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Ohio prisons director wants early release as option

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons director wants to strengthen the state law that allows for early, emergency release of inmates to ease overcrowding.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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GOP-controlled Ohio Legislature opens 2-year session

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The two-year state budget is high on Ohio lawmakers' to-do lists as they return for a new legislative session.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015

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Off-duty cop mistakenly shoots himself in elevator

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty police officer out to dinner with his wife in Cincinnati accidentally shot himself in the stomach inside a parking garage elevator.

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 January 2015

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Icy rain closes roads, leads to accidents in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Cold temperatures and icy rain are causing numerous problems in northern Ohio, including multiple traffic accidents.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 January 2015

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Multiple vigils planned after teen's death

CINCINNATI (AP) — Multiple vigils are planned this weekend and in the days ahead in the memory of a 17-year-old transgender girl following her apparent suicide in southwest Ohio.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 January 2015

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Baby gorilla shunned by mom moves to 2nd Ohio zoo

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A baby gorilla raised by human keepers wearing hairy vests has moved to a new Ohio zoo as the search for a surrogate mother for her continues.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 January 2015

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Girlfriend of Wal-Mart police shooting victim dies

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The girlfriend of a man who was fatally shot by police at an Ohio Wal-Mart has been killed in a car crash.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 January 2015

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Ohio rolls out veteran friendly employer registry

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio has rolled out an online registry letting military veterans know which employers are looking to hire veterans.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 January 2015

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