Correction: Democrats' 1st Ohio governor debate highlights party agenda


MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (AP) — In a story Sept. 12 about a debate among Democratic candidates for Ohio governor, The Associated Press erroneously described an Ohio campaign involving collective bargaining rights. The effort sought successfully to turn back, not to back, a law restricting such rights for public sector employees.

A corrected version of the story is below:

MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (AP) — Democrats used the first debate among their four candidates for governor on Tuesday to take on Republican leadership in Columbus and Washington, D.C., and to highlight their party's promises to do better at creating jobs, improving education and helping the middle class.


  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent

Ohio executes man convicted of back-to-back killings

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992 was executed Wednesday as family members of his victims looked on.

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

Ohio Supreme Court to take up online charter school case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's high court has agreed to consider an enrollment dispute the state's largest online charter school says could determine the fate of the entire industry.


New initiative seeks to boost economy in Appalachia


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Four U.S. senators and the nonprofit Bipartisan Policy Center on Wednesday proposed 19 measures to boost the economy in Appalachia, including expanded broadband and telemedicine and tapping the region's "vast" natural gas reserves for chemical and advanced manufacturing facilities.

  • Written by By MICHAEL VIRTANEN , Associated Press