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Panel Names 4 Finalists For Ohio Utility Regulator

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The four finalists recommended for a soon-to-be-vacated seat on the Ohio commission that regulates public utilities include a former state budget director and a utility-rate administrator for the commission. A nominating panel considered 27 applicants for...

Ohio Leaders Debate Taxes, Death Penalty At Forum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is not eager to end the death penalty, not afraid to veto a drilling tax and not looking to push a right-to-work proposal to limit labor unions. The first-term Republican made those stances clear in answering questions Thursday during a...

Charges Dropped Against Ohioan Imprisoned 20 Years

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Charges were dismissed Thursday against a northeast Ohio man who served about 20 years in prison for a 1993 killing but maintained his innocence. A judge ordered a new trial last year for Dewey Jones of Akron after tests showed his DNA didn’t match...

Lawyers: Mo. Moving Too Quickly On Executions

ST. LOUIS (AP) — By the time the U.S. Supreme Court refused a last-minute request to stay the execution of Herbert Smulls, the Missouri inmate was already dead. His attorneys said Thursday that it was the third straight case in which Missouri has moved ahead with an execution...

Ohio State Names California Educator As President

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University trustees have named a California educator as the university’s next president. The trustees ended a six-month search by approving the selection of Michael Drake, chancellor of the University of California at Irvine, as the 15th...

Ohio State University Trustees Name California-Irvine Chancellor As School’s New President

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University trustees name California-Irvine chancellor as school’s new president.

Ohio State Taps California Educator As President

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University trustees are recommending a California educator as the university’s next president. University trustees ended a six-month search with the recommendation of Michael Drake, chancellor of the University of California at Irvine, as...

Amanda Knox in Seattle to see verdict reinstated

A woman believed to be Amanda Knox, center, is hidden under a jacket while being escorted from her mother’s home to a car by family members , Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Seattle. Amanda Knox says she is frightened and saddened by her “unjust” murder conviction...

Marcus: On fiscal issues, silence

One way to think about the State of the Union is to examine the depressing catalogue of last year’s unfinished business — reforming immigration, repairing crumbling infrastructure, expanding early childhood education. This list resembles New Year’s resolutions...

Obama should add Seoul to his Asia itinerary

Richard Armitage, president of Armitage International, was deputy secretary of state from 2001 to 2005. Victor Cha, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a professor at Georgetown University, was director for Asian affairs on the...