Thursday, November 21, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has approved a measure making broad changes to the state's gun laws, including the addition of a "stand your ground" self-defense rule. The measure passed yesterday amid protests from anti-gun groups and others.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Twenty-five additional sex-abuse claims have been filed in the case of a Franciscan brother who killed himself after allegations emerged at a Catholic high school in Youngstown. The Youngstown Catholic Diocese says it will review the additional claims and the demand for $1 million for each alleged victim.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial contender Ed FitzGerald has picked a Cincinnati lawyer and state senator well known to President Barack Obama as his running mate as he seeks to unseat Republican Governor John Kasich (KAY'-sik) in 2014. FitzGerald's campaign manager Nick Bius (BYE'-uhs) confirmed the pick of Senator Eric Kearney (KUHR'-nee) yesterday.
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a mild earthquake has shaken residents in southeastern Ohio. The agency says the 3.5-magnitude quake happened around 1 p.m. yesterday. The epicenter was about 2 miles southeast of the town of Nelsonville in Athens County.