News Minute AP Video report Dec. 5th-2017
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Top Stories News Minute December 5th

Top Stories for Tuesday December 5th in this News Minute report: Republican National Committee supporting Roy Moore; Latest administration travel ban allowed to take effect; Protests over national monument downsizing; California wildfire forces thousands of evacuations.  

Officer Accused Of Paying Women For Sex Gets Probation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer has been sentenced to two years of probation after three women alleged he paid them for sex while on duty. The Columbus Dispatch 46-year-old Randy Mayhew pleaded guilty Monday to dereliction of duty. According to court records, the...

Gunmen Open Fire On Car Carrying Teenagers, Killing 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two people are dead in Ohio after police say two gunmen opened fire on a car full of teenagers. Officers responded to the shooting in west Columbus around 9:30 a.m. Monday. Investigators say the gunmen used high powered rifles, including an AK-47, to fire at...

Fostoria plant closing, displacing 62 workers

FOSTORIA — Fostoria’s Autolite Spark Plug plant will begin closing next month and finish the shuttering by mid-2018, putting 62 people out of jobs. The company reported the planned closing to the state on Monday. In the mid-1990s, the Autolite plant, at 1600 N. Union St.,...

UPDATE: Big backup on I-75 cleared after early morning crash causes chaos

Southbound Interstate 75 in Findlay is back to normal — at least as normal as it has been during construction — after an early morning crash caused chaos for drivers. The crash in the northbound lanes pushed a concrete barrier into the southbound lanes near the U.S....

Furious Rally Powers Ohio State To 71-62 Win Over Michigan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Keita Bates-Diop scored 18 and C.J. Jackson added 17 as Ohio State rallied in the second half to beat Michigan 71-62 on Monday night. The Buckeyes trailed by as many as 19 points in the first half and didn’t lead until 7 ½ minutes had ticked off in the...

Cordray to enter Ohio governor race

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS — Former consumer watchdog Richard Cordray put an end to the suspense Monday, confirming after months of speculation that he plans to make a run for Ohio governor. The Democrat planned to formally launch his campaign today at a diner...

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of travel ban

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. This is not a final ruling on the travel ban: Challenges to the policy are...

Lawmakers work to reconcile dueling House, Senate tax bills

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON Associated Press WASHINGTON — Significant differences separate the massive tax packages passed by the House and Senate on estate taxes, health care and a prized deduction for home mortgage interest, though Republican leaders are confident...

In wake of Weinstein, men ponder how to treat women in workplace

By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Steve Wyard thought he knew what sexual harassment looked like: a put-out-or-lose-your-job overture. Now he’s not so sure. “Have we gotten to the point now where men can’t say, ‘That’s a nice dress’ or ‘Did you do something with your...