The Ohio Department of Transportation says some construction work will be suspended over the Thanksgiving holiday, but drivers may still come across many work zone restrictions.
Among the construction areas is a widening project along Interstate 71 in parts of Delaware and Morrow counties. Transportation officials say they opened a third lane in the area to ease southbound congestion during the holidays for drivers from Cleveland to Columbus.
Democratic gubernatorial contender Ed FitzGerald has picked a Cincinnati lawyer and state senator well known to President Barack Obama as his running mate as he seeks to unseat Republican Gov. John Kasich in 2014.
FitzGerald's campaign manager Nick Bius confirmed the pick of Sen. Eric Kearney Wednesday.
Kearney, who is black, lends racial and geographic diversity to the top of Democrats' 2014 ticket. He is expected to help draw votes from Ohio's heavily Republican southwest region.
The Ohio Ballot Board has cleared the way for backers of a proposed initiative requiring billions of dollars of state investment in alternative energy to continue their ballot effort.
The panel agreed unanimously Tuesday that the so-called Ohio Clean Energy Initiative amendment is a single ballot issue. That decision frees Yes for Ohio's Energy Future to collect the roughly 385,000 signatures required to put the issue before voters.
More than 30,000 customers in in Ohio were still without power early Monday after a strong storm system rolled through the state.
The Sunday evening storm brought strong winds that blew down trees and power lines and damaged some structures, including the rectory at a church in northwest Ohio and a barn in central Ohio. Some minor injuries were reported.
The storm ripped through several states in the Midwest Sunday, spawning tornadoes and tearing through homes and overturning cars along its path. At least six people were killed in Illinois.