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Ohio faces high prices for road salt this winter

CLEVELAND (AP) — An extremely harsh winter has driven up road salt prices throughout state and has forced the Ohio Department of Transportation to contract with an Indiana company to buy less-expensive salt for delivery this winter.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Great Lakes mayors to meet in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayors from municipalities around the Great Lakes are to meet in Chicago next week, officials said Wednesday, about a month after Lake Erie algae contaminated water in Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Court awards $82,000 to wrongfully imprisoned man

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Court of Claims has awarded $82,000 to a man for wrongful imprisonment after determining he was sent to prison for a crime that didn't carry a spelled-out penalty.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Ohio reservist killed in Afghanistan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of a U.S. Naval reservist from Ohio say he was among the three troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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47K fewer Ohioans lack health insurance

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The federal government reports that the number of people without health insurance in Ohio fell by 47,000 during the past year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Man's body found in central Ohio reservoir

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are trying to identify a man whose body was pulled from a large suburban Columbus reservoir.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Ohio prosecutors mull charges in ice bucket prank

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio prosecutors have started reviewing evidence to determine if charges should be filed against teens accused of duping a special-needs boy who thought he was participating in the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Ohio police dog makes collar despite injury

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a police dog in northeast Ohio was hit by a police cruiser during a foot chase but still collared a stolen car suspect.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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