Trump policies split some refugee families; others reunite

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sitting in apartment complexes on opposite sides of town, the women — one a former shopkeeper from Somalia, the other a teacher from Bhutan — waited for children to come home.

  • Written by By ADAM GELLER , AP National Writer

Democrat Cordray would declare opioid emergency as governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray on Monday faulted Republicans for doing too little to fight the opioid crisis and said he would immediately declare a state emergency and begin to better fund social services programs to address the problem at its roots.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Governor spares life of man who killed woman in robbery

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich Monday spared a condemned killer who was set to die April 11 for fatally shooting a woman more than three decades ago during a robbery after questions were raised about discrepancies in the case and the fairness of the trial.


Before Walmart shooting, dispatcher said man had 'bullets'


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Court filings about the fatal police shooting of a black shopper in an Ohio Walmart indicate a dispatcher told officers the man was loading a weapon with "bullets," even though a 911 caller hadn't specified ammunition. The man actually was carrying an air rifle he picked up from a shelf.