January 27, 2015

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Pearl Harbor attack remembered at 70th anniversary

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — About 120 survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor observed a moment of silence to commemorate the Japanese attack and the thousands who lost their lives that day 70 years ago Wednesday. The moment of silence came just before 8 a.m., when the first Japanese planes launched their Read More…

Ohio slips to 36th in national health ranking

COLUMBUS — Ohio has fallen to 36th in an annual health ranking of the states. The United Health Foundation says Ohio slipped three places from its No. 33 spot in 2010 as smoking and the percentage of children in poverty increased. The study says the state’s challenges include high levels of air pollution and relatively Read More…

EPA wants Ohio to work to clean up water

COLUMBUS — Ohio environmental regulators want the state to take steps over the next 10 years to reduce pollution that’s creating lake algae and threatening drinking water, fish and recreation. But The Columbus Dispatch reports a draft of a clean-water plan released Tuesday by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t explain who pays for measures Read More…

Guns N’ Roses, Beastie Boys, Chili Peppers lead Rock Hall list

Welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Guns N’ Roses. The seminal rock band of the late 1980s and early ’90s, best known for hits like “Welcome to the Jungle,” ”Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “November Rain,” leads the 2012 class of inductees announced today. Also making the cut is the hip-hop trio Read More…

Rain puts big damper on Ohio deer-gun season

COLUMBUS — Rainy weather made has made this year’s Ohio deer season a washout with the lowest harvest in years. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says hunters using guns took about 90,300 white-tailed deer during the weeklong hunt that ended Sunday. The tally is down from 105,000 during the same period last year and Read More…

Group honors sheriff who led wild exotic animal hunt

ZANESVILLE — A national police group is honoring the Ohio sheriff who led the October big-game hunt after the owner of dozens of exotic animals released them and then killed himself. The Zanesville Times Recorder reports Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz has been named Officer of the Month for January by the National Law Enforcement Read More…

Anthony Sowell’s house being demolished today

CLEVELAND — Cleveland is tearing down the home where a serial killer dumped the remains of the 11 women he murdered. Live video from the scene on Tuesday shows demolition equipment clawing apart Anthony Sowell’s house. Victims’ relatives and neighbors tell media outlets that razing the home will help bring closure, remove an eyesore and Read More…

OSU in Gator Bowl vs. Urban Meyer’s old team

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Urban Meyer’s former and future teams will play in the Gator Bowl. Florida (6-6) and Ohio State (6-6) were chosen Sunday to meet in the Jan. 2 game in Jacksonville, a marquee matchup between once-proud programs that slipped significantly this season. The teams last played in the 2007 national championship game, which Read More…

Post office planning to close 10 Ohio processing centers

COLUMBUS — The struggling U.S. Postal Service is expected to announce plans to close about 250 mail processing centers around the country, including 10 in Ohio. The $3 billion in cuts to be announced Monday would slow first-class mail service, ending next-day deliveries of stamped letters. A list released earlier this year of processing centers Read More…

Ohio gas prices jump 8 cents a gallon

COLUMBUS — Ohio gas prices have jumped 8 cents from last week amid a rise in oil prices. A survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express on Monday showed the statewide average price for regular gasoline was $3.20 a gallon, up from $3.12 a week ago. Gas in Ohio Read More…