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Layoffs loom as Ohio uranium cleanup eyes funding

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — As Congress considers a massive spending bill, officials in southern Ohio are waiting to see whether funding is approved to avert hundreds of layoffs for workers decontaminating and decommissioning a Cold War-era uranium plant.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Bills legalizing fireworks use progressing in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Consumer grade fireworks would be legal to use in Ohio under legislation moving through the state Legislature.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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Senate considering changes to weapons laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Senate panel has approved changes to the state's weapons laws that include relaxing some requirements for a concealed carry permit and letting hunters use noise suppressors on their guns under certain conditions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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Cleveland officials plan hearings after report

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland City Council has announced a series of public hearings on last week's Department of Justice report regarding unnecessary use of force by police.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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400 march in Ohio to oppose police brutality

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of people have marched to police headquarters in Columbus to call for justice for victims of police brutality.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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Ohio Homeland Security gets bomb-detection dog

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Homeland Security has added a bomb-sniffing dog to its workforce.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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Cincinnati police chief wants officer body cameras

 

CINCINNATI (AP) — The city's police chief wants its 600 uniformed officers equipped with body cameras and is seeking funding to cover the cost, saying he's satisfied with the results of a seven-month test.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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State school board to vote on specialized teachers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio state school board is expected to hold a preliminary vote on a policy change some say would let districts eliminate art, gym and other classes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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