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State assessing storm damage in 3 Ohio counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Emergency Management Agency says it is working with officials of three northeast Ohio counties where emergencies were declared because of flood damage from last week's storms.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Hess stations to be renamed, but trucks roll on

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — The Hess name will disappear from gas station signs after a $2.87 billion deal to sell the chain to Marathon Petroleum's Speedway, but the holidays will still see the popular Hess toy truck.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Mother of Akron man killed in crash sues police

CINCINNATI (AP) — The mother of an Akron man killed in a car crash after she says police chased him at speeds of 90 mph without probable cause and left him to die has sued the city and the officers involved.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Ohio father and son face sex trafficking charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities say a father and son are facing federal charges of sex trafficking involving a child and transporting women for prostitution in exchange for heroin.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Toxic algae again plaguing Grand Lake St. Marys

CELINA, Ohio (AP) — Toxic algae blooms are again plaguing Ohio's largest inland lake.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Ohio Senate approves school, tax policy change

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators passed a package of new tax cuts and adjustments to teachers' performance evaluations on Wednesday as components of Gov. John Kasich's midterm budget plan lurched closer to his desk.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Heavy rains cause flash flooding in western Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Heavy rain led to flash flooding in western Ohio that shut down parts of the two interstate highways and other roads throughout the region.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Marathon Petroleum buys Hess stations for $2.87B

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Marathon Petroleum will spend $2.87 billion to acquire the retail operations of Hess, the largest chain of company operated gas stations and convenience stores on the East Coast.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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