Blue Jackets, Penguins Searching For Momentum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins say they have to ramp up the intensity as their first round playoff series against Columbus heads to Game 5 on Saturday night. The Blue Jackets tied the series at two games each with a 4-3 overtime victory on Wednesday night. Columbus...

16 Cases Of Measles Confirmed Among Ohio Amish

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sixteen cases of measles have been confirmed among Amish in the Knox County area of north-central Ohio. The Department of Health says the outbreak of the highly contagious respiratory disease began with unvaccinated travelers who returned to Ohio after...

Dems Seize On Boehner Comments On Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and immigration advocates are calling out House Speaker John Boehner over comments mocking his own Republican lawmakers for their reluctance to take up immigration legislation. Boehner said at a Rotary Club lunch at home in Ohio Thursday that...

Va. Man Pleads Guilty In Multistate Fake ID Case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond man has pleaded guilty to participating in a sophisticated multistate fake identification ring. Manuel Garcia-Rojas pleaded guilty to racketeering and attempted robbery Friday in U.S. District Court in Richmond. He will be sentenced July 31. Nine...

Arrest Warrant Issued For Ohio Ex-deputy Treasurer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for a former Ohio deputy treasurer who pleaded guilty in December to federal charges in a kickback scheme, after receiving information he has violated terms of his release. Amer Ahmad, 39, faces up to 15 years in...

Governors Form Great Lakes Investment Partnership

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An organization representing the eight states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region is teaming with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in an effort to attract foreign manufacturing investment. The Council of Great Lakes...

Ohio Man Awaits Verdict In New Jersey Beach Arrest

BRADLEY BEACH, N.J. (AP) — An Ohio man is awaiting a verdict after a day at a New Jersey beach ended with his arrest. Charles Placa is charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and defiant trespass. It all started when the 59-year-old consulting engineer from Milford,...

Harsh Ohio Winter Damages Wine Industry

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio winemakers will ask for federal aid to help them recover after the harsh winter that all but wiped out many varieties of grapes. A winter damage survey report from Ohio State University viticultural researchers says the extreme subzero temperatures...

Harsh Ohio Winter Damages Win Industry

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s winemakers are preparing to ask for federal recovery help after the harsh winter all but wiped out many varieties of grapes. A winter damage survey report from Ohio State University viticultural researchers says the extreme subzero temperatures...

2 Ohio Teens Charged After Girl’s Crash Death

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio have charged two teens with drag racing and other crimes after a crash earlier this week that left a 14-year-old girl dead. Hamilton police Sgt. Ed Buns says the teens — ages 15 and 16 — were drag racing in stolen cars early Tuesday...