Ohio to mine government data for answers to tough issues

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is making plans to restructure its vast stores of government data so they can be mined for possible solutions to the state's most complex problems, an initiative experts say would be among the most sweeping of its kind by any U.S. state.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent

Ohio court allows condemned killer's DNA request

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a death row inmate seeking DNA testing on a cigarette butt found near the scene of the 1990 double murder that led to his sentence.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press

Police: Tourniquet kit, quick thinking saved Ohio officer

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Dayton say doctors believe quick thinking by an officer and a tourniquet kit likely saved the life of another officer struck by a motorist on Interstate 75 last week.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cleveland police monitor seeks court help on equipment plan

CLEVELAND (AP) — The independent monitor overseeing an agreement to reform the Cleveland police department said in a federal court filing this week that he will ask a federal judge to address the city's failure to create a detailed plan on how it will invest in equipment like cruisers and in-car computers to modernize a department that lags behind other cities.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press