Kentucky Prepared To Face “Press Virginia”

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari expects West Virginia to press his top-ranked team from start to finish in the Sweet 16. The Wildcats, who are seeking to become the first school to...

Ohio Senate Votes To Extend Time For Rape Prosecution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate has approved a proposal to extend the 20-year time period for prosecuting rape and sexual battery. The bill provides an additional five years for prosecution...

Senators OK Transportation Bill, Minus 75-mph Speed Limit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators have passed Ohio’s transportation budget after a committee dropped a proposal that would have raised the speed limit to 75 mph on certain rural freeways...

Man Claims Cleveland Police Shot Him After Surrendering

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 27-year-old man has sued Cleveland police claiming that an officer shot him in the arm last year after he’d already gone to the ground and surrendered. An attorney for...

House Panel OKs New Charter School Regulations, Reporting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill cracking down on low-performing Ohio charter schools and imposing a host of new accountability standards on sponsors has cleared its first legislative hurdle. After...

Convicted Ohio Judge Pleads Not Guilty To Amended Charge

CINCINNATI (AP) — A convicted southwest Ohio juvenile judge has pleaded not guilty to a new amended charge of misusing a county credit card. Judge Tracie Hunter was convicted in October of...

House Again OKs ‘heartbeat’ Abortion Ban; Senate Fate Dim

COLUMBUS (AP) — A ban on most abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat has once again cleared the Ohio House, leaving the rest of the two-year session for advocates to lobby the...

Leaders: Lake Erie Algae Bill Moves Ohio In Right Direction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislative leaders in Ohio are praising new rules for farmers aimed at cutting down the toxic algae in Lake Erie. The wide-ranging proposal is expected to be voted out of...

Plant Closure Leaving 310 Without Jobs In Florence

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A company that manufactures cabs for truck and other vehicles is closing down its plant in Florence, leaving 310 people without jobs. Worthington Industries, based in...
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