Democrats Seek Probe Of Ohio Environmental Agency

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four Democratic lawmakers asked the state watchdog Tuesday to investigate allegations of political pressure at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Their letter to Inspector General Randall Meyer seeks review of pollution-discharge permits for 13 coal...

Officials Confirm 5 More Mumps Cases At Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Five more cases of mumps have been confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University, raising the total to 28. Columbus Public Health reports all but five of those infected are students. One is a staff member, and another is a student’s relative....

Browns Sign WR Hawkins, Swipe Him From Bengals

CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent wide receiver Andrew Hawkins has joined the Browns after the Cincinnati Bengals declined to match an offer sheet for him. The Bengals announced their decision Tuesday, eight hours before a five-day deadline to equal Cleveland’s offer to Hawkins...

Health Insurance Sign-ups Urged For Ohio Students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A colorful bus is rolling through Ohio encouraging college students to sign up for health plans through the new insurance marketplace by a March 31 deadline. Get Covered America’s bus tour includes stops in Dayton, Columbus and Cleveland. Free...

Two people injured in Findlay accident

Two people were taken to the hospital following a two-car crash at 3:44 p.m. Tuesday on North Main Street, the Findlay Police Department reported. Transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries were one driver, Rita Blevins, 57, of Arlington, and Carie...

Toledo Hit With $3.9M Bill For Snow, Ice Control

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The cost of the snowiest winter on record continues to add up for Toledo as its city council reviews a $3.9 million bill for snow and ice control. The city experienced more than 76 inches of snow during the 2013-2014 winter, with labor costs for digging out...

Ohio To Spend $10 Million On HOF Stadium

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio will give a $10 million grant to the Pro Football Hall of Fame to reconstruct Fawcett Stadium, the field where the annual enshrinement and Hall of Fame game take place. The project is designed to preserve the iconic and historic elements of...

McCaffery Going Back To Iowa Before Tennessee Game

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery will be flying in and out of Dayton leading up to the Hawkeyes’ NCAA First Four game on Wednesday night. McCaffery plans to fly back to Iowa City so he can be with 13-year-old son Patrick, who is having surgery on Wednesday...

UPDATE: Marathon Petroleum reports executive pay

 Marathon Petroleum Chief Executive Officer Gary Heminger earned $12.8 million in 2013, the company reported Tuesday.  It was much less than the $20.4 million he received in 2012. But the entire decline can be attributed to Heminger’s pension value and non-qualified deferred...

Putnam election board settles dispute, names new deputy director

The Putnam County Board of Elections has ended its feud over the appointment of a deputy director, voting today to name a new officer. Chairman Virigina Price said the board voted 3-to-1 to name Rebecca Hermiller, a Republican, as the new deputy director. Hermiller replaces...