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Lawyers eye neo-Nazi website founder's assets for $14M award

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Attorneys for a Montana real estate agent are eyeing the assets of a neo-Nazi website operator to collect a $14 million court judgment against the man for an anti-Semitic online "troll storm" that he orchestrated against the Jewish woman and her family, court filings show.
More than a year has passed since a federal ju ... (full story)

Ohio to permit indoor nursing home visiting as winter nears

COLUMBUS (AP) — Indoor visits with residents of Ohio's nursing homes will be allowed once again as cold weather approaches, Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday, lifting a ban on instituted at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Republican governor said at his twice-weekly coronavirus briefing that details will come wi ... (full story)

Watchdog seeks more scrutiny of utility's spending in scheme

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio's consumer watchdog has asked the state's regulator for public utilities to increase its scrutiny of FirstEnergy Corp.'s spending in what federal authorities say was a $60 million bribery scheme to obtain a $1 billion bailout for two struggling nuclear power plants owned at the time by a corporate subsid ... (full story)

Cybersecurity experts: Requesting ballots by email is safe

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COLUMBUS (AP) — A group of leading cybersecurity experts told an Ohio court that absentee ballot applications can be safely transmitted using email, countering the secretary of state's assertions that the practice would open up voting in the presidential battleground to outside interference.
In a filing late Monday, Sept. ... (full story)

Trump, Biden fight to define campaign's most pressing issues

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SWANTON, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump was interrupted twice during an Ohio rally this week by sign-waving supporters chanting, "Fill that seat!"
"I will fill that seat," Trump responded before launching into an extended riff on his plans to quickly nominate a successor to Supreme Court Justice Rut ... (full story)