COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Negotiations get under way this afternoon as a six-member legislative panel tries to iron out differences in the House and Senate versions of the state budget. Lawmakers face a June 30 deadline to approve the $62 billion, 2-year spending plan.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Turnpike officials next month will take up a proposal raising tolls on the Ohio Turnpike to back $1 billion in bonds to help pay for road projects across northern Ohio. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports tolls would increase 2.7% a year to pay for the work which other would face delays because of delays in state funding.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - An FBI dive team is joining the search for 1-year-old Elaina Steinfurth, who's been missing for more than two weeks. A federal official tells The (Toledo) Blade divers have been searching a section of the Maumee River near downtown Toledo. The girl's mother faces child endangerment charges.
MASON, Ohio (AP) - An industry report says Cedar Point and Kings Island were the most-visited theme parks in the country last year outside of parks in Florida and California. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports each of the parks saw around 3.2 million visitors for the year.
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