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Ohio governor delays killer’s execution over juror concerns

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has delayed the execution of a death row inmate who was scheduled to die next week for fatally stabbing a 67-year-old man.

Justices issue legal blows to 2 Ohio abortion clinics

The Ohio Supreme Court delivered a pair of blows to abortion clinics in Toledo and Cleveland on Tuesday.

Ohio juror voted for death 20 years ago, now seeks mercy

Ross Geiger had doubts about recommending a death sentence 20 years ago for a convicted Ohio killer, concerned about the impact of the offender’s tough childhood on his behavior.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 1:43 p.m.

Trump calls Democrats not applauding him ‘un-American’

President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Monday of being “un-American” and perhaps even “treasonous” for refusing to cheer positive news during his State of the Union address, as he turned …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

GOP-led states testing boundaries of abortion restrictions

Republicans who control a majority of the nation’s statehouses are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government’s legal ability to restrict a woman’s right to …

Lawyers say condemned Ohio killer early victim of opioid epidemic

Ohio Gov. John Kasich should consider his fight against the state’s deadly opioid epidemic when deciding whether to spare a condemned killer whose life spiraled out of control after becoming …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 1:13 p.m.

Movie, newspaper that share name confusing some ‘Post’ fans

A student newspaper in Ohio is getting some social media love meant for the award-winning movie with the same name.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

White nationalist might speak on Kent shooting anniversary

The campus tour organizer for white nationalist Richard Spencer is making a bid for him to speak at Kent State University this spring on the anniversary of the shootings during …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Supreme Court appears sympathetic to Ohio voter purge effort

The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Wednesday to states that seek to prune their voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t voted in a while.

Campus sued over security cost for white nationalist’s visit

White nationalist Richard Spencer’s campus tour organizer is suing the University of Cincinnati’s president, saying the school wouldn’t rent space for Spencer to speak on campus unless a nearly $11,000 …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 6:02 p.m.

Ohio candidate doesn’t regret sexual conquest Facebook post

An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate said on Facebook that people should “lighten up” after deleting a previous post outlining his sexual history with women that drew …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 2:40 p.m.

Ohio calls off execution after failing to find inmate’s vein

Ohio called off the execution of a condemned killer with multiple health problems on Wednesday, because members of the state’s execution team were unable to find a vein to insert …

U.S. Supreme Court won’t stop Ohio execution of sick inmate

Ohio started final preparations Tuesday for executing a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he’s put to death this week.

John Legend takes in a football game in his Ohio hometown

Singer-songwriter John Legend has returned to his hometown in Ohio for a night of high school football.

Parents complain after Ohio school sings cotton picking song

Some parents at an Ohio middle school have said they were shocked to hear an eighth-grade choir sing about picking cotton just days after other students in the district took …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 12:44 p.m.

Ohio mayor asks Trump for help combating Lake Erie algae

Three years after toxic algae in Lake Erie tainted the drinking water for more than 400,000 people, many are still leery about what’s coming out of their faucets.

Amazon announces southwest Ohio center, 1,000 jobs coming

Amazon has made it official: It plans to locate one of its fulfillment centers in the southwest Ohio city of Monroe, bringing more than 1,000 jobs.

Ohio executes man convicted of back-to-back 1992 killings

A man convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992 was executed Wednesday as family members of his victims looked on.

Police: Couple bound, gagged and taped 4-year-olds to wall

Police say an Ohio man and his girlfriend restrained, gagged and taped his 4-year-old twin boys to a wall.

Orangutan that loved ‘Price is Right’ dies at Ohio zoo

An Ohio zoo is mourning the death of a 45-year-old orangutan that enjoyed interacting with children while on public view and watching recordings of football and “The Price Is Right” …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Courthouse shootout: Judge ambushed, he and probation officer return fire; suspect dead

A judge was ambushed Monday morning as he walked toward the Jefferson County Courthouse, and the judge and a probation officer returned fire, killing the suspect, officials said.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

Columbus officer who shot 13-year-old boy feared gunfight

The white Ohio police officer who fatally shot a black 13-year-old boy after a suspected robbery last year feared a “gun fight” with the teen, who the officer said pulled …

Ohio police union casts no-confidence vote against mayor

The union representing police officers in Ohio’s biggest city said Friday the organization has lost faith in city leaders as officers wrestle with a spiking homicide rate, a record number …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Trump administration sides with Ohio on purging voter rolls

President Donald Trump’s administration has reversed the government’s position on a voter roll case before the U.S. Supreme Court and is now backing Ohio’s method for purging voters.

Hall of Famer Kenny Easley thankful for Seahawks owner Paul Allen, stands up for Black Lives Matter

Kenny Easley played seven incredible years as a safety for the Seattle Seahawks from 1981 to 1987 before a contentious ending to his career. On Saturday the five-time Pro Bowler …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 11:49 a.m.

Jury convicts pair for sex trafficking of children in Ohio

CLEVELAND – A man in prison for child rape and an Ohio woman were convicted Friday in Cleveland of dozens of counts related to the sex trafficking of children as …

Charge: Man hid girlfriend in freezer, lived with impostor

An Ohio prosecutor alleges a man stored his girlfriend’s body in a freezer while another woman helped him and assumed the dead woman’s life by moving into her home, using …

UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Thrill ride OK’d hours before deadly state fair accident

Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident …

Ohio carries out 1st execution following 3 years-plus delay

Ohio has put to death a child killer in the state’s first execution in more than three years following a prolonged search for lethal drugs.

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 7:25 p.m.

Trump taking victory lap in Ohio

Straight off a slim but symbolic health care win in Washington, President Donald Trump arrived in Ohio for a victory lap on Tuesday night with the very voters who helped …