A retirement community in southwest Ohio plans to offer an elder abuse center for older people who need shelter.
Officials of Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason say they will take referrals from police, emergency rooms and social services agencies beginning in January. The center will initially serve people from four Cincinnati area counties.
A report praises Ohio for having more environmentally-friendly school projects under way than any other state.
The nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council says the state has 315 school projects registered and certified under the council's LEED program. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and provides a set of international standards for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly methods and materials.