Nabokov Blanks Playoff-hopeful Blue Jackets

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Evgeni Nabokov made 41 saves in his 58th NHL shutout, and Travis Hamonic scored a coast-to-coast, power-play goal in the second period as the New York Islanders dealt the Blue Jackets’ playoff hopes a severe blow by beating Columbus 2-0 Sunday....

Ohio Governor Talks Politics, Economy On TV

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio Governor John Kasich (KAY’-sik) didn’t flatly rule out running for president in 2016 when questioned on national television. Kasich told an interviewer on “Fox News Sunday” that he was “flattered” that people talk about...

Ohio Program Trains Air Force War Doctors, Nurses

CINCINNATI (AP) — The soldier on the military cargo plane struggles to breathe. He developed pneumonia while serving in Afghanistan and needs medicine now, but the pump to deliver it won’t work properly. “I can’t believe I’m still messing around with this...

Akron Company Will Convert Plastics For Fuel

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A company is spending $20 million establishing a plant in northeast Ohio to convert scrap plastic into fuel. Sixty tons of plastic a day will go into the plant in Akron to create 300 barrels of petrochemical products used to make diesel fuel and lubricants....

Bail Set For 2 Charged In Ohio Teen’s Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge has set bail at $500,000 for each of two men arrested on a charge of murder in a shooting that left a 14-year-old boy dead and three people injured. A Hamilton County Municipal Court judge set the bail Saturday for 20-year-old Miniko Hicks and...

Ohio Says Fish Kills May Be Seen As Ice Melts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohioans may see some dead fish along Ohio’s ponds and small lakes as ice and snow from this past winter melt. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says winterkills occur when persistent ice forms a surface barrier between the...

Ohio Animal Rehab Center Facing Financial Crunch

CASTALIA, Ohio (AP) — A nonprofit animal rehabilitation center in northern Ohio says it’s in a financial bind. The founder of Back to the Wild in Castalia (kas-TAYL’-yuh) near Sandusky is appealing for donations after losing an important supply of free food for its...

Internship Programs Boosted By Ohio Casino Fees

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 2,500 college students will get paid internships and co-ops at Ohio businesses through a program funded by $11 million from state casino license fees. The Ohio Board of Regents says the funding is going to 10 community colleges and 15 universities over...

2 New E.R.’s Planned In Southwest Ohio

KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — Two new freestanding emergency rooms are planned for communities in southwest Ohio. The Kettering Health Network says it sees a need to offer emergency services near people in Eaton and Franklin. Each emergency room will be 11,400 square feet, and cost $9...

Driver In Ohio Injured When Car Crashes Into Train

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio police say a driver was injured when his vehicle went through a railroad crossing arm and hit an Amtrak train traveling in northern Ohio. Trooper Damion Assink said the driver in Sunday’s crash was taken to a Cleveland hospital. The trooper...