Gov. Kasich Defends Tax Increase On Oil And Gas Drillers

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor is making his case for a proposed tax increase on the oil and gas industry, saying it won’t deter production in the state. Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has called for a fixed rate on crude oil and natural gas of 6.5 percent...

Ohio Gov. Kasich Pushes Tax Plan In State Of State Address

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) says cutting taxes is crucial to helping to lure and retain businesses and keep people from leaving Ohio. The Republican governor discussed his proposed tax changes during his annual State of the State speech held this year in...

Kasich Wants More Tax Cuts To Keep, Build Business In Ohio

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor has begun his fifth State of the State speech by proposing another $500 million in tax cuts. Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says more tax cuts are needed to encourage more small businesses to grow here. He says high taxes...

Ohio Man Charged With Raising Money To Support Terrorism

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man provided support for people engaged in terrorism and tried to conceal his efforts through money laundering, according to court documents that include a request for a $2.5 million bond. In the past year and a half, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud...

Ex-city Worker In Ohio Sentenced To 5 Years In Theft Scam

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former city employee convicted of charges that she was at the center of a scam that stole about $385,000 from city coffers has been sentenced to five years in prison in southwestern Ohio. Montgomery County’s prosecutor says 39-year-old Christen Turner...

AP Source: Ohio’s Strickland To Seek Portman US Senate Seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democrat Ted Strickland jumped into the U.S. Senate race against Republican Rob Portman on Tuesday, adding a formidable contender with statewide name recognition to the 2016 contest, a Democrat with knowledge of Strickland’s plans said. The person...

AP Source: Democrat Ted Strickland, Ex-Ohio Governor, To Challenge Portman For US Senate Seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — AP Source: Democrat Ted Strickland, ex-Ohio governor, to challenge Portman for US Senate seat.

Agreement Reached In Lawsuit Over Corpse Abuse At Morgue

CINCINNATI (AP) — The families of three Ohio women whose corpses were sexually abused by a Hamilton County morgue attendant later convicted of the crimes and who sued the county for negligence and emotional distress will split $800,000 called for in an agreement to settle their...

4 Reds Pitchers Battling For 2 Open Rotation Spots

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — With everyone in camp, the Reds can finally start to sort out two openings in their rotation. Cincinnati traded away Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon in the offseason, freeing up money that could go toward a long-term deal for 20-game winner Johnny Cueto. The...

US Missionary Abducted In Nigeria Is Courageous, Friends Say

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle missionary described by friends as courageous, tenacious and passionate about helping the people of Nigeria has been abducted from a school in the violence-torn African nation, her church says. The Free Methodist Church said in a statement on its website...