Feds net $1.7M in leasing 759 acres of Wayne Nation Forest

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — Oil-and-gas drilling companies from five states have paid more than $1.7 million for the right to explore parts of Ohio's only national forest with future hydraulic fracturing in mind.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Education nominee DeVos must pay $5.3M election fine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators on Wednesday called on President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary to ensure that a political action committee she controlled pays $5.3 million in fines and penalties owed for campaign finance violations in Ohio eight years ago.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Court overturns 10 of 13 charges against Ohio ex-lawmaker

CINCINNATI (AP) — A state appeals court on Wednesday overturned 10 of 13 criminal counts against a former Ohio lawmaker convicted last year of misleading investors at a company where he worked as an executive and using their money for personal gain.

  • Written by LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press