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6:28 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Training For People In 740 Area Code Begins Saturday

People with telephone numbers in the 740 area code will begin training for a new way to call their neighbors. 

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6:26 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Japan Says Its Companies Have Created Thousands Of Ohio Jobs

The Consule General of Japan says 422 Japanese business facilities in Ohio are providing a total of nearly 71 thousand direct jobs. 

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10:16 am
Thu March 19, 2015

December Death Of Ross County Woman Ruled Suicide

Ross County Coroner John Gabis
Credit rosscocoroner.com

The Ross County Coroner has ruled the death of a pregnant Chillicothe woman a suicide.

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10:14 am
Thu March 19, 2015

PUCO Approves AEP Disconnection Plan

Credit aeptexas.com

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved a request by Columbus-based American Electric Power to remotely disconnect the electricity of 132 thousand central Ohio customers who have smart meters but have not paid their bills.

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7:22 am
Thu March 19, 2015

POTUS Tells Cleveland Audience His Economic Policies Are Clearly Working

President Obama at the City Club of Cleveland
Credit Toledo Blade

President Obama challenged Republican budget priorities during a speech in Cleveland yesterday, saying they are based on economic theories that do not work.

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7:13 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Two Studies Examine Rates And Causes Of Suicide

A new Ohio State University study shows adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than those in urban areas.

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7:09 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Cause Of Fatal Washington Court House Fire Officially Undetermined

Credit Associated Press

State Fire Marshal's investigators say an explosion of liquefied petroleum gas probably caused the December 26 house fire in Washington Court House that killed a woman and her three grandsons.

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6:57 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Teacher Charged With Rape May Also Face Drug Charges

Matthew Rausenberg
Credit Delaware County Sheriff's Office

The Delaware County elementary school teacher accused of sexually abusing two students could be facing more charges. 

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6:54 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Ohio Senate Approves Transportation Budget With Speed Limit Hike

The Ohio Senate has approved the 7 billion dollar, two year state transportation budget that includes a provision raising the speed limit to 75 mph on the Turnpike and rural interstates.

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6:40 am
Thu March 19, 2015

State Tax Quiz Will Remain In Place

Ohio Tax Commissioner Joe Testa
Credit State of Ohio

The state tax commissioner says the Ohio Department of Taxation will keep using a controversial "identity quiz"  to verify information about people seeking refunds.

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6:38 am
Thu March 19, 2015

New Mineral Named After KSU Professor

Carlsonite
Credit Kent State University

A newly discovered mineral is being named in honor of a longtime Kent State University geology professor. 

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10:32 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Lawmakers Remove Provision From Bill That Would Allow Fracking In State Parks

Barkcamp State Park in Belmont County is one of the state parks in which the Ohio Department of Natural Resources would have allowed fracking.
Credit Jim Letizia

Plans to allow fracking in state parks appear to be dead for now. 

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10:27 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Kasich's office: Trip For Netanyahu's Speech Costs $3,462

Ohio Governor John Kasich's  office says his trip to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress this month cost taxpayers about $3,462.  

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10:21 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Hundreds Attend Buckeye Lake Meeting After Faulty Dam Report

Nearly 500 residents and business owners attended a public meeting to discuss threats to a central Ohio lake following a report of potential catastrophic failure at its dam. 

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10:16 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Ballot 2015 Or 2016? Supporters Of Term Limits Extension Debate

Ohioans may be asked to vote on a measure to extend term limits of state lawmakers. 

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9:19 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Local Teacher Charged With Rape

Matthew Rausenberg
Credit Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies have charged an Arrowhead Elementary School teacher with rape and gross sexual imposition.

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7:57 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Judge Upholds Constitutionality Of State Ballot Access Law

A federal judge says ballot access limits imposed last year on minor parties in Ohio do not violate the U.S. Constitution.

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7:38 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Emergency Management Officials To Buckeye Lake Residents - Be Prepared For Dam Collapse

Credit ODNR

More than 50 state and local emergency management officials met yesterday to prepare for a possible collapse of the Buckeye Lake dam.

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7:28 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Report: Franklin County In Top Ten For First-Time Homebuyers

A new report shows Franklin County is a popular place for first-time homebuyers. 

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7:26 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Transportation Budget Includes Proposal To Raise Some Speed Limits

State transportation officials kicked off the road construction season yesterday with the announcement of 450-million-dollars in projects for the year. 

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