Ohio woman critical after rock dropped on car
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Tuesday, 15 July 2014 07:14
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman was critically injured when a rock was deliberately dropped from a highway overpass onto the windshield of the family’s car in Pennsylvania.
Fifty-two-year-old Sharon Budd was struck in the face by the rock dropped onto Interstate 80 near Milton, Pennsylvania, on Thursday. Four teens are charged with assault for dropping the 7- to 8-pound rock from an overpass.
Ohio bill aims to reduce repeat drunken driving
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 14 July 2014 12:10
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More drunken driving offenders could be required to have devices installed on their vehicles to test their sobriety under an Ohio bill.

The proposal would require the ignition interlock devices for offenders if a judge grants them driving privileges during their license suspensions.

The devices require drivers to blow into a sensor. They would prevent vehicles from starting if a certain amount of alcohol is detected. The systems cost about $80 to $100, which the offender would pay.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 11:14
Michigan farmers plant fewer acres of corn
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 14 July 2014 11:30
LENOX TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan farmers have reduced the amount of land they use for growing corn, but yields are expected to remain around or above average due to advancements in seed, fertilizers, pesticides, machinery and production practices.

The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1mNObcn ) weather and falling market prices caused farmers to start growing corn later than usual this year. Michigan's corn farming area has shrunk by about 10,000 acres to 2.24 million.

Macomb County farmer John Rhein of Lenox Township says he went from roughly 400 to 350 acres of corn. He says the corn he planted is progressing well in the recent warm weather.

Ohio man arrested after threatening air ambulance
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 14 July 2014 11:45
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati say a man was arrested after driving to a hospital and threatening to shoot down a medical helicopter the next time it flew over his property.

Police say 56-year-old Leonard Pflanz drove to Mercy West Hospital on Sunday, yelled at the University of Cincinnati Health Air Care pilot and threatened to shoot down the aircraft.

Naming contest for Ohio State Fair butter bovines
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 14 July 2014 11:30
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How now, butter cow?

The American Dairy Association Mideast is running a contest for the most creative name for the butter cow and calf display at the upcoming Ohio State Fair, utilizing social media.

Starting Monday, people for a week can submit entries on Twitter using the hashtag #ButterCowNameGame.

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