US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat

DETROIT (AP) — The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease.

  • Written by DAVID N. GOODMAN, Associated Press

Ohio man gets 110 years for 4 rapes found through DNA tests

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man convicted of rape and kidnapping for assaults on four women in the 1990s has been sentenced to 110 years to life in prison after tests matched his DNA to evidence in a backlog of untested rape kits.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Business leaders seek second opinion on failing Ohio dam

 

BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio (AP) — The regional chamber of commerce at central Ohio's Buckeye Lake is seeking a second expert opinion following a federal report warning of a catastrophic dam failure that could put 3,000 lives at risk.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

New leader: Ohio State commits $400M to affordability effort

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State is committing $400 million over five years to lower students' costs and improve the value of their education, the university's new president announced Tuesday.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press