Soo Locks Open, Great Lakes Shipping Season Starts

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes shipping season has begun with the opening of the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the locks started operating for the 2014 season on Tuesday. The locks are part of the St. Marys River system that...

GE Aviation To Build 200-job Indiana Engine Plant

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A report says GE Aviation plans to invest $92 million and create 200 jobs at a jet-engine manufacturing plant in Lafayette. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports ( ) the board of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. discussed the company’s plans...

Pharmacists Urged Not To Assist US Executions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Several human rights and anti-death penalty groups have asked the American Pharmacists Association to prohibit members from participating in executions, a request that comes as states increasingly turn to pharmacists for lethal injection drugs. The groups,...

Age At Center Of Ohio Teen School Shooting Appeal

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — The age of a teen gunman in a deadly school shooting two years ago in northeastern Ohio is at the center of an appeal over his life sentences. T.J. Lane’s defense attorneys and prosecutors will go before an appeals court Wednesday. They’re...

Ohio State Wrestler Wins NCAA Title, AD Gets $18K

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Athletic director Gene Smith will receive a bonus of more than $18,000 — one week of his base salary — for Ohio State’s Logan Stieber winning the 141-pound weight class at the NCAA wrestling championships. Smith signed a new contract this year that...

Officials Report Progress In Ohio Oil Leak Cleanup

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials cleaning up thousands of gallons of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline into a southwest Ohio nature preserve hope to complete the emergency phase of cleanup in about a week. Federal officials estimate more than 20,000 gallons of oil leaked into the...

Murray Energy Sues EPA, Alleges Law Noncompliance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio-based coal operator is suing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency over the agency’s administration and enforcement of the Clean Air Act. Murray Energy alleges in its lawsuit that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has failed to...

Blue Jackets Reassign Melart To AHL Springfield

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have reassigned defenseman Ilari Melart to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass. Melart was loaned to HC Ugra of the Kontinental Hockey League on Dec. 17. In 24 games played with Springfield earlier this...

New Ohio Lawsuit Targets Traffic Cameras In Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The city of Dayton has become the latest front in the legal assault on traffic cameras in Ohio. Attorneys representing drivers filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Montgomery County. Dayton attorney Tom Manning was joined by the Cincinnati-based firm of Michael K. Allen...

Ohio Teen’s Age Center Of School Shooting Appeal

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — The age of a teen gunman in a school shooting two years ago in northeastern Ohio is at the center of an appeal over his life sentences. T.J. Lane’s defense attorneys and prosecutors will go before an appeals court Wednesday. They’re expected to...