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Security video captures jail inmate’s fall through ceiling

A security camera captured footage of a jail inmate’s apparent escape attempt from a holding room that ended with her falling through a ceiling and landing head-first in a trash …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Woman accused of calling 911 after parents cut off cellphone

An Ohio woman was arrested for calling 911 when her parents cut off her cellphone service, authorities said.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Ohio legislator proposes gun restrictions, gets threatening memes

An Ohio state representative who has proposed gun restrictions said he found memes that he considers threatening printed out and placed in his mailbox.


Trump heading to Ohio for 1st campaign rally of 2020

President Donald Trump heads into his first campaign rally of the election year flush with cash, chafing at impeachment and hoping to capitalize on his order to take out Iran’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

GM lending $40M to startup company buying closed Ohio plant

General Motors has agreed to loan $40 million to a newly formed company that wants to make electric pickup trucks at a massive Ohio assembly plant GM shut down earlier …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Abortion bill suggests doctors reimplant ectopic pregnancies

An Ohio proposal aimed at outlawing abortions would present some doctors with the choice between facing potential criminal prosecution or attempting a procedure considered medically impossible: the reimplantation of an …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Police: Woman who owned Great Danes bled to death from bites

A woman bitten to death by one or both of her pet Great Danes had alcoholism and may not have been clear-headed enough to seek help after she was attacked, …


Coal giant Murray Energy seeks bankruptcy protection

A major U.S. coal mining company, whose former CEO became a big supporter of President Donald Trump in his effort to save coal jobs, is seeking bankruptcy protection.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Jury selection has begun in the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic

Jury selection began Wednesday in the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic despite a last-minute request from lawyers to delay it because of news reports on a settlement offer.


Trump presents medal to Ohio mass shootings responders

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is presenting the nation’s highest award for public safety officers to first responders in last month’s deadly shootings in Dayton, Ohio. Trump is awarding the …


Survivors’ advice for others touched by shootings: Seek help

Three killed isn’t even close to the largest death tolls from the mass shootings that plague the United States. A total of 38 people died last month in three shootings. …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

McConnell wants to consider gun background checks in fall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants to consider background checks and other gun violence bills when lawmakers return.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

Protesters chant as Trump visits Dayton, El Paso

President Donald Trump defended his rhetoric Wednesday as he headed out to offer a message of healing and unity in El Paso and Dayton, where he was to be met …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019

As death count rises in 2 U.S. shootings, a familiar aftermath

Anguished families planned funerals in two U.S. cities, politicians pointed fingers and a nation numbed by gun violence wondered what might come next Monday as the death toll from two …


Ohio Republican blames shootings on ‘drag queen advocates,’ Kaepernick and Obama

In a laundry list of reasons why the United States is grappling with mass killings, an Ohio state lawmaker has settled on immigrants, same-sex marriage, transgender rights, disrespect toward veterans …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019

Trump vows urgent action after shootings, offers few details

Speaking out against weekend mass shootings that rocked a nation, President Donald Trump on Monday called for bipartisan solutions to the bloodshed but offered few details and faced pointed questions …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

Police officers face discipline in Stormy Daniels arrest

Five officers associated with an undercover investigation that led to Stormy Daniels’ arrest at a strip club last year face discipline, the Columbus police department announced.


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.