Task force: AG should handle fatal police lethal force cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A task force studying methods to improve Ohio's grand jury system says the state attorney general should be given exclusive authority to investigate cases involving police use of lethal force.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ohio man who fled to Peru to avoid charges pleads guilty

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who fled to Peru more than a decade ago to avoid prosecution for what authorities say was a $65 million Ponzi scheme has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Antioch College earns Higher Learning Commission accreditation

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio college says it has been granted accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, a status that enables opportunities such as access to more financial aid for students.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Beat the heat: Doctor gives tips to prevent heat exhaustion

MARTINS FERRY- With summer underway, there also are longer days and sunshine, parties and general outdoor fun that Ohio Valley residents looked forward to while enduring oppressive winter months. However, with the gorgeous weather and fun activities comes the potential dangers involved with long sun exposure and high heat indexes.

  • Written by Staff Writer Shelley Hanson contributed to this report.