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Kasem was an island of calm in swirl of pop music

FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2003 file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Kasem, the smooth-voiced radio broadcaster who became the king of the top 40...

Ohio Grandfather Has Hope For Pit-bull Victim

CINCINNATI (AP) — The grandfather of a 6-year-old girl mauled by two pit bulls says he wants hers to become a story of hope. Leslie McElrath Jr. says he is praying for her recovery and hopes the community sees this as an opportunity to come together. He tells The Cincinnati...

Ohio Retirees Help International Students

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — International students at a southwest Ohio college are getting help with English from retirees. A Wright State University initiative called Conversation Partners matches retired faculty, staff and spouse with students seeking extra practice to improve their...

State Stocks Ohio’s Lake With Yellow Perch

ST MARYS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has released about 100,000 yellow perch into the state’s largest inland lake to provide better fishing opportunities for anglers. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently stocked Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio with the perch. The...

Ohio Takes 1st Big Step To Slow Lake Erie Algae

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is taking its biggest step toward tackling the algae fouling Lake Erie. A new law going into effect in 2017 will require most farmers to undergo training before they can use commercial fertilizers on their fields. They’ll also need to get...

Ohio Glass Maker Capitalizing On Black Bottles

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Black is the new hot color for an Ohio-based company that makes glass bottles. Owens-Illinois Inc. says it’s increasing its black-glass production capabilities at its plants worldwide to meet higher demand. The company with headquarters in suburban...

Ohio Police Say 2-year-old Shot In Own Backyard

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Columbus say a 2-year-old boy was hit in the back by gunfire during a grilling gathering in his backyard. The boy was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday night, but Nationwide Children’s Hospital reports Sunday morning that his...

Ohio Attorney General Warns Of Puppy Scams

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state’s attorney general is warning Ohioans to be on the alert for scams involving too-good-to-be-true offers for puppies or other pets for sale online. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office has received more than 25 complaints in the...

Hunters Can Apply For Controlled Hunts In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are accepting applications for controlled deer and waterfowl hunts on selected Ohio public areas during the 2014-2015 season. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says hunters have until July 31 to submit permit applications for a random...

Ohio Among 19 States With Higher-risk Gas Wells

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio is among 19 states with an oil or gas well recently drilled on public lands that was identified by the federal government as having a higher risk of pollution. Ohio has one higher risk gas well, in Bazetta Township in Trumbull County. It was inspected as...