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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 5:24pm
Inmates at Ohio's highest-security prison have entered the second week of a hunger strike protesting recreation and programming restrictions that include a ban on religious gatherings. A prisons department spokeswoman...
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Health teacher, superintendent's daughter faces drug charges

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 5:20pm
A western Pennsylvania high school teacher who is the daughter of the district's superintendent has been arrested on drug charges.
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West Virginia returns bulk of team next season

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 5:12pm
By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer West Virginia will press on.
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Three Behind Bars After Stealing Nineteen Guns from Monroe County Home

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 5:09pm
Nineteen guns are still missing from a Monroe County home after a February burglary. Larry Wilcox returned home from a date to discover 19 of his firearms were stolen along with jewelry, money, and a cell phone.The woman he was on a date with was actually in on the burglary. Amanda Richards distracted Wilcox while Michael Marple and Shandon Putt broke into Wilcox's Jerusalem home. All three have been indicted, Richards and Marple are already behind bars on similar charges and Putt was arreste...
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Deer poachers plead guilty in York County case

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:28pm
Six central Pennsylvania residents have been ordered to pay more than $23,000 in fines and costs stemming from a three-month deer poaching spree.
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Positions Soon to Be Eliminated at Belmont College

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:22pm
Surprising news from a local college after its announced 20 positions would be cut.
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Senate GOP eyes current workers as source of pension savings

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:48pm
Pennsylvania's cold war over public pensions is heating up as state Senate Republicans consider resurrecting a plan to reduce future benefits for current state and school employees.
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Singleton foul shots, block lift Defiance over Dunbar, 46-45

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:36pm
Second-team Associated Press All-Ohioan Katwan Singleton hit two free throws with 14.3 seconds left and then blocked a shot to lead No. 5 Defiance to a 46-45 victory over five-time champion Dayton Dunbar in a Division II...
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News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:05pm
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill to scale back a law safeguarding against chemical spills from aboveground tanks. A January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 residents for days...
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This Hour: Latest West Virginia news, sports, business and entertainment

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:05pm
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill to scale back a law safeguarding against chemical spills from aboveground tanks.
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Pa. town using signs to shame residents into cutting lawns

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:52pm
A councilwoman in a small Pennsylvania borough says they're wrong for approving a form of public shaming to make sure residents cut their lawns this summer.
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WVa gov nixes 'In God We Trust' bill, cites technical errors

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:48pm
Citing technical errors, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill letting public entities accept private donations to display the phrase "In God We Trust" on their buildings.
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Nearly 100 get food poisoning, officials won't say from what

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:36pm
Health officials in Philadelphia say that state law prevents them from detailing what caused a food poisoning outbreak that sickened dozens of restaurant patrons.
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Senate approves long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:28pm
The Senate has approved a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency that includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes.
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Inmates at Ohio prison strike to protest programming cuts

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:12pm
Inmates at Ohio's highest security prison have entered the second week of a hunger strike protesting recreation and programming restrictions that include a ban on religious gatherings.
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US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 21 to 1,048

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:08pm
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 21 this week to 1,048 amid falling oil prices.
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Woman charged with forging docs to claim she was an attorney

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:40pm
The state attorney general says a woman who never attended law school forged documents to make a central Pennsylvania law firm think she was a licensed attorney, and handled estate planning for more than 30 clients.
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Slain Maryland toddler's mom pleads guilty to Ohio charges

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:52pm
The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead in central Ohio has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence.
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Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Charges in Rape Case

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:42pm
Belmont County, OH., -- A Bridgeport man accused of raping a live-in relative, who was not his significant other, was set to begin trial on Tuesday, but a change of heart has changed how things will proceed from here.
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$2,000 offered in case of woman found shot near Johnstown

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:40pm
A $2,000 reward is being offered for information about the shooting of a 30-year-old woman found dead in her western Pennsylvania home.
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