Ohio Higher Ed Changes Extend To 2-year Schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State funding formulas for Ohio’s two-year public colleges are now tied to graduation rates and course completion rather than enrollment. The changes that kicked in Thursday have been in effect at Ohio’s four-year schools. Two-year colleges will...

Ohio AG Urges Grandparents To Be On Alert To Scams

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s top law enforcement official wants grandparents to be wary of calls to help grandchildren. Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office has received 22 complaints this year on what are called grandparent scams. People have lost from $1,000 to...

Ohio To Get New Area Code To Meet Phone Demands

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — People who live in the 740 area code will have to dial 10 numbers for local calls next year as a new area code is established. The 220 area code is needed in a 30-county region that includes central and southeast Ohio because available 740 numbers are...

Ramp Work Prompts Ohio Highway Rerouting

CINCINNATI (AP) — You’ve heard of the Texas Two-Step, but how about the Texas Turnaround? Interstate 275 repairs and resurfacing will steer Ohio motorists beginning this weekend and through next month into what transportation officials call the Texas Turnaround. The Ohio...

Ramp Work Prompts Ohio Highway Rerouting

CINCINNATI (AP) — You’ve heard of the Texas Two-Step, but how about the Texas Turnaround? Interstate 275 repairs and resurfacing will steer Ohio motorists beginning this weekend and through next month into what transportation officials call the Texas Turnaround. The Ohio...

After Toledo Water Scare, States Ask EPA For Help

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Algae outbreaks like the one that contaminated the drinking water in Ohio’s fourth-largest city a month ago aren’t a concern just along Lake Erie. Researchers say they are popping up more and more in recent years in every state. That’s why...

Ohio Housing-discrimination Bill To See Revisions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state senator said he plans to alter his housing-related bill after a federal official warned it could put the state out of line with federal rules and threaten $1 million in federal funding. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1uoMjcs) that among...

Ohio University Reviewing Sex-crime Policies

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — University of Toledo officials are reviewing how it handles investigations of sex crime allegations following a reported rape at the school. The (Toledo) Blade ( ) reports that the head of the university’s board of trustees called for the review. This...

Ohio To Hold Lottery For Bow Hunting Deer At Park

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drawing will be held this month for bow hunters seeking deer-hunting privileges at a southwest Ohio state park. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says 20 hunters will be picked in the Sept. 13 drawing at Kiser Lake State Park in Conover about 35...

Test Planned To Deal With Potential Carp Attack

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Ten U.S. and Canadian agencies are taking part in a field exercise this week, testing their ability to respond to an invasion of Asian carp in western Lake Erie. Participants will try out methods such as netting and electrofishing while working on logistics...