Motorists will face weekend delays around Ohio River

CINCINNATI (AP) — Transportation authorities say travelers on the two busy north-south interstates through Cincinnati can expect delays this weekend for construction work that will affect Brent Spence Bridge traffic over the Ohio River.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former GOP senator and Ohio Gov. George Voinovich dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, a two-term Ohio governor who preached frugality in his personal and public life and occasionally bucked the GOP establishment, died Sunday. He was 79.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

Ohio county seeks federal help to expand drug abuse battle

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio's largest county is asking the federal government to waive rules that would make more publicly funded beds available for long-term drug treatment as it battles a growing epidemic of heroin and fentanyl abuse that has killed 200 people so far this year.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press