Associated Press


12:15 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Officials settle Ohio absentee applications dispute

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohio's top election official says an agreement has been reached in a dispute with the state's largest county over absentee ballot applications.

Secretary of State Jon Husted said Friday that Cuyahoga County officials have agreed not to send out unsolicited mailings for the 2011 general election.

He says the secretary of state's office agreed to mail absentee ballot request forms to voters in all 88 counties for the 2012 presidential election.

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Statewide News
9:48 am
Fri September 2, 2011

Extreme heat and humidity making a return to Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Early September is bringing a return of July's extreme heat to Ohio.

Counties in about two-thirds of the state are under a heat advisory for Friday afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service says high temperatures and humidity in western and southern Ohio will make it feel like 100 degrees or warmer.

The forecasters caution that heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses are possible, particularly for people who work outdoors or are sensitive to heat.

5:10 pm
Thu September 1, 2011

Ohio Patrol Hopes For A Safe Holiday Weekend

Ohio troopers warn that they hope Labor Day weekend brings a continuation of two trends: more arrests of impaired drivers and fewer crash deaths.

The State Highway Patrol says that officers will be out in full force over the long holiday period keeping roads safe from drivers who've had too much to drink. Col. John Born, the patrol's superintendent, says in a statement that motorists need to make smart decisions, including designating a sober driver.

Statewide News
8:01 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Government launches 2 research labs on Great Lakes

CLEVELAND (AP) - The federal government has dedicated two new research vessels to serve as floating laboratories that research the health of the Great Lakes and its marine life.

The watercraft, named Kaho and Muskie, replace two of the U.S. Geological Survey's oldest vessels by the same names and are part of the agency's five-vessel Great Lakes fleet. They were dedicated Wednesday at the Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland.

Around the Miami Valley
7:57 am
Thu September 1, 2011

5 men arrested in Ohio in probe of drug operation

HAMILTON, Ohio(AP) - Police say five people have been arrested and about $1.2 million worth of drugs seized in an investigation of an Ohio drug operation connected to a Los Angeles street gang.

Authorities said Wednesday that the men were arrested in the Cincinnatiarea on Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to trafficking in drugs.

Hamilton police Chief Neil Ferdelman says the organization used businesses and residences in Hamilton and parts of Butler and Hamilton counties as safe houses and storage areas for large quantities of drugs.