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Ohio's unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in August

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says Ohio's unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in August, the lowest rate since September 2001.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2015

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Columbus school bus crash sends 8 students to hospital

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say eight middle-school students were hospitalized after their school bus was involved in an accident on Columbus' east side.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2015

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Facebook post helps staff bring missing macaw back to zoo

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — A blue and gold macaw that flew away from a central Ohio zoo during a training session has been returned to its perch there.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2015

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US says Japanese company to pay $62M in price-fixing case

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Justice Department says a Japanese company charged in a conspiracy to fix prices of shock absorbers installed in cars and motorcycles sold to U.S. customers agreed to plead guilty and pay a $62 million fine.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2015

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Court says Ohio must seek restitution for large slain deer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court says state law required wildlife officials to seek restitution from a man convicted of illegally shooting a deer.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2015

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Ohio court: Redo pot issue's ballot wording, not title

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court ruled some ballot language for a proposal to legalize marijuana is misleading and should be rewritten, while allowing the issue's title containing the disputed use of the word "monopoly" to stand.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 September 2015

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Ohio bill would require coverage of tamper-resistant drugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are urging passage of a bill requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for tamper-resistant drugs that are more difficult to abuse.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 September 2015

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$1M bonds set for suspects in Ohio firefighter's death

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has set $1 million bonds for four suspects charged in what authorities say was a murder-for-hire plot to kill a Cleveland firefighter.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 September 2015

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