2 In Car Killed After It Crashes Into Ohio House

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a driver, passenger were killed in northeast Ohio after their car went through a stop sign and then hit a house. The crash happened Saturday afternoon in Medina County. The patrol says the car ran through a stop sign, went off the...

Axford Takes Over For Perez As Indians Closer

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — John Axford got a surprise when St. Louis got him in a trade last August. The Cardinals informed him that he’d been tipping off his pitches. No more free tips. Axford changed his delivery, finished the season strong and looked for a place where he...

Dutch Kids Learn Holland’s Culture At Ohio School

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Four children, all born in Holland but now immersed in American culture, sat around a table covered with workbooks and papers and maps. Their teacher, who addressed them in Dutch, tailored a lesson to a visitor who had just entered the room. If you...

Chart-topping Missouri Nuns To Release Lent Album

GOWER, Mo. (AP) — Eight times a day, a group of nuns files into a chapel in their rural northwest Missouri monastery to chant and worship. Quite unexpectedly, this private, prayerful pursuit has made the Benedictines of Mary a chart-topping recording industry curiosity. After...

Style, Stances Of Ohio’s GOP Governor Evolving

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) seemed at first to relish the idea he’d be a one-term governor. If making government changes he viewed as painful but necessary alienated partisans, lobbyists, unions and voters, it would be worth it. More...

Local Group Seeks More Scrutiny For Ohio Mine Plan

CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — A citizens group is requesting extra scrutiny of a company’s plans for an underground coal mine in eastern Ohio because of the January chemical spill that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians. The mine south of Carrollton is...

State Looks For Help With Summer Meals For Kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials are looking for more sponsors and sites in a federally funded program that offers children from low-income families free breakfasts or lunches during summer when they don’t get the meals at school. The Ohio Department of Education says...

Ohio Exploring New Options For Scarce Road Salt

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Transportation says it’s looking for other ways to get more road salt after an effort to get more for communities running short drew no bids from salt suppliers. The department wanted to buy 150,000 tons of salt for communities...

Ohio Sets State Export Record Of $50.5 Billion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say businesses in Ohio are exporting at a record pace and set a new state record last year. The Ohio Development Services Agency says state exports in 2013 reached $50.5 billion worth of goods. Exports went to more than 200 countries and...

Southwestern Ohio Water Park Adds New Attractions

MASON, Ohio (AP) — The Beach water park just outside Cincinnati is adding two new attractions for this year. The water park near Kings Island amusement park is adding a 600-foot zip line ride. WKRC in Cincinnati reports that the park will also open a water slide where riders can...