Open carry law will be upheld during Republican convention

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's police chief said Wednesday that while he'd prefer that people not openly carry firearms during next week's Republican National Convention in the city, state law allows for it and police will do everything possible to keep everyone safe.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press

Ex-water operator charged over lead in Ohio village's taps

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — State officials on Wednesday charged a former village water plant operator with waiting too long to notify residents after tests showed high levels of lead in their drinking water.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ahead of election, Ohio troopers OK'd for $4M more spending

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan state board has approved an extra $4 million for the State Highway Patrol for the coming months as troopers help with security for next week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland and with visits by presidential candidates before the election.

  • Written by KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press