House Dems seek changes to JobsOhio oversight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats in the Ohio House are proposing a series of reforms they say will make Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) private nonprofit j……

NYPD: Merchant held for ransom, tortured for month

NEW YORK (AP) — A businessman was snatched from a New York City street in broad daylight, then held captive for more than a month in a warehouse where he was bound and burned with acid as he…

8 charged in alleged high-grade pot ring in Pa.

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say they’ve broken up a multimillion-dollar drug ring that trafficked in high-grade marijuana.……

With 3 women freed, Cleveland police seeking tips

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police investigators returned to the Cleveland neighborhood where three women were held captive in a house for a decade hoping to get tips on unsolved……

Ex-PSU player takes battle vs. bullying to book

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State women’s basketball player has taken to writing to resume the anti-bullying efforts she championed off the court. G……
Ohio-Creationism-Curriculum

Ohio school board considers creationism curriculum

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) — A civil rights group is asking a southwest Ohio school district to abandon proposed policies that teach creationism in the classroom. The Spri……

Judge awards $7,500 to former inmate for beating

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a former Allegheny County Jail corrections officer should pay $7,500 to a former inmate. District Judge Terrence F. Mc……

Manson disciple’s tapes being analyzed by LAPD

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have obtained the decades-old taped conversations between a Manson family disciple and his attorney. Detective David Holmes says the department has had the tapes for a couple of weeks and Robbery-Homicide…

Alabama mystery illness solved: it’s common flu

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Health officials investigating a cluster of mysterious illnesses in Alabama closed their investigation Thursday after determining the illnesses were unrelated and no new bacteria or viruses were involved. The investigation involved 10 people who…

Obama increases fed share of Sandy relief for NY

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is providing more Hurricane Sandy disaster relief to New York, increasing the share of public assistance that the government will pay from 75 percent to 90 percent of the cost. The change…
Obama-Drone-Policy

Obama’s drone policy at a glance

President Barack Obama defended the United States’ use of drone attacks as an important part of the U.S. counterterrorism policy on Thursday but signed new presidential policy guidelines to spell out for Congress and the public the standards…

Why worry? Less aid by Fed would point to recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investors have grown nervous that the Federal Reserve will scale back its efforts to boost the U.S. economy sooner than many expected. Yet almost lost in the anxiety that gripped the stock market this week…
College

Student Loan Rates to Increase

Maintaining college affordability is getting tougher for students and their parents with tuition increases and interest rates increasing. State Sen. Sherrod Brown said Congress needs to act fast or U.S. families will suffer. …

Lancaster Police say woman lied about abduction

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police in central Pennsylvania say a woman lied when she called 911 from inside a car trunk to say she had been abducted by two men. Lancaster City Po……

Government reporter Garcia Cano joins AP in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Regina Garcia Cano, who has covered such issues as medical marijuana, pensions and gas drilling for The Associated Press in Illinois, has been hi……

Ohio kidnap case hero gets free McDonald’s food

CLEVELAND (AP) — The man who famously put down his Big Mac to help rescue three women held captive in a Cleveland house is getting complimentary McDonald’s for th……
GM Motorcycle Show

GM Hosts Motorcycle Show

Motors were running at GM Lordstown Thursday, but the sound wasn't from cars off the assembly line. …
jerred watson

Man Indicted in Beating Death

Jerred Watson, 28, has been at the Trumbull County Jail on a $1 million bond since his arrest on Monday. He is accused in the weekend beating death of his ex-girlfriend's father. …