Columbia Gas warns of phone scam

Columbia Gas of Ohio is warning its customers of a phone scam affecting customers across the state. The scam involves a caller claiming to be from Columbia Gas and requesting immediate payment of a natural gas bill to avoid termination. Columbia Gas says the callers are not from...

UPDATE: Guilty verdict returned in rape trial

John D. Saltz faces life imprisonment after a Hancock County jury on Wednesday found him guilty of raping a young girl. Saltz, 49, now of Marion, was charged with performing a sexual act on a preschool-age child on July 9, 2011, in Findlay. He denied doing so, but he chose not to...

Speedway completes purchase of Hess’ retail business

Marathon Petroleum’s Speedway subsidiary has completed its $2.82 billion purchase of Hess Corp. gas stations and other assets. Hess is the largest chain of company-operated gas stations and convenience stores on the East Coast. In May when the deal was announced, the companies...

Ohio Police Take Cap Guns From First-grader

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police boarded a school bus in northeast Ohio and seized two toy cap guns from a 6-year-old boy who was pointing them at other children. The school bus driver alerted police when he saw the first-grader with the two pistols Tuesday morning in Springfield...

Ohio Police Take Cap Guns From First-grader

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police boarded a school bus in northeast Ohio and seized two toy cap guns from a 6-year-old boy who was pointing them at other children. The school bus driver alerted police when he saw the first-grader with the two pistols Tuesday morning in Springfield...

No Layoffs Planned For Ohio Air Force Base

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say there are no layoffs planned at Ohio’s largest military base. Every one of the 372 mostly vacant positions targeted at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton will still be eliminated. But base spokesman Daryl Mayer tells the Dayton...

No Layoffs Planned For Ohio Air Force Base

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say there are no layoffs planned at Ohio’s largest military base. Every one of the 372 mostly vacant positions targeted at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton will still be eliminated. But base spokesman Daryl Mayer tells the Dayton...

Ohio Jobs Agency Has Cash Reserves

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s private economic development agency is in good financial shape. That was the assessment of the JobsOhio president, John Minor Jr., who discussed the agency’s financial audit released on Tuesday. JobsOhio ended its 2013-14 fiscal year with...

Poll: Ohio Republican Governor Has Big Lead

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new poll shows Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) with a commanding lead over Democratic opponent Ed FitzGerald. The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows the Republican Kasich ahead of...

Ohio Prosecutor Wants Help To Clear Rape Cases

CLEVELAND (AP) — The prosecutor in Ohio’s largest county says he needs extra personnel to more quickly clear a backlog of rape cases awaiting DNA testing at the state lab. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty on Tuesday told the county council...