City: Metal thieves rip manhole covers, grates from ground

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati city officials says thieves are ripping manhole covers and storm water grates out of the ground to sell for scrap metal. Greater Cincinnati Waterworks and Metropolitan Sewer District officials say scrap metal is valuable right now, and that...

Poll shows support for charter schools, vouchers is growing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday. The findings by Education Next, a journal published by...

Agents with expired vests vented, prepared for ‘misfortune’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and supervisors raised repeated concerns about expired body armor for more than a year before a union grievance was filed this May, public records show. Emails released by Republican Attorney General Mike...

Free amusement park admission for Ohio teachers this weekend

MASON, Ohio (AP) — An amusement park in Ohio is offering free admission to teachers for the last weekend in August to celebrate the beginning of the school year. Kings Island says teachers will receive free admission with valid school identification or teaching licenses...

A look at the leading candidates for Brazil’s presidency

SAO PAULO (AP) — With poll-leading former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in jail and likely to be barred from running, Brazil’s presidential election is wide open. A look at the five contenders with the best chances, according to polls: JAIR BOLSONARO The former...