Some Ohio counties will pay a record amount for road salt this winter — more than triple the rate of a year ago. The Ohio Department of Transportation will plow $18 million into assuring that 21 counties previously without contracts with salt companies can be ready when the flakes fly.
A case decided last week in a state appeals court in Akron was a real dog-and-pony show. In a 2-1 decision issued on Sept. 15, the court upheld a ruling by Lorain County Common Pleas Court to toss a lawsuit against a Grafton horse stable.
PITTSBURGH — The owner of the largest closely held U.S. coal producer said yesterday that more of his competitors are likely to go bankrupt because there’s “nothing on the horizon” to suggest that demand and prices will recover.
A little taste of the bayou has landed in Grandview Heights. Yats Cajun Creole opened at 1386 Grandview Ave. on June 27. Indianapolis-based Yats dishes up New Orleans-inspired food at a price that is easy on the wallet, generally around $7 per meal, in a Chipotle-like service style.
When Pelotonia’s board began the search for a new leader, members kept bringing up Doug Ulman, president and CEO of Livestrong, as an example of someone who possessed all of the qualities on their wish list.
After participating in pre-race “quick cals,” or calisthenics, about 12,000 runners and walkers took on the Ohio State Four-Miler yesterday.
Consumers know you pay more when you buy a product through a middleman who must mark up the price to make a profit. State government, by its own design, is spending hundreds of thousands of additional taxpayers’ dollars with middlemen as part of its quest to support minority businesses.
CINCINNATI — Police in Cincinnati said they believe a murder suspect fatally shot himself. They had been seeking 36-year-old Freddie Johnson on murder charges in the fatal shooting late Friday of 25-year-old Brittany Kimble.
The University of Dayton has received a $12.5 million gift aimed at making it a national leader in sustainability education. The school said it’s the largest single donation in the Catholic university’s history.
Cockroaches and mice scurry across the carpeted floor where Luul Botan’s three young children play. The bathroom and kitchen faucets leak a steady stream of water. Some of the kitchen cabinets are broken.
This list is compiled from voluntary submissions by parents to hospitals.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — The backpacking trails that run through Shawnee State Forest, known as Ohio’s “little Smoky Mountains,” wind up long ridgelines, many of which look out over rolling blue hills and lush green valleys.
Thanks to sales growth this year, Donatos Pizza plans to hire 200 people in central Ohio. The company, with headquarters in Columbus, said double-digit sales growth and customer traffic this year is fueling the job creation.
A 39-year-old Delaware County man died after shooting himself in southern Morrow County this afternoon. He had hidden from law-enforcement officers for six hours in a cornfield, the State Highway Patrol said.
One person is dead and traffic is tied up after several vehicles were involved in a crash on the South Side tonight, authorities say.
An 11-year-old boy was killed when an all-terrain vehicle rolled on top of him yesterday afternoon in a field across from the National Trail Raceway in Licking County, authorities say.
Gamblers who hit jackpots in Ohio won’t be the only winners if they owe back child support. An “intercept program” that cross-checks large gambling winnings against a database of debtors recently expanded to include Ohio casino checks for overdue child support.
Reynoldsburg high-school students will face more restrictions when they return to school today, including scheduled restroom and exercise breaks. In a letter to families posted online yesterday, Superintendent Tina Thomas-Manning outlined new efforts the district will make to focus on learning as teachers and other certified staff members strike.
TOLEDO — The Lucas County Emergency Management Agency will review its policy on the use of tornado sirens after the alarms were incorrectly employed on Saturday evening.
As another round of state report-card data in Ohio shows a significant performance gap between low-income and wealthier districts, one key state lawmaker says it’s time for Ohio to get serious about addressing the “crisis.”
State auditor isn’t a flashy, headline-grabbing office, but two seasoned politicians seeking the post say it’s critical to keeping government accountable and protecting tax dollars.
CINCINNATI — Shares of Frisch’s Restaurants Inc. stock soared nearly 16 percent yesterday as word spread that a Hollywood hedge fund had bought a large stake in the Cincinnati company.
Central Ohio home prices have hit record levels, finally exceeding the pre-crash peaks reached in 2006. The average sale price of a central Ohio home in August was $194,879, a record high for the month, said the Columbus Realtors trade group.
Columbus is offering $2.2 million to area nonprofits that are willing to pick up a hammer and remake some of the city’s worst neighborhoods.
A man is dead after he was shot on an East Side sidewalk late last night, Columbus police said. Police were called to the shooting at 11:45 p.m. in front of the Raspberry Glen Apartments on the corner of Courtright and Oakcrest roads.
Standing-room-only crowds at times pack its basement meeting room, and file cabinets housing paper records stretch from wall to wall across its upper floors. But the Downtown headquarters building of Columbus City Schools doesn’t have a basic fire alarm that would sound in an emergency or notify the fire department of a blaze in the middle of the night, a district internal audit noted recently.
Republican Jon Husted and Democrat Nina Turner are both fighters, but the secretary of state candidates’ hardworking, no-quit attitudes were shaped by vastly different experiences.
A North Linden woman’s boyfriend fatally stabbed her adult son at her home early yesterday, Columbus police say. Officers responded to reports of the stabbing at 1274 Manchester Ave. at 3:08 a.m., police said.
NEW LEBANON — Authorities in southwestern Ohio say four juvenile inmates have been charged in an attempted escape and assaults on staff members at a detention facility. Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies headed to the Center for Adolescent Services in New Lebanon at 7:10 p.m.
A 31-year-old man could be sent to prison for more than 70 years after being convicted of raping, stabbing, beating and nearly killing a friend’s wife at her North Side house.