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Ohio House passes legal protection for skilled volunteers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has passed a bill that gives legal protection to certain volunteers who provide service and expertise during emergencies.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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Great Lakes Areas of Concern to receive $7.9M grant

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes Areas of Concern is receiving $7.9 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to fund habitat restoration projects.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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Police relations panel to hold forum in Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A group looking into police and community relations in Ohio plans to meet with the public in northwestern Ohio.

The latest in a series of meetings around the state will take place Thursday at the University of Toledo's Scott Park Auditorium.

Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) formed the 24-person committee of city council members, religious leaders and law enforcement officials after a several police-involved shootings in Ohio and across the country raised concerns.

The task force on police-community relations is collecting information to develop recommendations on how to help train police officers to interact with residents in minority communities.

A related task force created by Attorney General Mike DeWine also is reviewing possible changes to the way Ohio trains officers in the use of force.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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Ohio legislators' have wide range of views on State of State address

WILMINGTON -- Republican leaders of the Ohio House and Senate praised Gov. John Kasich for offering "another great leadership speech" during his State of the State address Tuesday night.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015

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Ohio man pleads not guilty to supporting terrorism charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to state charges of supporting terrorism and money laundering.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015

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Charges filed in Ohio house fire that killed 2 children

EATON, Ohio (AP) — Felony child-endangerment charges have been filed against the mother of two young siblings who died in a house fire last weekend in western Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015

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Ohio governor's State of the State speech

The text of Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State speech Tuesday in Wilmington, Ohio.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015

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State of the State: Gov. John Kasich urges tax cuts, innovation

WILMINGTON, Ohio — Ohio needs to move beyond its Rust Belt roots, liberate its small businesses through tax cuts and energize the next generation of schoolchildren through educational innovation if it wants to continue to flourish, Gov. John Kasich said during Tuesday’s State of the State address.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015

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