Court Seeks Answers On Ohio Flooding Compensation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state is responding to complaints by dozens of landowners near Ohio’s largest inland lake who say compensation for flooding losses has been delayed again. At issue is how fast the Department of Natural Resources has responded to a court order to...

Ohio Ex-deputy Treasurer Arrested In Pakistan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio deputy treasurer facing 15 years in prison for bribery and conspiracy has been arrested in Pakistan on suspicion of traveling using fake documents. The Federal Investigation Agency in Punjab province says Amer Ahmad, of Chicago, was picked up...

Speaker Getting Medical Procedure For Back Issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) is undergoing a medical procedure to address recurring back problems. His spokesman Michael Steel says the procedure is minor and was unscheduled. He did not immediately offer additional details. The Ohio Republican is...

Taft Conviction To Be Included In Ohio IG’s Report

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s government watchdog is revising his report on a 2005 rare-coin investment scandal after learning then-Gov. Bob Taft’s historic conviction connected to the matter was omitted in error. Inspector General Randall Meyer ordered his staff...

Court Upholds Conviction Of Ex-Ohio Official

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld an ex-Ohio official’s conviction and sentence in a public corruption case. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Wednesday affirmed former Cuyahoga County Commissoner Jimmy Dimora’s 2012 conviction...

Michigan Officials Seek Assurances On Pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general and chief environmental regulator have asked the company that owns two oil pipelines stretched beneath an ecologically sensitive area of the Great Lakes for evidence that the 61-year-old lines are properly maintained...

A Look At Big Companies That Help Out Small Ones

Big businesses are helping smaller ones, providing access to loans, mentorship and training to entrepreneurs. A look at some of the programs: GOLDMAN SACHS 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES The investment bank says it plans to help 10,000 small businesses and spend $500 million. It has...

Unlikely Partnerships Help Small Businesses Thrive

NEW YORK (AP) — When Psyche Terry’s lingerie business needed a lift, she got it from a retailing giant. Terry started Urban Intimates, a lingerie line for curvy women, in 2009. At first, its lacy bras and panties were sold only on the company’s website. She wanted to...

Advanced Drainage Systems plans for public stock offering

Advanced Drainage Systems, the world’s largest producer of corrugated plastic pipe, and growing, plans to make an initial public offering of stock. A date has not been set yet. Nor was the number of shares to be offered disclosed in a company filing with the Securities and...

Ohio Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Child Rape

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A southeast Ohio man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl. The Athens Messenger ( ) reports that the now 15-year-old victim spoke of the trauma of the rape in an Athens County court hearing Tuesday for...