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Cormier throws a punch at Miocic in the first round during their UFC heavyweight bout in 2019.

Miocic retains heavyweight crown with decision over Cormier

AP August 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision in a five-round bout Saturday night to win the rubber match in a fantastic trilogy between the fighters and retain his heavyweight...

Governor: Thousands of students to attend in-person classes

AP August 12, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 600,000 Ohio schoolchildren in 325 districts will return to school this fall for in-person classes, according to figures released by Gov. Mike DeWine.Almost 400,000 students...

Big Ten

Big Ten pulls plug on fall football amid COVID-19 concerns

AP August 11, 2020

The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic.The move announced Tuesday comes six day after...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine passed an executive order Jan. 22 to reinstate funding after pandemic cuts.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive ahead of Trump visit

AP August 6, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump.The Republican governor's office said Thursday that he took...

Christopher Columbus statue removed from Columbus City Hall July 1. 

Ohio capital removes statue of namesake Christopher Columbus

AP July 1, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio capital named for Christopher Columbus removed a large statue of him outside its city hall on Wednesday, taking down what the mayor described as a symbol of divisiveness...

4 Toledo City Council members in custody amid bribery probe

AP June 30, 2020

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Four Toledo City Council members and a private attorney were accused Tuesday of taking part in a bribery and extortion scheme that encouraged soliciting and/or accepting cash and...

Mike Pence

Pence to reveal electric truck at former GM plant in Ohio

AP June 24, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence heads to Ohio on Thursday for the unveiling of a new all-electric pickup truck built by the startup that took over the General Motors assembly plant shuttered...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 33-18. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Mayfield “absolutely” will kneel during national anthem

AP June 14, 2020

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to kneel during the national anthem this upcoming season to support protests of social injustice, police brutality and racism.In answering...

Acton

Ohio health director resigns after pandemic frustrations

AP June 11, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dr. Amy Acton resigned as the health director for the state of Ohio on Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced during his daily briefing.The announcement comes after a contentious...

Patrol cruisers were set on fire at the Cuyahoga Justice Center in Cleveland on May 30, 2020, during protests amid the death of George Floyd.

Governor calls out Ohio National Guard amid protests

AP May 30, 2020

COLUMBUS (AP) — The governor of Ohio said he was calling out the Ohio National Guard and also asking the highway patrol to help enforce laws in Columbus as the mayor of that city and Cleveland both announced...

Ex-NBA guard Mo Williams takes over Alabama State program

AP May 13, 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former NBA point guard Mo Williams is Alabama State's new head coach.The historically black college announced his hiring on Tuesday. Williams spent 14 seasons in the NBA, winning...

AP: Virginia Tech marking 10 years after shooting that killed 32

AP April 16, 2017

Ten years after a mentally ill student fatally shot 32 people at Virginia Tech, survivors and families of the slain are returning to campus to honor the lives that were lost that day.Virginia Polytechnic...

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