Mosquito spraying rescheduled in Warren
WARREN Due to Wednesday evening rain, mosquito spraying will continue on Sunday during evening hours.
Pets should be kept indoors and food should be prepared and kept inside with windows closed.
Larviciding activity to control breeding areas will continue on a daily basis.
Complaint: Panel lacks members, hasn't met
COLUMBUS - Ohio's inspector general has received a complaint that the state's Unemployment Compensation Advisory Council hasn't met in at least four years because members weren't appointed.
The Columbus Dispatch reports other state boards and commissions also are missing members or not meeting as outlined by law.
Information provided to lawmakers indicated 327 appointed positions open on more than 130 state panels last month. At least three other panels have no members.
Village police chief pleads not guilty
ATHENS - A southeast Ohio village police chief suspected of helping a woman avoid arrest has pleaded not guilty on 12 counts, including obstructing justice.
The Athens Messenger reports Glouster Chief Lucas Mace entered the same plea Wednesday on six misdemeanor counts of dereliction of duty, single felony counts of theft in office and having criminal tools, and another misdemeanor, failing to aid law enforcement.
The Athens County prosecutor says Mace knew the woman was wanted by authorities and should have arrested her. He says Mace instead took the woman to dinner, let her to stay at his home and gave authorities misleading information.
Endangered Indian rhino dies at zoo
CINCINNATI - An endangered Indian rhinoceros that produced a calf in the first live birth of an Indian rhino conceived by artificial insemination has died at an Ohio zoo.
The 23-year-old rhino was named Nikki and died Thursday at her indoor space at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.
Nikki was born at the Toronto Zoo in 1991 and later was moved to the Cincinnati Zoo.
The zoo says it was a breakthrough when she was impregnated through artificial insemination. The first time ended with a stillbirth in 2008. The second time the calf died after birth in 2010.
Nikki's cause of death is unclear, but she showed signs of illness last month.
Staff, wire reports