EL Doctorow To Receive Library Of Congress Prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist E.L. Doctorow will be honored with the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington made the announcement Wednesday. Billington said each of Doctorow’s books is a “vivid canvas” filled with...

No School Recommended For Unvaccinated Kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Central Ohio officials are warning that children without mumps vaccinations might have to miss weeks of school if an outbreak of the illness hits classrooms. More than 200 cases of the contagious viral illness, with more than 130 of those linked to Ohio...

Ohio Justice: Division Over Death Penalty Expected

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court says divisions about the death penalty on a panel that spent more than two years studying capital punishment in the state were to be expected. Justice Maureen O’Connor said Tuesday that diametrically opposed...

Jet fighters taking to the skies for training exercises Thursday

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Fighter jets of the North American Aerospace Defense Command are scheduled to conduct exercises over northern Ohio between noon and 2 p.m. Thursday. Ohioans may hear or see fighter jets in close proximity with each other between the Marion and...

Filing Deadline Extended For Municipal Ohio Taxes

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An agency that coordinates the filing of municipal taxes around Ohio has extended the deadline to file until Monday after unprecedented demand. The Regional Income Tax Agency in Brecksville in northeast Ohio said its website and phone system have been...

Cincinnati Hires More Police As Homicides Rise

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati has hired 23 new police officers from other departments to boost enforcement efforts as the number of homicides increases. City council authorized the new officers in February following the uptick in deaths from 2013, which includes 21 slayings this...

Group Asks Dayton Schools To Reduce Suspensions

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A community activist group is asking Dayton city schools to reduce its number of out-of-school suspensions. Vernellia Randall, a University of Dayton law professor, says the district’s suspensions rate is four times higher than the state average. The...

Push To Save Historic NJ Baseball Stadium

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Volunteers are working to help save one of the only stadiums still in existence where black professional baseball teams once played. Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson was once home to the New York Black Yankees, the New York Cubans and other Negro League teams....

Court To Weigh Challenge To Ban On Campaign Lies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? That debate makes its way to the Supreme Court next week as the justices consider a challenge to an...