COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health says it has received accreditation through a national program that includes a rigorous peer-reviewed assessment process.
The agency says it's one of 11 state health departments accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board. The board is intended to promote quality in health departments and is jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio PTA will offer children's books in an online book fair that begins on the big Black Friday shopping day.
The parent-teacher association says book sales will benefit the Ohio PTA Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund dates to 1947 and annually grants $500 scholarships for students in college and technical programs.
More than 200,000 juvenile titles will be available, and shoppers can select from a range of shipping options...
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University President Beverly Warren has said in her first "State of the University" speech it's her goal to make the northeastern Ohio school "America's healthiest university."
The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1I3FhiE ) Warren's address Thursday called for providing more "healthy, nonprocessed foods," free access to fitness facilities and health insurance discounts for participating in health programs.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Dozens of people have attended the first in a series of events marking the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of a black Cleveland boy who was carrying a pellet gun when he was shot and killed by a white police officer.
Saturday's event at Cudell Recreation Center came one day ahead of the one-year mark since Tamir Rice was shot outside the rec center by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Salvage crews have begun an underwater operation to pump a hazardous oil-based substance from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years.
Crews have been monitoring the site near the U.S.-Canadian border since discovering a small leak in October that appeared to coming from a barge called the Argo that sank during a storm in 1937.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The estate of a motorist who was fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati policeman after a traffic stop will be managed by the driver's 18-year-old daughter.
The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1SMuOxK ) reports the judge's decision last week allows the parties to proceed with a possible claim and settlement over the July 19 shooting of Samuel DuBose. The newspaper says the estate was opened in court to pursue a wrongful death claim, though none...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio transportation agency is expected to use nearly $7 million in federal money to upgrade rural transit agencies' technology and to increase broadband Internet access in areas with insufficient service.
The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1Simju9 ) more than 30 rural transit service areas will receive upgrades under the Transit Tech Ohio project, including software, broadband access, and equipment upgrades.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Chuck Scott, who founded the visual communication program at Ohio University and served as the school's director for many years, has died. Scott was 91.
Ohio University says a celebration of Scott's life is planned for the spring. Scott, who died in Athens, founded the school's visual communication program in 1976 and was the school's director from 1986 to 2003.
Scott earned acclaim as a photographer and photo editor for such...