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Black churches mobilizing voters despite virus challenges

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NEW YORK (AP) — For the Rev. Jimmy Gates Sr., the 2008 presidential election year was one to remember — and not just because it yielded a historic result as the nation elected its first Black president.
The pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cleveland recalls how, on the last Sunday of early voting before the gene ... (full story)

What you need to know about Ohio drop box restrictions

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COLUMBUS (AP) — How many drop boxes can each Ohio county set up for collecting absentee ballots cast in the November presidential election, and where can they be located? It's a seemingly simple question with a complicated answer.
A flurry of sometimes conflicting court rulings on Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose ... (full story)

Wave of 'Nutcracker' cancellations hits dance companies hard

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COLUMBUS (AP) — For many, it's not Christmas without the dance of Clara, Uncle Drosselmeyer, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King and, of course, the Nutcracker Prince.
But this year the coronavirus pandemic has canceled performances of "The Nutcracker" around the U.S. and Canada, eliminating a major and reliable ... (full story)

Court clarifies process for terminating shared-parent plans

The Ohio Supreme Court recently clarified that when parents terminate a shared-parenting plan and seek to designate one parent as the residential parent and child’s legal custodian, a trial court need only to determine the child’s best interest when selecting the parent.
A Supreme Court majority resolved a conflict a ... (full story)

Attorney fees denied for Wendy’s owner who won Licking Cty. highway access dispute

Owners of a Licking County Wendy’s restaurant who successfully sued to have the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) compensate them for cutting off highway access to State Route 16 are not entitled to received attorney fees and court costs from the state, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
In a per curiam opinion, ... (full story)