COLUMBUS (AP) — For a moment, Ellaztre Barnett looked at the woman before her without a glint of recognition. Then her hands clasped to her face in a flash, tears welling. This was the sister she had waited her whole life to meet.
Barnett, 34, was out to dinner this month with her family to celebrate her daughter Nataja Bla ... (full story)
Dear Mr. Berko: How does one define "middle class"? Both my wife and I work. We are college-educated, and we have 529 plans for our children, who are 11, 13 and 16. We've been told that the government wants to tax future withdrawals from 529 plans to help middle-class Americans afford their college costs. I think of us as ... (full story)
Two state lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that would extend unemployment compensation benefits to individuals who quit their job to accompany their spouse on a military transfer.
House Bill 105 would add the following as a nondisqualifying reason for separation from employment and therefore permit an individual who otherwise qual ... (full story)
PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short. But a string of seven suicides by adolescents in recent months has shaken this impoverished community and sent school and tribal leaders on an urgent mission to stop the deaths.
On De ... (full story)
JONESVILLE, La. (AP) — Courtney Kemp was getting dressed for work when husband Wyatt walked in and sat down, not saying a word. Something was clearly weighing heavily on him.
She knew that things hadn't been going well on the job, but Wyatt never wanted to trouble her with details. They'd talked often about the risks of wor ... (full story)
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — For three decades, the stained and blurry photograph presented a great mystery to Civil War historians.
It was a picture taken of another photo, which appeared far older and was encased in a peeling, gilded frame. In the foreground of that photo stood a man, his back to the camera, wearing an overcoat a ... (full story)
KFAR HAROEH, Israel (AP) — When David Hershkoviz was a child, he used to wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of his mother screaming in her sleep, knowing that she was reliving the horrors of the Holocaust.
In time, he learned of the traumatic wartime experience that haunted her most — being torn away from ... (full story)
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the oak-paneled hush of the reading room overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, Karen Needles mostly works alone — but always in good company.
Five mornings a week, Needles signs in at the National Archives, often wearing an Abraham Lincoln T-shirt, and her hand sets to work atop a Lincoln mouse pad. So ... (full story)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A canine flu outbreak has sickened many dogs in the Midwest, and veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to keep their dogs from going nose-to-nose with other four-legged friends.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine says the virus has sickened at least 1,000 dogs in Illin ... (full story)
COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio University has backed out of a deal to buy a $1.2 million off-campus house for its president who recently moved out of his campus residence because it was infested with bats, a school official said last week.
The university in Athens in southeastern Ohio won't exercise its option to buy the house from u ... (full story)
COLUMBUS (AP) — The lone Democrat elected to top statewide office in Ohio is slamming his party for its recent endorsement of former Gov. Ted Strickland in the race for U.S. Senate.
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, in a "personal heartfelt message" posted last Sunday, urged his nearly 2,500 Facebook friend ... (full story)
COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio's state education board approved a policy change last Monday that opponents argued could gut elementary school music, art, nursing and counseling offerings statewide.
The Ohio Board of Education voted 11-7 last Monday evening to eliminate the so-called "5 of 8" rule, which set districts' minim ... (full story)
In the last General Assembly, Sen. Cliff Hite successfully campaigned for a bill to raise awareness about the deadly disease that claimed his 5-year-old niece.
This legislative session, he’s trying to prevent other children from having the same fate.
Senate Bill 121 would amend state law to require students be immunized ... (full story)
A Cincinnati woman who was sentenced to one year in prison after admitting that she failed to stop after an accident had her sentenced reversed recently by a panel of judges in the 1st District Court of Appeals.
The defendant, Latonya Jones, was driving an SUV when she struck a motorcycle on Spring Grove Avenue in Cincinnati.
... (full story)