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  • US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:33:53 GMT
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.More >>
    Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian...More >>
  • Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:42:54 GMT
    Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state...More >>
    A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot...More >>
  • Ohio fair's butter cows named Scarlet and Grayce

    Ohio fair's butter cows named Scarlet and Grayce

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:51:37 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Scarlet and Grayce. Those are the names of the traditional butter sculptures of a cow and calf at this year's Ohio State Fair. The names announced Tuesday by fair officials after a naming contest on Twitter are a play on the Ohio State University colors, scarlet and gray. Also presented Tuesday were other Ohio icons carved from butter, including a whitetail deer, paw paw fruit, carnation and spotted salamander. Two sculptors worked on this year's creations, crafting the...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Scarlet and Grayce. Those are the names of the traditional butter sculptures of a cow and calf at this year's Ohio State Fair. The names announced Tuesday by fair officials after a naming contest on Twitter are a play on the Ohio State University colors, scarlet and gray. Also presented Tuesday were other Ohio icons carved from butter, including a whitetail deer, paw paw fruit, carnation and spotted salamander. Two sculptors worked on this year's creations, crafting the...More >>
  • Fine paid for Ohio veteran cited for therapy ducks

    Fine paid for Ohio veteran cited for therapy ducks

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio Army veteran accused of violating a village ban by keeping 14 pet ducks says he wants his day in court, even though someone else paid his fine for having the ducks, which he says are therapeutic. The Coshocton Municipal Court clerk's office says the $140 fine and court costs for Darin Welker of West Lafayette were paid online by a Newtown, Pennsylvania, man. Welker was cited for not complying with a ban on residents keeping farm animals in the village. Wel...More >>
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio Army veteran accused of violating a village ban by keeping 14 pet ducks says he wants his day in court, even though someone else paid his fine for having the ducks, which he says are therapeutic. The Coshocton Municipal Court clerk's office says the $140 fine and court costs for Darin Welker of West Lafayette were paid online by a Newtown, Pennsylvania, man. Welker was cited for not complying with a ban on residents keeping farm animals in the village. Wel...More >>
  • Young man's body found at northeast Ohio landfill

    Young man's body found at northeast Ohio landfill

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:48:09 GMT
    Investigators from a northeast Ohio coroner's office and sheriff's department say a man's body was discovered at a landfill in Lorain County.More >>
    Investigators from a northeast Ohio coroner's office and sheriff's department say a man's body was discovered at a landfill in Lorain County.
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  • Ohio band director pleads guilty to sex charges

    Ohio band director pleads guilty to sex charges

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:40:32 GMT
    NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - A former central Ohio band director accused of inappropriate conduct with three students has pleaded guilty to 13 counts, including felony sexual battery and misdemeanor sexual imposition. Anthony Miller of Westerville changed his pleas Tuesday in Licking County court. Authorities say the charges against the 33-year-old Miller reflect his conduct with three females who were students at Newark High School, where he worked as assistant band director. Miller's attorney, Brad...More >>
    NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - A former central Ohio band director accused of inappropriate conduct with three students has pleaded guilty to 13 counts, including felony sexual battery and misdemeanor sexual imposition. Anthony Miller of Westerville changed his pleas Tuesday in Licking County court. Authorities say the charges against the 33-year-old Miller reflect his conduct with three females who were students at Newark High School, where he worked as assistant band director. Miller's attorney, Brad...More >>
  • Hit the gas: 97 miles of Pa. Turnpike go to 70 mph

    Hit the gas: 97 miles of Pa. Turnpike go to 70 mph

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:36:55 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's first 70 mph speed limit is now in place on a 97-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in central and eastern Pennsylvania. The speed limit on Interstate 76 from the Blue Mountain exit 201 through Morgantown exit 298 rose Tuesday from the standard 65 mph. The Blue Mountain interchange is near Shippensburg while the Morgantown interchange is south of Reading. Some areas in the 97-mile stretch will be posted at lower speed limits because of curves. The...More >>
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's first 70 mph speed limit is now in place on a 97-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in central and eastern Pennsylvania. The speed limit on Interstate 76 from the Blue Mountain exit 201 through Morgantown exit 298 rose Tuesday from the standard 65 mph. The Blue Mountain interchange is near Shippensburg while the Morgantown interchange is south of Reading. Some areas in the 97-mile stretch will be posted at lower speed limits because of curves. The...More >>
  • Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

    Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:22:04 GMT
    Jay Paterno and another former assistant football coach at Penn State are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O'Brien was hired as head coach two years ago.More >>
    Jay Paterno and another former assistant football coach at Penn State are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O'Brien was hired as head coach two years ago.
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  • New Goodyear airship to be called Wingfoot One

    New Goodyear airship to be called Wingfoot One

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:32:43 GMT
    Ohio-based Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. says a 76-year-old Akron woman will get a special ride its new airship because she submitted the name chosen for the aircraft, Wingfoot One.More >>
    Ohio-based Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. says a 76-year-old Akron woman will get a special ride its new airship because she submitted the name chosen for the aircraft, Wingfoot One.
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  • Teen girl fatally shot in central Ohio

    Teen girl fatally shot in central Ohio

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:30:52 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in Columbus are looking for two young males who ran from the scene after a 17-year-old girl was fatally shot. A police report says Shevona Whitehead was shot in the upper body at about 10 p.m. at a residence on the south side of the city. She was pronounced dead later at a hospital. Several people were at the residence at the time, and witnesses said two young males left on foot immediately after the shooting. A person of interest has been identified, but his nam...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in Columbus are looking for two young males who ran from the scene after a 17-year-old girl was fatally shot. A police report says Shevona Whitehead was shot in the upper body at about 10 p.m. at a residence on the south side of the city. She was pronounced dead later at a hospital. Several people were at the residence at the time, and witnesses said two young males left on foot immediately after the shooting. A person of interest has been identified, but his nam...More >>
  • Donations to Ohio State rise again

    Donations to Ohio State rise again

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:25:59 GMT
    Ohio State University says it took in a near-record $404 million in donations in the past 12 months.More >>
    Ohio State University says it took in a near-record $404 million in donations in the past 12 months.
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  • Pennsylvania jail to offer video visits for a fee

    Pennsylvania jail to offer video visits for a fee

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:15:01 GMT
    GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania county jail plans to start offering online video visits with inmates next month as a way to raise money for the county. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Westmoreland County officials have hired Renovo Software of Edina, Minnesota, to install web cameras at several locations in the county jail, about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. Inmates are already allowed three weekly in-person visits with up to three people at once. Those visits last 30 min...More >>
    GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania county jail plans to start offering online video visits with inmates next month as a way to raise money for the county. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Westmoreland County officials have hired Renovo Software of Edina, Minnesota, to install web cameras at several locations in the county jail, about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. Inmates are already allowed three weekly in-person visits with up to three people at once. Those visits last 30 min...More >>
  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:43:45 GMT
    Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.More >>
    Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.
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  • 2 people, 2 dogs rescued from boat in Lake Erie

    2 people, 2 dogs rescued from boat in Lake Erie

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:35:19 GMT
    The Coast Guard has rescued two people and two dogs from a sinking vessel in Lake Erie.More >>
    The Coast Guard has rescued two people and two dogs from a sinking vessel in Lake Erie.
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  • Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

    Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:32:05 GMT
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.More >>
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel.More >>
  • 4 students robbed at gunpoint at Ohio university

    4 students robbed at gunpoint at Ohio university

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:24:39 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A school spokesman says four Case Western Reserve University students were robbed at gunpoint while on campus this weekend. University spokesman William Lubinger tells the Northeast Ohio Media Group that the students were studying in the Wade Commons university building on Saturday afternoon, when three men wearing red bandanas demanded their belongings. Lubinger said the suspects carried a silver handgun and had hoodies tied to their faces. The university says in a statemen...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A school spokesman says four Case Western Reserve University students were robbed at gunpoint while on campus this weekend. University spokesman William Lubinger tells the Northeast Ohio Media Group that the students were studying in the Wade Commons university building on Saturday afternoon, when three men wearing red bandanas demanded their belongings. Lubinger said the suspects carried a silver handgun and had hoodies tied to their faces. The university says in a statemen...More >>
  • Sheriff: Driver dies after car strikes Ohio bridge

