Checking out: Drug users take advantage of public libraries

The same qualities that make libraries ideal for studying and reading — unfettered public access, quiet corners and nooks, minimal interaction with other people — also make them appealing places to shoot up heroin, librarians are finding.

  • Written by KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press

Brock Turner sex assault focuses attention on sex registries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner became a registered sex offender for life last Tuesday, he joined a nationwide list of registered sex criminals that has grown dramatically in recent years to more than 800,000.

  • Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press

Feds: Steel mill cited for failing to protect, train workers

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal investigators have cited a northeast Ohio steel mill for safety violations, including that workers weren't protected from a dangerous atmosphere caused by chemicals leaking into the ventilation system.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Baby boy found dead at homeless shelter where family stayed

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an autopsy of a 4-month-old boy didn't reveal anything suspicious after the infant was found dead at a Dayton homeless shelter and his father arrested when he confronted officers who were investigating.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ohio colleges field queries from potential ITT transfers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some Ohio colleges are fielding queries from potential transfer students left stranded in the midst of their studies when the for-profit chain ITT Technical Institute closed its campuses.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS