Columbus reports big jump in firefighter overtime in 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus officials say changes in policies and an increased workload has resulted in a $2.5 million jump in overtime for firefighters in 2015 compared with the average amount paid over the previous three years.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Afghan attorneys honing legal skills at university in Ohio

ADA, Ohio (AP) — When Habiburrahman Rahmani and Ali Shah Hasanzada return to Afghanistan after spending about 10 months at Ohio Northern University, they'll bring a sharpened desire to spread democracy in their home country.

  • Written by VANESSA MCCRAY, The (Toledo) Blade

Ohio secretary of state votes to let similar names on ballot

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's top election official has voted to allow a Republican township trustee to use a name on the ballot similar to his better-known brother in a bid to become a Hamilton County commissioner.

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