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Ohio may purge 120K inactive voters from rolls post-election

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 120,000 inactive Ohio voter registrations will be purged from state voter rolls after the November election, the state elections chief announced Friday, while saying that number could go down if people on the list simply ...

HS football season shortened to 6 games, all go to playoffs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's high school football season will be shortened to six games this fall and all teams will advance to the playoffs, if contact sports are approved by Gov. Mike DeWine, the state high school sports association announced Friday. The move follows a recommendation from ...

Police: Chase in Ohio and Kentucky ends with 4 hit, 2 killed

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — A police pursuit that began in Cincinnati continued into Kentucky, where four pedestrians were struck and two were killed, police said. Cincinnati police said an organized crime investigation squad and a federal task force tried to stop a vehicle with three people ...

Woman, 64, dies after being hit by stray bullet in apartment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman died after she was struck by a stray bullet in her south Columbus apartment, police said. Columbus police said they were alerted shortly after 4:30 a.m. Saturday that multiple gunshots had been fired and then were told that a person in an apartment building was ...

7-month-old boy dies after attack by family dog in Akron

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 7-month-old boy died after an attack by the family dog at an Akron home. Akron police said the pit bull attacked the boy and his 77-year-old grandmother shortly before 4 p.m. Friday. Police said the boy was rushed to Akron Children's Hospital, where he ...

FBI agents search ex-Ohio House speaker’s Statehouse office

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities came away with a photograph, a phone and a calendar after they executed a search warrant Friday in the Statehouse office of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder. The FBI search for Householder's personal belongings was carried out a day after ...

Authorities unsure about what caused missing woman’s death

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities cannot determine what caused the death of a woman whose skeletal remains were found earlier this year in southwestern Ohio, but the investigation will remain ongoing. Cheryl Coker, 46, of Riverside, had been missing for about 18 months when her remains were ...

Man gets 20 years for threatening Trump, prosecutor

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man who was convicted of threatening President Donald Trump and a district attorney has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Authorities charged 28-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo with threatening to "put a bullet" in Trump and ...

Ohio alcohol sales restricted as COVID-19 cases remain high

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alcohol sales will be banned after 10 p.m. Friday under an executive order issued by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by limiting close gatherings. The order also prohibits the consumption of any ...

Man indicted in gunfire exchange that wounded officer

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of exchanging gunfire with Cleveland police inside a boarding house last month, leaving one officer wounded, has been indicted by an Ohio grand jury on attempted murder and other charges. Darryl Borden, 42, was indicted on two counts of ...