Ohio Lawmaker Gives Up Chairmanship After Charges

CINCINNATI (AP) — The speaker of the Ohio House says a southwest Ohio lawmaker has agreed to give up his powerful committee chairmanship after a new indictment. Speaker William Batchelder, a Republican from Medina, says Republican Rep. Pete Beck will relinquish chairmanship of...

Philadelphia Fed Exec To Be Cleveland Fed CEO

CLEVELAND (AP) — A top official of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has been appointed president and CEO of the Cleveland Fed. Loretta Mester currently serves as executive vice president and director of research of the Philadelphia Fed. She will succeed the retiring...

Will: Why immigration reform matters

Distilled to their discouraging essence, Republicans’ reasons for retreating from immigration reform reflect waning confidence in American culture and in the political mission only Republicans can perform — restoring U.S. economic vigor. Without this, the nation will have a...

Robinson: The GOP’s health crisis

Oh dear. The Republican Party’s worst nightmare is coming true. Obamacare is working. The news that nearly 1.2 million people signed up last month for insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges is highly inconvenient for GOP candidates nationwide. It looks as if...

Marcus: The Hillary we see

Hillary Clinton is our national Rorschach test. What you see says more about you than it does about her. Whether the inkblot depicts a menacing monster or fluffy cloud depends on your preexisting perspective. So it is with the fascinating trove of documents from the late Diane...

Gerson: Praise these Special Olympians

LILONGWE, Malawi Yamikani walks deliberately, intently, with a bean bag on his head, showing a balance that is probably hard-earned. “When he falls,” his grandmother Irene tells me, “we have to pick him up.” At a Special Olympics event, this is a fact and a philosophy. A mix of...

The president should clarify ‘Helms’ law to allow abortions for wars’ rape victims

Brian Atwood is chairman of global studies at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He was administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development during the Clinton administration. Peter Fenn, a longtime Democratic political strategist,...

After running the rat race, some women are slowing down their pace

Tara D. Sonenshine is a distinguished fellow at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. I once saw a license plate that read “INARUSH.” I knew the driver was a woman. We have the hurry gene. We are master jugglers bouncing multiple balls in...

Authorities: Ohio Student Brought Knives To School

ELIDA, Ohio (AP) — Police in western Ohio took a middle school student into custody after the boy allegedly brought knives to school and had a notebook containing threatening comments. Elida (eh-LEYE-duh) schools superintendent Don Diglia (DIGG’-lee-uh) says no one was hurt...

5 Things To Know About The Indians Going Into Camp

CLEVELAND (AP) — Five things to know about the Cleveland Indians as they start spring training camp: RAISED BAR: Manager Terry Francona’s magic touch helped the Indians return to the playoffs for the first time since 2007 last season. In his first year with Cleveland, the...