S Korean firm joins Ohio effort to build petrochemical plant

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich said Monday that a major South Korean industrial plant builder has joined an effort to build a multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant in eastern Ohio to take advantage of the region's oil-and-gas boom.

  • Written by BY MARK GILLISPIE and JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Auditor: Public records citations fell 22 percent in 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public records-related citations across Ohio fell last year but some officials still need to work harder to comply with the law, Republican State Auditor Dave Yost said in releasing new statistics Sunday.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent

Texas-based hippo eyeing Cincinnati's famed Fiona

CINCINNATI (AP) — Behold the hippopotamus!

We swoon when he looks at us .

But will Fiona?

Cincinnati's famed hippo Fiona has her first public suitor.

CinciZoo Fiona

  • Written by By DAN SEWELL , Associated Press

Blimp-loving collector donates memorabilia to Ohio college

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An airship aficionado's memorabilia collection documenting the history of lighter-than-air flight is headed to northeast Ohio — the home of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and the birthplace of its blimps.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS