Central Ohio’s unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in September, matching the post-recession low for the region, according to state figures released this morning. The regional unemployment rate first hit 4.3 percent in April and then rose to 4.9 percent in July before starting to fall again.
Witnesses will identify Jesean M. Callender as the teenager who fatally shot a 15-year-old boy during a gang dispute near Linden-McKinley STEM Academy, a prosecutor told jurors this morning as Callender’s murder trial began in adult court.
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio driver has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after a hit-and-run crash killed a U.S. Marine from Virginia.
CINCINNATI — A southwestern Ohio grand jury has indicted a 41-year-old man on murder charges in the slaying last month of a Kentucky woman on I-75. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said yesterday that Terry Froman of Brookport, Ill., could face the death penalty if convicted of aggravated murder.
Hikers enjoy the fall foliage as they explore Old Man’s Cave at Hocking Hills State Park in Hocking County. If you’re looking to check out this scene, rain and a high of 53 are forecast for today, but sunshine and higher temperatures are expected to take over Wednesday through Monday.
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio — Mary Strawser, accused of allowing her 100-year-old mother to waste away and die in her own filth, is such a clean freak that her family once thought she’d have to be hospitalized for the damage she’d done to her own hands by washing them in bleach.
A man faces two counts of burglary after police said he entered two West Chester homes naked last week.
Two companies plan to hire nearly 2,000 workers locally, one for seasonal holiday work, the other for permanent, part-time work.
The Justice Insider has mentioned before a common thread running through menacing complaints, which almost universally involve threats to beat, kick, whup, shoot or otherwise traumatize someone’s derriere.
Of the five townships in Franklin County with fire levies on the Nov. 4 ballot, four got there with the usual unanimous vote of their trustees. In Franklin Township, the vote was 2-1.
The Ohio Supreme Court is being asked to overturn lower-court ruling holding that Olentangy school board members did not violate open-meetings laws while exchanging emails underlying an eventual decision. Board member Adam White filed the appeal last week in the case he brought against his four fellow school board members in the Delaware County district alleging that they illegally “deliberated” via email.
The State Department and a spokesman for President Barack Obama have confirmed that a Dayton-area man has been released after a five-month detention in North Korea. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf confirmed that Jeffrey Fowle of West Carrollton was on his way home Tuesday afternoon to rejoin his family.
President Barack Obama voted in Chicago yesterday, and an awkward joke led to a funny moment at the polls. Obama took advantage of early voting in part to encourage Democrats to vote.
SANDUSKY — Authorities say the driver of a tractor-trailer led officers on a high-speed chase across northwestern Ohio. Police said the driver of the big rig stopped at a Sandusky convenience store on Sunday night and left without paying for dog shampoo and other items.
Attorney General Mike DeWine’s rival in the fall election questioned the handling of an internal harassment investigation from 2013 and called again yesterday for an independent review. DeWine’s campaign said yesterday that Democrat David Pepper is improperly portraying the Republican incumbent’s record of protecting women.
A typhoon, backup at U.S. Customs and road construction delayed the delivery of a major piece of running swag for many of the 15,858 finishers at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon on Sunday.
The Merion Village neighborhood now has its own bakery serving exclusively gluten-free goodies. Bake Me Happy opened at 116 E. Moler St. on Sept. 20. It's owned by Wendy Miller Pugh and her partner, Letha Pugh.
Scotts Miracle-Gro made good on a promise to buy a regional pest-control company this year. Scotts agreed to buy Action Pest Control Inc., based in Evansville, Ind., and will add the pest-control service — which addresses in-home infestations of termites, ants and such — to its lawn business.
Once a rite of passage among freshly minted 16-year-olds, getting a driver’s license seems to be taking a back seat for many millennials, studies show. Better technology that makes it easier to find rides, the high cost of gasoline during their lifetime, a return to living in city centers that are easy to navigate and the availability of public transit make it easier for young people to forgo cars, researchers say.
For most of his life, D’Juan McCreary saw the world in darkness. Born with congenital cataracts, his vision was cloudy and dim. That is, until eye surgery three years ago showed the 26-year-old the world in a whole new light.
A middle school teacher who was severely injured when a rock was dropped from a highway overpass onto her vehicle three months ago has recovered enough to head home to Ohio.
AKRON, Ohio — Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- A 16-year-old girl collapsed at a haunted house attraction in southwest Ohio and died of a heart abnormality. Christian Faith Benge had only one working lung due to a birth defect, and her heart apparently became enlarged as a result, said her mother.
CLEVELAND — A business executive from Virginia is being charged in a federal corruption case that already has resulted in a guilty plea from the former director of Veterans Affairs medical centers in Cleveland and Dayton.
Appearing on the city’s top 10 list of blighted commercial properties yesterday caught Jeffrey Hatem’s attention. So did Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s proposal to fine owners of damaged and unsafe commercial properties $1,000 a day if they’re not repaired.
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Virgil Shipley likes fast cars and digital technology. The photographer doesn’t mind getting up in the middle of the night to shoot a fire. And, despite nearing age 88, he has no plans to quit the job he has had at the Mount Vernon News since the first Eisenhower administration.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Three states will receive a combined $8.6 million in federal grants to reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for the kind of harmful algae growth in western Lake Erie that left more than 400,000 people without drinkable tap water for two days in August, officials said yesterday.
This list is compiled from voluntary submissions by parents to hospitals.
A high-tech, glass-walled museum, a rooftop sanctuary with city views and a secluded memorial grove are among the new features planned for a new, statewide veterans memorial. The design will create an all-glass great hall that designers hope will invoke awe and respect in visitors.
Today, it’s an airport-area hotel, a place where $100 will get you a king-size bed and a continental breakfast. But soon, the Ramada Inn near the corner of E. Broad Street and S.