State might seek $19M more back from closed charter e-school

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The giant Ohio online charter school that abruptly closed mid-school-year lost another round of its multifaceted battle with the state over funding but said Tuesday that it's still fighting to reopen, even as many of its 12,000 students are looking for new schools.

  • Written by By KANTELE FRANKO , Associated Press

CEO says company working to stop 'Tide pod challenge'

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble says it's working to stop the "Tide Pod challenge," a social media-fueled trend in which teenagers eat single-load laundry detergent packets.

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Lawyers: Juries, not judges, should impose death sentences

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital punishment law is unconstitutional because judges, not juries, impose death sentences in contrast to the 6th Amendment right to a jury trial, lawyers for a convicted killer argued before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday.

  • Written by By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press

Thurber humor prize moving from New York City to Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio-based nonprofit named for humorist James Thurber says its annual ceremony to award the country's top humor writing prize is moving from New York City to Ohio this year.

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Ex-police chief pleads not guilty to misdemeanor charge

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio police chief who resigned amid accusations of potential misconduct has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge accusing him of attempted unauthorized use of a police database.

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