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5 hurt in blast at Newark plant; tank pressure problem blamed

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A fire chief says "overpressure" in a tank containing hexane and ethanol caused an explosion at a central Ohio plant that injured five people, none of them seriously.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Ohio lawmakers question policies for students skipping class

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are questioning policies that suspend or expel a student who repeatedly fails to show for school.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Athens County Children Services receives truckload of donated bikes

A large trailer with brand-new bicycles of all sizes and colors rolled in to the Market on State Street last week to deliver 50 bikes to Athens County Children Services just in time for the holidays.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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International students gripe about bad food at Ohio college

CLEVELAND (AP) — A ruckus over the cultural sensitivity of cafeteria food at Ohio's Oberlin College has led to heaping servings of both derision and sympathy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Cincinnati and Hamilton County reports high rates of infectious Shigellosis

CINCINNATI (AP) — Health officials in Cincinnati and Hamilton County are reporting unusually high rates of a highly contagious disease that causes diarrhea.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Sheriff identifies teen brother, sister killed in Greenville crash

GREENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff's office has identified a teenage sister and brother killed in a crash when their car collided with a semitrailer in western Ohio.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Firm to help Ohio promote police-community relations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is using a public relations and marketing firm in a campaign aimed at promoting stronger relationships between communities and law enforcement.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Ohio comedian mayor facing civil lawsuit, investigation

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio mayor who's also a veteran standup comedian is facing a civil lawsuit and an investigation into possible criminal charges.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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