Fatal wrong-way highway crashes increase in Ohio

DAYTON (AP) — State transportation records show an increase in wrong-way highway crashes with more deaths so far in 2016 than in all of 2014. The Dayton Daily News reports Ohio Department of Transportation records show 47 wrong-way interstate highway crashes with seven fatalities...

3 Presidential Candidates Heading For Events In Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Road closures and parking restrictions are in effect in parts of downtown Albany as three of the U.S. presidential candidates plan to make appearances in New York’s capital. Republican candidate John Kasich gets things started with Monday’s first...

Average Ohio Gas Price Rises To Over $2 Per Gallon

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans are seeing an average price of more than $2 per gallon for regular gas going into the workweek. The price per gallon in Ohio was about $2.02 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s up...

Cedar Point Coaster Auction Benefits LeBron James Charity

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park is auctioning off the first rides on its newest roller coaster. The money raised from the auction will go to the LeBron James Family Foundation. The sale of the limited number of front-row seats began on Friday. The...

Ohio Auditor Gets Approval To Audit University Foundations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s state auditor has been given legal authority to audit the books of the fundraising wings of colleges and universities. Auditor David Yost asked the Ohio Attorney General’s office for a legal opinion after some state universities questioned...

Ohio University, Faculty Union Happy With Tentative Deal

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio university and its faculty have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that includes 3 percent pay raises each year for three years. The Blade in Toledo reports ( ) Bowling Green State University and the faculty union have issued a...

Construction Starts Soon On Natural-gas Run Electric Plant

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A developer says construction could begin soon on a natural gas-powered electric plant in northeastern Ohio. The facility being built by Massachusetts-based Clean Energy Construction in Lordstown could ultimately provide power to 600,000 customers. The...

Officials: Man, 51, Dies In Toledo Apartment Fire

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials say a 51-year-old man has died in an apartment fire in Toledo. Fire Chief Luis Santiago says the fire broke out in a first-floor unit of the Deerfield Run Apartments around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday and firefighters were able to control the blaze in...