Book explores trends through fate of Ohio glass manufacturer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A book that examines the history of a longtime glass manufacturing company and the corresponding changes of an American city is the latest best-seller to explore economic and social trends in the country through the lens of Ohio communities.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press

Attack on rhinoceros in Paris puts zoo security in spotlight

NEW YORK (AP) — The brazen killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who removed a horn valued at nearly triple the price of gold has put zookeepers on notice that poaching could be spreading beyond the killing fields of Africa and Asia.

  • Written by FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press

Lawmaker proposes shifting duties of prison watchdog agency

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prison watchdog agency that survived a legislative push to eliminate it might have its duties shifted to the state inspector general's office under possible changes that lawmakers are considering.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ohio auditor to probe if e-schools can track learning time

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's auditor ordered a statewide examination Thursday of cyber schools' data collection practices after his office found the state's largest online charter school lacked adequate systems to track the time students spent learning.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent