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Coalition Plans To Reduce LGBT Youth Homelessness

CINCINNATI (AP) — A plan for reducing homelessness among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth will be submitted for federal approval this week by a coalition of Cincinnati groups. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that Cincinnati was one of two cities the U.S....

Orders For Devon Still Jersey Approaching 10,000

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals have received orders for nearly 10,000 Devon Still jerseys, part of an initiative to raise money for pediatric cancer care and research. Still’s 4-year-old daughter, Leah, is being treated for cancer. She had surgery last week. The Bengals...

Authorities Identify 2 Killed In Ohio 1-car Crash

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified a man and woman killed when the car they were in slammed into a tree in southern Ohio. Pickaway County Sheriff Robert Radcliff says 20-year-old Bobby Boualoy and 22-year-old Kayleigh Stambaugh, both of Groveport, were killed...

Last Of 3 Suspects Faces Trial In Fatal Ohio Fire

TIFFIN, Ohio (AP) — The last of three people charged with helping start a house fire that killed two deaf people in Ohio is still set to go on trial. A judge this past week set an October trial date for Charles Schaeffer of Fostoria. Among the charges against him is complicity to...

Goodyear Aims To Use Rice Husk Byproduct In Tires

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the world’s biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires. Akron-based Goodyear is embracing...

Changes At Ohio Facility After Inmate Escapes

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Operators of a low-level corrections facility in northwestern Ohio are making security changes after an inmate escaped recently. The director of the NorthWest Community Corrections Center in Bowling Green says they’re increasing how many times...

Ohio Providing Help For Grandparents Raising Kids

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — There is extra help available for Ohio grandparents and great-grandparents who find themselves caring for another generation of children. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports ( ) that the state’s Kinship Permanency Incentive program began in...

Ohio Fall Colors Expected To Peak On Schedule

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say the state’s fall foliage colors are predicted to peak right on schedule this year. As the days get shorter, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources expects leaves will change color close to traditional timing. ODNR Fall Color...

Bats Could Hold Up School Stadium Construction

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Construction of a high school stadium in northeastern Ohio could be delayed because an environmental assessment shows that trees on the site are perfect hiding places for migrating Indiana bats. The architect on North Ridgeville High School project...

Ohio Gets About $8M For Chronic Disease Prevention

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded nearly $8 million in grants to Ohio to support programs aimed at preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will administer the...