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Sides debate court timing in Medicaid dispute

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for the state said Tuesday there's no need for the Ohio Supreme Court to rush its consideration of a lawsuit over a legislative panel's authority to approve Medicaid expansion, but they are not opposed to a "reasonably expedited" timeline.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013

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Ohio traffic deaths this year could hit record low

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Traffic deaths in Ohio could hit a record low this year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013

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Court hearing set in Ohio gay marriage lawsuit

CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys for the state want a funeral director removed from a lawsuit that seeks to have gay marriages recognized on Ohio death certificates despite a statewide ban.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013

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Autopsy: Expectant mom died of shot to chest

GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A pregnant woman found in her vehicle off a rural southern Ohio highway died of a gunshot wound to the chest and had $125 in cash on her, an autopsy report concluded.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013

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Father, son charged in teen's DUI death

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A father and son in central Ohio are facing misdemeanor charges of allowing an 18-year-old to drink at their house before he crashed his car and died.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013

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Great Lakes mayors seek action on 'microplastics'

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An organization representing more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada is calling for steps to deal with the recently discovered problem of "microplastic" pollution in the Great Lakes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013

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Death penalty option added in triple slayings

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor announced Tuesday after a lengthy review that he will seek the death penalty against a triple murder suspect whose alleged victims were found in trash bags in a run-down East Cleveland neighborhood.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013

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Woman dies when SUV crashes into house

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in central Ohio say a woman riding in an SUV died when the driver lost control and rolled the vehicle, which crashed into a house.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013

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