Timeline For 2nd Texas Nurse Diagnosed With Ebola

The second Dallas nurse to contract Ebola, Amber Vinson, flew on commercial airline to Ohio shortly before she was diagnosed with the virus in Texas. That’s prompted the state to step up precautions as officials search for people who may have come into contact with her. Key...

Mineral-rights Ruling Could Affect Ohio Parks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper analysis finds that about 20 percent of the land under Ohio’s state parks, forests and wildlife and nature preserves could be subject to private mineral rights claims. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1ojmkUQ ) analysis follows a...

Race Could Seat 2 O’Donnells On High Court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republicans allege that Democrats are trying to paint the ballot green in an Ohio Supreme Court race by recruiting a candidate based solely on his Irish last name. The GOP also says Cleveland Judge John O’Donnell was chosen because he shares his last...

Great Lakes Ports Rebound To Pre-recession Levels

CLEVELAND (AP) — Business is booming at ports along the Great Lakes, a good sign for the economy, port operators said. Cargo volumes this year have reached amounts not seen since 2006, are bouncing back to pre-recession levels, according to the American Great Lakes Ports...

Hollywood’s Hanks Helping Ohio College Raise Funds

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Tom Hanks’ latest starring role? He’s the leading man in a $150 million fundraising campaign for Wright State University in southwest Ohio. What’s called the “Rise.Shine” effort is being co-chaired by Hanks and Amanda Wright...

Ohio Rail Advocates Say Improvements Needed

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A group that backs passenger rail says local groups in Ohio need to be ready when the next time money comes available. Rick Harnish, who’s president of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association, says improving passenger-train service in northern Ohio...

App Aims To Simplify Ohio Organ Donor Registration

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state is trying to make it easier for Ohioans to register as organ donors using a new mobile app. The application developed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety lets people sign up by swiping their driver’s licenses on certain mobile tablets...

Obama Switches Gears, Confronting Ebola Head On

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside — Ebola. The past week’s jarring Ebola developments have...

Flyers-Stars Sums

First Period_1, Dallas, Daley 2 (Seguin, Spezza), 11:32 (pp). 2, Philadelphia, Couturier 2 (Umberger, MacDonald), 13:16. 3, Philadelphia, B.Schenn 1 (L.Schenn, Mason), 15:09. Penalties_Seguin, Dal (high-sticking), 6:42; Philadelphia bench, served by Jones (too many men), 10:51;...

Hoffman Leads Senators Past Blue Jackets, 3-2

OTTAWA (AP) — Mike Hoffman made up for missing a penalty shot by scoring the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Jackets on Saturday night. David Legwand and Erik Karlsson also scored and Robin Lehner...