COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new committee of state lawmakers has been tapped to review Ohio's unemployment compensation system.
Legislative leaders announced the joint panel of senators and representatives on Monday. They say its members will see whether the jobless benefits system for workers is sustainable and determine if any solvency issues should be addressed.
Senate President Keith Faber (FAY'-bur) and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger say the group...
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A small Ohio city where trains sometimes block responders during emergencies will reopen an old fire station on the other side of the tracks while trying to find funding for an overpass above one of the city's 19 rail crossings.
Circleville officials plan to open up the second fire station by the end of the year. It will have a small crew, with one ambulance and one engine.
Mayor Don McIlroy tells The Columbus Dispatch that...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a proposal aimed at controlling prescription drug prices lacks enough valid signatures to meet the state's requirements, and backers must collect more for it to move ahead.
The court said Monday that roughly 10,000 signatures submitted by supporters of the Drug Price Relief Act were erroneously validated, and more than 5,000 signatures are now needed for the initiated statute.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Cleveland has sentenced a traveling minister to more than 13 years in federal prison for a $4.8 million tax scam that prosecutors say involved nearly 1,000 northeast Ohioans.
Fifty-eight-year-old Allen Miles of Little Rock, Arkansas, denied knowledge of the scheme at sentencing Monday.
Miles was convicted in April of conspiracy, wire fraud and identity theft charges.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Three defendants who spent 20 years in prison for a murder they denied committing are free after a judge in Cleveland dismissed their convictions because a prosecutor didn't disclose witness statements that questioned their guilt.
A county judge told the men Monday that they were free.
Laurese Glover, Derrick Wheatt and Eugene Johnson were imprisoned as teenagers in 1996 and remained behind bars until a judge ordered a new trial for...
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Chicago museum official says there is no agreement to display the recreation center gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer while playing with a pellet gun.
Cleveland City Council last week agreed to accept donated services to dismantle and store the gazebo. A councilman said the gazebo was expected to be displayed at the Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago. A museum spokeswoman says acquiring the gazebo is...
WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — The conditions of two members of a high school water polo team injured in a fatal Ohio crash that also injured two other team members and their mother and killed the woman's 19-year-old daughter have been upgraded.
The Columbus Dispatch reports Monday that the (http://bit.ly/2brYMc1 ) the conditions of 15-year-old Samantha Fink and 14-year-old Sydney Zullich were upgraded from critical to serious over the weekend. The newspaper reports the other...