Youngstown State keeps Tressel as leader till 2018 or longer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel's contract has been extended by a year, through June 2018, with options for the former Ohio State football coach to stay in his current role even longer.

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Ohio EPA rehires employee fired over lead in village's water

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former supervisor with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency who appealed her firing over the handling of lead in a village's drinking water has been rehired in a new job with the agency.

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Mistrial declared for Ohio dad of scalded boy who died

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial after a jury couldn't reach a verdict in the case of the father of a 4-year-old Ohio boy who died after the boy's stepmother put him in a scalding bath.

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Campus attack could be latest terror case in heartland state

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state.

  • Written by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press; DAN SEWELL, Associated Press

Ohio St. admin derided over call for compassion for attacker

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State administrator is being criticized for urging compassion for the Somali-born student who injured 11 people in a car-and-knife attack on campus before he was shot to death by police.

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