Ohio executes man convicted of back-to-back killings

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992 was executed Wednesday as family members of his victims looked on.

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

Ohio Supreme Court to take up online charter school case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's high court has agreed to consider an enrollment dispute the state's largest online charter school says could determine the fate of the entire industry.


New initiative seeks to boost economy in Appalachia


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Four U.S. senators and the nonprofit Bipartisan Policy Center on Wednesday proposed 19 measures to boost the economy in Appalachia, including expanded broadband and telemedicine and tapping the region's "vast" natural gas reserves for chemical and advanced manufacturing facilities.

  • Written by By MICHAEL VIRTANEN , Associated Press