Lawsuit Alleges Negligence in Train Derailment and Chemical Fire That Forced Residents From Homes

[ad_1] LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court alleges negligence by CSX Transportation caused a train derailment and ensuing chemical fire that forced residents of a small Kentucky town out of their homes for more than a day, including most of Thanksgiving. The train derailed on Nov. 22 around 2:30 p.m. … Read more

3 Dead, 1 Hospitalized in Explosion That Sparked Massive Fire at Ohio Auto Repair Shop

[ad_1] HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — An explosion at an auto repair shop in Ohio that killed three people and sent a fourth person to a hospital sparked a massive fire that burned for hours and spewed thick, black smoke into the air. The Tuesday afternoon blast at Jimbo’s Auto Repair in Hillsboro was felt at … Read more

Calls for Cease-Fire in the Israel-Hamas War Roil City Councils From California to Michigan

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland considered a resolution to call for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war on Monday, potentially joining nearly a dozen other U.S. cities from Michigan to Georgia that have supported the same. The resolution before the Oakland City Council also calls for the unrestricted entry of humanitarian assistance into Gaza … Read more

2 Teens Shot, Suspect Arrested at Downtown Cleveland Plaza After Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony

[ad_1] CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Two teenagers were wounded in a shooting in a downtown Cleveland plaza about an hour after an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony that drew hundreds of spectators, authorities said. Police said a suspect was quickly arrested after the gunfire at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday in Public Square that critically wounded … Read more

5, Including 2 Children, Killed in Ohio Mobile Home Fire on Thanksgiving, Authorities Say

[ad_1] ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Five people, including two children, were killed in a mobile home fire in Ohio on Thanksgiving morning, authorities said. The Ohio Department of Commerce said volunteer firefighters in Athens County were called to a Rainbow Lake Road address south of Athens at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday and found two mobile … Read more

FDA Expands Cantaloupe Recall After Salmonella Infections Double in a Week

[ad_1] Nearly 100 people in 32 states have gotten sick from the contaminated fruits. Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio have the highest number of cases. Two people have died of the infections in Minnesota, and 45 people are hospitalized nationwide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s original recall included Malichita brand whole cantaloupe, Vinyard … Read more

Bird Flu Still Taking Toll on Industry as 1.35 Million Chickens Are Being Killed on an Ohio Egg Farm

[ad_1] More than 1.3 million chickens are being slaughtered on an Ohio egg farm as the bird flu continues to take a toll on the industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said all 1.35 million chickens on the farm in Ohio’s Union County will be slaughtered to help limit the spread of the highly contagious … Read more

Ohio Voters Just Passed Abortion Protections. Whether They Take Effect Is Now up to the Courts

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s new constitutional projections for abortion access and other reproductive rights are supposed to take effect Dec. 7, a month after voters resoundingly passed them. That prospect seems increasingly uncertain. Existing abortion-related lawsuits are moving again through the courts now that voters have decided the issue, raising questions about how … Read more

Walmart Shooter Who Injured 4 in Ohio May Have Been Motivated by Racial Extremism, FBI Says

[ad_1] Four shoppers — two Black women, a white woman and a white man — were wounded in the attack at the Walmart in Beavercreek, a suburb of Dayton, just days before Thanksgiving, the FBI said. Evidence, including journal writings, show the shooting may have been at least partially inspired by racially violent extremist ideology, … Read more

Ohio State Lawmaker Accused of Hostile Behavior Will Be Investigated by Outside Law Firm

[ad_1] The office of Ohio‘s Republican attorney general said Monday it has appointed an outside law firm to investigate a Democratic state representative amid claims the lawmaker engaged in a pattern of erratic and abusive behavior toward other legislators, staff and constituents for months. The investigation into Rep. Elliot Forhan, a Cleveland-area lawyer who was … Read more