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Governor proposes ‘significant’ spending to protect schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday announced plans to spend "a significant amount of money" on efforts to ensure every school building in the state is properly protected against an attack. The Republican governor said he's asked the state schools superintendent for an ...

Mixed verdict for fraternity members charged in hazing death

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Two fraternity members charged in the hazing death of a Bowling Green State University student were acquitted Friday of involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide but convicted of several hazing-related counts. The charges against Troy Henricksen, of Grove ...

Judges impose voided Statehouse map, set Aug. 2 primary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal court panel on Friday ordered Ohio to hold an Aug. 2 primary using the third set of Statehouse maps approved by the Ohio Redistricting Commission, despite a rebuke of the plan by the state's high court. The court acted after giving Ohio a Saturday deadline to ...

Ohio attorney general nominee wants GOP mapmakers charged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Democratic nominee for Ohio attorney general filed a criminal complaint against the five Republican members of the state's redistricting commission Thursday, a day after the Ohio Supreme Court rejected the commission's legislative maps for the fifth straight ...

Detention hearing waived in plot to kill George W. Bush

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Iraqi man behind bars following his arrest on a charge of plotting to assassinate former President George W. Bush has waived his right to a detention hearing and will remain behind bars for now, according to a court document filed Thursday. Shihab Ahmed Shihab ...

A good man: Exhibits honor ‘Peanuts’ creator Schulz on 100th

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a series of "Peanuts" comic strips that ran in mid-April of 1956, Charlie Brown grasps the string of his kite, which was stuck in what came to be known in the long-running strip as the "kite-eating tree." In one episode that week, a frustrated Charlie Brown declines ...

High court weighs end of $300 weekly unemployment payment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In June 2021, Gov. Mike DeWine ended Ohio's participation in a federal pandemic unemployment aid program ahead of a government deadline for stopping the payments. Attorneys for the Republican governor argue he had the legal authority to do so. People who lost out on ...

Ohio GOP wants noncitizen voting ban on November ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican state lawmakers in Ohio have fast-tracked a fall ballot measure that would expressly prohibit noncitizens from voting in local elections. The proposed noncitizen voting ban — which emerged just last week and cleared the Ohio House 68-28 on Wednesday — ...

Proposed constitutional amendment on bail advances in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judges in Ohio would be required to consider criminal suspects' threat to public safety when setting bail amounts under a proposed state constitutional amendment being advanced by House and Senate Republicans. The GOP proposals followed a ruling by a divided Ohio ...

Ohio’s high court rejects latest GOP-drawn Statehouse maps

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A frustrated Ohio Supreme Court rejected Republican-drawn Statehouse maps for a fifth time Wednesday, extending the string of GOP defeats in a redistricting process that has ground the state's legislative primaries to a halt. Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor was clearly ...