Ohio attorney general confirms movie theater antitrust probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ten states are investigating allegations that the country's three biggest movie theater chains tried to keep smaller theaters out of markets and other antitrust behavior, Ohio's attorney general confirmed Thursday.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Ohio's 1st poet laureate to build bridges among art forms

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's first poet laureate says he wants to use the position to re-integrate poetry into community life through collaborations with musicians, actors, dancers and other artists.


Crews finish effort to drain sunken barge found in Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Crews have finished an effort to eliminate environmental threats from a sunken barge that apparently sat undiscovered in Lake Erie for nearly 80 years, The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.


Effort to keep Asian carp from Great Lakes appears stymied

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — When scientists discovered six years ago that aggressive Asian carp had made their way up the Mississippi River's tributaries toward the Chicago area, the Obama administration and alarmed state officials pledged swift action to head off an invasion they feared could devastate fishing and boating on the vital Great Lakes.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer