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Kasich sharpens tax focus for 2nd term

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich plans to enter his second term the way he came into his first term four years ago — with the target squarely on Ohio’s income tax as a means to fuel the economy.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Sheriff: Pair tried to smuggle heroin-laced Bible into jail

CINCINNATI (AP) — Law enforcement officials in southwest Ohio say two people attempted to smuggle a heroin-laced Bible into the county justice center.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Firm seeks to open $200 million refinery plant in NE Ohio

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — A British company has plans to build a $200 million refinery project in northeast Ohio that will convert natural gas to a cleaner type of diesel fuel.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Ohio prescription-drug operation leader sentenced

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — A man described as a leader of a prescription-drug trafficking operation in which pills were obtained from pharmacies in seven states has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Central Ohio teens admits trying to abduct women

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to charges that he tried to abduct two women in a suburban Columbus neighborhood.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Cleveland-area reports 8 flu deaths in week, 16 total

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's most populous county reported Friday that eight people died from the flu in the first full week in January as the unusually bad flu season continues.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Ohio man accused in Capitol terror plot held without bond

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal magistrate has ordered that a 20-year-old Ohio man charged with plotting an attack at the U.S. Capitol remain held without bond.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Ohio woman accused of trashing boss's cubicle with glitter

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of vandalizing her former supervisor's cubicle with glitter, Silly String and baby powder pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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