State & Regional News

August 31, 2015 - 5:01am
5 min 30 sec ago

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — County leaders in northwestern Ohio are considering selling wood recovered during the restoration of a covered bridge.

The wood is from the 164-year-old Mull Covered Bridge in Sandusky County near Fremont.

County officials think someone will want the planks that are anywhere from 3 to 10 inches thick. County Engineer Jim Moyer says the wood is piece of local history.

He tell The News-Messenger (

August 31, 2015 - 3:23am
5 min 29 sec ago

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police say a drunk driver caused a major natural gas leak when he crashed his pickup truck into the side of an apartment building in western Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) the accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Rita Drive in Mad River Township.

Witnesses told police the leak was apparent immediately following the collision. Apartments were evacuated and Columbia Gas shut off the natural...

August 31, 2015 - 3:21am
5 min 29 sec ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials say an 11-year-old girl was hospitalized in critical condition after she was pulled from the bottom of a pool in Cincinnati's Mount Washington section.

Emergency responders were dispatched to an apartment complex on Beechmont Avenue around 5:50 p.m. Sunday after the girl was found unresponsive.

Police say the girl, a guest at the complex, told her brother she was going to test how long she could hold her breath underwater...

August 31, 2015 - 3:19am
5 min 29 sec ago

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio University student is suing a sorority at the Athens school for an injury she suffered at the chapter house in 2014.

The Athens Messenger reports ( ) the suit, filed in Athens County Common Pleas Court, asserts that an automatic door at the Chi Omega sorority house on South College Street was responsible for severing Delaney Stengel's Achilles tendon.

The lawsuit states the front door automatically...

August 31, 2015 - 3:01am
5 min 29 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohioans have been filing more complaints about inaccuracies in their credit reports that range from annoying to costly.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports ( ) the number of complaints filed by state residents with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during the last three months increased 14 percent compared with the same period last year.

There was an average of 730 complaints per month from May through...

August 31, 2015 - 12:05am
5 min 29 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland State University officials say the school will have its biggest-ever freshman class this fall despite an analysis that shows the number of high school graduates pursuing higher education in the Midwest has been declining.

Officials say 1,850 students have enrolled for classes this fall at the school located on the edge of downtown Cleveland. Officials say the uptick follows a longer-term trend at CSU, which has seen freshman enrollment double...

August 30, 2015 - 5:08pm
5 min 29 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — FirstEnergy is preparing to demolish its century-old power plant in Cleveland.

The Plain Dealer reports ( ) the company shut down the last of its Lake Shore power plant's coal-fired boilers in April. That was three years after the company announced it would close its Lake Erie plants rather than spend millions of dollars upgrading pollution control equipment for their coal-burning boilers.

The company has also...

August 30, 2015 - 2:31pm
5 min 29 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say part of a two-story building collapsed the central Ohio village of West Jefferson, sending at least one person to the hospital with minor injuries.

A dispatcher with the West Jefferson police says three people were reportedly in the building when part of it collapsed around 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The dispatcher says at least one was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries and later released.

The building has...

August 30, 2015 - 12:34pm
55 min 28 sec ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The University of Toledo has entered into a 50-year agreement that will link its medical college with a nonprofit health system and generate millions of dollars for the school.

The university's board recently authorized the school's affiliation with ProMedica.

The health system will create an academic medical center at ProMedica Toledo Hospital and Toledo Children's Hospital, where university medical students and residents will...

August 30, 2015 - 12:12pm
3 hours 55 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Dayton mayor and ex-legislator in Ohio will serve in a position at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in Minneapolis.

Rhine McLin has been named the Midwest vice chairwoman of the Association of State Democratic Chairs for the meeting.

The Dayton Daily News reports ( that McLin's new role underscores the importance of Ohio for Democrats across the country.


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