The city of Springfield has rejected a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city's non-discrimination codes for fair housing and job protection.
The 3-2 vote by the Springfield Mayor's Commission on Human Rights ended months of debate.
The Springfield News Sun reports the two yes votes came from Mayor Warren Copeland and Commissioner Karen Duncan. Commissioners tabled the proposal in September while the city's volunteer Human Relations Board researched the issue.
Mitt Romney added to his lead in the race for convention delegates Tuesday with a win in the Arizona Republican presidential primary. Romney also won the Michigan primary, but it was unclear who would win the most delegates in that state.
The owner of an Ohio nuclear plant along Lake Erie says a lack of exterior weatherproofing coating caused concrete to crack in the outer shell protecting the plant.
FirstEnergy Corporation told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that the exterior cracking at the Davis-Besse plant near Toledo traces back to a 1978 blizzard when wind, rain and a drastic temperature drop caused moisture to penetrate the concrete. The Blade newspaper reports the utility says the moisture caused the concrete to freeze and expand, prompting the cracks found in October.