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CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in Ohio have arrested three people on charges of enslaving a mentally disabled young mother and her daughter over a two-year period. Federal agents and Ashland police said Tuesday the trio forced the woman to do housework, threatened her and the girl with violence and fed their pets better than the victims.
A bigger than expected surplus this year will give Ohio lawmakers some extra money to utilize as they finish work on the two-year budget over the next 10 days. The Legislative Service Commission and state Budget Director Tim Keen today provided the budget conference committee with updated tax revenue and Medicaid caseload estimates.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A central Kentucky man who goes by the online name KyAnonymous says he's the target of a federal investigation into who hacked into an Ohio high school's computer and leaked a video related to the rape of a teenage girl at an alcohol-fueled party.
Invoking a heavenly imperative, Gov. John Kasich said today he would never give up the fight to expand Medicaid, even as a legislative leader said it is unlikely to happen this summer.
NEWARK, Ohio — The Licking County commissioners approved two fee increases today designed to help mend what one called the “deplorable” condition of the county’s roads and bridges.
TOLEDO — A former park ranger in northern Ohio has been sentenced to prison after admitting he videotaped women undressing in park restrooms. A judge in Bowling Green sentenced John Millinger to just over four years in prison today. But he could get out after six months as part of a plea deal.
Ohio is praised in a new national report as one of the “comeback states” for reducing the number of youth incarcerated in state prisons by 38 percent from 2000 to 2010. The findings come just two weeks after the Ohio Department of Youth Services was hit in a different study by the U.S. Justice Department for having some of the nation’s highest rates of sexual assaults on incarcerated youth. In response to the sexual violence report, Gov. John Kasich put together an interagency task force.
YOUNGSTOWN — A northeast Ohio woman has admitted allowing her ex-boyfriend to fatally beat one of her sons while his twin brothers watched.
MARYSVILLE, Ohio — County commissioners have to make sure that the Union County Children’s Protective Services agency has money to care for children in crisis who must be removed from their homes.
TOLEDO — Divers with the FBI searched the Maumee River yesterday for 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth, who has been missing for more than two weeks.
If drone aircraft are going to hover over Ohioans’ heads, state law has to catch up with them, a lawmaker argues.
A pipeline for transporting natural gas from shale-drilling sites in eastern Ohio to Detroit and southern Ontario would run under more than 50 miles of Stark, Summit and Medina counties, according to a map the Akron Beacon Journal has obtained from one of the government entities whose officials met with Spectra Energy about the proposal.
A man who solicited money he falsely claimed would be used to help veterans has been sentenced to 21/2 years in prison, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said.
NEWARK, Ohio — Orfelina Miller said her husband’s soul now can rest in peace. Danny Hensley, 50, whose last known address was N. Cassady Ave. in Columbus, pleaded guilty yesterday to aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in the 2012 killing of Thomas Miller of Pataskala.
A Delaware County jury has found that the Grace Brethren Church of Delaware should pay $3.6 million to a woman who was sexually assaulted by a former pastor.
HAMILTON, Ohio — If you’re thirsty, this southwestern Ohio city is a good place to be. Hamilton recently competed in the “Best of the Best” Tap Water Tasting Event at a conference in Denver.
CINCINNATI — Five hospitals and city and county leaders in Cincinnati are joining together to reduce the region’s high rate of infant deaths.
CINCINNATI — Some changes to a community are big and dramatic. They are instantly noticeable and utterly undeniable.
DAYTON — The number of Ohioans hospitalized with the flu since last September jumped dramatically over the previous year, but health officials say there isn’t an easy explanation for the increase.
GENEVA, Ohio — Denny Pasqualone wanted to honor the lost, wounded and living heroes of Ashtabula County, and he found a way to do that through a statue.
Like other coal-fired power plants, the Cardinal plant along the Ohio River has huge scrubbers and other devices to trap toxic air pollutants and stay within federal clean-air limits.
From her wheelchair in a Fairfield County courtroom this month, Kay Conner addressed the drunken driver who slammed into her car and left her paralyzed from the chest down. She told Adam B. Whitlatch that because of what he did on Feb. 10 last year, she is unable to keep her two most-important promises. Whitlatch wept as Conner explained the intersecting family, friends and tragedies that led to the promises.
State troopers in Ohio are joining with state police in four neighboring states to crack down and increase awareness about distracted driving.
Ohio’s attorney general is urging residents to be wary of rental-property scams.
Jacqueline Williams has been named chief of the Minority Business Division of the Ohio Development Services Agency.
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