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A box to drop off absentee ballots sits in the parking lot of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland.

Limit Of 1 Ballot Box Per County Reaches Ohio Appeals Court

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawyer for the Ohio Democratic Party says Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s evolving public statements and erratic actions prior to issuing a directive limiting ballot drop boxes to one per county prove his order is not reasonable. The lawyer made the remarks before a three-judge panel of a state… Read More

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MAC Returns With 6-game Football Season Starting Nov. 4

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio University football team will take the field this fall. The Mid-American Conference, the first major college football league to postpone its season, has become the final one to jump back in. That makes it 10 out of 10 conferences that will play in the fall. University presidents in the Big… Read More

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Ohio, GOP Defend Limit On Ballot Drop Boxes To 1 Per County

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Republican groups including the Trump campaign are defending a GOP election chief’s directive limiting ballot drop boxes in the critical presidential battleground to one per county. They told an appellate court in filings Monday that a county judge overstepped his authority when he blocked it. The Ohio Republican Party… Read More

Ohio State Marching Band and Alumni Marching Band Members perform Script Ohio at an Ohio State football game

‘Grateful’ – Players Celebrate Big Ten’s Reversal On Season

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields says he felt distraught watching college football on TV last weekend. With the Big Ten’s decision to scrap fall sports in the name of player safety because of the coronavirus pandemic, Fields and his Buckeye teammates were sidelined. That changed this week when the Big Ten… Read More

Kid grabs candy from Cathy Baker while saying "Trick-or-treat" in Athens, Ohio on Oct, 26, 2017.

Ohio Guidelines Discourage Traditional Trick-Or-Treating

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has released guidelines for Halloween that discourage traditional trick-or-treating. The guidelines provided by the Ohio Department of Health on Friday also strongly recommend that haunted houses and hayrides be canceled. The guidelines recommend trick-or-treating alternatives such as drive-through events with children in cars collecting treats from individuals spaced at least… Read More

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1 In 6 Ohio Districts Ask To Add Extra Seating For Sports

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Records show that about one in six Ohio school districts asked the state for permission to add additional spectators for fall sporting events. The requests followed Gov. Mike DeWine’s plan last month setting limits on how many people could attend contests such as high school football and soccer games. The review… Read More

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Teen Admits Pushing Log, Striking And Killing Woman At State Park

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LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — A teenager has admitted helping to push a log off a cliff that struck and killed a married mother of four who was taking photographs at an Ohio state park. Jaden Churchheus pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 44-year-old Victoria Schafer. Under terms of a plea agreement,… Read More

Ohio State Marching Band and Alumni Marching Band Members perform Script Ohio at an Ohio State football game

After Presidents Meet, Big Ten Football Still In Limbo

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten presidents were presented a comprehensive plan to conduct a fall football season, but a final decision is still to come. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the full Council of Presidents and Chancellors heard from all the subcommittees of the conference’s… Read More

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House Committee To Hold 1st Hearing On Repeal Of Bailout Law

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — House lawmakers planned a Thursday hearing to begin repealing and replacing a nuclear plant bailout law. The law is at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe and which led to the ouster of the former GOP House speaker. Newly elected House Speaker Bob Cupp created the House Select… Read More

Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) speaks to reporters before session on September 1. It was the first time he was back in the House since being stripped of his speakership in July.

