States protect their carnival ride inspectors from lawsuits

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Just hours before a rusted steel arm snapped on a carnival ride and flung passengers onto the ground at the Ohio State Fair last summer, four state inspectors gave the ride a final look.


  • Written by By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press

Ohio treatment center owner target of Medicaid fraud probe


CLEVELAND (AP) — A man viewed as a local superhero with a matching car collection and a penchant for completing daring feats for charity is under investigation for his alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar Medicaid fraud scheme at his two Ohio substance abuse treatment centers.

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  • Written by By MARK GILLISPIE , Associated Press

CDC to review Ohio county's recent spate of youth suicides

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials dealing with a spate of youth suicides in a northeastern Ohio county are getting help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Written by By KANTELE FRANKO , Associated Press

Spring snowstorm makes for slippery, sloppy commute

NEW YORK (AP) — A fast-moving spring snowstorm swept through parts of the Northeast, spreading a wintry mix that made for a slow and slushy commute to start the work week.


King assassination anniversary to be commemorated

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be commemorated at Ohio's Statehouse this week.