Ohio County Trying To Reduce Sheriff’s Office Overtime

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Officials in northwestern Ohio are taking a look at rising sheriff’s office overtime costs ahead of potential state budget cuts next year. The Blade reports Sunday ( ) that overtime accounted for nearly $5.2 million of the $27.4 million budget for the...

Ohio To Open 1st Longer-term Mental Illness Care Facility

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A groundbreaking is planned this spring for the first residential rehabilitation center in Ohio to provider longer-term care for patients released from psychiatric hospitals. The $2 million Adam-Amanda Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Athens will serve...

Victims’ Rights Amendment In Ohio Clears Initial Hurdle

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed amendment to Ohio’s constitution that would give crime victims and their families the same rights as the accused has cleared its initial hurdle. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified the petition presented by the Ohio Crime Victim...

Walker's Wisconsin could be a model for Trump on unions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s crackdown on collective bargaining could serve as a model for President Donald Trump’s plans to overhaul the federal workforce. But any such move by the new president would risk a fight with already wary labor...

Trump to make first visit to MacDill Air Force Base

President Donald Trump, center, first lady Melania Trump, second from right, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus attend a Super Bowl party at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP)...

Tales from a Train: Travelers tell stories of their journey

AP Photo/Tamara Lush Editor’s note: Associated Press Tampa, Florida, correspondent Tamara Lush spent 15 days traveling via train across the U.S. as part of Amtrak’s residency program, designed for creative professionals to spend time writing on the rails. She spoke...

Toyota reports lower quarterly profit on lower sales, yen

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota, which recently relinquished the crown of world’s biggest automaker to German rival Volkswagen, is reporting a 23 percent decline in October-December profit from the previous year. Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday that its fiscal third quarter profit...

Brady suspects game jersey was stolen after Super Bowl win

New England Patriots’ Tom Brady raises his arms after a touchdown, during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Brady thinks his Super Bowl...

White House expresses confidence travel ban will be restored

Iranian-born bioengineer researcher Nima Enayati holds up his boarding pass at the Milan’s Malpensa International airport in Busto Arsizio, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Just hours after an appeals court blocked an attempt to re-impose the travel ban, Iranian researcher Nima...

The sweetest of them all: Patriots comeback

AP Photo/David J. Phillip HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the rest of the New England Patriots have long been reluctant to rank their victories. They’ve refused to label any given season, or title, sweeter than another. It’s time to put that to...