Ohio court: sex offender registration law not retroactive

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Supreme Court says a 2008 law's procedure allowing sex offenders to stop registering with authorities if they committed certain sexual offenses after the law was implemented doesn't apply to offenders convicted under a previous law.


Court blocks judge from ordering exotic animals back to farm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court says a county judge doesn't have jurisdiction to order the state to return five tigers and other exotic animals to the farm where they were seized two weeks ago.


APNewsBreak: Ohio voters switched parties in primary contest

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Swing state Ohio saw its voters sway in the presidential primary, with more than three times as many Democrats casting Republican ballots compared with the number of GOP party switchers, according to new data being released Wednesday from the state's election chief.

  • Written by ANN SANNER, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Ohio seeks to coordinate Lake Erie algae effort

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's environmental agency wants to better coordinate the state's efforts to drastically reduce what's feeding the harmful algae in Lake Erie that has fouled drinking water and increased the costs to treat it.

  • Written by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press