Opponents of a multimillion dollar wind project that would build at least 52 wind turbines in southwest Ohio are challenging a state board's approval of the project's next phase.
The Ohio Power Siting Board voted this week to allow the second phase of the Buckeye Wind Project. The Springfield News-Sun reports that opponents living near the proposed project want that decision reviewed.
A labor union representing thousands of civilian employees at Ohio's largest military base wants them to appeal furlough notices resulting from federal budget cuts.
More than 10,000 civilian employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton began receiving the 11-day furlough notices Friday. The U.S. Department of Defense said 680,000 civilian employees will get the furloughs one day a week for 11 weeks, starting July 8.
Ohio courts would have to report certain mental health information for inclusion in a law enforcement database under a bill headed to the governor.
The House passed the measure on a 92-0 vote Wednesday. The Senate previously passed the bill.
Courts would be required to report to law enforcement agencies those who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity, or people who have been convicted of a violent offense and ordered to get mental health treatment.
The bill is named after a sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot two years ago.