Ohio Bill Sparks Questions Over Public Benefits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The director of a county Jobs and Family Services office in southeast Ohio says a proposal before the Legislature should be more focused on addressing the basic needs of the state’s residents. Jack Frech (frehk) of Athens County says funding for public...

Biden To Speak In Cleveland About Infrastructure

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are traveling the country saying the nation needs to invest billions of federal dollars in highways and bridges, but some Ohio city officials are left to wonder: Where’s the money to fix our streets? Biden...

Poll: Ohio GOP Governor Leads Democratic Opponent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. John Kasich is holding a clear lead over Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald with about six months to go before the election, according to a poll released Wednesday. The Quinnipiac University poll, the first survey taken since FitzGerald...

April Sales Surge Bolsters Macy’s Optimism

NEW YORK (AP) — After a slow, cold winter, Macy’s Inc. saw its business improve in April as the spring thaw heated up shoppers’ demand for shorts and T-shirts, the department store chain said Wednesday. But Mother Nature came too late to boost the department store...

Cleveland TV Weatherman Rescued From Flood

CLEVELAND (AP) — A longtime Cleveland TV meteorologist had to be rescued after rising water swamped his car on a highway exit ramp this week. Eighty-three-year-old Dick Goddard, a local weatherman for more than 50 years, says he thought he was going to “buy the farm”...

Macy’s 1Q Profit Rises, Though Cold Chills Sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s says its first-quarter profit rose 3.2 percent, but the department store chain’s sales fell short of expectations as a tough economy and a cool spring dampened shoppers’ appetite for shorts and T-shirts. However, Macy’s Inc. is...

Mon, 2 Sons Charged In Ohio Burglaries

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio mother and her two adult sons have pleaded not guilty to charges that they were making a living by breaking into homes and stealing. Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly tells The Dayton Daily News ( ) that investigators spent months looking...

Ohio Man Who Killed Family Can Visit Graves

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio man found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2009 slayings of three family members will be allowed to leave an institution to shop, dine and even visit the graves of his loved ones. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that Hamilton County...

Ohio Lawmakers Want Day Care Kids Vaccinated

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio lawmakers say they will introduce legislation requiring kids in day care to be vaccinated for preventable diseases such as mumps and measles. Reps. Nickie Antonio, a Democrat from Lakewood, and Ryan Smith, a Bidwell Republican, say the bill they...

Poll: Ohio Governor Leading Democratic Challenger

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new poll shows Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) widening his lead over Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald with about six months to go before the election. The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut...