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Ohio drilling making big impact on roads

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:52:10 GMT

Oil and natural gas companies have spent more than $300 million for road construction projects in eight counties since 2011, according to a review by two industry advocacy groups. The Ohio Oil and Gas Association and Energy in Depth Ohio released a report Tuesday that reviews the impact of increased oil and gas drilling in Ohio as companies push to develop the Utica Shale formation in the southeast corner.

Pledge deaths at US colleges fuel reviews of Greek life

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:20:59 GMT

This Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 photo shows the Phi Sigma Alpha Kappa fraternity house at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State has joined a growing list of schools hitting pause on Greek life as they grapple with how to prevent hazing, alcohol misuse and other misconduct.

Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:20:58 GMT

A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious.

Ohio boy charged in woman's slaying to be tried as adult

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:14:25 GMT

A 15-year-old Ohio boy accused of killing his father's longtime girlfriend will be tried as an adult. The Springfield News-Sun reports defense attorney Darrell Heckman says a juvenile court judge ordered the case transferred to Champaign County's adult court.

Suicide, alcohol, drug deaths projected to soar in OhioFueled largely ...

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:47:06 GMT

Fueled largely by the opioid epidemic, Ohio's drug, alcohol and suicide death rate could soar by 47 percent in the coming decade. A study released Tuesday projects Ohio's mortality rate from those three causes will total nearly 75 per 100,000 deaths or 11th highest in the nation by 2025, up from the current rate of 51 per 100,000 deaths or 13th in the U.S. Nationally, drugs, alcohol and suicide could take 1.6 million lives over the coming decade, a 60-percent increase over the last 10 years as substance abuse and suicide have contributed to a decrease in Americans' life expectancy for the first time in 20 years.

Conservatives knew 'family values' pol had secret gay life

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:45:41 GMT

This undated photo provided by the Ohio House of Representatives shows Wes Goodman. Citizens for Community Values, a leading anti-gay marriage organization, was among the Christian conservative groups that knew Goodman, a recently resigned Republican Ohio lawmaker, had extramarital sexual contact with other men.

Statewide billboard campaign to tackle drug abuse problem

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:45:40 GMT

State officials say a new billboard campaign will be used to raise public awareness about drug abuse and the need for public participation in tackling the problem throughout Ohio. The Ohio Outdoor Advertising Association of Ohio and Ohio's Department of Public Safety and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services launched the campaign Tuesday.

Terror convict: I was mentally incompetent, entrapped by FBI

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:52:53 GMT

CINCINNATI >> An Ohio man serving 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group wants his plea and sentence thrown out, arguing that he was mentally incompetent and was entrapped by the FBI. Christopher Lee Cornell, 23, of suburban Cincinnati recently sent his motion to vacate from a federal prison in Fairton, New Jersey.

Ohio officer shot in face is recovering from initial surgery

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:28:28 GMT

Police say a narcotics detective who was shot in the face during a drug raid at an Ohio home can't speak as he recovers from surgery but is communicating using a whiteboard. Toledo police say Detective Jason Picking was hurt when SWAT officers knocked and tried to enter a home last week and a man repeatedly shot through a door.

Portman, Brown hail Trump move on N. Korea

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:43:37 GMT

WASHINGTON – Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown hailed President Donald Trump's decision Monday to designate North Korea a state of sponsor of terrorism, a move they both advocated last month. In a statement after Trump's announcement, Portman, R-Ohio, said "this designation will serve as an important tool to exert peaceful pressure on the North Korean regime." "North Korea was removed from the list nearly a decade ago with promises from the regime to limit their nuclear program," Portman said.

Trump may not like Ohio's federal judge choices

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:24:00 GMT

Most of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees have been white males. Does that bode poorly for the two women whom Ohio's U.S. senators have recommended for the state's district courts? Trump has the opportunity to reshape the federal judiciary by plugging in conservative judges.

Convicted Killer: Civil Rights Violated When Dreadlocks Cut

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:51:32 GMT

A convicted killer in an Ohio prison claims in a federal lawsuit that his civil rights have been violated by the repeated cutting of his dreadlocks.

Modest growth forecast for Ohio holiday retail sales

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:12:21 GMT

Ahead of Black Friday and the December sales season, researchers are expecting a modest 2 percent increase in Ohio holiday retail spending compared with last year. The annual forecast from the University of Cincinnati Economics Center says that overall Ohio's wages continue to grow and consumer confidence is still strong.

KSP: Two Nashville women arrested after 55-mile chaseMonday, November ...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:21:23 GMT

Police tried to stop the car but the driver accelerated in an attempt to flee, reaching speeds of over 130 miles an hour. The vehicle passed through sections of Daviess, Ohio and Butler counties.

Rain pushes Blanchard over banks

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:41:57 GMT

MANY FINDLAY and Hancock County roads were awash Saturday and Sunday after more than 2 inches of rain fell on the area Saturday, causing Eagle Creek and the Blanchard River to flood.

The referee breaking unseen barriers for women in soccer

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:20:02 GMT

In this Nov. 16, 2017 photo, Bibiana Steinhaus, the first female referee to officiate in the soccer Bundesliga, plays table football during an interview with The Associated Press at the German soccer federation's headquarters i... . FILE - In this Sept.

Ohio 48 mins ago 5:50 p.m.Ohio woman 1 of 32 Americans named as a Rhodes Scholar

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:03:53 GMT

A Cincinnati woman has been named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars from the U.S. The Rhodes Trust says 21-year-old Camille Borders, a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, was chosen from more than 850 applicants who received endorsements from their schools to study at Oxford University in England. A biography provided by the Rhodes Trust says Borders is a history major whose senior thesis examines the lives of black women after slavery.