Dear Mr. Berko: Why has the stock market continued to make new highs while unemployment remains high? Why has unemployment remained high when the Federal Reserve adds $85 billion a month to the economy? And why has the gross domestic product stayed flat with all this new money in the economy? Where is this heading? -- FL, Cleveland ... (full story)
Model railroads are a beloved holiday tradition in Ohio and they gain popularity year after year.
This year, exhibits around the state boast huge model train sets with several tiers and even rides on life-size trains to the North Pole and, if they are any indication, Ohio is quickly becoming a model railroad destination for the ... (full story)
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Coming soon to your local sheriff: 18-ton, armor-protected military fighting vehicles with gun turrets and bulletproof glass that were once the U.S. answer to roadside bombs during the Iraq war.
The hulking vehicles, built for about $500,000 each at the height of the war, are among the biggest piece ... (full story)
The 11th District Court of Appeals ruled recently that a defendant did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel that resulted in an involuntary guilty plea in the Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas.
The defendant, Tiffany Strong, appealed her conviction for one count of conspiracy to commit illegal assembly or possessio ... (full story)
HOUSTON (AP) — Sick of losing on Election Day, they huddled candidates on their 2014 statewide ticket in a hotel ballroom and bristled at being outspent and outnumbered by political rivals in Texas who they talked up as sophisticated and savvy.
But this was no meeting of hapless Texas Democrats.
They were top Republican ... (full story)
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will sweep into office in January with a powerful mandate for progressive change, but a looming fiscal crisis threatens to derail his agenda before it begins.
De Blasio, a Democrat, faces a multifaceted dilemma years in the making that he'll be forced to confront wit ... (full story)
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dan Johnson hadn't crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in years despite the fact the San Diego native lives 20 minutes away and spent most of his life making weekend runs for Baja California's surf and fish tacos.
"Everybody was scared," Johnson said of San Diegans' impression of their Mexican neighbo ... (full story)
BOSTON (AP) — As it seeks investors, a project off the Massachusetts coast that aims to be the nation's first offshore wind farm must reach fast-approaching benchmarks or risk missing out on hundreds of millions in critical funding.
To qualify for a tax credit that would cover a major portion of its capital costs, Cape Win ... (full story)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes, all it takes is a $7 burrito gift card to get high school seniors to submit their college applications early.
"You always have some students who say, 'I don't want to go to college,' but they don't realize whatever it is in life, they need to go to college for it," said adviser Martin ... (full story)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Angel Ayala has never been a big fan of museums. Blind since birth, the high school student says the exhibits are so sight-dependent that he can't enjoy them.
But he's making an exception for the Penn Museum, an archaeology and anthropology center that offers touch tours for the blind and visually impai ... (full story)
PERU, Ind. (AP) — Ethan Manning ran his first campaign in sixth grade. It was during a school program that gave kids a chance to run a make-believe miniature city, and Manning wanted to be mayor.
"I took that pretty seriously," he told the Kokomo Tribune. "I had T-shirts made and had a poster taped to my des ... (full story)
The 6th U.S. District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the decision of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas denying a defendant’s motion for a new trial 18 years after he committed a double homicide.
The defendant, Steven Redd, shot and killed Robert Trexler and Andrea Heron-Trexler on Aug. 27, 1993 outside of a conven ... (full story)
More than 60 lawmakers have signed on to support a bipartisan proposal designed to grow alternative fuel use in Ohio.
“Compressed natural gas or CNG comes from the Marcellus and Utica shale deposits located deep beneath our feet,” said Rep. Dave Hall, R-Millersburg.
“When captured, this resource can be used ... (full story)
Rep. Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell, has introduced a bill into the Ohio General Assembly that would ban certain drugs from being prescribed or dispensed without a review.
House Bill 341 would require any prescriber or dispenser of a controlled substance that is a schedule II drug or contains an opioid to review patient information in th ... (full story)
A man’s conviction for assaulting a Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections employee was affirmed this week after the 12th District Court of Appeals ruled he properly pleaded guilty to the offense.
Donte Irvin appealed to the 12th District, arguing that the Warren County Court of Common Pleas failed to affirm his unde ... (full story)
COLUMBUS––Ohio government officials are being urged to participate in a statewide survey to create a new dispute resolution program. A formal process to mediate disputes among public officials will be finalized based on the survey results from all levels of government in Ohio.
The Ohio Supreme Court’s Dispute R ... (full story)