Corn, soybean planting in Ohio lagging behind averages

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Agricultural officials say planting of corn and soybeans in Ohio is off to a slow start, with only about a third of the corn crop and 10 percent of soybeans in the ground so far.

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Gov. Kasich signs $2.6 billion construction budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) has signed a $2.6 billion capital budget bill that includes funding for public works, community and school projects over the next two years.

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National forest in Ohio requiring permits to harvest ginseng

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wayne National Forest in southern Ohio is trying to ward off ginseng poachers by requiring a permit to harvest the root plant that's thought to have medicinal properties and can sell for hundreds of dollars a pound.

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