    Sheriff: Driver dies after car strikes Ohio bridge

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:22:58 GMT
    CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in central Ohio say a man is dead after his vehicle struck a concrete bridge abutment and burst into flames. The Pickaway County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating the fatal crash that occurred Sunday afternoon a few miles north of Circleville. The office did not identify the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner has ordered forensic testing to confirm the man's identity because of the severity of his injuries. Authorities say t...More >>
    CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in central Ohio say a man is dead after his vehicle struck a concrete bridge abutment and burst into flames. The Pickaway County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating the fatal crash that occurred Sunday afternoon a few miles north of Circleville. The office did not identify the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner has ordered forensic testing to confirm the man's identity because of the severity of his injuries. Authorities say t...More >>
  • NASA renames building for astronaut Neil Armstrong

    NASA renames building for astronaut Neil Armstrong

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:19:38 GMT
    NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.More >>
    NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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  • Dog attacks and kills Indiana baby in Ohio

    Dog attacks and kills Indiana baby in Ohio

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:07:50 GMT
    Authorities say a 7-month-old boy attacked and killed by a dog in southwestern Ohio was from Indiana.More >>
    Authorities say a 7-month-old boy attacked and killed by a dog in southwestern Ohio was from Indiana.
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  • New charges in rock-throwing that injured teacher

    New charges in rock-throwing that injured teacher

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:56:18 GMT
    MIFFLINBURG, Pa. (AP) - Three Pennsylvania teenagers now stand charged as adults in a highway rock-throwing incident in Pennsylvania that left an Ohio teacher critically injured. Seventeen-year-old Milton resident Tyler Gregory Porter appeared in court Monday on charges including aggravated assault and conspiracy. Two other teens were previously arrested on those counts. Sunbury's The Daily Item newspaper reports a fourth participant has been charged as a juvenile. State police say the teens...More >>
    MIFFLINBURG, Pa. (AP) - Three Pennsylvania teenagers now stand charged as adults in a highway rock-throwing incident in Pennsylvania that left an Ohio teacher critically injured. Seventeen-year-old Milton resident Tyler Gregory Porter appeared in court Monday on charges including aggravated assault and conspiracy. Two other teens were previously arrested on those counts. Sunbury's The Daily Item newspaper reports a fourth participant has been charged as a juvenile. State police say the teens...More >>
  • Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:54:41 GMT
    Federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender are getting new protections from President Barack Obama.More >>
    President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the...More >>
  • Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:53:20 GMT
    Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies by...More >>
    The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leaders.More >>
  • Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

    Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:43:15 GMT
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. Darin Welker says officials in the village of West Lafayette told him to get rid of his ducks in May. They cited him for a minor misdemeanor June 23 for failing to comply. The village banned residents from keeping fowl and other farm animals in 2010. The Coshocton Tribune reports that Welker has a court hearing Wedn...More >>
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. Darin Welker says officials in the village of West Lafayette told him to get rid of his ducks in May. They cited him for a minor misdemeanor June 23 for failing to comply. The village banned residents from keeping fowl and other farm animals in 2010. The Coshocton Tribune reports that Welker has a court hearing Wedn...More >>
  • Man, 23, dies after jumping into Pittsburgh river

    Man, 23, dies after jumping into Pittsburgh river

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:37:06 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities in Pittsburgh are investigating the death of a city resident who jumped into the Monongahela River during a boat party. The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says 23-year-old Sean Gittins drowned Sunday morning. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Gittins had been with a group of people on a boat docked along the river. A spokesman for the medical examiner says Gittins decided to take an early morning swim around 4 a.m. but did not immediately resurface...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities in Pittsburgh are investigating the death of a city resident who jumped into the Monongahela River during a boat party. The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says 23-year-old Sean Gittins drowned Sunday morning. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Gittins had been with a group of people on a boat docked along the river. A spokesman for the medical examiner says Gittins decided to take an early morning swim around 4 a.m. but did not immediately resurface...More >>
  • Ohio pushes to end sediment dumping into Lake Erie

    Ohio pushes to end sediment dumping into Lake Erie

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:12:17 GMT
    Ohio is ready to start solving a problem that's been plaguing Lake Erie for more than 25 years.More >>
    Ohio is ready to start solving a problem that's been plaguing Lake Erie for more than 25 years.
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  • Year-old Ohio arson registry lists 221 offenders

    Year-old Ohio arson registry lists 221 offenders

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-19 21:41:21 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio's registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses. When Ohio joined the few states that require such offenders to register with authorities, officials hoped it would help solve more cases, deter repeat offenses and prevent deaths and property damage. The usefulness of the registry created last July is difficult to evaluate. The Ohio Attorney General's Office runs software that houses the database,...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio's registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses. When Ohio joined the few states that require such offenders to register with authorities, officials hoped it would help solve more cases, deter repeat offenses and prevent deaths and property damage. The usefulness of the registry created last July is difficult to evaluate. The Ohio Attorney General's Office runs software that houses the database,...More >>
  • Ohio woman gives birth in back seat of car

    Ohio woman gives birth in back seat of car

    CINCINNATI (AP) - A Cincinnati-area woman has given birth to a baby boy in an old high school parking lot. WCPO-TV reports that Hamilton County dispatchers got a frantic call around 3 a.m. Saturday from a man driving his wife on Interstate 75 toward the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The man had to exit the freeway and pull into a parking lot, where his son was born minutes later in the back seat. Dispatch records show that first responders arrived on the scene just in time to cut ...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A Cincinnati-area woman has given birth to a baby boy in an old high school parking lot. WCPO-TV reports that Hamilton County dispatchers got a frantic call around 3 a.m. Saturday from a man driving his wife on Interstate 75 toward the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The man had to exit the freeway and pull into a parking lot, where his son was born minutes later in the back seat. Dispatch records show that first responders arrived on the scene just in time to cut ...More >>
  • Children find skeletal remains in SW Ohio woods

    Children find skeletal remains in SW Ohio woods

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-19 21:38:53 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police say skeletal remains were found by some children in a wooded area in southwestern Ohio. Dayton police say the children found the remains Wednesday and their parents called police. Police say the bones apparently had been in the area for some time and were partially covered in mud and dirt. A forensic anthropologist is scheduled to examine the remains next week at the Montgomery County coroner's office in Dayton. Coroner's officials could not say whether the bones b...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police say skeletal remains were found by some children in a wooded area in southwestern Ohio. Dayton police say the children found the remains Wednesday and their parents called police. Police say the bones apparently had been in the area for some time and were partially covered in mud and dirt. A forensic anthropologist is scheduled to examine the remains next week at the Montgomery County coroner's office in Dayton. Coroner's officials could not say whether the bones b...More >>
  • Woman's body found in Lake Erie at Cleveland park

    Woman's body found in Lake Erie at Cleveland park

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-19 21:30:56 GMT
    Officials say a woman's body was found submerged in Lake Erie after people reported seeing it while visiting Edgewater Park in Cleveland.More >>
    Officials say a woman's body was found submerged in Lake Erie after people reported seeing it while visiting Edgewater Park in Cleveland.
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  • Ohio teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

    Ohio teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-19 21:25:38 GMT
    The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has focused attention on unregulated caffeine powder.More >>
    The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has focused attention on unregulated caffeine powder.
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  • Ohio fire that killed 2 kids, mom, investigated

    Ohio fire that killed 2 kids, mom, investigated

    CADIZ, Ohio (AP) - Authorities continue to investigate an eastern Ohio house fire that killed two children and their mother and injured two firefighters. The young boy and girl died of their injuries at Harrison Community Hospital after the Wednesday morning fire in Cadiz. The Steubenville Herald-Star reports the children's mother was taken to a Pittsburgh burn center where state fire marshal's office spokeswoman Lindsey Burnworth says she later died. Two firefighters were treated for smoke ...More >>
    CADIZ, Ohio (AP) - Authorities continue to investigate an eastern Ohio house fire that killed two children and their mother and injured two firefighters. The young boy and girl died of their injuries at Harrison Community Hospital after the Wednesday morning fire in Cadiz. The Steubenville Herald-Star reports the children's mother was taken to a Pittsburgh burn center where state fire marshal's office spokeswoman Lindsey Burnworth says she later died. Two firefighters were treated for smoke ...More >>
  • Authorities say 2 ran drug trafficking from Ohio prison

    Authorities say 2 ran drug trafficking from Ohio prison

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Authorities say an inmate and ex-inmate are charged in a multistate drug trafficking ring that used NFL team names as code words in calls from an Ohio prison to set up drug shipments. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil said Friday in Cincinnati that a current inmate and one released earlier from the London Correctional Institution organized drug trafficking from the prison west of Columbus. Authorities say the two from Mexico recruited other inmates who were drug-traffickers ...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Authorities say an inmate and ex-inmate are charged in a multistate drug trafficking ring that used NFL team names as code words in calls from an Ohio prison to set up drug shipments. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil said Friday in Cincinnati that a current inmate and one released earlier from the London Correctional Institution organized drug trafficking from the prison west of Columbus. Authorities say the two from Mexico recruited other inmates who were drug-traffickers ...More >>
  • Cleveland drops bid to host Democratic convention

    Cleveland drops bid to host Democratic convention

    One is enough for Cleveland.More >>
    One is enough for Cleveland.
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  • Deal puts on hold new gas leases on Pa. state land

    Deal puts on hold new gas leases on Pa. state land

    The Corbett administration and an environmental group are striking a deal to prevent a loss of funding for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources while the group's lawsuit challenging gas drilling in state park and forest land goes forward.More >>
    The Corbett administration and an environmental group are striking a deal to prevent a loss of funding for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources while the group's lawsuit challenging gas drilling in state park and forest land goes forward.
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  • Destructive Washington fire empties another town

    Destructive Washington fire empties another town

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:51 AM EDT2014-07-19 05:51:09 GMT
    A Washington sheriff says a small town and nearby hospital threatened by a wind-whipped wildfire have been evacuated, and the blaze has burned at least 35 homes in his county.More >>
    A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes has forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community, a sheriff said...More >>
  • APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:38:02 GMT
    The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from a military prison. So the military will begin treatment for her gender-identity...More >>
    The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could...More >>
  • Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:23:48 GMT
    The Israeli military says it has struck 37 targets in Gaza ahead of a five-hour humanitarian cease-fire meant to allow civilians to stock up after 10 days of fighting.More >>
    The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try...More >>
  • Police: Ohio woman falls off car hood, is run over

    Police: Ohio woman falls off car hood, is run over

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:44:34 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland police say a former national boxing champion died after she jumped onto the hood of a car driving toward her after an altercation, then fell off and was accidentally run over by a different vehicle. Police say 26-year-old Cashmere Jackson died after an altercation Wednesday at a gas station. Police say Jackson exited the car she was riding in after another car bumped it. When the second car drove toward Jackson, she jumped onto the hood. Police say the driver pulle...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland police say a former national boxing champion died after she jumped onto the hood of a car driving toward her after an altercation, then fell off and was accidentally run over by a different vehicle. Police say 26-year-old Cashmere Jackson died after an altercation Wednesday at a gas station. Police say Jackson exited the car she was riding in after another car bumped it. When the second car drove toward Jackson, she jumped onto the hood. Police say the driver pulle...More >>
  • Cause sought for Pa. fire that killed 61 cats

    Cause sought for Pa. fire that killed 61 cats

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:38:45 GMT
    COPLAY, Pa. (AP) - Fire officials say they have not yet determined the cause of a blaze in an eastern Pennsylvania apartment building that killed scores of animals, but it appears to have been accidental. The fire in Lehigh County's North Whitehall Township was reported shortly after noon Tuesday. Fire chief Ron Stahley said 61 cats and two dogs were killed in the blaze, which began in the kitchen of the unit. Stahley said the fire didn't appear suspicious in origin and also didn't appear to...More >>
    COPLAY, Pa. (AP) - Fire officials say they have not yet determined the cause of a blaze in an eastern Pennsylvania apartment building that killed scores of animals, but it appears to have been accidental. The fire in Lehigh County's North Whitehall Township was reported shortly after noon Tuesday. Fire chief Ron Stahley said 61 cats and two dogs were killed in the blaze, which began in the kitchen of the unit. Stahley said the fire didn't appear suspicious in origin and also didn't appear to...More >>
  • For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

    For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:30:36 GMT
    Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline.More >>
    Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline.More >>
  • American teen beaten in Mideast back home in Fla.

    American teen beaten in Mideast back home in Fla.

