Grocery store to be sold to its employees, owners say

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 2:20 am

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio grocery chain is selling each of its 13 supermarkets to its own employees. Company spokesman Dan Buehler says the sale of Buehler’s Fresh Foods is expected to be complete by the end of the month. Employees will be able to buy the 13 stores through an employee stock ownership… Continue Reading

3 in 4 Ohio seniors on track to graduate based on testing

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 12:07 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Education officials say roughly three-fourths of Ohio’s high school seniors have met or are considered highly likely to meet higher test score requirements for graduation this school year. Educators had warned last year that a third or more of that class could be at risk of not meeting the test score… Continue Reading

Gubernatorial candidate proposes surcharge on opioids

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 12:06 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic candidate for governor in Ohio says she would force drug manufacturers to pay a nickel-per-dose surcharge on prescription opioids sold in the state in an effort to help solve the opioid problem. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is seeking her party’s nomination for the 2018 gubernatorial race. She says her… Continue Reading

Pension fund board votes to cut retirees’ benefits

by Associated Press on October 19, 2017 at 12:05 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s largest pension system has voted to cut benefits for retirees. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System voted Wednesday on the plan that would affect all of its more than 1 million members, current retirees and future ones. The plan approved by the board would reduce cost-of-living… Continue Reading

Ohio launches tech challenge aimed at opioid crisis

by Associated Press on October 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has launched its $8 million effort to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis. The state is pitching the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge as global in scope. It is similar in its mission to an effort the NFL used to generate new ideas to address… Continue Reading

Man charged in half-sister’s death faces new drug count

by Associated Press on October 18, 2017 at 10:40 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A 19-year-old Ohio man who prosecutors say caused the death of his 14-year-old half-sister is facing a new charge on top of his murder indictment. The Dayton Daily News reports Jason Tidwell, of Dayton, was indicted last week on a methamphetamine possession charge. Tidwell was previously charged with murder, tampering with… Continue Reading

Survey: problem gamblers in Ohio doubled after casinos

by Associated Press on October 18, 2017 at 9:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A survey says the percentage of Ohioans deemed problem gamblers has doubled since the implementation of racinos and casinos four years ago. The Ohio Gambling Survey says 0.9 percent of residents or about 76,400 people are problem gamblers, up from 0.4 percent or about 46,200 in 2012. The survey released Wednesday… Continue Reading

Ohio leaders want to deliver on Amazon HQ bids

by Associated Press on October 18, 2017 at 6:42 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — From hurricane-free weather to cool new brew houses, Ohio leaders are promising Amazon they can deliver what the e-commerce giant would like for its second headquarters. Ohio and its major cities are vying with competitors from across the country salivating over the potential boost of hosting the company and some 50,000 workers…. Continue Reading

Missing man found dead

by Associated Press on October 18, 2017 at 5:31 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man reported missing in Ohio has been found dead. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the man went out Tuesday to set up a deer stand, but he never returned. Officials say the man’s body was found early Wednesday morning. The man has been identified as in his… Continue Reading

Ex-inmate, county settle lawsuit over jail confrontation

by Associated Press on October 18, 2017 at 12:11 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former inmate who sued a county jail in Ohio alleging a male corrections officer took her to the floor after she asked for milk instead of juice at breakfast has reached a settlement with county officials. The Dayton Daily News reports Montgomery County officials and Marsha Pate-Strickland’s attorney confirmed a… Continue Reading