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Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Asian carp are likely to find enough food to spread farther if they establish breeding populations in Lake Michigan, reinforcing the importance of preventing the invasive fish from gaining a foothold, scientists said in a paper released Monday.
A study led by University of Michigan researchers fo ... (full story)


Feds: Friend of Ohio gunman bought body armor, ammo magazine

Feds: Friend of Ohio gunman bought body armor, ammo magazine

A longtime friend of the Dayton gunman bought the body armor, a 100-round magazine and a key part of the gun used in the attack, but there's no indication the man knew his friend was planning a massacre, federal agents said last week.
Ethan Kollie told investigators that he also helped Connor Betts assemble the AR-15-style weapon ... (full story)


Former Lorain County judge suspended from practicing law

Former Lorain County judge suspended from practicing law

The Ohio Supreme Court recently suspended former Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge James M. Burge from practicing law. The suspension was based on his criminal convictions related to his failure to disclose his interest in an office building on his financial disclosure forms, assigning paid legal work to attorneys who rented of ... (full story)


Recover school opens for teens recovering from addictions

COLUMBUS (AP) — Alyssa doesn't know where she would be today if she didn't find the courage to send an email earlier this year.
Reaching out to Heartland High School on the Near East Side and admitting she needed academic help was one of the most difficult things the senior has done.
But after struggling with substance a ... (full story)


Plan for fair tax valuation of subsidized rentals criticized

Plan for fair tax valuation of subsidized rentals criticized

The Ohio Legislative Service Commission has taken a swipe at proposed legislation in the Ohio Senate that has been proposed to treat all property tax payers fairly and equitably.
Senate Bill 36 is proposed to amend the Ohio Revised Code to require the tax commissioner to adopt rules such that a subsidized residential rental prope ... (full story)