Lawsuit seeks community-based options for Ohio's disabled

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit claiming Ohioans with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience segregation when forced to receive services from institutions due to fewer community- or home-based options will be allowed to proceed.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent

Zoo plan for baby hippo: More independence, nix lap naps

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo, Fiona, is getting more independent and now tops 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms), meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers' laps are dwindling.


Ohio school-funding suit leaves mark after 20 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Twenty years after the first decision in Ohio's landmark school-funding lawsuit, hundreds of new school buildings dot the landscape and the notion of what constitutes an adequate education is regularly debated in U.S. state capitals.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent