The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday to ban new ownership of monkeys, lions and other exotic animals, an issue in the legislature since authorities months ago were forced to kill dozens of wild creatures let loose by a suicidal owner in eastern Ohio.
Q: Dear Mailbag, I've noticed more and more motorcycles parking in the striped buffer areas around handicapped parking spaces. Can they do this? I'm disabled and it makes it really hard to get out of my car. - Jerry in Perkins Twp.
Ohio is quickly becoming a name in movie-making destinations. While film fans eagerly await the premiere of the Cleveland-based Avengers movie next week, and there is another film that just got green-lighted for a state tax credit.
The U.S. Justice Department, citing "insurmountable legal and evidentiary barriers," won't reopen its investigation into the deadly 1970 shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen during a Vietnam War protest at Kent State University.
One of our regular columnists, Rufus Sanders, had a piece in the Monday paper, "Zimmerman will walk." Pastor Sanders argues George Zimmerman will escape punishment in the killing of Trayvon Martin when his Florida trial is over.