Kasich Aides Said To Mull Targeting Drilling Foes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Top advisers to Republican Gov. John Kasich knew the Ohio Department of Natural Resources planned to target environmental groups and two lawmakers while promoting drilling in state parks and forests in 2012, new records show. Top administration officials met...

New SIU President Defends Leaving Ohio University

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Southern Illinois University system’s new president says he understands feelings of betrayal surrounding his planned departure from Ohio’s Youngstown State just seven months into that job. But Randy Dunn says that as a former Illinois schools...

Ohio Gov’s Team Discussed Targeting ‘eco-left’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New records show top advisers to Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) knew the Ohio Department of Natural Resources planned to target environmental groups and two state lawmakers while promoting drilling in state parks and forests in 2012. The...

Dad Of Ohio Boy Killed By Van Accused Of Fake ID

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal complaint alleges that a central Ohio man suspected of accidentally killing his 4-year-old son never applied for permanent U.S. residence and used fake identification. A federal immigration investigator’s affidavit says the defendant is from...

Cincinnati Officials Challenge Levee Decision

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two city council members in Cincinnati say they want to know more about the decision to decertify a flood levee, which forced hundreds of property owners to buy flood insurance. Councilman Charlie Winburn says he will launch an inquiry into why elected officials...

NM Community College Has 3 Finalists For President

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Educators from New Mexico, Ohio and Texas are finalists to be hired as the next president of a community college serving parts of southern New Mexico. The finalists under consideration by the Las Cruces-based Dona Ana Community College include Andrew...

Latest Storm Brings More Snow To East Coast

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A quick-moving storm brought several inches of snow as well as rare “thundersnow” to parts of the winter-weary East Coast, prompting speed restrictions on Pennsylvania highways on Tuesday, days after the Southeast and Northeast were paralyzed with...

2 Hurt As Ohio Fire Truck Slides On Ice, Hits Pole

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two firefighters were hurt when a fire truck accompanying medics to a crash site skidded on an icy road and slammed into a utility pole in southwest Ohio. The crash was reported before dawn Tuesday in Miamisburg, just south of Dayton. The...

Ohio Fruit Growers Wait To Assess Winter Damage

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Ohio fruit growers are holding onto hope that this snowy, often brutally cold winter hasn’t ruined all of their crops. The president of the Ohio Fruit Growers Marketing Association, Bill Dodd, tells the Mansfield News Journal ( ) that growers are sure...

Winter Weather Prompts Road Bans In Northern Ohio

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Several northern Ohio counties have banned all non-emergency driving as the latest winter blast closes some schools and dumps more snow and ice on residents weary of this weather. The snowfall was expected to taper off Tuesday as warming temperatures and...