The Latest: House Committee Approves 20-week Abortion Ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks (all times local): 9 p.m. An Ohio House committee has voted to pass a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. The committee voted Wednesday night on the measure, which now heads to the full...

Rose Misses Knicks’ Game Against Cavs With Lower Back Pain

NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose is missing the New York Knicks’ game against Cleveland because of lower back pain. Rose left the Knicks’ victory over Miami on Tuesday in the third quarter with back spasms. Coach Jeff Hornacek says Rose still felt sore on Wednesday when...

Trump Chooses Hardliners But Talks Softer On Immigration

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump embraced new Cabinet officers Wednesday whose backgrounds suggest he’s primed to put tough actions behind his campaign rhetoric on immigration and the environment, even as he seemed to soften his yearlong stance on immigrants brought to the U.S....

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty To Beating, Shaking Infant Daughter

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and other charges for fatally shaking and beating his 1-month-old daughter earlier this year. A plea agreement calls for 22-year-old Maurice Quarles, of Cleveland, to serve 25 years to life in prison. Quarles...

Ohio Daybook

Associated Press Ohio Daybook for Thursday, Dec. 08. The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover. Please keep the AP in mind when news develops. The Columbus bureau is reachable at...

2 Men Indicted On Murder Charges In Fatal Ohio Shooting

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — Two men accused in the fatal shooting of a man found dead in his western Ohio home on Thanksgiving have each been indicted on murder charge. Logan County prosecutors say 21-year-old Marquevous Watkins and 22-year-old Zachariah Huddleston were indicted...

Ohio Lawmakers Limit Minimum Wage Increases In Last Actions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks, concealed weapons would be permitted in more places including day cares, and puppy mills would be outlawed under bills that lawmakers considered or approved Wednesday in the final days of their two-year session. The...

The Latest: Senate Committee Expands Concealed Guns Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on bills moving through the Legislature in its final 2016 sessions (all times local): 4:45 p.m. An Ohio Senate committee has approved a bill to expand the state’s concealed weapons law to allow guns in places such as colleges and day cares...

The Latest: Ohio House Prohibits Local Minimum Wage Laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on bills moving through the Legislature in its final 2016 sessions (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The Ohio House has approved a bill that would prohibit local municipalities from setting minimum wages higher than the state level. Republican backers...

Former Astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn Is Hospitalized In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week. Hank Wilson with Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs said Wednesday that the 95-year-old Glenn is at the James...