Agencies At Odds Over Sediment In Lake Erie

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two government agencies are locked in a disagreement over whether dredged sediment from the Cuyahoga (KY-uh-HOH’-guh) River and Cleveland Harbor are clean enough to be dumped miles out in Lake Erie. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army...

Arizona governor to hold meetings over rights bill

FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks during her State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. The Republican governor faced intensifying pressure Tuesday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own...

Ohio Addresses Sex Assaults In Youth Prisons

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials plan to spend $200,000 for a consultant to help reduce inmate sexual assaults in the state’s youth prisons. The money will be spent to develop a “zero-tolerance” culture for sexual assault in juvenile prisons in Ohio, which...

Dempsey worries about effects of withdrawal talk

FILE – In this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. Dempsey said Wednesday that the impasse over a security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan is encouraging the enemy to take bold...

Ukraine’s Maidan protest unites different beliefs

Pro-Russian demonstrators wave Russian flags during a protest in front of a local government building in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. More than 10,000 Muslim Tatars rallied in support of the interim government. That group clashed with a smaller...

US urges Georgia to align with EU, NATO

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is urging the former Soviet republic of Georgia to further integrate with Europe and NATO. The U.S. is also renewing demands that Russia withdraw troops from disputed enclaves it now occupies there. The call comes amid growing tensions...

Violence At Ohio Juvenile Jail Vexing Officials

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials in Cleveland are trying to figure how to deal with escalating violence at the county’s new juvenile detention facility. Having the sheriff’s office take over operations was among the suggestions floated Tuesday by the Cuyahoga...

Space Shuttle Display Opens At Ohio Museum

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A much-awaited space shuttle display is opening at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton. The $1.7 million walk-through space shuttle mock-up was built especially for the museum after it was unable to secure one of NASA’s three existing...

Cleveland Teachers Protest Proposed Budget Cuts

CLEVELAND (AP) — Several hundred teachers turned out to protest $21 million in proposed cuts in the Cleveland city school system. The district plans to make the cuts next year because of declining enrollment and promises not to lay off teachers. The educators packed an elementary...

UPDATED: Barn fire reported in Amanda Township

An unknown number of sheep were killed in a barn fire this morning near Mount Blanchard. According to the homeowner, Rob Craine, the sheep were his children’s 4-H project. Delaware Township firefighters were called to the blaze at 18055 County Road 162, near Mount...