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A legislative spending oversight panel today approved up to $800,000 in spending for the Ohio Department of Health to deal with lingering Ebola issues or future cases.
Two school buildings in suburban Cleveland are open again after undergoing a precautionary cleaning for Ebola.
Ohio’s congressional delegation has asked the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to beef up its support to the state after an Ebola-stricken nurse flew from Cleveland to Dallas with a low-grade fever.
NEWARK, Ohio — A Licking County man pleaded guilty today to reduced felony charges of involuntary manslaughter and endangering children in the death of his then-girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter. Daniel D. Hall Jr., 25, of Croton, was indicted for murder a year ago in the Oct. 2, 2013, death of Jocelyn Runyons.
The U.S. Supreme Court today ordered a federal appeals panel in Cincinnati to reconsider its decision last year upholding the life sentence of a physician who had 12 of his patients die while he operated three pill mills in southeastern Ohio.
The most unusual spectacle of this unusual election year might be the campaign of state Treasurer Josh Mandel. He is running a noncampaign campaign, using a modified “Rose Garden strategy” — maintaining what aides say is a busy office schedule while eschewing the campaign trail.
CANTON — Police and agents arrested nearly two dozen men on Friday for their alleged roles in a drug ring that included four local street gangs and more than 66 pounds of cocaine.
A Cleveland group that wants to amend the state constitution to require deposits on bottles and other containers has been given the green light to begin circulating petitions.
FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — In his latest starring role, Tom Hanks is the leading man in a $150 million fundraising campaign for Wright State University. The Rise.Shine campaign’s co-chairmen are Hanks and Amanda Wright Lane, great-grandniece of aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, for whom the school is named.
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to allow mountain biking in designated areas. It would be the first mountain biking permitted in the 33,000-acre federal park between Akron and Cleveland.
A woman who was critically injured on Friday in a two-vehicle crash in Riverside, Ohio, is the daughter of Hustler brand chairman Larry Flynt, family members said.
Five men, including the son of Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser, face federal charges of operating a child exploitation and pornography enterprise, according to documents from the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati.
A Pittsburgh woman and a Las Vegas man were arrested on Friday after the State Highway Patrol found about
You may be proud to cast your votes for particular candidates in Ohio — so proud, in fact, that you decide to take a picture of your ballot and post it on social media before mailing it in. Congratulations, you likely just committed a felony.
WASHINGTON — For three Ohioans in Congress, this month has been at least partly made of frequent-flier miles, rental cars and hotel rooms. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown and House Speaker John Boehner have spent a good chunk of the month on the road, with Portman and Boehner campaigning for Republicans, and Brown for Democrats.
WASHINGTON — Not four years ago, Ohio’s congressional districts were rife with competition, with Democrats and Republicans in pitched battles in districts across the state. But that was then, and this year, thanks to redistricting and a clunker of a gubernatorial race, political scientists say they’re not expecting much action in the 16 U.S. House races in the state.
NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Hocking College students are going about their business as usual, studying at the two-year institution to become nurses, firefighters or naturalists while ignoring the administrative and financial mayhem rocking their southeastern Ohio campus. Many on the college’s faculty and support staff, however, are rattled.
Investigators in Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office last year first faulted, then exonerated DeWine’s employment-law chief over how he handled an employee who repeatedly told a legal secretary he liked to slap and punch women, records show.
George Edge of Grove City and Judy McLaughlin of Canton both voted against Senate Bill 5 in a statewide referendum nearly three years ago. Both had union members in their household when they opposed the law, which would have stripped many collective-bargaining rights from about 360,000 state and local government workers. But now both say they are voting for the re-election of Gov. John Kasich, even though he led the campaign to pass the measure.
BELLVILLE, Ohio — The item, bonelike and bigger than the fist of the farmer who found it, showed up in a pile of dirt. It was all cusps and bumps and looked prehistoric, so the farmer took it into his house and started searching the Internet. The item was so distinctive that it didn’t take long to find a photo match online. What he thought was a bone was the tooth of a mastodon, a prehistoric elephant-like mammal that roamed North America more than 10,000 years ago.
About 40 percent of Ohio’s natural treasures — its state parks, forests and wildlife and nature preserves — could be undermined in the quest to remove valuable coal, oil, natural gas and other minerals.
The man who greets Chad Monnin at the door is a retired Marine and lifelong Republican, and Monnin quickly seizes on the man’s frustrations with the party.
A Delaware man has been charged with trafficking in a synthetic marijuana used with electronic cigarettes that police say has landed at least four teens in the hospital. Issa Alahmad, 49, of Forest Avenue, was arrested on Thursday and faces a felony trafficking charge, a first-degree felony. He posted bond of $25,000 today and faces an initial appearance later this month.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and two state lawmakers today detailed legislation and resources intended to improve the lives of Ohioans with appointed guardians. Reacting to a Dispatch series published this spring, DeWine, along with state Sen. Shannon Jones and state Rep. Dorothy Pelanda, said the newspaper shined a light on guardianship issues in Ohio that had long been left in the shadows.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Standing in front of a wall decorated with the mounted heads of five bucks — a stuffed albino groundhog was in a glass case over in the corner — Gov John Kasich said he wants to bag a big trophy on Election Day: not just a win, but a “resounding victory.”
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