US Rig Count Up 9 To 1,927

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by nine this week to 1,927. The Houston firm said Friday in...

Ohio Inmate Charged With Escape Pleads Not Guilty

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — One of three inmates captured outside an Ohio prison has pleaded not guilty to an escape charge. Prosecutors are still looking into whether charges will be filed against the two...

Republicans Question Federal Response On Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Ebola infection in New York City exposed flaws in the system and raised new concerns, lawmakers said Friday, as they criticized the federal response to the outbreak and...

Last Cincinnati abortion clinic gets state warning

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Department of Health has warned that Cincinnati’s last abortion clinic risks losing its license if it doesn’t get a patient-transfer agreement with a local...

Green Party governor candidate wants prison reform

COLUMBUS (AP) — Anita Rios says running as a third-party candidate for governor comes with a freedom not available to her mainstream rivals. The 60-year-old Green Party candidate from Toledo is...

Pesky? Effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

COLUMBUS (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective? Lawn signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public spaces. It’s the sign of the...

Cleveland, Cincinnati Newspapers Endorse Kasich

CLEVELAND (AP) — The daily newspaper in Cleveland and Cincinnati are endorsing Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) for re-election. The Plain Dealer ( ) in Cleveland on Friday said...

Procter & Gamble taking out its batteries

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company. The world’s largest consumer products maker, which acquired Duracell in 2005, has...

Federal, state grants announced for Ohio trails

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio officials say trails around the state will soon see improvements thanks to millions of dollars in state and federal grants. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced...
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