COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio drivers could be facing treacherous road conditions with a wintry storm forecast for much of the state.
Forecasters say the storm will hit most of southwest and central Ohio with 3 to 6 inches of snow by Friday evening. A sharp drop in Thursday's unseasonably warm temperatures is expected to bring a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow for Friday morning drivers in many areas.
COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say a former pharmacist convicted in a $2.1 million health care fraud scheme has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison.
Barbara Elise Miller of Coshocton was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Akron.
A statement from Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, the state insurance director, says Miller's conviction stemmed from charges that she defrauded state, federal and private medical insurance companies. Prosecutors say she...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general says his office will start cracking down on electronic raffle machines that have been operated by veterans and fraternal posts.
A portion of the proceeds generated by the raffles go to charity. Attorney General Mike DeWine has declared the devices to be illegal, but he delayed enforcement against them for months to allow time for legislative compromise.
DeWine said Thursday that because the state Senate...
CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor says a nurse's aide has been charged with raping a 92-year-old woman at a suburban Cincinnati nursing home.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters says 22-year-old Samuel Onyenweaku was indicted Thursday in Cincinnati on charges of rape, felonious assault and patient abuse. Deters say the West Chester man could face more than 19 years in prison if convicted of all charges.
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Winter weather has postponed a court hearing for school workers charged following an investigation prompted by the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two eastern Ohio high school football players.
Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove delayed Friday's hearing for six current or former workers at the Steubenville (STOO'-behn-vihl) school district. They were scheduled to appear before Cosgrove in Jefferson County court.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's insurance director is giving guidance to insurers who want to reissue health plans ticketed for cancellation under federal law, following a recent change announced by President Barack Obama.
Some people who buy their own insurance received cancellation notices because their plans don't meet the requirements of Obama's health law. The president has proposed allowing those customers to keep their existing plans for another year....
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former choir director at an Ohio high school has been indicted on several charges related to accusations that he solicited sex and naked pictures from teenage boys in exchange for positions in the state fair's choir.
The Franklin County Prosecutor's Office says Zachary Ruppel faces 13 counts. They include pandering obscenity involving a minor, compelling prostitution, importuning and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in central Ohio say a search at a Columbus home turned up large amounts of cocaine and marijuana, with an estimated street value of more than $500,000.
Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott says the drug seizure early Thursday morning was part of a large-scale joint investigation by a local task force and the Drug Enforcement Agency targeting cocaine distribution. He says about 6.5 kilograms of cocaine and about 190 pounds of marijuana were...