| Aug 2, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Officials in Toledo, Ohio, warned residents of the city and surrounding areas on Saturday not to drink their tap water or try to boil it for purification after samples found dangerously high levels of toxins from an algal bloom.
Toledo's water system,...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:45 AM
City of Chicago officials are re-testing its Lake Michigan water supply as a safety precaution following Saturday's declaration that the Toledo, Ohio, water supply from Lake Erie is unsafe to drink.
Chicago Department of Water Management spokesperson...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Testing of water for toxins in Toledo, Ohio, continued on Sunday as some 400,000 people remained without safe drinking water for a second day following the discovery of high toxin levels from algae on Lake Erie.
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said some...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:28 AM
The countdown has started. In about 100 days, starting Oct. 1, millions of families across the nation will have an opportunity to enroll in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.
The full benefits of the law will...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:08 PM
After a highly contentious, hugely unproductive session, members of the most unpopular Congress in history will face voters this year and, very likely, win reelection in overwhelming numbers.
It is a paradox of these discontented times. Participants...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Convicted murderer and rapist Dennis McGuire took more than 15 minutes to die, appearing to gasp during his execution Thursday by Ohio using a combination of drugs never tried before in the United States.
The process, using a two-drug protocol, is the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:40 PM
MONCLOVA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — State Rep. Barbara Sears is the kind of Republican the party would want to highlight these days: a woman and former business owner, fluent in health insurance issues, who has managed to repeatedly win reelection in a...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A death row inmate in Ohio who was scheduled to be executed in three days was found hanged in his cell early Sunday, officials said.
Authorities found the body of Billy Slagle, 44, at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution south of Columbus about 5 a....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Rather than secede from Maryland to form a state that represents only the conservative and libertarian political view points, I invite Scott Strzelczyk and his followers to consider moving to Ohio ("Conservative group wants liberation for western...
| Nov 13, 2013
Is it too early to think about who's running for president in 2016, three years from now?
Not in Washington, a city with more campaign consultants than dry cleaners.
After all, we're talking about a business that raised and spent more than $2 billion,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:21 PM
An Ohio man slated to die this week for the rape and murder of a 3-year-old won a stay of execution Wednesday with a last-minute offer to donate his heart and other organs.
An attorney for Ronald Phillips, 40, has said that the bid is not a stalling...