along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. As of Monday morning, all gates were...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 21, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 20, 2021. Editorial: Fairer Ohio redistricting does not include arming one party at taxpayer expense In two separate constitutional referendums, in 2015 and 2018, Ohio voters overwhelming rejected grotesquely partisan...

Operator of 2 WVa malls files for bankruptcy protection

Jun. 20, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio company that operates dozens of U.S. shopping and strip malls, including two in West Virginia, has filed for federal bankruptcy protection, citing a drop in foot traffic at its properties during the coronavirus pandemic, according to court records. ...

Body of 17-year-old boy pulled from Indiana swimming area

Jun. 20, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — The body of a teenage boy was pulled from a swimming area in south central Indiana, the state's Department of Natural Resources announced Sunday. Conservation officers recovered the body of a 17-year-old on Saturday. The Bartholomew County...

Girl, 5, seriously injured after fall from moving vehicle

Jun. 20, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

WELLSTON, Ohio (AP) — A 5-year-old girl was seriously injured after a fall from a moving vehicle in the parking lot of an Ohio state park, authorities said. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers were called to Lake Alma State Park near Wellston shortly after 6 p.m....

Zardes scores 2 goals, Crew beat Fire 2-0

Jun. 19, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gyasi Zardes scored two goals and the Columbus Crew beat the Chicago Fire 2-0 on Saturday night in the final game at Crew Stadium. Zardes opened the scoring when he put away a failed clearance of a cross from Lucas Zelarayán in the 17th minute....

Poopy pipe cancels court in aged Georgia government building

Jun. 19, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A ruptured pipe in Columbus' main government building dumped bird feces, leaves and other debris into a judge's office. Muscogee County Superior Court Judge Gil McBride tells WRBL-TV he found debris and water in his office suite earlier this month...