US Rig Count Unchanged At 1,931

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. was unchanged this week, holding at 1,931. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,592 rigs were exploring for oil and 338 for gas....

Ruling: Charges Against Juvenile Court Judge Stand

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio judge on Friday refused to dismiss the charges against a juvenile court judge, and the defense began its case in her felony trial. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Norbert Nadel ruled Friday that Judge Tracie Hunter’s trial should...

LeBron, Cavs Begin Road To Possible Championship

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — And so it begins, or resumes, for LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Back home and where he began his NBA career, James and the Cavs are holding media day Friday as they begin a journey they hope ends with Cleveland’s first pro sports championship...

APNewsBreak: DeWine Favored Unregistered Charity

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney General Mike DeWine was holding Ohio fundraisers for years on behalf of a charity unregistered with the state, including while he was a U.S. senator. State emails obtained by The Associated Press show a DeWine aide discovered the oversight involving...

Tuberville Puts 2-0 Mark On Line Against Meyer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Only one coach who has gone up at least twice against Urban Meyer in his 13 years as a head coach has a perfect record against him. That bit of trivia looms large since Tommy Tuberville, who shocked superior Meyer-led Florida teams in both 2006 and 2007...

Ohio Judge Rules Trial Will Continue

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio judge has refused to dismiss the charges against a juvenile court judge being tried on felony counts. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Norbert Nadel (Nay-DEL’) ruled Friday that trial should continue, after hearing arguments Thursday....

OSU Band Director To Sue With Help Of Ex-Ohio AG

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters say he is suing. Waters’ legal team for the challenge will include Jim Petro, a former Republican attorney general and chancellor of higher education. Details of the litigation...

Court Program Gives Prostitutes Another Chance

BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio court program that tries to permanently steer prostitutes off the streets through a variety of educational and medical interventions is honoring its newest graduates. Franklin County Judge Paul Herbert, who started the program five years ago,...

Former US Rep. Traficant Still Critical

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A family attorney says former U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. remains in critical condition in a northeast Ohio hospital following a tractor accident this week. Attorney Heidi Hanni (HAN’-eye) provided the update Friday. The 17-year congressman was...

2 FBI Employees Killed In Ohio River Collision

CINCINNATI (AP) — The FBI in Cincinnati says two off-duty employees were killed in a boat collision on the Ohio River near Cincinnati. Cincinnati District Fire Chief Lou Arnold says the accident happened late Thursday when their pleasure boat apparently crossed right in front of...