Fracking Foes Cringe As Unions Back Drilling Boom

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom. That vocal...

Panel’s Role In Cleveland Police Ruling Questioned

CLEVELAND (AP) — A lawyer for families of men killed in separate 2012 shootings by Cleveland police — including a 137-bullet chase under federal investigation — questions a grand jury’s role in a county prosecutor’s ruling this week. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh)...

Ohio Legislator Wants Stronger Timber Theft Law

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker is pushing legislation to boost prosecution of timber theft in a move that has the state forestry association worried about overregulation. The proposal by state Rep. Ross McGregor would require a written agreement between landowners and...

Ohio Hog Farms Hit By Disease That Kills Baby Pigs

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Hog farms in Ohio are reporting cases of a relatively new disease that kills newborn pigs. The state’s agriculture department says it has recorded a couple hundred confirmed cases of the virus across Ohio. The disease first found a year ago causes baby...

Gender Gap Under Ohio Governor Nearly $10 An Hour

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper investigation has found the average pay gap between men and women in the offices of four of Ohio’s five elected statewide officials has grown to almost $10 an hour, as it’s shrunk to under a dollar across the rest of state government....

Review Scheduled For Troubled Ohio School District

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — A state review team will soon visit a Cleveland-area school district to see how well it’s addressed academic performance problems and gotten back on track. The Morning Journal in Lorain reports ( ) that an Ohio Department of Education administrator will...

Ohio Couple Plans To Bicycle Across The Nation

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A husband and wife from Ohio are setting out on a cross country tour this summer. They just plan to do it on a custom-made tandem bicycle. Bruce and Karen Beck are starting their trip on May 3 in Seattle. They plan on riding along the Pacific Coast to San...

Ohio Grandmother Shot While Watching Grandson

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A grandmother is hospitalized after police in central Ohio say someone shot into a house while she was caring for her 8-year-old grandson. Columbus police say suspects fired several shots into the home on New Village Road at around 9:45 Saturday night....

Ohio Hospital Pioneering Robotic Catheter Use

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio hospital says it’s one of the first in the Midwest using a robotic catheter system to aid in vascular surgery. Magellan Robotic Catheter Systems are being used at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. They allow control of a catheter for...

Ohio AG Offers Tips In Wake Of Heartbleed Bug

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state’s attorney general is offering tips for Ohioans to protect their personal information following a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this month. The so-called “Heartbleed” security problem has put millions of...