Saturday, April 11
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Construction season on the Ohio Turnpike has kicked off this week. The state expects that as much as $125 million will be spent on projects throughout northern Ohio. That includes doubling the number of pavement replacement projects in Cuyahoga and Sandusky counties.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A former bartender charged with threatening to kill House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled for a hearing later this month to determine whether he's competent to stand trial. Court documents show Michael R. Hoyt's hearing is set for April 29 in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati. Authorities say that Hoyt said he began hearing the devil's voice after he was fired, telling him that Boehner was "evil."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tax Day is a necessary burden for most Americans. But it's an accounting nightmare for thousands of gay and lesbian couples as they wrestle with the uneven legal status of same-sex marriage in the United States. They live a country that recognizes their marriages, but some reside in the 13 states that don't, including Ohio. It's an issue that will be argued before the Supreme Court later this month.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Free laundry service for low-income residents will be available for several hours in Cincinnati as part of a nonprofit project planned for other Ohio cities later this year. The director of the nonprofit Current of Ohio says the group hopes to provide detergent and coins to around 50 Cincinnati residents complete more than 400 loads of laundry at City Limits Laundry & Tanning