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President Barack Obama will set the course for drawing down the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Wednesday, when he is expected to announce plans to bring roughly 10,000 American troops home in less than a year.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A chorus of critics is rising up against plans by Ohio Republicans to privatize day-to-day operations of the state lottery and expand its reach into slots-like video lottery terminals at horse tracks.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says football coach Jim Tressel has resigned as the NCAA investigates the Buckeyes for possible rules violations.
The university announced the resignation Monday. Tressel says in a statement that he met with university officials and agreed that it is in Ohio State’s best interest that he resign.
The school says Luke Fickell, an assistant head coach under Tressel, will serve as interim head coach for the 2011-2012 season.
University President E. Gordon Gee says the university’s “public purposes” and “tradition of excellence” are guiding its actions.
The Plain Writing Act says that federal agencies must stop using bureaucratic language and start writing plainly in all new or substantially revised documents produced for the public.
Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was slain in his luxury hideout in Pakistan early Monday in a firefight with U.S. forces, ending a manhunt that spanned a frustrating decade.
Joyous at the release of a decade’s frustration, Americans streamed to the site of the World Trade Center, the gates of the White House and smaller but no less jubilant gatherings across the nation to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden – cheering, waving flags and belting the national anthem.
U.S. intelligence officials believe al-Qaida will have a hard time recovering from the death of its murderous leader, Osama bin Laden.
With gas prices $4 and above in Mount Vernon, here is some information from our archives and the Associated Press
John McBride of Mount Vernon found himself facing $3.45 when he pulled into Speedway to refill his gas tank on Tuesday. He said he is retired and relies on Social Security benefits and the rising gas prices make it tough on him and his wife to get by.
Summer gasoline prices are here again, with local prices for regular gasoline as high as $2.85 per gallon this past weekend. Although nobody likes the price spike, it was not entirely unexpected as gasoline prices typically go up for the summer.
As gasoline prices climb, small businesses that rely on transportation have to keep a close eye on what it costs them to deliver their products. And as the price of a gallon of regular gas closes in on $4 and the possibility of $5 looms for the summer, businesses are feeling the pinch.
An interactive looking at the 25th and final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour, with 3D diagram of the shuttle, profiles of the STS-134 crew, and a timeline of space flight history.
With gas prices above $4 in some states, Americans are canceling spring break plans and rethinking summer vacation, and some tourist destinations are offering gas vouchers of as much as $50 to talk people out of giving up and staying home.
Ohio State Fair to allow alcohol
Associated Press— Ohio State Fair visitors will be able to sip on wine and beer this summer for the first time since the 1880s.
The Ohio Expositions Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow alcohol consumption at two locations at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus during the July 27 to Aug. 7 fair.
Commission spokeswoman Alicia Notestone says wine made with at least 90 percent Ohio-grown grapes will be available at the Taste of Ohio Café, and wine and Ohio-produced beer will be sold at the Celeste Center during adult concerts.
Notestone says the commission hopes to give new opportunities to Ohio breweries and wineries.
She says alcohol was served when the fair was held at a site that is now Franklin Park, but has not been permitted since the fair moved to the Expo Center in 1886.