Gag order for retrial in Ohio police shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge citing "unprecedented and extensive media coverage" imposed a gag order Wednesday in the murder retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer accused of killing an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop.

  • Written by DAN SEWELL, Associated Press

Feds make parts of Wayne National Forest available for lease

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — Despite strong opposition, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has made roughly 719 acres of Ohio's only national forest available for lease by oil-and-gas drilling companies.

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Ohio governor OKs 20-week abortion ban, nixes heartbeat bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Tuesday imposing a 20-week abortion ban while vetoing stricter provisions in a separate measure that would have barred the procedure at the first detectable fetal heartbeat.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

Christmas trees for free after Ohio donor buys the lot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An anonymous donor has given people who couldn't afford a Christmas tree a chance to take one home after paying for all the remaining trees on a lot at a Catholic elementary school in Columbus.

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