Ohio Minimum Wage Going Up By 10 Cents In 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s minimum wage is going up with the new year. The minimum wage rose 10 cents to $7.95 per hour on Wednesday. The new minimum for tipped employees is now $3.98. That’s a 5-cent-per-hour increase. The increases were mandated by Ohio voters who...

Macy’s, Martha Stewart Living Settle Dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia say they have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit involving J.C. Penney. But Macy’s said the settlement does not impact its lawsuit against J.C. Penney Co., which is still ongoing. Macy’s Inc. and...

Chargers-Bengals Capsule

SAN DIEGO (9-7) at CINCINNATI (11-5) Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Bengals by 5 RECORD VS. SPREAD — San Diego 9-6-1, Cincinnati 10-5-1 SERIES RECORD — Chargers lead 19-14 LAST MEETING — Bengals beat Chargers 17-10, Dec. 1, 2013 LAST WEEK — Chargers beat Chiefs 27-24,...

Summit County Leads State For Meth Labs

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Summit County in northeast Ohio is a hotbed of methamphetamine production, leading the state in the number of labs busted, authorities said. The county sheriff’s drug unit found 85 meth lab sites in 2013, The Akron Beacon Journal ( ) reported Thursday....

Tea Party Activist Sets Challenge Ohio GOP Guv

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio tea party leader is ready to announce a Republican primary challenge to Ohio’s governor. Tea party activists say Ted Stevenot (STEE’-vin-noh) has scheduled a Tuesday press conference in Columbus. A statement says Stevenot will...

Macy’s, Martha Stewart Living Reach Settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia have reached a settlement agreement related to a breach-of-contract lawsuit involving J.C. Penney. Macy’s Inc. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. each said Thursday that the settlement terms are...

Fierce Winter Storm Bearing Down On Northeast US

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Light snow was falling Thursday in parts of the Northeast as a winter storm bore down on the region, promising significant snowfall, strong winds and frigid temperatures that will make commutes hazardous for the first work day of the new year. Snow began...

Toledo Homicide Rate Down, But Fewer Solved

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The city of Toledo saw fewer homicides in 2013 than in the two previous years — but many of them remain unsolved. The Blade newspaper ( ) reports that city police handled 31 slayings last year, compared with 37 in 2012 and 36 in 2011. However, 14 of the 2013...

Youngstown Slaying Suspect Nabbed In Columbus

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in the slaying of a Youngstown mother has been arrested in Columbus. The U.S. Marshal’s Service Northern Ohio Fugitive Task Force said it arrested 39-year-old Larry Johnson in the victim’s vehicle Wednesday night at a...