Food pantries closing amid high demand from Ohio residents

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 40 food pantries have closed or merged since June 2014 around Ohio, a state that a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report ranked as among the worst in the nation for food insecurity.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pot legalization effort in US heartland takes many paths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — So a few states out West and a couple cities on the East Coast have voted to legalize marijuana. Does that mean legal pot can fly in the heartland?

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

Columbus art museum ready to reopen after major expansion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Museum of Art is reopening after a $37.6 million expansion and renovation that includes a new, modern-designed addition and a focus on openness throughout the facility.

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States reliant on fossil fuels sue over new clean air rules

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — States and industry groups dependent on fossil fuels filed court challenges Friday to President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press