APNewsBreak: Gov Seeks $17M For School Security

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio schools would see more grant money made available for security upgrades and face penalties for failing to submit safety plans under school safety initiatives proposed by Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik). The administration planned to announce details...

House To Vote On Ohio Clean Energy Bill Next Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio House spokesman says a committee has canceled its hearing after representatives wanted more time to review legislation halting the phase-in of Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency standards. The House Public Utilities Committee planned to...

Court Backs State In Flooding Compensation Debate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is siding with the state in a case involving compensation for landowners for flooding losses near Ohio’s largest inland lake. The Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down a request by landowners’ lawyers to hold the state in...

98-year-old Woman Receives High School Diploma

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Claudia Parries was a senior at Howard School, graduation in sight. Yet she knew what she had to do. It was 1933. FDR was president and a gallon of gas cost about 10 cents. The nation was still in the throes of the Great Depression. But Claudia’s...

Ohio Freedom Center To Honor Walesa, Mandela

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two Nobel Peace Prize winners who battled communism and apartheid before being elected presidents of their countries will be honored by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The southwest Ohio center says that the late South African leader Nelson...

Panel Cancels Hearing On Ohio Clean Energy Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A key House committee has canceled its hearing on legislation halting the phase-in of Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency standards. The House Public Utilities Committee had planned a vote Wednesday on the bill. The measure would pause the rollout...

Ohio House Committee Favors Enhanced Licenses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio House committee has approved legislation that would create enhanced driver’s licenses that could be used in place of passports when traveling to Canada or Mexico. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that the bill passed Tuesday by the Ohio House...

Bucyrus Mayor Moore Dies After Council Meeting

BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — Bucyrus (byoo-SY’-rus) city officials say the mayor of the northern Ohio town died shortly after attending a city council meeting. The Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum ( ) reports that 50-year-old Roger Moore died unexpectedly Tuesday night. Law Director Rob...

Heavy Use Of Road Salt Kills Trees In Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — City of Toledo officials say it will cost thousands of dollars to replace dozens of decorative trees downtown killed by the heavy use of road salt over the winter. City arborists have documented 147 trees in the downtown area that are dead or dying from the...

Ohio County’s Billboards Target Heroin Addicts

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio county is hoping graphic images on two digital billboards will urge heroin addicts to get help. Montgomery County officials on Tuesday introduced the billboard campaign depicting a morgue scene with a dead person’s toe tag reading,...