Ohio Regulators Say Utilities Can’t Keep Federal Tax Cut

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State utility regulators in Ohio have rejected legal arguments by the state’s four big electric utilities seeking to avoid returning proceeds from the federal tax cut to customers through rate reductions. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s...

White Nationalist Richard Spencer’s Ohio Lawsuit Ends

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal lawsuit over white nationalist Richard Spencer’s effort to speak at an Ohio college ended on Wednesday. A federal court filing showed both Spencer’s campus tour organizer and the University of Cincinnati agreed to dismiss the case. No other...

Chemical Not Found In Treated Water In West Virginia, Ohio

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says a little-studied chemical compound has not been found in treated drinking water that came from contaminated wells in Ohio and West Virginia. The Parkersburg News & Sentinel the agency had requested Chemours to...

Man arrested in connection with Kenton arson fires

KENTON — A Kenton man has been arrested in connection with a series of four arson fires in the city over the weekend, according to radio station WKTN in Kenton. Police Chief Dennis Musser said Dustin Cannode, 30, was taken into custody on a parole violation late Wednesday...

Westbound U.S. 68 near Findlay Airport closed overnight

The Ohio Department of Transportation says that westbound U.S. 68/Ohio 15 will be closed tonight between Western and Lima avenues for emergency pavement repair. The closure will begin at 9 p.m. and is expected to last until 6 a.m. Thursday.

Ohio Governor’s Race Feud Grows Over Kucinich’s Syria Work

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Accusations are escalating in Ohio’s Democratic primary for governor over former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s (koo-SIH’-nich-ihz) work with an organization sympathetic to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Kucinich lashed out...

Court Won’t Reconsider Making Public Family Slain Autopsies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected requests to reconsider its decision shielding complete autopsy reports in the slayings of eight family members from the public. At issue is the court’s December decision that the Pike County coroner doesn’t...

Judge Wants Fertility Clinic Lawsuits Merged To Single Case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Cleveland says dozens of lawsuits should be condensed into one case against a fertility clinic that had a storage tank malfunction So far, more than 40 lawsuits filed against the clinic run by University Hospitals in suburban Cleveland. The...

Ohio School District Allows Teachers, Staff To Carry Weapons

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A school board at a southwest Ohio district where a student shot and wounded two classmates has voted to allow teachers and staff to carry weapons. WLWT-TV the Madison Local School District board voted unanimously Tuesday to allow employees to “defend...

Special prosecutor approved for Hilty Home investigation

A special prosecutor has been named to investigate possible criminal offenses by Hilty Home in Pandora in connection with the January death of a woman who lived there. According to the Lima News, Debra Wehrle, a senior assistant attorney general with the Ohio Attorney General’s...