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...

Possible Small Plane Crash Reported In SW Ohio

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southwest Ohio are investigating a report of a small plane crash in a suburban area. A plane crash was reported to authorities just before 9 a.m. EDT Saturday. Initial reports indicate that the plane crashed into a residential neighborhood n...

Area lawmaker wants to strengthen texting-while-driving ban

COLUMBUS (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 says he plans to introduce a stricter ban sometime in the next two weeks. The Fremont Republican said the new proposal...

Stockpiled Gallons Of Water Given Away In NW Ohio

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) — A northwest Ohio community that sought thousands of gallons of water during a tap water ban now has too much stockpiled and is giving it away for free. The Sentinel-Tribune in Bowling Green ( ) reports that a company donated 8,000 gallons of water ordered...

2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift didn’t divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd’s enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, “Shake it Off,” seems to...