Ohio’s Final Racino Opens Outside Of Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The opening of Ohio’s seventh licensed racino drew big crowds outside of Youngstown in northeast Ohio. Nearly every one of the 850 slot machine-like lottery terminals had players hoping for jackpots within minutes of the opening of Hollywood Gaming...

Ohio Lawmaker Wants Tougher State Texting Ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker who sponsored the state’s texting-while-driving ban says more should be done to strengthen the law. State Rep. Rex Damschroder said he plans to introduce a tougher ban sometime in the next two weeks. The Fremont Republican said his new...

A Quick Look At Manufacturing Jobs In Ohio

Annual number of manufacturing employees in Ohio since 2000: ___ 2000 — 1,023,000 2001 — 955,000 2002 — 884,000 2003 — 845,000 2004 — 823,000 2005 — 812,000 2006 — 796,000 2007 — 771,000 2008 — 739,000 2009 — 629,000 2010 — 620,000 2011 — 638,000 2012 — 656,000 2013 — 662,000 ___...

Manufacturing In Ohio Seeing Slow, Steady Growth

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s identity is tied in many ways to what it has made for generations — steel, cars, glass, tires and, yes, even footballs. While manufacturing alone no longer dominates the state’s economy, its fortunes and the fate of its political leaders...

Manufacturing In Ohio Seeing Slow, Steady Growth

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s identity is tied in many ways to what it has made for generations — steel, cars, glass, tires and, yes, even footballs. While manufacturing alone no longer dominates the state’s economy, its fortunes and the fate of its political leaders...
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Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

Singer Alicia Keys performs during a memorial service for actress Ruby Dee at The Riverside Church, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) Singer Alicia Keys performs during a memorial service for actress Ruby Dee at The Riverside Church, Saturday, Sept....

ACLU Urges Court To Block Ohio From Reducing Vote

CINCINNATI (AP) — Civil rights attorneys are urging a federal appeals court to uphold expanded early voting in Ohio. The filing late Friday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says cutting same day registration, evening voting and Sunday voting would disproportionately...

Journal Aims To Stoke Interest In Midwest History

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When a group of historians gathered last spring in Omaha to discuss the revival of teaching Middle America’s history, among their plans had been to start an online Midwest history journal. Instead, this week they saw the University of Nebraska Press send...

Authorities Say 2 Killed In Ohio Small Plane Crash

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southwest Ohio say both people aboard a small plane have died in a crash in a suburban area south of Middletown. The crash was reported to authorities just before 9 a.m. EDT Saturday. The plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in...

Ohio College Receives $12.5 Million Gift

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Dayton says it has received a $12.5 million gift aimed at making it a national leader in sustainability education. The school says it’s the largest single donation in the Catholic university’s history. The George and Amanda Hanley...