Cincinnati VA Medical Center Workers Call For More Staffing

CINCINNATI (AP) — An employees’ demonstration calling for full staffing and improved working conditions is scheduled at the federal Veterans Administration medical center in Cincinnati. Members of Local 2031 of the American Federation of Government Employees scheduled the...

Ohio Pair Say Unhurried Burglar Fed Dog Bologna, Made Coffee

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio couple who reported a break-in say the burglar apparently was in no hurry because he or she took time to feed their dog bologna, make a pot of coffee and smoke some cigarettes. WKBN-TV in Youngstown says the couple from nearby Newton...

Students Around Ohio Participate In Mock Trial Competition

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 3,000 Ohio high school students are participating in a mock-trial competition taking place in 25 counties around the state. More than 1,000 legal professionals were volunteering as judges, competition coordinators and legal advisers for the Ohio...

Driver To Be Arraigned In Fatal Central Ohio Bus-truck Crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck that authorities say ran a red light and struck a school bus near the Ohio Statehouse is scheduled for his first court appearance after being charged. Prosecutors say Terrance Trent ran a red light and struck a bus carrying three...

Ohio State Expects $3M Royalties Bump After Championship Win

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State University is cashing in after the Buckeyes’ national championship victory. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) the university expects a $3 million increase this year in royalties from licensed merchandise sales as fans continue to buy...

Northwest Ohio Fighter Jets To Hold Test Exercises Friday

SWANTON, Ohio (AP) — Air fighter jets from a northwest Ohio Air National Guard unit plans to hold exercise flights Friday morning. Alert fighter jets from the 180th Fighter Wing in Toledo will be testing the Aerospace Control Alert system. National Guard officials say the routine...

President’s Police Task Force To Hold Ohio Sessions

CINCINNATI (AP) — A presidential task force gathering information on policing best practices and issues will listen to law enforcement officials, community activists and others in two days of sessions in Cincinnati. Panel topics Friday at the University of Cincinnati include use...
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Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistan

In this Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 photo, a Pakistani refugee schoolgirl attends class at Gulan camp, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the border in the restive Khost province, Afghanistan. For decades Afghans have fled into Pakistan to escape war and upheaval, but in recent months...
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Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

Safi al-Kaseasbeh, center, father of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, receives tribal members offering solidarity and comfort for his son, at the captured pilot’s tribal gathering divan, in Amman, Jordan, Thursday,...

Bergenheim Lifts Panthers To 3-2 Win Over Blue Jackets

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sean Bergenheim scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period to help the Florida Panthers get a much-needed win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2 on Thursday night. Aaron Ekblad and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored for the Panthers, and Roberto Luongo...