Singing Ohio inmates connect with ill South African children

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — For a few brief minutes each month, two groups of very different people are able to bridge the thousands of miles between them and the life-altering circumstances that bind them.

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  • Written by By PATRICK COOLEY , The Columbus Dispatch

Immigration cap, job rate, causing landscape worker shortage

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Low unemployment rates, a cap on immigrant seasonal workers and applicants unable to pass drug tests are causing a severe shortage of employees as the summer landscaping season gets underway, Ohio companies say.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Opinions differ in Ohio on when judge becomes 'candidate'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Then-Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill's decision last year to remain on the court well after announcing his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination prompted a storm of controversy. Response to the court's proposed fix was less enthusiastic.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press