Crash kills Hardin County man

DUBLIN — A Hardin County man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Dublin, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Dublin police said Dustin J. Willison, 28, of Kenton, lost control while driving on Route 33 and crashed into a wall near the Avery Road/Muirfield Drive...

US Agency Says It Won’t Delay Ohio Man’s Deportation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says an Ohio businessman facing deportation to his native Jordan won’t be granted a deportation delay and will remain in custody pending removal from the United States. ICE’s statement Thursday also says...

Company Says Ohio, PA Nuclear Plants In Danger Of Closing

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp.’s nuclear plant near Toledo is likely headed for closure and the outlook is just as bleak for its two other plants near Cleveland and Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania, a company executive said Thursday. No date has been set for the potential...

Governor Names Fellow Republican To State Supreme Court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich on Thursday named a fellow Republican to fill an open seat on the Ohio Supreme Court in a move spurred by a crowded governor’s race. Judge Mary DeGenaro sits on the 7th Ohio District Court of Appeals in Youngstown, where she has twice...

College Students End Sit-in Over Diversity On Campus

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — More than 250 Ohio college students have ended a 10-hour sit-in over issues related to diversity and equity on campus. Cleveland.com College of Wooster President Sarah Bolton said the students ended their sit-in Wednesday night after hours of “intense...

Small Ohio School Quietly Makes College Basketball History

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — On a small-town campus amid a patchwork of northeastern Ohio farm fields, Ashland University has quietly built a women’s college basketball juggernaut. The 140-year-old Christian college is home to the best team you’ve probably never heard of....

17 Universities Oppose Anti-smoking Group With Tobacco Ties

BOSTON (AP) — Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada pledged Thursday to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was created in September with nearly $1 billion from the Philip...

Ohio Court To Oversee Giant Online Charter School’s Closure

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county court will oversee the process of closing one of the nation’s largest online charter schools amid the e-school’s legal fight with the state over funding. A Franklin County judge has appointed an outside attorney to handle records...

Interim Allen County coroner appointed to full-time position

LIMA — Dr. John Meyer, who has been acting as interim coroner since Jan. 1, has been named as the official Allen County coroner, according to the Lima News. Meyer was named to the position following a unanimous vote of the Allen County Republican Party, according to reports. He...

Forest man pleads guilty to Kenton burglary

KENTON — A Forest man has pleaded guilty to several charges in a Kenton home invasion and burglary case. According to WKTN-AM, Rick K. Gault, 33, of Forest, pleaded guilty in Hardin County Common Pleas Court to one count each of aggravated burglary and grand theft, and two counts...