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Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

In a this Sept. 16, 2014 photo salt is unloaded at the Scio Township, Mich. maintenance yard. The rewards for surviving last year’s punishing winter are tight supplies of road salt and some drastic price spikes for the commodity across much of the U.S. as the next cold...

Daughter Gets Life In Foster Mom’s Stabbing Death

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio teenager who killed her foster mother in 2012 at her foster father’s urging has been sentenced to life in prison with a chance for parole in 30 years. Nineteen-year-old Sabrina Zunich (ZOO’-nik) pleaded guilty last month to...

Former Ohio State Hospital Won’t Be Haunted House

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A crumbling former state mental institution in northeast Ohio won’t be used as a haunted house as planned this Halloween because it’s not safe for the public. A company had petitioned city leaders in Massillon (MAS’-ih-luhn) for use of...

Foster Daughter Gets Life In Woman’s Death

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The northeast Ohio teen who killed her foster mother in 2012 at her foster father’s urging has been sentenced to life in prison with a chance for parole in 30 years. Nineteen-year-old Sabrina Zunich (ZOO’-nik) pleaded guilty last month to...

Owens receives $1 million for manufacturing training

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Owens Community College in Findlay was awarded $1 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to create hands-on and work-based advanced manufacturing training programs, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced today. The programs will serve workers who are...

Editorials From Around Ohio

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The (Tiffin) Advertiser-Tribune, Sept. 26 Omar J. Gonzalez was carrying a knife when he stormed into the White House (Sept. 19). What if he had been equipped with a bomb? Gonzalez, a military...

Ohio Libertarians To Make Case For Ballot Access

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments in a case involving access to the 2014 ballot for two disqualified Libertarian candidates. Judge Michael Watson last week denied a request that would have immediately listed gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl and...

Macy’s Holiday Hiring Up 3.6 Pct

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s plans to hire about 86,000 seasonal holiday workers nationwide to bolster its stores, call centers and distribution hubs. That number represents a 3.6 percent increase from a year ago. The department store chain, which also operates...

Heroic Ohio Deputy Dies Suddenly At Age 32

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio police officer who had been honored as a hero has died at age 32. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says deputy Nick Hoevel (HOH’-vul) died Saturday evening at Mercy Hospital Fairfield. He was rushed there after suffering a medical...

Ohio Motorcycle Pileup Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Injured

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A pileup of motorcycles during a southwest Ohio charity ride last weekend left one woman dead and five others injured. Morgan Township Fire Chief J.R. Wood said as many as 200 motorcycles were participating in a ride raising money for charity when the pileup...