State Watchdog Seeks Probe Of Utility Tied To Bribery Scheme

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s consumer watchdog wants a regulatory agency to investigate whether the state’s largest electric utility used customer money to fund an alleged $60 million bribery scheme involving one of Ohio’s most powerful politicians. The Ohio Consumers’ Counsel late Tuesday asked the Public Utility Commission of Ohio to seek an independent investigation to… Read More

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USDA Announces Funds For West Virginia Rural Energy Projects

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced more than $760,000 in funding for 22 rural energy projects in West Virginia. Manchin’s office said in a news release Tuesday that the funds will help businesses with projects including installing solar panels, energy efficient heating and cooling systems,… Read More

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Thousands Must Repay Unemployment Overpayments

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s human services agency says thousands of Ohioans who received unemployment benefits during the pandemic have been told they were overpaid. Bret Crow is a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. He says 6% of the nearly 800,000 Ohioans paid unemployment benefits have been alerted of the… Read More

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Marshall University To Conduct Random Daily COVID-19 Tests

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A college in West Virginia announced it will start picking about 60 students, faculty and staff at random daily to test for the coronavirus. Marshall University says it will begin the tests on Tuesday at its campus in Huntington to identify people who are infected and may not be showing symptoms…. Read More

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W.Va. College Frat Members Suspended For Virus Violations

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has suspended 29 members of a fraternity house for not following health and safety orders related to the coronavirus pandemic. The university says a Theta Chi fraternity member, who tested positive for the virus and had been ordered into isolation, attended a party at the fraternity house on… Read More

In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.

Ohio Governor Delays More Executions Amidst Drug Shortage

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed two death row inmates’ 2021 executions as the state’s unofficial death penalty moratorium continues. The announcement comes as Ohio struggles to find an adequate supply of drugs for lethal injection. The Republican governor’s warrants of reprieve were issued Friday for condemned prisoners Melvin Bonnell and… Read More

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More Inmates, Staff Test Positive At West Virginia Jails

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Coronavirus outbreaks at West Virginia correctional facilities continue to grow, the governor announced on Wednesday. Five additional inmates have tested positive at Mount Olive Correctional Complex since Monday, according to state data, bringing the total to 143 positives cases. Gov. Jim Justice said 18 staff members there were also confirmed to be infected. The state’s… Read More

State Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) was elected the Speaker of the Ohio House following the removal of Larry Householder.

Ohio House Speaker Calls On Indicted Predecessor To Resign

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The GOP speaker of the Ohio House on Tuesday called for his predecessor, a fellow Republican under federal indictment in a $60 million bribery scheme, to resign his seat and leave the General Assembly. Newly elected Speaker Bob Cupp called Rep. Larry Householder’s return to the Statehouse following his July 21… Read More

Ohio State Marching Band and Alumni Marching Band Members perform Script Ohio at an Ohio State football game

Trump Calls On Big Ten Conference To Play Fall Football

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Big Ten Conference, already in court and under pressure from players and parents over its decision to cancel fall football, is now hearing from President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted he has spoken with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about reinstating the fall season. The Big Ten had no immediate comment…. Read More

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Notices Sent To W.Va. Families Of Babies Born Exposed To Drugs

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 3,800 notices have been sent to the West Virginia families of babies born exposed to drugs as part of the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case. The Herald-Dispatch reports a group of attorneys sought the names to send families a notice of pending litigation. The notice, sent out last week, says… Read More

Officials stand beside an empty court at the scheduled start of an NBA basketball first round playoff game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Strike: NBA Playoff Games Called Off Amid Player Protest

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — All three NBA playoff games scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed, with players around the league choosing to strike in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice. Called off: Games between Milwaukee and Orlando, Houston and Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland. The NBA said all… Read More

Larry Householder leaving federal court after arraignment

New Hearing Scheduled For Ex-Ohio House Speaker In Bribery Scheme

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled a new hearing for the former speaker of the Ohio House who’s charged in an alleged bribery scheme. Republican Rep. Larry Householder and four others are accused of shepherding $60 million in energy company money for personal and political use in exchange for passing a legislative… Read More

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Beshear Creates Fund To Protect Kentuckians From Eviction

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FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Kentucky’s governor has announced the creation of an eviction relief fund. Gov. Andy Beshear says it’s aimed at keeping people in their homes by reimbursing landlords for missed rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic. Beshear signed an executive order Monday setting up a system aimed at helping prevent evictions while assisting… Read More