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The Ohio Republican selected by president-elect Donald Trump to lead his domestic transition is an outspoken conservative with a history as a party maverick.

Ohio Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has won re-election over Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland in a race Democrats once considered a good opportunity to pick up a Senate seat.

Incumbent Republican Senator Rob Portman has defeated former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland.

Portman was first elected to the Senate in 2010. He ran a strong campaign tying his opponent to Ohio's sinking economy during Strickland's governorship, which coincided with the national recession.

Portman kept Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a distance leading up to today's election. Portman didn't campaign with Trump and withdrew his endorsement when a 2005 tape of Trump making lewd comments about kissing and groping women surfaced last month.

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The government says a Columbus man accused of trying to join the Islamic State group has been arrested while attempting to fly to Libya. 

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is campaigning across Ohio for Donald Trump.

The GOP presidential nominee's campaign said that the former vice presidential candidate was making five stops in southern and central Ohio Monday.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has granted a motion by Donald Trump's presidential campaign to block a lower court restraining order obtained by Ohio Democrats.

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Sunday that the Ohio Democratic Party has not demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits of its case. It granted the emergency stay sought by Trump in a brief order.

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A federal judge in Cleveland has issued a temporary restraining order against the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and a Republican political operative aimed at preventing Trump supporters from harassing or intimidating Ohio voters during the election.

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Civil rights activists are criticizing the racial makeup of the jury seated for the murder trial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats are accusing Republicans and Donald Trump's presidential campaign of conspiring to intimidate voters in at least four key states.

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A jury has been seated for the murder trial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer charged in the shooting of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Defense attorneys rushing to stop Ohio's first execution in three years say the state's new lethal injection system is akin to burning inmates at the stake or burying them alive.

DETROIT (AP) - South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will pay $41.2 million to 33 states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation into their fuel economy ratings.

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CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio college student who ditched class to head to the opening game of the World Series in Cleveland has won a reprieve from his professor by being honest.

Ohio University professor Damian Nance says Charlie Turner checked into his Tuesday class by swiping a card, but wasn't there when Nance took attendance at the end of the session.

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The sale of nearly 70 antiquities from an Ohio art museum that drew objections from the governments of Egypt and Cyprus has brought in $1.2 million.

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Chipotle's first hamburger restaurant in the U.S. opens Thursday in Ohio as the company continues working to expand its offerings and win back customers after a series of food safety scares. 

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Swing-state Ohio is getting lots of campaign attention this week, with visits from Donald Trump and both vice presidential candidates, and the announcement of rapper Jay Z's planned Cleveland concert to support Hillary Clinton.

Potential jurors are due in court for the murder trial of a white former university police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in Ohio.

Vice President Joe Biden is returning to Ohio to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

The Clinton campaign says Biden is scheduled to attend events Monday at a convention center in Cleveland, a public library in Toledo and Sinclair Community College in Dayton.

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PARMA, Ohio (AP) - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and a staff member were treated for minor injuries after a driver ran a stop sign and struck the senator's vehicle.

The accident happened Thursday in Parma in suburban Cleveland as the staff member was driving Brown's 2016 Jeep. Brown, a Democrat in his second term, was in the passenger seat.

Brown's office said air bags in the Jeep deployed and he and his staffer were treated at a Parma hospital for minor injuries and released.

The state pharmacy board says two-thirds of Ohio's retail pharmacies now offer the drug overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription.

Giant Eagle and Rite Aid stores were recently added to the list, increasing the number to 1,374 pharmacies in 84 of Ohio's 88 counties. The counties not represented are Holmes, Morgan, Noble and Vinton counties.

An Ohio judge is reviewing recorded police interviews of a woman accused of suffocating her three young sons as he cons

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman, who recently rescinded his support for Donald Trump, and his Democratic challenger Ted Strickland are set to hold their first debate.

The candidates will square off on Friday in Youngstown.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State regulators have approved a plan allowing FirstEnergy Corp. to impose electricity rate increases totaling $132.5 million a year plus taxes for a total of $204 million annually over the next three years.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio unanimously approved the plan Wednesday. The commission estimates a household using an average of 750 kilowatt-hours of electricity a month would see monthly bills increase $3 a month, or $36 a year.

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Police say an investigation is underway after the head of Cleveland's police union wore his dress uniform to a rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Two books focused on the aftermath of 20th century wars are winners of awards from an Ohio group that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

The mother and grandmother of a teen who died from a heroin overdose at an Ohio hotel are scheduled to be sentenced for giving the 16-year-old the drugs that killed him.

Prosecutors say the grandmother delivered the drugs that her daughter and a friend used with the teen at a hotel in suburban Akron.

A federal judge in Kansas has appointed an Ohio attorney to investigate whether recordings of attorney-client conversations at a for-profit federal prison violated inmates' constitutional rights.

A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of an Ohio man convicted of aggravated murder in a 1985 slaying.

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords is bringing her bus tour backing gun safety legislation to Ohio this weekend.

Ohio's attorney general says $79.5 million in grants will be awarded to more than 350 crime victim service providers across the state.

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