Ohio Winter Takes Toll On Honeybees

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State agriculture officials say Ohio beekeepers lost 50 to 80 percent of their honeybees over the harsh winter, threatening the farming industry. Honeybees have also faced increasing numbers of diseases, pests and pesticides that have thinned colonies in...

Girl, 14, Killed In Western Ohio Tractor Crash

COVINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old girl was killed and four members of her family injured when an agricultural tractor they were riding on went out of control and flipped in a western Ohio village. The Miami County Sheriff’s Office identified the girl...

Ohio Dad At Odds With Cemetery Over Memorial

KENT, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man is locked in a legal battle over an elaborate shrine he erected in a cemetery at the grave of his adult son. The city of Kent, which operates Standing Rock Cemetery, has taken issue specifically with two large picture posters of...

Miss. governor signs bill that includes $20 million for Cooper in Tupelo

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi could borrow $20 million to help Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. update its factory in Tupelo, Miss. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bond bill Wednesday. Mississippi Senate Bill 2975 says Findlay-based...

New Arena Planned For Downtown Akron

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A new 8,500-seat arena is being planned for downtown Akron. The venue would be the new home of University of Akron basketball teams and also host other events. Now officials will have to convince county voters to approve a 0.25-percent sales tax increase to...

Ohio Teen Will Get Life In Stabbing Of Jogger

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old boy who was living in a group foster home when he was accused of fatally stabbing a jogger in a central Ohio park last year will be sentenced to life in prison as part of a plea agreement. A prosecutor in Franklin County Juvenile Court...

Ohio Woman Lauded For Saving Neighbors From Fire

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — A suburban Cleveland fire department has taken to social media to credit a woman with saving two disabled neighbors from a fire in their apartment. The Euclid Fire Department said in a Facebook posting Wednesday that the woman neighbor managed to get the...

Sentencing Set For Ohio Woman In Forced-labor Case

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of using ice cream to lure a mentally disabled woman and her child to captivity in a forced-labor case is scheduled to be sentenced. Dezerah Silsby (dez-eh-RAH’ SIHLS’-bee) pleaded guilty in federal court last year to four...

Ohio Lawmaker Charged With Fraud To Get Trial Date

CINCINNATI (AP) — A trial date is expected to be set for a southwestern Ohio lawmaker charged with fraud and theft for allegedly misleading investors about a company’s financial status and using their money for personal gain. A judge is expected to set the new date Thursday...

Van Buren man killed in early morning crash

A one-car crash killed a Van Buren man early this morning. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Justin Potteiger lost his life in in a crash on Allen Township 232 north of Ohio 613. The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. Potteiger lost control of his Dodge...