Ohio's unemployment rate went down for the fourth month in a row in February, with the most significant job gains in the trade, transportation and utility industries.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says Friday that seasonally adjusted joblessness fell to 7.6 percent last month, from 7.7 percent in January. The number of unemployed people decreased by 4,000.
The U.S. unemployment rate for February was 8.3 percent, unchanged from January.
The state says Ohio payrolls outside of farms rose 28,300 to more than 5.1 million.
A memorial service in southwest Ohio will honor an Air Force dog that died earlier this month after a military career, which included serving in the Iraq War and helping federal authorities with more than 500 arrests.
Nisan's (NEE'-sunz) memorial service with military honors is planned Friday afternoon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he had been assigned since 2003.
The 10-year-old German Shepherd also worked with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agencies and was credited with helping track down about 20 pounds of narcotics.
The Folk-Rock duo known as Water Liars stops by WYSO to chat with Chris Shea on this installment of Excursions.
Water Liars formed after an impromptu basement recording session between band members Andrew Bryant and Justin Kinkel Schuster. With only one microphone, the duo recorded an album that blended folk and rock in a standout way. Having played at the South by Southwest festival, Water Liars’ brand of ghostly folk with a rock edge is quickly gaining a following.