Ohio News

Lake Erie forecast is for smaller, significant algae bloom

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Another significant algae bloom is likely to spread through western Lake Erie this summer, but it will be smaller than the largest ones of recent years, researchers said Thursday. What they can't predict is how toxic it might be. The ...

Fire officials: Construction worker electrocuted; dies

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man working at the construction site for a new home has been electrocuted and died in southwestern Ohio. Fire Chief Dennis Conrad with the Reily Township Volunteer Fire Department says the man was framing a new house and a crane was being used to set ...

Ohio governor wants new farm rules to fight Lake Erie algae

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor is calling for regulations on thousands of farms as part of a new strategy to combat the fertilizer and manure that flows into streams and feeds persistent toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie. Gov. John Kasich signed an ...

Docs back DeWine after he reverses on Medicaid expansion

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's largest organization of doctors is backing Attorney General Mike DeWine for governor after the Republican reversed course and said he'd support, but improve, Medicaid expansion. The Ohio State Medical Association PAC cited ...

Mom, girlfriend sentenced in 5-year-old girl’s beating death

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio mother who failed to stop her girlfriend from beating to death her 5-year-old daughter and then waited hours to seek help has received a long prison sentence along with the girlfriend. Cleveland.com reports the mother, 27-year-old Tequila Crump, was sentenced to 15 ...

Ohio officials add $657M to state’s rainy day fund

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials are adding another nearly $657 million to the state's rainy day fund, a move they say was made possible by lower spending and higher tax growth than expected. The transfer of surplus dollars brings the fund's balance to nearly $2.7 billion, far exceeding ...

Riding lawnmower plunges off cliff; man killed

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man riding a lawn tractor in Ohio has plunged 50 feet off a cliff and died. The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram reports the Elyria Fire Department in northeast Ohio received a call about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday for a man in the Black River. Rescuers rappelled down ...

House speaker defends Ohio’s Jordan as ‘man of integrity’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is defending an Ohio congressman accused of ignoring college wrestlers' allegations of abuse, calling him "a man of honesty, a man of integrity." Rep. Jim Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University from 1987 to 1995. Some former ...

GOP US Senate nominee backs congressional term limits

By ANGIE WANG, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The Republican nominee looking to unseat two-term U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants term limits that include only two terms for senators. U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, of Wadsworth, announced Tuesday he supports a maximum of three terms for U.S. ...

Ground broken for $45M center to test self-driving vehicles

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor and other officials have broken ground on a $45 million center that will be used to test self-driving vehicles. Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) and officials with Ohio State University and the Transportation Research Center participated in the groundbreaking ...