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UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 7:29 p.m.

Biggest civil trial in U.S. history will start with Ohio counties

Last week’s revelation that drug companies saturated the United States with 76 billion pain pills over seven years shows that no corner of the country escaped the drug crisis.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 2:04 p.m.

Hospital fires 23 workers in case of excessive doses, deaths

An Ohio hospital system says it’s firing 23 more employees and changing leadership after investigating excessive painkiller doses given to dozens of patients who died.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Judge blocks Ohio abortion law, clinics to remain open

A federal judge temporarily blocked an Ohio law Wednesday that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, allowing clinics to continue to provide the procedure as a …


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 6:08 p.m.

‘Like quicksand’: Ohio farmer survives soybean entrapment

Ohio farmer Jay Butterfield survived a harrowing afternoon recently after being buried up to his neck inside a soybean bin


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Ohio doctor accused of murder in 25 patient deaths

An Ohio critical-care doctor was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who authorities say were deliberately given overdoses of painkillers.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Severe weather forecasts continue as Ohio, Kansas clean up

After several quiet years, tornadoes have erupted in the United States over the past two weeks as a volatile mix of warm, moist air from the Southeast and persistent cold …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

At least 11 injured as vicious storm rips through the western outskirts of Kansas City

A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 2:59 p.m.

New laws bring confusion, uncertainty for abortion clinics

Abortion providers say they are reassuring confused patients that restrictive abortion laws passed by a number of states have yet to take effect.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 2:24 p.m.

Lawsuit filed to stop Ohio abortion ban after 1st heartbeat

Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics sued Wednesday to thwart Ohio’s latest and most restrictive abortion law, an anticipated move that’s part of a national anti-abortion strategy to challenge the landmark …


Judges declare Ohio’s congressional map unconstitutional

A federal court ruled Friday that Ohio’s congressional map is unconstitutional and ordered a new one be drawn for the 2020 elections.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other dangerous drugs.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 10:22 a.m.

Ohio police: Pair made laxative cookies for striking workers

Police say a couple made laxative-laced cookies for striking school employees because they were tired of the noise from the picket line near their home.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

States pushing near-bans on abortion, targeting Roe v. Wade

Lawmakers in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky are considering or have passed measures designed to directly challenge Roe v. Wade. Anti-abortion activists are hopeful that President Donald Trump’s appointments of …


Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is latest Democrat seeking White House

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, portraying himself as a candidate who can bridge Democrats’ progressive and working class wings to win the White …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

14-year-old says he is Illinois boy who went missing in 2011

A 14-year-old boy who said he escaped from two kidnappers in Ohio told authorities he is from Illinois, where he went missing nearly eight years ago when his mother apparently …


Ohio cuts funding for Planned Parenthood

The Ohio Department of Health says it’s ending grants and contracts that send money to Planned Parenthood after a divided federal appeals court upheld a state anti-abortion law that blocks …


Ohio man arrested in sextortion case targeting Florida student via Snapchat

An Ohio man was arrested Wednesday after he extorted a University of Central Florida student with her sexually explicit photos and posted them online, an arrest affidavit said.


No 2020 White House run for Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he won’t run for president after making an exploratory swing through early-voting states.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Ohio governor delays 3 more executions while drugs reviewed

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed three additional executions to give the state prison system time to develop a new lethal injection method


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

1 deputy killed, another wounded in 12-hour standoff in Ohio

Authorities say one sheriff’s deputy has been shot and killed and another wounded during a 12-hour standoff at an apartment complex in Ohio, and a suspect was taken into custody.


Weed that sprouted holiday cheer mysteriously uprooted

A street corner weed that had been decked out with Christmas lights and brought out holiday goodwill in Ohio has apparently met an early demise.


Six hurt when car crashes into church, shatters stained glass

A car smashed through a church wall in Ohio during Sunday morning services, injuring six people and shattering stained glass.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Ohio shuts out San Diego State in Frisco Bowl

Nathan Rourke ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score, leading Ohio to a 27-0 victory over San Diego State in the drizzly Frisco Bowl on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Snowstorm slows evening commute in New York City

The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday’s evening commute to a crawl, after contributing to at least …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Authorities: Custody dispute played role in Ohio family’s 2016 slaying

Authorities arrested a family of four Tuesday in the gruesome 2016 slayings of eight people from another family in rural Ohio, a crime that prosecutors suggested stemmed from a custody …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

‘Big and vicious’: Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way routes Tuesday as more than 1 million people in three states were ordered to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

Alaska Airlines to offer direct flights from Ohio airport to Seattle

Alaska Airlines will offer daily nonstop flights between Ohio’s capital city and Seattle in March when the airline joins the lineup at a Columbus airport.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Trump complains to Ohio GOP that Dems are ‘negative, nasty’

President Donald Trump sought to unite Ohio’s fractious state Republican Party on Friday, bitterly complaining about “negative, nasty” Democrats and warning that the Democratic contender for governor would “destroy your …


Missing Ohio hiker found alive on flank of Mount St. Helens

Authorities say an Ohio man has been found alive after he went missing nearly a week ago on a hike near Mount St. Helens in Washington state.