2 more men indicted in slayings of couple at used car lot

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two alleged accomplices indicted in the slayings of a couple at their used car lot in Cleveland are accused of helping the suspected shooter, who already was charged.


Duke Energy rate request being negotiated with regulators

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The nation's largest electric company agreed Monday to seek a smaller rate increase on more than a million North Carolina customers, with a smaller potential profit margin, but still wants nearly $200 million a year to clean up the toxic byproducts of burning coal.

  • Written by By EMERY P. DALESIO , Associated Press

Modest growth forecast for Ohio holiday retail sales

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ahead of Black Friday and the December sales season, researchers are expecting a modest 2 percent increase in Ohio holiday retail spending compared with last year, according to an annual forecast released Monday.

  • Written by By JOHN SEEWER , Associated Press

GOP official quits, says move unrelated to Senate misconduct

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The chief of staff to Ohio Senate majority Republicans said Monday he will leave his post in a move unrelated to allegations of inappropriate conduct roiling the chamber.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent