COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new study shows Ohio as a national leader in diverting juveniles to lower-cost community programs instead of prison.
The national study by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention shows the number of young people in Ohio sent to prison dropped 80 percent from 1997 to 2013. Figures show the national average of juvenile incarceration rates for that time dropped 55 percent.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Residents of southwest Ohio are getting a chance to meet local members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus.
The group's Legislative Action Tour plans a town hall-style stop in Cincinnati on Monday with appearances by state Reps. Alicia Reece and Christie Kuhns and state Sen. Cecil Thomas. All three are Cincinnati Democrats.
Reece, the caucus president, said the event at the Urban League of Cincinnati is an opportunity for local...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists head into the Thanksgiving week with gas prices dipping below the $2 mark.
The state average was about $1.83 for a gallon of regular gas in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 18 cents cheaper than the average last Monday and 36 cents cheaper than the price a month ago. The state average a year ago was about $2.75.
TROY, Ohio (AP) — A western Ohio county is moving closer to reopening a jail pod after commissioners expressed support for the action.
The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1PJji8x ) the 60-person pod at the Miami County incarceration Facility in Troy would be used for the county's female inmates. They are currently being sent to Shelby County's jail. Other agencies could also rent space in the pod.
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking residents near the northwestern Ohio city of Findlay to help with mapping a diversion channel that's part of its flood control plan for the area.
The Courier newspaper (http://bit.ly/1NHcDWp ) in Findlay reports the agency wants residents to let it know about historic properties or places of cultural value that might affect the nine-mile diversion channel.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Economic researchers expect Ohio retail spending to grow above national projections during the pivotal holiday shopping period that picks up later this week with Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales.
The University of Cincinnati Economics Center projects retail sales to rise 4.2 percent in the November-December period, a boost of $600 million over the 2014 season. The National Retail Federation expects holiday spending this year to jump nationally by 3.7...