Columbus Dispatch Endorses Ohio Gov. Kasich

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The daily newspaper of Ohio’s capital city has endorsed Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) for re-election. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) Sunday praised Kasich for shoring up state finances and revitalizing job and economic growth. It calls his...

Manziel Fools Ravens With Trick Play

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel fooled Baltimore’s defense with a trick play, but had his big gain called back by a penalty. After replacing starter Brian Hoyer and handing off, Manziel ran toward the sideline acting as if he was leaving the field....

Nearly $1M Awarded Museum Projects In Ohio

WASHINGTON (AP) — A total of nearly $1 million has been awarded to seven museum projects in Ohio to help improve learning experiences, care for collections and address community needs. The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently announced the grants totaling over...

Centerville Alum Hits Road With ‘tiny House’

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Former Centerville resident Jenna Spesard, her boyfriend Guillaume Dutilh and their 1-year-old Australian Shepherd Salies have taken their house on the road. Yeah, you read correctly. The couple of two years set off recently in their newly finished,...

Ohio Agency Sometimes Slow To Detect Funeral Fraud

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Funeral home frauds sometimes go on for years in Ohio, uncovered only after a death leaves family members realizing there has been a swindle. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) that state investigators have recently helped put three funeral directors in...

Ohio Casinos Checking For Overdue Child Support

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Gamblers who hit jackpots in Ohio won’t be the only winners if they owe back child support. An “intercept program” that cross-checks large gambling winnings against a database of debtors recently expanded to include Ohio casino checks for...

Facts, Questions In Fatal Ohio Wal-Mart Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A grand jury looking into the fatal shooting of a man by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart will have to sort out conflicting accounts to determine whether charges should be filed in a racially charged case that has drawn national attention. The special grand jury is to...

Large Freighter Runs Aground, Gets Stuck In Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The largest freighter on the Great Lakes was stuck for about three hours after it ran aground near Bayfront Park in Duluth. WDIO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1pnGNld) the 1,000-foot Paul R. Tregurtha got stuck near shore shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday. Two tug...

Ohio Camp Climbing Results In Endangering Charge

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — A southeast Ohio camp director has been charged with a misdemeanor count of endangering children after an 11-year-old girl was wedged for hours between two rock walls. The Logan Daily News reports ( ) that campers went to the Hocking Hills Rock Climbing...

New Mine Safety Facility To Remain In Eastern Ohio

CADiZ, Ohio (AP) — The state’s Department of Natural Resources says a new mine safety training center will remain in eastern Ohio near the site of the existing center. The department’s director, James Zehringer (ZAYR’-ihn-guhr), said recently that the new...