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Andrew Welsh-huggins

The Associated Press

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Andrew:

FBI: Dayton mass shooter in 2019 attack fantasized about killings for years

The FBI says a Dayton, Ohio, mass shooter fantasized about mass shootings and murder-suicide for at least 10 years before his 2019 attack left nine dead. → Read More

FBI: Dayton mass shooter fantasized about killing for years

COLUMBUS — The man who gunned down nine people in Dayton, Ohio, two years ago had fantasized about mass shootings, serial killings and murder-suicide → Read More

FBI: Dayton mass shooter fantasized about killing for years

The man who gunned down nine people in Dayton, Ohio, two years ago had fantasized about mass shootings, serial killings and murder-suicide for at least a... → Read More

Ohio State president announces debt-free degree initiative

Ohio State University will offer undergraduate students the chance to graduate debt-free after four years under an initiative announced Friday by the school's president that includes a combination of increased scholarships, grants and paid internships. → Read More

Ohio State president announces debt-free degree initiative

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University will offer undergraduate students the chance to graduate debt-free after four years under an initiative announ → Read More

House passes bill on training rules for armed school workers

COLUMBUS, Ohio — School districts could set their own training requirements for employees they choose to arm under legislation approved by the Republ → Read More

GOP bill would target Ohio protesters with terrorism law

People attending a rally who end up accused of violating an anti-riot law could be targeted with a provision normally used against terroristic activity under GOP legislation in the Ohio House proposed in the wake of racial injustice and police brutality protests in summer 2020. The bill also would increase penalties for rioting, create the offenses of riot assault and riot vandalism, and make it… → Read More

GOP bill would target Ohio protesters with terrorism law

COLUMBUS, Ohio — People attending a rally who end up accused of violating an anti-riot law could be targeted with a provision normally used against t → Read More

Why Ohio lawmakers want less teacher gun training

COLUMBUS — School districts could set their own training requirements for armed employees under Republican legislation arising from a court battle ov → Read More

Doctors question sedative dose used in Oklahoma execution

While medical experts say it’s unclear why an Oklahoma inmate began convulsing and vomiting after the first of three drugs used to execute him was administered, all agree the dosage was massive compared with what’s standard in surgeries — with one doctor calling it “insane.” The state’s prisons agency is now likely to face new […] → Read More

Doctors question sedative dose used in Oklahoma execution

Medical experts say it's unclear why an Oklahoma inmate began convulsing and vomiting after the first of three drugs used to execute him was administered → Read More

Doctors question sedative dose used in Oklahoma execution

While medical experts say it’s unclear why an Oklahoma inmate began convulsing and vomiting after the first of three drugs used to execute him was adm... → Read More

Prison systems adding body-worn cameras to security plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A growing number of states’ prison systems are outfitting guards with body-worn cameras, even in correctional environments alrea... → Read More

Prison systems adding body-worn cameras to security plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A growing number of states' prison systems are outfitting guards with body-worn cameras, even in correctional environments already covered by thousands of stationary security cameras. Agencies hope the extra cameras will help reduce violence and hold both inmates and guards accountable, although experts and unions question their usefulness on top of existing cameras. → Read More

Jobless claims in Ohio at pre-pandemic levels; fraud still a concern

Initial jobless claims in Ohio have returned to pre-pandemic levels for the first time, according to two weeks of state data. The positive economic news comes even as a fresh state auditor's report sheds more light on the extent of fraud experienced by Ohio’s unemployment insurance program. The state human services agency reported Thursday that 7,044 Ohioans filed initial claims for unemployment… → Read More

Jobless claims at pre-pandemic levels; fraud still a concern

COLUMBUS — Initial jobless claims in Ohio have returned to pre-pandemic levels for the first time, according to two weeks of state data. The positive → Read More

How mental illness law is changing Ohio death row

COLUMBUS — A new Ohio law prohibiting the execution of people who had severe mental illness at the time of their crime has begun seeing its first imp → Read More

A look at Ohio bills aimed at restricting teaching of racism

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A pair of Republican-backed bills in the Ohio House would restrict how the topic of racism is taught in K-12 schools as part of a co → Read More

Charges dropped against longtime inmate in shaken baby case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who has spent nearly two decades in prison on charges of killing a baby in her care could be released as soon as T... → Read More

Charges dropped against longtime inmate in shaken baby case

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio woman who has spent nearly two decades in prison on charges of killing a baby in her care could be released as soon as Thurs → Read More