Ohio's $12B need for water projects dwarfs federal loan aid

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has seen first-hand what happens when safe drinking water suddenly isn't available. The challenge of maintaining public water systems across the state will carry an enormous price tag in the coming years as aging pipes and treatment plants will need repaired or replaced. Here's a look at what Ohio is facing and the state's use of federal loan money to keep water flowing out of the taps:

  • Written by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: US drilling states guided on handling quakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts issued guidance Monday in a frank new report on handling human-induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or the disposal of fracking wastewater.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

Boehner slams some GOP hard liners as 'false prophets'

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner warned Sunday against "false prophets" in his own party making unrealistic promises, saying his resignation had averted a government shutdown this week but not the GOP's broader battle over how to wield power.

  • Written by LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press

Tractor-trailer driver dies in fiery Ohio ambulance crash

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a tractor-trailer struck an ambulance that had responded to a rollover crash in north-central Ohio, and the truck driver died after his rig burst into flames.