Shooting Near Ohio Grade School Leads To Lockdown

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A school district spokesman says a shooting near a central Ohio elementary school led to a precautionary lockdown of the building, but no children were injured or involved in the shooting. Columbus City Schools spokesman Andrew Marcelain...

3 Carey residents arrested in Marion drug investigation

MARION — Three Carey residents were among 39 people arrested Thursday after a large drug investigation in Marion. Ray Ferguson, 38, and Kelly Morgan, 44, were both charged with felonies in Marion County Common Pleas Court, according to Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office....

Reporting Of Drug-addicted Babies To Be Ohio Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor has signed a bill requiring hospital maternity units and newborn care nurseries to report the number of babies born addicted to drugs. The measure was among 13 bills signed into law Thursday by Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik). The...

Ohio Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Roommate’s Death

STOW, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of killing her 21-year-old roommate last month in northeast Ohio has pleaded not guilty in her death. Authorities found Michelle Johnson’s body beneath blankets in a backyard shed in Stow (stoh) near the duplex where Roxanne Lee Buck rented...

Italian restaurant closes Findlay location

La Scola Tuscan Grill has shut its doors for good after two years in Findlay. The Italian restaurant at 2215 Tiffin Ave. closed on Thursday, said Moussa Salloukh, owner and partner of the restaurant. “We had a great time while we were there,” Salloukh said. Salloukh...

Nirvana, Kiss, Gabriel In Rock Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Nirvana, which changed music and fashion in the 1990s with the punk rock-inspired grunge sound, is joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a class with Kiss, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates. Linda Ronstadt, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens and Bruce...

Future Is Unclear For Report On Ohio Death Penalty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s capital punishment law would look much different if all recommendations from a committee studying it were put in place, death penalty supporters and opponents said Thursday while disagreeing with the proposals’ ultimate impact. The...

About 106,000 Ohioans Enroll In Expanded Medicaid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 106,000 Ohioans have enrolled in Medicaid under an expansion of the taxpayer-funded program. Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) administration moved forward last fall with extending Medicaid eligibility to cover thousands more people under...

Editorials From Around Pennsylvania

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ____ NEW RULES ON ELECTRIC CHOICE The wheels of state government typically grind slowly, so swift action by the Public Utility Commission — done in weeks, not months or years — comes as a pleasant surprise. The PUC, responding to unprecedented...

Prosecutor: Report Would End Ohio Death Penalty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A veteran prosecutor is criticizing recommendations proposed by a statewide capital punishment review committee, saying many of them would end the death penalty in Ohio if put in place. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, a committee member, says...