Fund seeks to help counties pay bills, fight opioid abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A veteran Ohio politician called on Wednesday for the creation of a special state fund to help counties boost employment, fight opioid abuse and cover basic expenses.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent

Appalachia underground natural gas storage clears 1st test

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Plans for an underground natural gas liquids storage hub pegged as a major job creator for the chemical industry in struggling Appalachia have cleared their first big hurdle.

  • Written by By JONATHAN MATTISE , Associated Press