UPDATE: Lawyer for Turkey refers Ohio charter schools to auditor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of U.S. charter schools in Ohio started by the followers of a reclusive Muslim cleric engaged in improper business relationships, a lawyer for the Turkish government alleges in a complaint filed Tuesday seeking a state investigation.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent

Buyers beware: Historic lighthouses come with costs

PORT AUSTIN REEF LIGHT, Mich. (AP) — When Lou Schillinger and his volunteer cadre began restoring an 1890s lighthouse more than two miles off the Michigan shore in Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay, they first needed to remove 30 years' accumulation of gull and pigeon feces whose depth measured in feet rather than inches.

  • Written by ROGER SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

Study to look at impact of pipeline construction on fields

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio State University plans to launch a study in conjunction with the construction of a 215-mile petroleum pipeline that stretches from eastern Ohio to the Michigan border.