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Federal officials investigate recent fires at black churches

June 29, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say they are investigating recent fires at predominantly black churches, though the blazes do not appear to be related. more »»

Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the... more »»

University of Akron football drew worst attendance in NCAA

June 29, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Among all 125 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams, the University of Akron had the worst home attendance this past season.

The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bi. more »»

Hillsdale, 4 other schools switching to new sport conference

June 29, 2015

HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) — Hillsdale College says it and four other colleges will compete in a different athletic conference starting in two years. more »»

Ohio, Indiana, Michigan divide money to help Lake Erie

June 29, 2015

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will get much of the $17.5 million in federal money going to farmers to help reduce the algae problem in Lake Erie. more »»

Man convicted in sledgehammer slayings is sentenced to death

June 29, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend's parents by beating them with a sledgehammer has been sentenced to death.

A Summit County jury convicted Shawn Ford J. more »»

A look at 13 states using redistricting commissions

June 29, 2015

The Constitution requires boundaries for U.S. House districts to be redrawn after each census. more »»

Groups seek changes to Cleveland police consent decree

June 29, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — Civil rights groups are asking a federal judge to change an agreement aimed at reforming the Cleveland police department. more »»

Editorials from around Ohio

June 29, 2015

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, June 29

The bighead and silver carp keep swimming. more »»

Senate panel nears vote on measure to block pot from ballot

June 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Senate panel is nearing action on a fast-moving anti-monopoly proposal that could block a marijuana legalization amendment headed for this fall's ballot. more »»

Justices uphold use of drug implicated in botched executions

June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions. more »»

Armed man in custody after lengthy Ohio standoff

June 29, 2015

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — A standoff with an armed man that began Sunday evening has ended at a southwest Ohio home.

West Chester Township police say the man is in custody. more »»

Police trying to end standoff with armed man in Ohio home

June 29, 2015

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — A standoff with an armed man that began Sunday evening is continuing at a southwest Ohio home. more »»

Detroit excursion boat getting ready for move to new home

June 29, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit excursion boat that ferried passengers to the defunct Boblo Island amusement park is getting ready to continue its journey to its new home in New York. more »»

Lane closures, slowdowns start on Cleveland's West Shoreway

June 29, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — Work on a Cleveland lakefront highway is scheduled to get underway this week with lane closures and lower speed limits. more »»

Ohio motorists see higher gas prices to start work week

June 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists are seeing higher prices at the pump to start the work week.

A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $2. more »»

Police: Crews find body of man who drove tractor into river

June 29, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say they've found the body of a 73-year-old man who drove a tractor into the Ohio River. more »»

Authorities: Fireworks mishap injures 9 in northeast Ohio

June 29, 2015

WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say nine people were hurt after a fireworks box fell over and fired into a crowd in northeast Ohio.

It happened just after 10 p.m. Sunday in Westlake. more »»

Kasich plans to announce GOP 2016 presidential bid July 21

June 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. more »»



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