Appeals Court Upholds Ohio Ruling On Early Voting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld an order from an Ohio judge that expands the swing state’s voting schedule this fall. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled Wednesday that the district court’s order can remain in place. In a Sept. 4...

Appeals Court Upholds Ohio Ruling On Early Voting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld an order from an Ohio judge that expands the swing state’s voting schedule this fall. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled Wednesday that the district court’s order can remain in place. In a Sept. 4...

Virus Behind Respiratory Illness Confirmed In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say central Ohio has confirmed cases of an uncommon virus causing severe respiratory illness for children in about two dozen states. Columbus Public Health says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the germ, enterovirus...

Official: Vigilance Needed To Counter Extremism

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says vigilance is needed to counter attempts at violent extremism at home. Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says Islamic State militants represent a serious threat to the United States and the...

Family: ‘Justice Was Not Done’ In Police Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of a man fatally shot by police at an Ohio Wal-Mart says it is heartbroken and disgusted by a special grand jury’s decision not to indict police. A statement issued by the family of 22-year-old John Crawford III says “justice was not...

Federal Probe Set In Ohio Wal-Mart Police Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department will investigate possible civil rights violations in the fatal police shooting of a man holding an air rifle at a Wal-Mart store in Ohio. Federal authorities made the announcement Wednesday, just hours after a special grand jury found...

EPA Releases 5-year Plan To Improve Great Lakes

CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration announced an updated five-year plan for restoring the Great Lakes on Wednesday, calling for accelerated efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat. U.S. Environmental...

Ohio’s Governor Supports Federal Probe Of Shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor says a U.S. Justice Department review of the fatal police shooting of a Wal-Mart shopper would be appropriate. Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) issued a statement Wednesday after a special grand jury in Greene County decided against...

Ohio Auditor Rival Would Assess Charter Funding

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Democratic candidate for state auditor has outlined the policy goals he would pursue if elected. At a news conference Wednesday, state Rep. John Patrick Carney, of Columbus, said his priority would be to increase transparency. That includes increasing...

No Indictment In Ohio Wal-Mart Shooting

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury reviewing the fatal police shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart has completed its work without issuing any indictments. The prosecutor on Wednesday said the Greene County grand jury in Xenia (ZEEN’-yah) found the police justified in the Aug....