When schools are threatened, untold learning time is lost

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The prosecutor calls it "bomb week," his shorthand for eight school threats — many written in school bathrooms or on notes — over a few days in May that set off evacuations and investigations, parental panic, and the rumor mill of students linked by cellphones and social media in his Ohio county.

  • Written by KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press

Harambe lives: Killed zoo gorilla gets a second life online

CINCINNATI (AP) — With online declarations such as "Harambe Lives!" the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure has taken on life after death.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press DAN SEWELL, Associated Press

Ohio colleges have funds to help students in emergencies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For college students who are poor, the margin between graduating and dropping out can be as slim as an unpaid utility bill or a busted transmission. Even if they have grants and loans to pay for most of their tuition and housing, any unexpected expense can kill the best-laid plans.

  • Written by MARY MOGAN EDWARDS, The Columbus Dispatch

Car slams into crowd at outdoor concert in Ohio injuring 9

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — The 74-year-old driver of a car that slammed into a crowd at an outdoor community concert in Ohio injuring nine people, two of them seriously, confused the brake with the gas pedal, police said.