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County court in Ohio bans lookalike guns for some youths

CLEVELAND (AP) — The county juvenile court in Cleveland says youth under its supervision will be banned from having air rifles and other lookalikes that could be perceived as real.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Ohio charter-school survey flags resources as challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Leaders of top-ranking charter schools in Ohio say more money is needed to pay for quality teachers and more spacious facilities if the sector is to thrive.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Murder charge dropped in drive-by killing of Cleveland boy

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors in Cleveland have dropped charges against a man arrested in the drive-by shooting that killed a 3-year-old boy last year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Officials: Pilot killed in plane crash in Xenia

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say the pilot of a small plane died in a crash in southwestern Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Ohio Democratic lawmakers push for focus on economic issues

COLUMBUS (AP) — Democratic state lawmakers pushed an economic agenda Wednesday that included bills to increase Ohio's minimum wage, provide paid family and medical leave, and promote equal pay for women.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Ohio election officials plan to add more poll workers

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio county plans to have more poll workers, trainers and roving troubleshooters for Ohio's March primary after November's voting was plagued by problems at the polls.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Panel asks Obama for additional Asian carp control study

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Advocacy groups want President Barack Obama to support further study of long-term measures to prevent Asian carp and other invasive species from migrating between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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Authorities: 1 man dead in house explosion in eastern Ohio

NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a house explosion has left one man dead in eastern Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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