Warehouse Fire Destroys 7 Buildings In Ohio

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a massive warehouse fire in northwest Ohio destroyed all seven buildings on the site. Investigators say the cause of the fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon near downtown Lima (LY’-muh) is under investigation. The fire was fueled by...

$425,000 trip to Oscars among Neiman Marcus gifts

DALLAS (AP) – Holiday shoppers with a limitless budget and taste for opulence could spend $425,000 for a trip to the Academy Awards, complete with invitations to the Vanity Fair Oscar party. For the martini lover who has everything and floor space to spare, there’s the...

Marathon Ties Among Potential JobsOhio Conflicts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Ethics Commission has found that a deal struck with Marathon Petroleum Corp. last year posed a potential conflict of interest for two directors of the state’s privatized job-creation board, JobsOhio. The privatized economic-development entity...

Marathon Ties Among Potential JobsOhio Conflicts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Ethics Commission has found that a deal struck with Marathon Petroleum Corp. last year posed a potential conflict of interest for two directors of the state’s privatized job-creation board, JobsOhio. The privatized economic-development entity...

Marathon Ties Among Potential JobsOhio Conflicts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Ethics Commission has found that a deal struck with Marathon Petroleum Corp. last year posed a potential conflict of interest for two directors of the state’s privatized job-creation board, JobsOhio. The privatized economic-development entity...

Soap Star’s Passenger Seriously Hurt In Ohio Crash

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a soap opera actor suffered minor injuries and his passenger was seriously hurt in a northeast Ohio vehicle crash. The crash involving “Days of Our Lives” actor Freddie Smith occurred Tuesday near Ashtabula, roughly 55 miles...

Class Resumes At Ohio School Where 6th-grader Died

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — A middle school in western Ohio has resumed classes a day after the death of a sixth-grade student prompted a lockdown and early dismissal. Xenia (ZEEN’-yuh) Community Schools says in a statement that grief counselors were on site Wednesday for students...

Politicians Fight Over Approaches To Heroin Crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Heroin has become a campaign issue in Ohio this year as politicians disagree over who has done the most to tackle the epidemic of overdose deaths blamed on the narcotic. The most recent Health Department records show a record 680 Ohioans died of...

Small Explosive Found Along Northeast Ohio Trail

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an improvised device found along a busy hiking trail in northeast Ohio turned out to be a real explosive. Police were called after a hiker at the Gorge Metropark in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) Falls spotted the device Sunday. The...

Ethics commission: Marathon tax deal posed potential conflict of interest

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Ethics Commission has found that a deal struck with Marathon Petroleum Corp. last year posed a potential conflict of interest for two directors of the state’s privatized job-creation board, JobsOhio. The privatized economic-development entity...