Enbridge getting cleanup equipment just in case of oil spill

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian company that owns twin oil pipelines in the area where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge said Monday it will spend $7 million over the next two years on additional equipment that could be deployed quickly in the event of a spill, while insisting prospects are remote that it ever will be needed there.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

Student sentenced for Ohio school threat

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A judge in southwest Ohio ordered a 12-year-old girl to write a letter of apology, do 25 hours of community service and make restitution for costs from a school threat that led to evacuation of a school district's complex.


Great Lakes states to decide on thirsty city's water plea

CHICAGO (AP) — Representatives of the eight states in the Great Lakes region are preparing to decide whether a city in the Milwaukee suburbs qualifies to tap Lake Michigan as its drinking water source.

  • Written by DON BABWIN, Associated Press JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press

Columbus to pay $1.2 million to settle wrongful death suit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city of Columbus will pay $1.2 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed after two fire division paramedics failed to properly treat a woman in cardiac arrest four years ago.