Rural Areas Seek Piece Of Subprime-loan Settlement

Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help. Subprime loans were distributed in the rural U.S. at even higher rates on...

Ohio Teen Collapses At Haunted House, Dies

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old girl collapsed at a haunted house attraction in southwest Ohio and died of a heart abnormality. Christian Faith Benge had only one working lung due to a birth defect, and her heart apparently became enlarged as a result, said her mother. The...

Ebola: Why Virus Kills Some, Other People Survive

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country’s first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has...

Chevron’s $20M To Improve Pennsylvania Workforce

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chevron Corp. is spending $20 million to launch its Appalachia Partnership Initiative, which is meant to improve schools and workforce development in 27 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. Chevron is working with the...

Ohio Teen’s Death Blamed On Abnormal Heart

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — The death of a 16-year-old girl who collapsed at a haunted house attraction in southwest Ohio has been blamed on heart abnormality. Her mother says Christian Faith Benge (BINJ) had only one working lung due to a birth defect, and her heart apparently...

Driver Sentenced To 30 Months After Marine’s Death

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio driver has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after a hit-and-run crash killed a U.S. Marine from Virginia. The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) 26-year-old Holly Fowler of Urbana was sentenced Monday in Logan County Common Pleas Court. She...

Officials Look For Feedback On Ohio Public Transit

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Department of Transportation planned to hold a meeting in Cleveland Tuesday to hear from civic leaders and planners on the importance of public transit. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports ( ) Tuesday’s meeting is the first of five scheduled this...

Pet Boa Constrictor Escapes In Southwest Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio say a boa constrictor escaped from the home of its owner over the weekend and is still missing. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) police in Delhi Township west of Cincinnati say the owner was outside feeding the six-foot long snake...

Fewer Young Ohioans Getting Their Driver’s License

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Data shows fewer young people in Ohio are getting their driver’s license. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) the number of people in Ohio ages 16 to 20 who obtained a driver’s license dropped 8.5 percent in the last decade. A new report by the...

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