Ohio To Court: Privatizing Prisons In Budget Legal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawyers tell the Ohio Supreme Court that using a budget bill to privatize state prisons didn’t violate a constitutional provision holding bills to a single subject. In a brief filed Monday, Ohio said the state’s budget involves both...

Man Indicted In 4 Separate Slayings In Ohio Town

BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — A man has been indicted on aggravated murder, robbery and other charges in the deaths of four men in separate homes in the small Ohio city of Bucyrus (byoo-SY’-rus). The Crawford County prosecutor says a grand jury on Monday indicted 41-year-old Donald...

Bengals’ 1st Win A Breakthrough In Big Picture

CINCINNATI (AP) — No playing this one down. The Bengals got off to a good start by making a significant breakthrough for a team that has only a few more left to make during the regular season. Their 23-16 win in Baltimore on Sunday showed they’re ready to defend their AFC...

Weaver Wins 16th As Angels Rout Indians 12-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jered Weaver became the AL’s first 16-game winner, and the Los Angeles Angels did all their damage against Danny Salazar in one inning for their fifth straight win, 12-3 over the Cleveland Indians on Monday in a makeup game. Albert Pujols hit a three-run...

Angels 12, Indians 3

DP_Los Angeles 1, Cleveland 2. LOB_Los Angeles 5, Cleveland 8. 2B_Green (5), Kipnis (23), Giambi (2). HR_Calhoun (14), Pujols (26), H.Kendrick (7), Freese (7), Chisenhall (13). SB_Aybar (15). Hagadone pitched to 2 batters in the 9th. Umpires_Home, Paul Schrieber; First, Alfonso...

Ohio Casinos’ August Revenue Increases From July

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A monthly update shows Ohio’s casino revenue increased nearly 4 percent in August compared with the previous month but fell shy of the totals from a year earlier. The Ohio Casino Control Commission released last month’s revenue figures for...

Attorney Says Bucket Pranksters Have Been ID’d

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) — A school official and an attorney for the family of an autistic teen who had a bucket of feces and bodily fluids dumped on him say police know who the perpetrators are. Various celebrities are offering reward money to find those responsible for dumping...

Ohio Among Those Having Testing For Uncommon Virus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Samples from at least one Ohio children’s hospital will be tested for an uncommon virus that health officials suspect is causing a severe respiratory illness for hundreds of children in more than 10 states. An Ohio Department of Health spokeswoman said...

ACLU Seeks Ruling Over Ohio Budget Abortion Rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is pushing for a hearing and summary ruling in a lawsuit over abortion-related provisions contained in Ohio’s two-year budget. The court filing on Monday comes as abortion clinics have been grappling with one...

Ohio Legislature Joins In Appealing Voting Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge says the Ohio Legislature can join the state in appealing his ruling on early voting changes in the swing state. U.S. District Judge Peter Economus granted a request Monday from the Republican-controlled General Assembly to intervene in the...