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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

CEDARVILLE, Ohio (AP) - In the era before President Donald Trump, Republican Mike DeWine would have been the instant front-runner in the race for Ohio governor. The 70-year-old attorney general formally announced his bid Sunday. He is one of the state's most familiar and high-profile public figures, a former U.S. senator with a big wholesome-looking family and a network of political supporters throughout Ohio's 88 counties. But this is 2017 and politics have changed.

CEDARVILLE, Ohio (AP) - In the era before President Donald Trump, Republican Mike DeWine would have been the instant front-runner in the race for Ohio governor. The 70-year-old attorney general formally announced his bid Sunday. He is one of the state's most familiar and high-profile public figures, a former U.S. senator with a big wholesome-looking family and a network of political supporters throughout Ohio's 88 counties. But this is 2017 and politics have changed.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Associated Press analysis has found that a political map-making process controlled by Ohio Republicans resulted in the party winning nearly two more U.S. House seats and five more Ohio House seats in the last election than would have been expected in neutral circumstances. AP used a mathematical formula to determine the effects of gerrymandering, in which the party in power alters voting districts to its advantage, in federal and state legislative races across the country.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - More serious criminal charges have been filed against an Ohio man who authorities say handcuffed numerous children while impersonating a police officer conducting a "scared straight" program. Twenty-six-year-old Christopher Hendon, of Akron, now faces kidnapping, abduction, assault and child endangering charges in a supplemental indictment handed up Friday.

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