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Greater use of rumble strips sought for Ohio highways

As high season for highway repair and construction nears, legislators and policymakers are mulling a plan that would add rumble strips to the center of undivided, multilane state highways - with the goal of saving lives.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in 2017 estimated installation of the strips already common on interstat ... (full story)


Notre Dame fire prompts museum dense Ohio county to regroup

Notre Dame fire prompts museum dense Ohio county to regroup

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Historical sites do their best to be prepared in case of an emergency.
When area museum professionals learned a fire had broken out in the historic Cathedral of Notre Dame earlier this month, their hearts sank.
Quickly their thoughts returned home to the institutions and treasures they have been ta ... (full story)


More 'heartbeat' abortion bans advancing in South, Midwest

More 'heartbeat' abortion bans advancing in South, Midwest

If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there.
Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia.
The Louisiana legislature is halfway toward passing a law — like the ones enacted in Mississippi and Georgia — that w ... (full story)


School of fish? Pupils raise rainbow trout eggs into fry

School of fish? Pupils raise rainbow trout eggs into fry

CASTALIA, Ohio (AP) — Just before the tiny rainbow trout they raised for the past few months swam off and disappeared into the chilly, dark reaches of one of the aging raceways that funnel into Cold Creek on the state hatchery grounds, the seventh- and eighth-grade students from St. Rose School said a short prayer.
They wer ... (full story)


Court: NY man wounded in 2003 can't sue Ohio gun dealer

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A man wounded 16 years ago in a mistaken identity shooting can't sue the Ohio gun dealer who sold the weapon used in the crime, according to a decision by New York state's highest court.
The Court of Appeals ruled 4-3 last week that Charles Brown, of the Dayton, Ohio, area, can't be sued in New York by D ... (full story)