Ohioans in 19 counties to again have insurance option

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say they have worked with five health care insurers to cover 19 Ohio counties that otherwise wouldn't have had a health insurance option on the federal health care exchange next year.


Mexican family of man left by cops at Taco Bell settles suit

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — The family of a drunken man dropped off at a Taco Bell by Ohio sheriff's deputies and later fatally struck by a vehicle settled a lawsuit alleging authorities endangered him while joking about his Mexican heritage.


8 Ohio men serving life without parole for homicide as teens

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — States are taking a new look at juvenile life without parole after the U.S. Supreme Court last year applied its ban on no-parole sentences for minors retroactively and said that all but the rare irredeemable juvenile offender should have a chance at parole one day.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press

Researchers creating warning system for toxic algae in lakes


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Satellites in space and a robot under Lake Erie's surface are part of a network of scientific tools trying to keep algae toxins out of drinking water supplies in the shallowest of the Great Lakes.

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  • Written by By JOHN SEEWER , Associated Press

Ex-NASA agent fears gold lunar module will be melted down

CLEVELAND (AP) — Whoever broke into an Ohio museum and stole a solid-gold replica of the Apollo 11 lunar module likely intends to melt it down for the value of the gold instead of trying to sell what could be a collectible worth millions of dollars, said a retired NASA agent who has helped recover stolen moon rocks worth millions of dollars.

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  • Written by By MARK GILLISPIE , Associated Press