Multiple Mumps Cases Found In Central Ohio School

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio health district is investigating a probable cluster of mumps cases after two cases were reported in one school building, in addition to 25 more cases in the county. A Delaware General Health District spokeswoman said Friday that students who...

Correction: Heroin Deaths-Ohio Story

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story April 17 about heroin overdose deaths in Ohio, The Associated Press erroneously reported the percentage increase in heroin overdose deaths from 2011 to 2012. It was 60 percent, not 37 percent. The story also erroneously reported the title for...

Ohio’s Jobless Rate Dips To 6.1 Percent In March

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped in March to 6.1 percent, its lowest level in six years, according to state job figures released Friday. The seasonally adjusted rate last month fell from 6.5 percent in February, the Ohio Department of Job and Family...

Missing Boy May Have Been Killed With Mother

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Dayton believe a missing Ohio boy may have been killed along with his mother in the basement of a house where investigators found “blood evidence,” according to an affidavit. The body of 25-year-old Nichelle McKnight was discovered last...

Ohio School Shooting Victim’s Dad Died From Heroin

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A coroner in Ohio says the father of a boy killed in a 2012 school shooting died of an accidental heroin overdose in February on the second anniversary of his son’s death. The Geauga (jee-AW’-guh) County coroner confirmed Friday that 48-year-old...

Unemployment Rates Fall In 21 US States Last Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose...

Ohio Prison Food Vendor Fined $142,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The private food vendor that holds the contract for feeding Ohio’s 50,000 prisoners has repeatedly failed to meet the staffing levels it promised, the state announced Friday as it hit the company with $142,100 in fines. Philadelphia-based Aramark...

Organic Farmer Can Keep Land After Marijuana Raid

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge is allowing an organic farmer to keep his 5-acre property despite the discovery that he was growing hundreds of marijuana plants. Defendant Adam Welly is the co-founder of one of central Ohio’s largest organic farms and the supplier of...

Ohio Teacher Fired Over Comment On Black President

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio teacher has been fired following allegations that he told a black student who said he wanted to become president that the nation didn’t need another black president. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) the Fairfield Board of Education voted 4-0 on...

Suspect In 3 Ohio Slayings Wants Evidence Tossed

CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for a sex offender suspected of killing three Ohio women want evidence against the man thrown out. Michael Madison’s attorneys say police should have had a search warrant when they looked through a garage where a body was found. Madison is charged...