Answers On Link Between Injection Wells And Quakes

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of its wastewater. Fracking...

Ohio Clean-energy Proposal Clears Another Hurdle

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio effort to require billions of dollars in state investment in alternative energy has cleared another hurdle. The state Ballot Board on Monday ruled the Ohio Clean Energy Initiative’s constitutional amendment as a single issue. It’s the...

USAF: 3,459 Positions To Be Cut; 742 In Virginia

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Air Force said Monday it will eliminate nearly 3,500 positions over the next five years, with Virginia being harder hit than any other state. The military branch released its plans to save $1.6 billion under a Defense Department directive to slash its...

2 Men Drown While Fishing In Northeast Ohio Pond

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities believe that a father and son whose bodies were found in a large pond drowned after falling out of a canoe while fishing in northeast Ohio. The Trumbull County coroner’s office has identified the men as 48-year-old Anthony Harris Sr....

Pacers Face New Challenges In Central Division

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has a new theme this season. Win the Central Division title and they’ll probably have the inside track to the NBA Finals. It won’t be as easy for the two-time defending division champs the third time around. The additions of LeBron James,...

Court Awards $1.3 Million Over Canceled Contract

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Court of Claims has awarded a government services firm $1.3 million after the state canceled its contract with 99 percent of the work done. At issue was a $53 million contract between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Dynamics...

Woman Swept From Car By Water, Gets Help To Family

CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — A woman swept from her car amid fast-moving water managed to get help to her husband and toddler still inside the vehicle after it went off the road and into a rain-swollen creek in southwestern Ohio. Clearcreek Township Police Chief John Terrill...

Haslam-owned Truck-stop Chain To Pay $92M Fine

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say the truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts. According to the U.S. Attorney’s...

Woman Arrested For Using Grandson, 4, In Burglary

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Police say a woman used her 4-year-old grandson to commit an early morning burglary at a northeast Ohio restaurant last month. Authorities say it appears 50-year-old Caron Simmons of Chippewa Lake broke a front-door window at the Medina (meh-DY’-nuh)...

Lawyers Donate To Charity Tied To Ohio’s DeWine

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers, law firms and an Ohio lobbyist who have business in Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office have all contributed to a charity important to DeWine and his family, an Associated Press review found, and the donations have doubled since he took...