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.


Strickland to seek Portman US Senate seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democrat Ted Strickland plans to jump into the U.S. Senate race against Republican Rob Portman, adding a formidable contender with statewide name recognition to the 2016 contest, a Democrat with knowledge of Strickland's plans said Tuesday.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press

Ohio man charged with raising money to support terrorism

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man provided support for people engaged in terrorism and tried to conceal his efforts through money laundering, according to court documents that include a request for a $2.5 million bond.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Ohio bill would expand access to drug overdose antidote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors could authorize individuals to hand out a drug overdose antidote to addicts, their friends and family members without requiring a prescription under an Ohio bill aimed at expanding the drug's availability.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Advocates urge Congress not to cut Great Lakes funding

Advocates for the Great Lakes are meeting in Washington, D.C., this week to push for continued funding of cleanup programs and discuss water quality issues such as algae blooms and oil transportation.