Ohio man faces death sentence in killing of 2 officers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting two Ohio police officers responding to a hang-up 911 call was indicted Friday on charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence.

  • Written by By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press

Algae leads to 'impaired' designation for western Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio for the first time is designating the entire western end of Lake Erie as an impaired waterway because of the toxic algae that has fouled drinking water and closed beaches in recent years, officials said Thursday.

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  • Written by By JOHN SEEWER , Associated Press

Spending bill rejects Trump effort to gut water cleanups

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump has gotten nowhere in his push to kill federal support for cleaning up some of the nation's most prized waterways, as the U.S. House decided Thursday to keep funding at current levels — and in some cases, boost it.

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  • Written by By JOHN FLESHER , AP Environmental Writer

Judges, Ohio prison system at odds over bed reduction plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judges and the state prison system are at odds over a new law meant to lower Ohio's inmate population by limiting the amount of time behind bars for low-level offenders who commit minor probation violations.

  • Written by By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press