Teen’s Prosthetic Legs Don’t Stop Sports Dreams

TONTOGANY, Ohio (AP) — A.J. Digby, a 16-year-old junior at Otsego High School, has the drive and energy of an average high school athlete. His checklist for getting ready to play football is pretty much typical. Shoulder pads in place. Game jersey on. Helmet and chinstrap...

Ohioans To Vote In 5 Statewide Races This Fall

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio voters are electing candidates this fall to five statewide offices, including governor, and picking two Supreme Court judges. Republican Gov. John Kasich is running largely on Ohio’s improved economy under his watch, a bounce tied at least in part...

Innocence Group Sues To Gain Inmate’s Case File

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police are improperly shielding the complete files of a long-closed criminal case, according to a public records lawsuit that contends police around the state increasingly refuse to release such records until all chance of appeals are exhausted,...

Innocence Group Sues To Gain Inmate’s Case File

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police are improperly shielding the complete files of a long-closed criminal case, according to a public records lawsuit that contends police around the state increasingly refuse to release such records until all chance of appeals are exhausted,...

Cleveland-area Crime, Forensic Lab Is Expanded

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County has announced the opening of an expanded regional forensics science lab that will enhance the lab’s ability to test evidence for local law enforcement agencies. The facility for a number of years served as the crime...

Ohio Farmers Group Seeks Tweaks To Ag-related Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Farmers Union says it plans to seek changes in an agriculture-related bill before the Legislature. Backers of the bill want to transfer the state’s agricultural pollution abatement program that focuses on livestock farming from the Ohio...

Former Head Of W.Va. Food Bank Gets Prison Term

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The former executive director of a Huntington-based regional food bank has been sentenced to prison for stealing more than $32,000 from the pantry for the poor Leigh Anne Zappin was sentenced Friday in Cabell Circuit Court to one to 10 years in prison,...

City Tears Down Ohio Home Where Toddler Was Killed

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The city of Toledo has demolished the home where an 18-month-old girl was killed. The remains of Elaina Steinfurth were found in a box in a garage last year, three months after she was reported missing. Relatives and neighbors watched as the deteriorating home...

Some Ohio Businesses Still Recovering From Winter

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A new survey says many small and mid-sized businesses in Ohio haven’t recovered from the brutal weather of last winter. Nearly half of surveyed by PNC Bank said the extreme weather hurt their bottom line. And 71 percent of business owners who reported...

Ohio Minimum Wage To Hit $8.10 Per Hour Next Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to go up by 15 cents to $8.10 beginning Jan. 1. The state Department of Commerce also announced the new minimum for tipped employees will be $4.05 per hour — a 7-cent increase. The minimum wage is adjusted annually...