Man pleads guilty to plotting attack on government officials

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities said Thursday a 21-year-old college student from a southwest Ohio suburb has pleaded guilty to plotting to execute a U.S. military official and then attack a local police station in support of the Islamic State group.

  • Written by DAN SEWELL, Associated Press

Researchers predict smaller harmful algae bloom on Lake Erie

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — Potentially toxic algae is expected to form again this summer in western Lake Erie but should be considerably less severe than the blooms that blanketed the lake and threatened drinking water supplies the previous two years, scientists said Thursday.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

Study: Public-school students test better than voucher users

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new study says Ohio students who moved to private schools under a state-funded scholarships program tended to perform significantly worse on state reading and math tests compared to similar students who stayed in public schools.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS