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GAMBIER, Ohio (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told graduates at Kenyon College that success in life requires courage, curiosity and hard work.
ATLANTA — An Atlanta woman who lost both hands, her left leg and her right foot after contracting a flesh-eating disease was on her way back from Hilliard on Friday after being fitted with prosthetic hands.
Plans by the Ohio Department of Transportation to find sponsorships, sell advertising and commercialize rest areas to generate cash grabbed headlines last year.
A Columbus Democrat says it’s time for Ohio to join the 21st century and allow online voter registration. “We currently pay our bills online, manage our bank accounts online, and even file our tax returns online, yet we don’t let citizens register to vote online,” said Rep.
WEST JEFFERSON, Ohio — The trees and shrubs that dot Teresa Horstman’s 3-acre Madison County property look fine, but only from a distance. WEST JEFFERSON, Ohio — The trees and shrubs that dot Teresa Horstman’s 3-acre Madison County property look fine, but only from a distance. A closer look reveals leaves that are curled and dying and flowers that have lost their petals or have turned black.
Another one of those uh-oh moments related to Lake Erie, its fish and its fishermen was reported in The Dispatch last week. Heavy rains this spring have washed an estimated 210 tons of phosphorous from farm fields inside the Maumee River watershed, Jeffrey Reutter, director of the Ohio Sea Grant Program, told an Ohio Senate Finance Subcommittee last week. Depending on future rainstorms, even more phosphorous could be heading toward Lake Erie.
The warm-up is almost over in Ohio’s Utica shale country. Now, it is time to see whether the flurry of activity, the billions of dollars of investment and the hyperbole about its potential will produce substantial results.
From wild to mild, a variety of outdoor adventures beckons in southeast Ohio. If “flying” at treetop levels appeals to the senses, then adventurous folks won’t want to miss the zip-lining options in the region. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours — which was ranked as one of the top 10 zip-lining experiences in the world, according to news.discovery.com — offers a 2 1/2- to 3-hour excursion above the treetops of the Hocking Hills in Hocking County.
Five anonymous donors provided the $6.9 million used to run JobsOhio in its first year, IRS records show.
Fears of damaged crops and more car crashes continue to drive opposition to new deer-hunting regulations slated to take effect this fall.
Another possible marijuana ballot issue in Ohio has cropped up, this one permitting growing and using hemp for food, clothing and building materials.
As supporters of Medicaid expansion in Ohio grow increasingly impatient with legislative inaction, talk, both publicly and privately, is turning toward alternatives such as a 2014 ballot issue.
SANDUSKY, Ohio — Athena Castile, an 11-week-old baby, died yesterday morning after being stabbed by her second cousin, police said.
In the future, Gov. John Kasich will call family members of murder victims when he decides to spare the lives of Death Row inmates, the governor’s office said yesterday.
OTTAWA, Ohio — The first police officer on the scene of last week’s double homicide in Putnam County saw blood throughout the mobile home, and followed its trail through a hallway into a bedroom and then to the back door, according to court documents unsealed yesterday.
A man accused of imprisoning three women in his Cleveland home for a decade spends most of his time in jail resting or asleep, with breaks for pacing, showers and cell cleaning.
AKRON — Officials in Akron say the city’s website and internal systems have been hacked — and names, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers were compromised. Deputy Mayor Rick Merolla said the attacks, apparently by a Turkish group that has claimed credit, got past the city’s firewall sometime yesterday.
CINCINNATI — A southwestern Ohio man was found guilty yesterday of fatally shooting a man who authorities say identified his assailant by blinking his eyes while paralyzed and hooked up to a ventilator.
NEWARK, Ohio — The sound of the cash register ringing was music to Nick Kirk’s ear. The 29-year-old owner of Bugzy’s bar had spent the better part of a year refurbishing the Newark nightspot, and the place was hopping on the first Saturday of May. But a phone call near closing time put a damper on his good mood.
CLEVELAND — More than $480,000 has been donated to help three Cleveland women who were kidnapped and held captive in a home for about a decade.
CINCINNATI — The condition of a 17-year-old high-school student has improved, more than two weeks after he was hospitalized with a gunshot wound self-inflicted in a Cincinnati-area classroom.
CLEVELAND — A judge in Cleveland has set a $5 million bond for a man charged with aggravated murder in the 1984 killing of a 14-year-old girl. Hernandez Warren was arraigned yesterday morning.
MIDDLETOWN — Police say a 2-year-old girl in southwestern Ohio has severe burns on both arms after falling into a trash can full of scalding water.
WASHINGTON — A prominent Ohio conservative organization and 16 other tea party groups from across the country might sue the Internal Revenue Service after the federal government acknowledged the tax agency targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
A survey of more than half of Ohio school superintendents revealed, with few exceptions, a wide gap between themselves and legislators regarding what policies will have the most impact.
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