Iconic Pendulum Still Swings At Columbus Museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Shiny metal balls swing hypnotically from museum ceilings worldwide, knocking over tiny objects arranged in a circle on the floor. These Foucault pendulums elegantly demonstrate that Earth is spinning. They are named for French physicist Jean Foucault, who...

Unarmed Ohio Man Shot In Chest Files Lawsuit

CINCINNATI (AP) — An unarmed man who says he had his hands in the air when a Cleveland police officer shot him in the chest over a traffic violation last year has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in the matter Greg Love of Maple Heights and two others involved in the June 23...

Kiss Says It Won’t Play At Rock HOF Induction

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Kiss won’t rock and roll all night — or at any point during the day, either — when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. The 40-year-old band is unable to agree on which lineup should perform during the April 10 ceremony...

Hundreds Strip Down, Jump In Freezing Ohio Lake

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of people from across Ohio stripped down to their swimsuits to take a frigid plunge in Lake Erie on Saturday. About 370 participants jumped into the lake for the 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge in Geneva Township in northeastern Ohio. Area...

Conn. Considers Ban On Natural Gas Wastewater

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A year after approving a massive expansion of natural gas use in Connecticut, state lawmakers are considering a ban on storing or recycling wastewater generated as a byproduct of gas exploration. Environmentalists back several bills intended to eliminate...

Residents Rescued Amid Northern Ohio Flooding

VERMILION, Ohio (AP) — Northern Ohio authorities have rescued the residents of six homes by boat as ice jams caused river flooding. No one was hurt as the Vermilion River crested Saturday following a text alert to residents on Friday warning of an ice jam. Vermilion Fire Chief...

Ohio Military Vets Get Personal Finance Training

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Military veterans have received some personal finance training through a pilot program launched this week by Ohio’s treasurer at the University of Toledo. The Blade in Toledo ( ) reports about 20 veterans registered for the event, which included speakers...

Ohio Teen To Compete In National Bee For 3rd Time

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio boy will compete in the National Spelling Bee for the third time this year. Fourteen-year-old Joseph Delamerced (day-la-mehr-CED’) beat out more than 60 other students at a regional spelling bee held in Cincinnati on Saturday. It will be the...

Fire That Destroyed $4M Ohio Mansion Still Probed

CINCINNATI (AP) — The multiagency investigation of a fire that destroyed a $4 million southwest Ohio mansion last month is still working on finding a cause. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) that the state fire marshal’s office says it’s not unusual that the cause...

People Can Now Rate Experience With Cincy Police

CINCINNATI (AP) — People who interact with police officers in Cincinnati can now rate their experience online and over the phone. The initiative is part of a survey involving about 100 agencies across the country and is being administered by the University of Illinois. People who...