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.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Police: Suspect had woman at gunpoint when officer shot him

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A man who led police on a car chase in two western Pennsylvania counties was holding a gun to a woman's head when an officer shot him several times, police said in a criminal complaint.

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