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Libertarians win challenge to Ohio ballot limits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked newly imposed Ohio limits to ballot access for minor parties, increasing the chances that Republican Gov. John Kasich will face a third-party challenger this fall.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014

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Ohio gov asks parents to deliver drug-free message

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor wants parents and adults to talk to children about the dangers of abusing drugs and other substances, as the state works to combat problems with prescription pain pills and heroin.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014

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Report doesn't resolve debate over Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The debate over how to protect the Great Lakes from voracious Asian carp appeared no closer to settlement Tuesday following release of a federal report with options that could cost billions and require extensive re-engineering of Chicago's busy waterway network.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014

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Backers to discuss Ohio shale well tax proposal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers will hear from backers of a proposal to increase taxes on horizontally drilled shale wells in Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014

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Ohioans suffer through 2nd day of cold blast

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans awoke to below-zero temperatures again Tuesday and many schools throughout the state were closed a second day because of the dangerous cold.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014

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Panel recommends steps to battle heroin abuse

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Treating heroin use as a public health threat and educating people about its dangers are among the recommendations of a panel in northeast Ohio.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014

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Captive Goodyear bosses freed at French site

AMIENS, France (AP) — Two Goodyear managers held captive by angry French workers were freed Tuesday after police intervened, ending two days of standoff over the factory's bleak future.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014

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Sierra Club records bid in dumping case ends

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed an environmental group's case seeking documents related to alleged illegal dumping of wastewater from oil and gas drilling into a northeast Ohio storm sewer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014

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