September 2, 2014

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Shutdown ruins local tourists’ tour of national parks

National Parks closed

A bus full of Lorain County residents found their plans Tuesday quashed on their way to Chicago. The residents were on their way to tour national parks, including Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The stops were planned as part of a bus trip through the Lorain County Read More…

Furloughs, closures begin as shutdown affects Ohio

John Carano, 65, walks on a trail at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Tuesday in Valley View. The effects of the federal shutdown began rippling across Ohio on Tuesday morning, with a national military museum and national park closing and thousands of federal employees going on furlough. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CINCINNATI — The impact of the partial federal government shutdown began rippling across Ohio on Tuesday, with a national military museum and national park closing and thousands of federal employees going on furlough. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park between Cleveland and Akron both closed Read More…

Government shutdown: What’s changing, what’s not

Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo. Those are among the immediate effects when parts of Read More…

UPDATED: Government partially shuts down after Congress fails to reach deal

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON — Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday, forcing some 800,000 federal workers off the job as a protracted dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law reached the boiling point. Obama readied a midday statement to the nation while Democrats and Republicans at the Capitol blamed each other for Read More…