Friday, April 18, 2014
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Published 11 minutes ago
New roller coaster debuts at Kings Island
MASON, Ohio  — Kings Island theme park in southwest Ohio is unveiling a new inverted roller coaster more than 4,000 feet long with speeds up to 68 miles per hour.

Published 23 minutes ago
Ohio sees record high heroin overdose deaths
COLUMBUS — A record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012, the state Department of Health said as it released the newest available figures for a problem that’s been called an epidemic and a public health crisis.

Published 6 hours ago
2 dead, 2 missing in Lake Erie
OAK HARBOR, Ohio — There should be joy at Turtle Point Marina this time of year — not sorrow.

Published 8 hours ago
Organic farmer on probabtion for pot plants
MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The co-founder of one of central Ohio’s largest organic farms and a leader in the state’s farm-to-table movement lowered his head in court on Thursday and told a judge that he had damaged his reputation and hurt the causes he loves by growing hundreds of marijuana plants on the farm’s land in Union County.

Published 10 hours ago
Condemned Ohio man seeks mercy
CLEVELAND — A man sentenced to death for a Cleveland produce vendor’s 1983 slaying should be granted mercy partly because a second defendant repeatedly admitted being the shooter, defense attorneys argued in a clemency application Thursday.

Updated 15 hours ago
Base's local relationship solid
In the short time he has commanded the 180th Fighter Wing at Toledo Express Airport, Col. Craig Baker has grown to understand the relationship the National Guard Base has to the local community and what its support means to the men and women who serve under him.

4/17/2014 12:28 AM
Judge: Ohio to honor gay marriages
COLUMBUS — A federal ruling forcing Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states will remain on hold while the state appeals the decision.

4/16/2014 12:31 AM
Razing of historic structures begins in Seneca County
TIFFIN — A plan to demolish five cottages included in a National Register of Historic Places district has been halted as state officials weigh whether proper channels for razing were followed.

4/16/2014 5:14 PM
Ohio's utility regulator sworn in
COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich has sworn in a former state budget director and lawmaker as Ohio’s top utility regulator.

4/16/2014 12:20 PM
Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling
COLUMBUS — A federal judge in Cincinnati today put on hold his own broad ruling requiring Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.