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Sexual Misconduct Allegations Topple Many State Lawmakers

State lawmakers across the country have been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct over the past year as part of a national reckoning on the topic. A look at those who have resigned or faced other consequences: RESIGNED FROM OFFICE 1. Alaska: Rep. Dean Westlake, submitted...

Federal Judge Invites States To Discuss Opioid Crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge who’s overseeing lawsuits from around the country against the pharmaceutical industry has invited state attorneys general to join discussions and provide input. Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland is overseeing a consolidated case involving...

Democratic Tickets Shaking Out In Ohio Governor’s Race

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich prepared to enter the race for Ohio governor and another candidate appeared ready to bow out, the choices for Ohio Democrats this spring began to come into focus. In less than a week’s time, two Democratic running...

Loss Of Sponsor Could Close Ohio E-school With 12K Students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The possibility of one of the nation’s largest online charter schools shutting down halfway through the academic year is looming larger for its roughly 12,000 students and hundreds of employees as its sponsor moves to cut that tie, which could halt...

GOP Struggles To Woo Candidates In States Where Trump Won

BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota got a hard sell last week from President Donald Trump, who gave Cramer and his wife a personal tour of the West Wing and used the gilded luster of the newly renovated Oval Office to entreat Cramer to...

Zach McAllister, Indians Agree To $2.45M, 1-year Contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — Reliever Zach McAllister and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a $2.45 million, one-year contract, a raise from the $1,825,000 he earned last season. The agreement with the 30-year-old right-hander was reached Thursday, a day before players and teams swap...

Mary Taylor, running mate visit Findlay

Just one day after Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor announced her pick of running mate for the governor’s race, her campaign began making the introductions. Taylor’s choice, Nathan Estruth, 50, of the Cincinnati area, will need to be introduced in most political circles. Taylor said she...

Man Who Claimed To Be ‘scared Straight’ Cop Pleads Guilty

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say handcuffed and assaulted students while claiming to be a police officer conducting “scared straight” programs has pleaded guilty. Twenty-six-year-old Christopher Hendon, of Akron, pleaded guilty Thursday in a Summit...

Ohio GOP Rep. Renacci Joins Senate Race Against Dems’ Brown

CINCINNATI (AP) — Citing White House encouragement, U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci on Thursday jumped out of the Republican governor’s race and into Ohio’s U.S. Senate primary in an effort to unseat two-term Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown. The fourth-term congressman...

Man Accused Of Impersonating Police Pleads Guilty

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say handcuffed and assaulted students while claiming to be a police officer conducting “scared straight” programs at schools has pleaded guilty to numerous counts of kidnapping, abduction and impersonating a police...