Medical board asked to drop anti-abortion boss as president

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Groups representing doctors, consumers and women have asked the state medical board to remove the president of Ohio Right to Life as the board's leader because they say he can't be impartial in abortion-related cases.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent

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