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Ohio ranks high in hazardous dams needing work

Nov. 10, 2019 10:05 AM EST

NEW CONCORD, Ohio (AP) — Picturesque, and at times, worrisome. The Muskingum University dam holds back what locals call "College Lake" on the campus of the private liberal arts college. Perched directly over the inlet to the lake's spillway is a wooden gazebo — a locally legendary fixture where many...

Pence files Trump's paperwork for the New Hampshire primary

Nov. 7, 2019 5:43 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday added President Donald Trump's name to the Republican primary ballot in New Hampshire, the state where he achieved his first victory of the 2016 campaign. Accompanied by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, Pence signed the paperwork and paid the $1,000...

Editorials from around Ohio

Nov. 4, 2019 8:02 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Why is 'stand your ground' necessary? Akron Beacon Journal Nov. 2 The numbers are staggering. In 2017, the most recent year for which we have complete data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39,773 people died in the...

State must talk to Medicaid recipients before coverage drop

Nov. 2, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio residents who will face work requirements to continue receiving Medicaid health care coverage won't lose their benefits until after they have spoken to a caseworker, according to a proposed state plan. And if case workers determine eligibility should be terminated, a review will...

Newspaper: AEP retains drilling rights under new Ohio park

Oct. 26, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of acres in eastern Ohio the state is buying to promote recreation and conservation may be drilled for oil and natural gas, an Ohio newspaper reported. A draft purchase agreement obtained by The Columbus Dispatch shows American Electric Power will retain subsurface rights to...

GOP stands by Trump, gingerly, after diplomat's testimony

Oct. 24, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They pleaded ignorance, saying they'd not read the diplomat's damning statement. They condemned the Democrats' tactics as unfair. They complained that the allegations against President Donald Trump rested on second- or third-hand evidence. Wednesday was a day of careful counterargument by...

Analysis: Confronted by impeachment, Trump adds to the chaos

Oct. 19, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump has thrust Washington into a political crisis. And Trump keeps adding to the chaos. In the four weeks since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., launched the investigation, Trump has taken steps that have drawn more criticism, not...

Shifting explanations from White House alarm some in GOP

Oct. 19, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance. Trump, in remarks at the White House, stood by his acting chief of staff,...

Shifting explanations for withholding aid draw GOP alarm

Oct. 18, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance. Trump, in remarks at the White House, stood by his acting chief of staff,...

'Final straw': GOP ex-Ohio Gov. Kasich supports impeachment

Oct. 18, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ran against President Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primary, said Friday that he supports impeaching the president — but isn't ready to call for his removal from office. Kasich said he decided to back impeachment after hearing acting White...