Associated Press

A recent security breach at Ohio's largest military base has prompted renewed calls for security improvements.


The Dayton Daily News reports U.S. Rep. Mike Turner says he wants more guards at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base gates. Turner said Wednesday he asked the Air Force to improve security even before a man drove past a guard Nov. 24.  Base officials say the man entered a building but employees stopped him because he lacked a security badge.


The State Highway Patrol in Ohio will participate in a crackdown on impaired driving in a multi-state enforcement effort this week.

State police from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia also will take part in the project from 12:01 a.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

The patrol in Ohio says the effort to create high visibility enforcement on the highway is aimed at making the roadways safer.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An analysis of recent student test results in Ohio shows the continuing role of poverty in the scores.

The study was released Tuesday by the Ohio School Boards Association, Buckeye Association of School Administrators and Ohio Association of School Business Officials.

The Ohio House has passed a bill that would extend the age for people to receive foster care services to 21.  Advocates estimate over 1,000 people age out of foster care at age 18 each year.

The measure would increase to 21 the age that foster youths could get services, provided they meet certain education and work requirements.

The proposal would give the state until 2017 to find funding for foster youths between 18 and 21.

State officials say unclaimed funds totaling $2.3 billion are waiting to be claimed in Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Unclaimed Funds says unclaimed funds are money or the right to money that may have been dormant in bank checking or savings accounts or forgotten. Other examples include forgotten rent or utility deposits, uncashed checks and uncashed insurance policies.

The department says Ohioans have received $34.4 million in unclaimed funds so far this fiscal year. The average claim is $2,100.

Ohio officials have asked the federal government for more flexibility in the work requirements that some welfare recipients must meet.

Gov. John Kasich's administration says certain federal rules don't give people enough time to complete vocational training or job-readiness activities.

For instance, state officials want to increase a limit on vocational education training from 12 months to 36.

An Ohio man accused of trying to send money to an al-Qaida leader will be allowed to leave jail once his family posts bond.


A U.S. magistrate set bond at $500,000 for Sultane Roome Salim over the objections of federal prosecutors.


The Columbus man is one of four people with Ohio ties charged with working together to send money to a known al Qaida leader before he was killed in a drone strike.


His lawyer has disputed the charges.


Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base say a man ignored guards' instructions to stop at a security gate, prompting evacuations, but that Ohio's largest military base has been determined safe.

Daryl Mayer, spokesman for the base near Dayton, says the man drove through the gate area around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday. A base statement says security personnel pursued the driver and located the vehicle parked outside a building. They then cordoned off the area around the vehicle and evacuated some nearby buildings.

A new study shows Ohio as a national leader in diverting juveniles to lower-cost community programs instead of prison.

The national study by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention shows the number of young people in Ohio sent to prison dropped 80 percent from 1997 to 2013. Figures show the national average of juvenile incarceration rates for that time dropped 55 percent.