Bellefontaine Examiner

Switch to desktop

Gorilla surprises zoo by acting as surrogate mom

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo says a baby gorilla in need of a surrogate mother has bonded surprisingly with a female gorilla who showed no interest in parenting her own seven offspring.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014

Hits: 192

Read more...

1 in 3 who own exotic animals in Ohio lacks permit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About one in three owners of exotic animals still lacks a permit more than three months after a state law requiring it went into effect, according to records obtained from the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014

Hits: 300

Read more...

A look at Ohio's holding facility for wild animals

Ohio's temporary housing facility for dangerous wild animals opened in March 2013. Here's a look at details about the taxpayer-funded facility, which has so far housed 35 animals:

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014

Hits: 293

Read more...

Ex-detective sentenced in drug-related Ohio case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Columbus police detective has been sentenced to more than four years in prison in a drug-related case.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014

Hits: 286

Read more...

Ohio warns charter school sponsors to drop plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Education says three charter-school sponsors with plans to open six schools have been warned that they'll be shut down if they move ahead with those plans.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014

Hits: 289

Read more...

Governors form Great Lakes investment partnership

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An organization representing the eight states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region is teaming with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in an effort to attract foreign manufacturing investment.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

Hits: 340

Read more...

16 cases of measles confirmed among Ohio Amish

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sixteen cases of measles have been confirmed among Amish in the Knox County area of north-central Ohio.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

Hits: 366

Read more...

Boehner mocks GOP on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and immigration advocates are calling out House Speaker John Boehner over comments mocking his own Republican lawmakers for their reluctance to take up immigration legislation.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

Hits: 269

Read more...