Snow storm downs power lines, close schools in NE Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — The front edge of the storm causing havoc on the East Coast dropped as much as a foot of snow on parts of northeast Ohio with heavy winds leading to power outages and school closings.


Kroger joins other big retailers, tightens gun restrictions

NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21 at the stores it owns, becoming the third major retailer this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws.



Kasich proposes 'red flag' law, other gun changes in state

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich on Thursday advocated a "red flag" law for Ohio, a ban on armor-piercing ammunition and other gun policy positions he says represent political consensus in a bellwether state that could fly nationally.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Residents worry coal mine will undo clean water efforts


GLOUSTER, Ohio (AP) — As years of work to cleanse southeastern Ohio's Sunday Creek of acid mine drainage from old coal mines start to produce cleaner water and more fish species, a new coal mine is proposed to open in the region.

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  • Written by By MARY BETH LANE , The Columbus Dispatch

Katie Couric, P&G executives highlight gender equality forum

CINCINNATI (AP) — Veteran TV journalist Katie Couric and leaders of household consumer products maker Procter & Gamble highlight a forum planned to examine the state of women in the workplace.

  • Written by By DAN SEWELL , Associated Press