Concerns over violence as protesters head to Cleveland

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Donald Trump seeks to unify the fractured GOP around his presidential candidacy, protest groups will gather outside the Republican National Convention to raise their voices on issues from the party's nominee and agenda, to immigration reform and poverty, and race relations and police accountability.

  • Written by ANN SANNER, Associated Press

Ohio releases sexual assault survey of college students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say all public colleges and universities and nearly 9 in 10 private colleges in the state administered a climate survey intended to gather baseline information for improving sexual violence prevention and response on college campuses.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Open carry law will be upheld during Republican convention

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's police chief said Wednesday that while he'd prefer that people not openly carry firearms during next week's Republican National Convention in the city, state law allows for it and police will do everything possible to keep everyone safe.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press

Ex-water operator charged over lead in Ohio village's taps

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — State officials on Wednesday charged a former village water plant operator with waiting too long to notify residents after tests showed high levels of lead in their drinking water.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS