Northeast Ohio county begins bail system review

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dozens attended the first formal review meeting on whether the bail system for defendants in a northeast Ohio county needs reforms.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Lawyer: $780K deal holds police accountable for girl shot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for a girl shot in the leg when a Columbus policeman fired at a dog says the family's $780,000 settlement with the city holds police accountable for an "error in judgment."

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Unemployment rates mostly fall in US battleground states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates in U.S. presidential swing states, including Florida and North Carolina, mostly fell in August compared with a year ago.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

More Ohio kids in foster care amid opioid epidemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Child welfare advocates in Ohio say children have become the "invisible victims" of the opioid crisis as more kids are put into foster care and funding for children services agencies falls short.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS