Grandview Heights approves revised under-21 smoking ban

GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A suburb of Ohio's capital has approved a revised ordinance that bans the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products by anyone younger than 21.


Ohio River's huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers

A toxic algae outbreak that snaked more than 600 miles down the Ohio River past four states is forcing water utilities to reassess the threat from harmful algal blooms that are popping up increasingly around the nation.

  • Written by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press

Union: guard taken hostage was left alone with Ohio inmates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The union representing state prison guards says a female corrections officer was taken hostage by a male inmate after being left alone with other inmates in the library at a central Ohio prison.

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