Bowling Green Hires Shockers Assistant As Coach

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Bowling Green State University has hired Wichita State assistant Chris Jans as its new head coach, replacing the fired Louis Orr. Jans has been Wichita State’s associate head coach since 2011-12. He helped guide the Shockers to three straight NCAA...

Auditor discusses government oversight at Rotary

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost headlined today’s Rotary lunch with a push for greater government transparency. Yost detailed the financial oversight his office conducts and encouraged Rotary members to report fraud with a new a smartphone application. The structure of government falls...

Report: Pedestrian Fatalities Fall In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A national transportation safety report shows pedestrian traffic fatalities are down nationally, including in Ohio. The recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association found that Ohio was one of 25 states where fewer pedestrians were killed in...

Editorials From Around Ohio

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The (Toledo) Blade, March 24 Community leaders in Columbus recently urged state senators and Gov. John Kasich to reject a dangerous, unnecessary bill that would exponentially expand the...

Event Planned To Mark First Ohio Woman’s Slaying

CLEVELAND (AP) — Family and friends are gathering for a memorial to remember a woman whose fatal broad-daylight stabbing on a downtown Cleveland street remains unsolved one year later. Police said 53-year-old Aliza Sherman was stabbed 11 times on the afternoon of March 24, 2013,...

Car Crashes Into 6-year-old Ohio Girl’s Bedroom

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 6-year-old central Ohio girl escaped serious injury when a car came crashing into her bedroom as she slept. It happened just after midnight Monday in north Columbus when the car lost control and hit the house, shoving in the wall in and knocking the girl...

Crowds Flock To See Fire Damage In Ohio Village

GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — More traffic than usual is clogging the streets of a northeast Ohio village to see the devastating results of a weekend fire that swept through 13 businesses on the main streets. More than 130 firefighters from 34 agencies battled the blaze Saturday in...

‘Mass Mob’ Brings Extra Visitors To Ohio Church

CLEVELAND (AP) — Building on the idea of flash mobs, people are using social media to organize “Mass Mobs” to get people to visit historic inner-city Roman Catholic churches in Cleveland. The first one brought nearly 500 more visitors than usual to Cleveland’s...

Ohio Gas Prices Down To Start Work Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio gas prices are down to start the work week, following weeks of increases. The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $3.51 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s about 14...

Appeals Court To Hear Case Over Prison Visits

EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to hear a case brought by Kentucky death row inmates challenging the rules governing how and when pastors may visit them at the Kentucky State Penitentiary. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has scheduled oral...