Board Names Gordon Gee As WVU President

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — E. Gordon Gee is West Virginia University’s new permanent president. Gee had been serving as interim president since last December. The university’s Board of Governors named the 70-year-old Gee to take over full time on Monday during an...

Ohio Communities Eligible For Racino Payments

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Redevelopment of the fairgrounds in one southwestern Ohio county is on hold as state officials figure out the details of distributing $12 million in payments to communities affected by the legalization of racinos. Lebanon in Warren County, north of...

Ohio Communities Awaiting Payments From Racinos

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Redevelopment of the fairgrounds in one southwestern Ohio county is on hold as state officials figure out the details of distributing $12 million in payments to communities affected by the legalization of racinos. Lebanon in Warren County, north of...

Record Number Of Students Jump Schools In Ohio

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Last year was a record for Ohio public school students moving outside of their home districts as part of the state’s open-enrollment process. Akron Beacon Journal ( ) reports that another 72,000 students sought education in another district, leading to...

Officials Identify Infant Killed In Ohio Fire

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The coroner’s office has identified the month-old baby girl who perished in a weekend house fire in Columbus. A makeshift memorial has appeared in front of the west Columbus home where Catherine Neese was killed Sunday afternoon. Fire officials said...

Ohio Gas Prices Still Rising

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio continue to rise. The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $3.59 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s 6 cents higher than last Monday — and 27 cents...

Snow, Ice Still Affecting Some Ohio Counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of schools were closed or delayed in parts of central and southern Ohio as crews continued to work to rid roads of snow and ice from the latest winter storm. Counties south and southeast of Columbus reported hazardous driving conditions early Monday...

Man Killed In Ohio Snowplow Crash

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a 22-year-old man was killed when he slammed his car into the rear of a snowplow. The patrol said Daniel D. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident just before 9 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 6 in Sandusky County in...

Man Killed In Ohio Snowplow Crash

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a 22-year-old man was killed when he slammed his car into the rear of a snowplow. The patrol said Daniel D. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident just before 9 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 6 in Sandusky County in...

East Coast Braces For Yet Another Winter Storm

WASHINGTON (AP) — School is canceled, buses are halted and federal government workers are staying home as the nation’s capital braces for a storm expected to dump a foot of snow on parts of the East Coast. The latest frigid blow threatened as much as 10 inches of snow by...