Enbridge insists pipelines safe despite worn-away covering

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Operators of twin oil pipelines beneath the swirling waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge insisted Monday they remain structurally sound even though an outer layer of protective covering has worn away in some places, while skeptics said the deterioration is further evidence the lines should be shut down.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT and JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press

New Ohio appeals process used to seek denied public records

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly three dozen appeals by Ohioans contesting denials of public records requests have been accepted by the state's Court of Claims since its new appeals process went into effect.

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Amazon plans pop-up store on Ohio State campus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Amazon plans to open a storefront in Columbus near the Ohio State University campus where students can pick up books and other items they've ordered online.

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Third-term legislator out of jail; faces OVI, gun counts

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Rep. Wes Retherford, R-Hamilton, in his official Ohio House of Representatives portrait, left, and in his mugshot from the Butler County Jail early Sunday.

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker facing a felony firearms charge in southwestern Ohio has been released under $2,500 bond.

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