May 30, 2016

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Report: Farmers aren’t doing enough to stop Lake Erie algae

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Cutting phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie enough to prevent harmful algae outbreaks would require sweeping changes on the region’s farms that may include converting thousands of acres of cropland into grassland, scientists said in a report Tuesday. The study released by the University of Michigan Water Center found current efforts to Read More…

State unemployment rate remains unchanged at 4.9 percent in February

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s unemployment rate of 4.9 percent in February was unchanged from January as the number of unemployed workers and Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment both increased. An Ohio Department of Job and Family Services release Friday says the number of unemployed workers in February was 285,000, up 6,000 from January. Ohio’s nonagricultural Read More…

Lottery to be held for State of the State tickets

COLUMBUS — Ohioans interested in attending this year’s State of the State address can enter a lottery for tickets. Those seeking tickets can register online for a lottery for up to two tickets. The registration deadline is noon, March 25, and those selected will be notified by email by April 1. This year’s State of the State Read More…

Judge to hear arguments today in lawsuit against Husted about 17-year-olds voting

COLUMBUS — A judge planned to hear arguments Thursday in a dispute over whether the swing state’s youngest voters can have a say in next week’s presidential primary race. State law allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 before the fall election to vote in Tuesday’s primary. But a manual for elections officials issued last year Read More…

Former Congresswoman Giffords backs Strickland in Senate race; Sittenfeld on way to locking up Jedi vote

COLUMBUS — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is endorsing former Gov. Ted Strickland in his race for the U.S. Senate, while Democratic primary opponent P.G. Sittenfeld has landed the backing of Star Wars actor Mark Hamill. Both endorsements came Tuesday, a week before Strickland, Sittenfeld and Cincinnati occupational therapist Kelli Prather vie for the Democratic nomination and Read More…

Northwest Ohio native to receive Medal of Honor for Afghanistan hostage rescue

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is set to award the nation’s highest military honor to a Navy SEAL who helped rescue an American hostage in December 2012. Edward Byers, a senior chief in the Navy, will be the 11th living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan. The ceremony Read More…

Officials unveil 20-year, $240 million renovation plan for Akron-Canton Airport

GREEN — Officials with the Akron-Canton Airport have unveiled a $240 million, 20-year plan for guiding improvements and capital investments at the facility. Airport CEO and President Rick McQueen says the plan announced Thursday was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration late last year. Current projects under the plan include a glass-canopy and ticket-wing expansion Read More…

State approves language for ResponsibleOhio marijuana amendment

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has approved ballot language proposed by ResponsibleOhio that would legalize marijuana in the state. It’s the first hurdle the investor-backed organization needs to clear in its effort to put a constitutional amendment before voters in November. Although DeWine opposes legalization, his role in the certification process was to determine if Read More…

School: Boy brings moonshine to class; teacher in trouble

DE GRAFF (AP) — Officials say a 13-year-old Ohio boy was suspended for bringing moonshine to school, and a science teacher who knew he was making the illegal alcohol was reprimanded for not reporting that the boy brought it to class. The boy brought the liquid to school in De Graff, about 50 miles northwest Read More…

Central Ohio to get new 380 area code in existing 614 region

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Central Ohioans will see a new 380 area code introduced in their area because the available phone numbers for the existing 614 code are expected to run out next year. Regulators plan to use both codes for the same geographic area, meaning even local phone calls eventually will require dialing the Read More…