Bill banning Down syndrome abortions heads to Ohio governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In one of their last acts of the year, Ohio lawmakers moved Wednesday to ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome and sent the measure to Republican Gov. John Kasich, who is likely to sign it.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent

Plan to combat algae would cause slight hike in water rates

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Next up in Ohio's push to combat the harmful algae plaguing Lake Erie and other waterways around the state is a proposal to set new limits on wastewater plants.

  • Written by By JOHN SEEWER , Associated Press