Associated Press

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Gary Mohr says he spoke with Tom Clements as recently as Monday when they discussed issues surrounding executions.

A 21-year-old Marine from Ohio was among the seven who died after a mortar shell explosion during mountain warfare training in Nevada's high desert.

The Department of Defense says 37-year-old Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III of Kettering died Saturday in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

An Ohio nun who lobbies for expanded Catholic Church roles for women and a married priesthood has taken her case to Rome at a historic time.

State authorities are warning Ohioans about an Internet investment scheme that may be targeting religious organizations.

Attorneys for two Ohio high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl have withdrawn motions to dismiss the case after a judge determined the girl and two friends would be compelled to testify.

A Democratic state representative and party leader is trying to put a temporary halt to some state development spending amid a dispute involving JobsOhio.

Highway patrol officials say speed was a factor in Sunday's early morning crash of a sport utility vehicle that killed six teenagers in the northeast Ohio.

An Ohio man who spent 13 years in prison for a murder that DNA testing later proved he didn't commit cried as a federal jury found that two police detectives violated his civil rights by coercing and falsifying testimony and withholding evidence that pointed to his innocence.

Ohio's top lawmakers are opposing efforts by the state auditor, a fellow Republican, to gain access to the private financial books of JobsOhio, a nonprofit entity created by Governor John Kasich to lure jobs to Ohio.

Ohio has executed a man who fatally shot a security guard at the end of a multi-state crime spree nearly 20 years ago.

The Ohio Lottery and the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services will hold a conference on problem gambling this week in central Ohio just days after the opening of the state's fourth voter-approved casino.

The inmates have served 80 percent of their time. The recommendation, if approved, would be the first use of a 2011 law intended to reduce the inmate population.

Ohio's nonprofit job-creation entity reports raising almost $7 million in donations and and paying top salaries to some staff last year.

The sponsor of an Ohio measure aimed at curbing the collective bargaining rights of public workers has been named to a panel that oversees the health of the state's public pension funds.

Following a flood of complaints, Ohio State University says it will issue tickets for six guests instead of four to graduates participating in the May commencement ceremony featuring President Obama.

An Ohio school board lawyer says a now-fired public school science teacher waved a Bible at his students, handed out religious pamphlets and espoused creationism in his evolution lessons.

Earlier this month, Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel raised some eyebrows for criticizing fellow Republican John Kasich's proposal to expand Medicaid coverage to more Ohioans, and some conservatives are still balking at the idea.

Officials say a radar upgrade at the National Weather Service office in Cleveland will allow forecasters to get a more accurate look at severe weather.

An appeals court says Ohio’s child-enticement law is so unconstitutionally broad it could apply to one child inviting another to take a bike ride.

Ohio's Department of Insurance says it processed more than 7,000 allegations of agent misconduct and insurance fraud last year.

The latest monitor's report shows that more than 7,000 Ohioans have gotten more than $280 million from last year's national mortgage settlement.

Dozens of defendants have been added to an indictment alleging they helped obtain thousands of prescription painkillers from Florida for illegal sale in Ohio.

The state of Ohio wants a federal judge to dismiss a city's lawsuit seeking to tax civilian employees and contractors who work on part of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

A fire has erupted at one of the Midwest's biggest greenhouse operations, spewing heavy black smoke. No injuries have been reported from the fire at Ohio's Green Circle Growers.

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There will be a British invasion of the main stage at


this year.

Paul McCartney and Mumford & Sons are among the headliners for the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.

The four-day festival, held on a rural 700-acre farm, always features an eclectic roster, but the June 13-16 event is even more varied than usual.

A call center to start this month in central Ohio will help low-income veterans and active military personnel and their families find free legal assistance.

A second Republican congressman from Ohio has been appointed to the House Ways and Means Committee. Second-term congressman Jim Renacci of northeast Ohio was appointed by committee chair Dave Camp of Michigan.

Ohio's Department of Insurance says its toll-free hotlines, community outreach and counseling helped save Ohioans just over $24 million last year.

The public library system in Ohio's capital city is asking residents to lend their memories and mementos to be digitized and archived in its new Columbus African-American Historical Collection.