Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is naming a top campaign adviser and a former fellow cabinet member under ex-Gov. Ed Rendell to key positions in his office.
A bill that would impose some of the nation's most stringent abortion restrictions is set for a Wednesday floor vote in the Ohio House.
Ohio would join 44 other states and the District of Columbia in establishing a state poet laureate under legislation on its way to the governor.
Pennsylvania's auditor general says more accountability is needed in state programs designed to create jobs.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Putnam County woman won't face charges after a loaded gun was found in her carry-on bag at Yeager Airport. The Transportation Security Administration says TSA officers staffing X-ray machines at a checkpoint detected the .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun Wednesday morning. The agency says the gun was loaded with seven rounds, including one in the chamber. Yeager Airport Police confiscated the gun but chose not to arrest the Scott Depot woman. The federal agency sa...
A Putnam County woman won't face charges after a loaded gun was found in her carry-on bag at Yeager Airport.
CLEVELAND (AP) - A federal judge has scheduled a resentencing date for those convicted in the Amish beard- and hair-cutting case. Sixteen members of a southeast Ohio Amish sect are scheduled to be resentenced Feb. 24 after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned their hate crimes convictions earlier this year. New sentences are required because the original sentences were based on the hate-crimes convictions and convictions on other charges and did not differentiate between them. All...
A St. Albans woman will spend up to 70 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing her mother.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A California man was scheduled for sentencing by a federal judge in Pittsburgh on charges that he traveled to western Pennsylvania intending to have sex with a 14-year-old girl. Sixty-nine-year-old Edward Hilts, of Fallbrook, California, was arrested in October 2009 when he flew to Pittsburgh after corresponding with an Allegheny County detective posing as the girl. A jury in June rejected defense claims that Hilts had been trapped in a "loveless marriage" and was really loo...