Ohio announces $3 million to treat mental illness in jails

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The state has announced $3 million in grants to address the mental health needs of Ohio offenders in county jails in hopes of reducing jail populations and the rate of inmates returning to the facilities.

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Ohio schools superintendent seeks to save $71M federal grant

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's schools superintendent has sent a letter to the head of the federal charter schools program in an attempt to save the state's $71 million federal grant for charter schools.

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Great Lakes levels expected to stay mostly above average

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Water levels in the Great Lakes should remain mostly above average over the next six months as a powerful El Nino gives the region a break after two bitterly cold winters, but it's unclear whether there will be longer-term effects, federal scientists said Thursday.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer