This Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, photo shows the skyline of Cincinnati. Ohio's three largest cities — Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus — have been named finalists in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

3 Ohio cities make RNC convention cut

Ohio's three largest cities, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus, have been named finalists in the competition to host the 2016 Republican Na…

In Court

Man pleads in Warren shootout

One of two men from Detroit accused of a Warren shootout in the fall of 2012 took a plea deal with prosecutors Thursday morning.

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Deal reached on racino horse stalls

An agreement has been reached between Penn National Gaming and the Ohio Horsemen's Association over the number of stalls and barns to be bui…

Mercer land cleanup

Cost of Mercer land cleanup sparks debate

Mercer County commissioners are working to develop land around the Interstate 80-Route 19 interchange, but some are balking at the price tag…

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Photos: Struthers lawsuit

Struthers filed a lawsuit Thursday against nine companies, saying they played a role in a 2012 wastewater treatment plant explosion.

Brian Beader

Commissioner criticized for absences

Commissioner Brian Beader admitted during a commissioner's meeting on Thursday that he has not been as active in Mercer County as he has bee…