Company finds gaps in underwater oil pipeline's coating

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The company that operates twin oil pipelines in the waterway linking Lake Huron and Lake Michigan said Wednesday it has found a number of gaps in a protective layer of enamel coating on the pipes.


  • Written by By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

GOP's Josh Mandel targets act barring church politicking

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel announced Tuesday the creation of a faith outreach team whose first goal is the repeal of a federal law prohibiting religious organizations and other charitable groups from backing political candidates.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Fentanyl drives another record year of Ohio overdose deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An average of 11 people died each day of drug overdoses last year in Ohio, officials said Wednesday as they reported yet another grim milestone in the state's addictions epidemic.

  • Written by By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press

Body of female homicide victim identified after 27 years

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they've identified a woman whose body was found outside an Ohio gas station 27 years ago and have reopened the investigation into her homicide.