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Illegal gambling still rampant in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two more racinos opening this fall will add to the many legal gambling options available in Ohio — but officials say illegal gambling still is a big problem.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014

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2 men charged with $6.5M investment fraud in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal indictment alleges an Ohio man and a California man defrauded 60 people out of more than $6.5 million through a fraudulent real-estate development investment scheme.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014

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Water intake resumes after Ohio River oil spill

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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States' leading lethal injection expert ends role

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An anesthesiologist said he would no longer act as an expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods, creating another hurdle for corrections departments scrambling to find workable execution systems.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Ohio abortion clinic ends fight over closure order

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati-area abortion clinic has ended its fight with the state over a closure order and will stop performing surgical abortions on Friday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Health officials: 2 Ohioans have West Nile virus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials have confirmed that two women have been hospitalized with the West Nile virus in state's first human cases.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Brine hauler sues over biblical fracking billboard

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing a local deep-injection gas well is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Norwalk fights algal bloom in reservoir

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio city is battling a harmful algal bloom in a reservoir, but city officials say the drinking water remains safe.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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