The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, founded in Akron by a 31-year-old Harvey Firestone in August 1900, may have merged and moved its headquarters, but the company, now a part of the Bridgestone family of tire companies, still maintains strong presence in northeast Ohio.
In addition to manufacturing and retail operations, the ... (full story)
CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. (AP) — New York's latest proposal to save Hudson River fish from being sucked into the Indian Point nuclear plant calls for shutting down one of the region's largest power producers for up to three months a year — during air-conditioner season.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation ... (full story)
With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled efforts to adopt children from his troubled country for the past 10 months.
The families and their many supporters in Congress are urging Preside ... (full story)
Leanne Brown didn't set out to write a buzz-worthy cookbook for people who want fine-dining taste on a food stamp budget.
Because "Good and Cheap," a beautifully photographed e-book packed with low-cost, fuss-free recipes, actually began simply as a master's thesis for the 29-year-old NYU food studies program graduate. ... (full story)
GREENVILLE, Ill. (AP) — From the very start, Scott Walker refused to believe he'd die in prison.
Arrested and jailed at 25, then sent to prison two years later, Walker couldn't imagine spending his life behind bars for dealing drugs. But the years passed, his appeals failed and nothing changed.
Now, after 17½ yea ... (full story)
DENVER (AP) — Israeli forward Noach Miller is leading his team on quite a run at the world lacrosse championships, even if his mind is thousands of miles away.
His squad, the one formed only four years ago, advanced to the quarterfinals with a 15-1 win over Germany on Tuesday. However, it's hard for him and his teammates t ... (full story)
CINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul blended his message of libertarian-fueled privacy policies with civil rights-inspired criminal justice reforms during a speech Friday to the National Urban League's annual convention in this presidential battleground state.
The Kentucky Republican announced he would introduce legislati ... (full story)
A California-based agency has taken issue with an Ohio bill that originally sought to decriminalize the knowing violation of a posted firearms prohibition by a landowner in a parking area on his or her own private property.
As introduced, Senate Bill 338 would have repealed a current law provision that allows a lessor of governm ... (full story)
The Ohio House and has joined the Senate in unanimously passing a piece of proposed legislation designed to clarify state law with regard to the issuance of protection orders.
The bill, Senate Bill 261, provides that a person who recklessly violates a protection order would be guilty of the offense of violating a protection orde ... (full story)
A trial court did not err by denying a man’s request that the clerk of courts issue him a $450 check, according to a recent ruling by the 10th District Court of Appeals.
Mustafa Muhammad appealed to the three-judge appellate panel after the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas denied his writ of replevin without a hearing ... (full story)
A murder conviction handed down in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas was recently upheld by a panel of judges in the 1st District Court of Appeals.
The defendant, Robert Davenport, appealed his conviction following a jury trial for the aggravated murder of Lincoln Lewis.
In eight assignments of error he argued that th ... (full story)