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:18 AM EDT2014-07-17 09:18:07 GMT
    The Palestinian-American teenager who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities has returned home to Florida and says he will never think of freedom in the same way again.More >>
    The Palestinian-American teenager who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities has returned home to Florida and says he will never think of freedom in the same way again.More >>
  • Cleveland settles suit over fatal police shootings

    Cleveland settles suit over fatal police shootings

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:42:09 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - The city of Cleveland has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the estates of two unarmed people killed in a hail of 137 gunshots fired by police after a chase. A court document filed Wednesday doesn't specify the terms of the settlement between the city and the estates of 43-year-old Timothy Russell and 30-year-old Malissa Williams. Russell and Williams were killed by police in November 2012 after a 20-mile pursuit that involved 62 police cruisers and more than 100 officers. ...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - The city of Cleveland has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the estates of two unarmed people killed in a hail of 137 gunshots fired by police after a chase. A court document filed Wednesday doesn't specify the terms of the settlement between the city and the estates of 43-year-old Timothy Russell and 30-year-old Malissa Williams. Russell and Williams were killed by police in November 2012 after a 20-mile pursuit that involved 62 police cruisers and more than 100 officers. ...More >>
  • Solar panel array to help heat, power Ohio prison

    Solar panel array to help heat, power Ohio prison

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-07-16 13:30:31 GMT
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is ready to unveil a large solar panel project at a prison aimed at saving $245,000 in annual energy costs while training inmates to install and maintain the panels as a route to future jobs. The 400 panels at Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) will be the primary source for hot water and space heating in eight cell blocks. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction plans tours Wednesday at the prison, 50 miles south of Columb...More >>
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is ready to unveil a large solar panel project at a prison aimed at saving $245,000 in annual energy costs while training inmates to install and maintain the panels as a route to future jobs. The 400 panels at Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) will be the primary source for hot water and space heating in eight cell blocks. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction plans tours Wednesday at the prison, 50 miles south of Columb...More >>
  • 2 die in home explosion; propane fuel suspected

    2 die in home explosion; propane fuel suspected

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:49:23 GMT
    Authorities say a man and woman were killed in an early morning house explosion in a rural area of western Pennsylvania.More >>
    A husband and wife were killed Tuesday in an early-morning house explosion Tuesday in western Pennsylvania.More >>
  • Pistorius gets into nightclub argument

    Pistorius gets into nightclub argument

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:40:52 GMT
    The family of Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee runner recently visited a nightclub with a cousin and was accosted by a man who aggressively questioned him about his murder trial.More >>
    Oscar Pistorius was in an altercation at an upmarket nightclub over the weekend, his family said Tuesday.More >>
  • Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt

    Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:53:46 GMT
    Emergency officials say a subway train has derailed in Moscow, killing two people and injuring at least 50.More >>
    A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow's streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush hour. At least 21 people were killed, Russian officials said, and 136 were...More >>
  • Ohio man sentenced to 36 years in rape

    Ohio man sentenced to 36 years in rape

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-07-15 12:12:19 GMT
    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - A judge has sentenced a northern Ohio man to 36 years in prison for abducting and raping a woman after offering to give her a ride. Thirty-nine-year-old Brian Jury was sentenced Monday in Sandusky. A jury last week found him guilty of charges including rape and abduction. Erie County prosecutors say Jury offered a ride to the Lorain woman on Nov. 1, 2013, then held her at gunpoint and knife point, and bound her with zip ties. They say he took the woman to his home where...More >>
    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - A judge has sentenced a northern Ohio man to 36 years in prison for abducting and raping a woman after offering to give her a ride. Thirty-nine-year-old Brian Jury was sentenced Monday in Sandusky. A jury last week found him guilty of charges including rape and abduction. Erie County prosecutors say Jury offered a ride to the Lorain woman on Nov. 1, 2013, then held her at gunpoint and knife point, and bound her with zip ties. They say he took the woman to his home where...More >>
  • Obama to press for action on transportation funds

    Obama to press for action on transportation funds

    Monday, July 14 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-14 23:01:58 GMT
    President Barack Obama will press Congress this week to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states.More >>
    President Barack Obama is pressing Congress to make a long-term commitment to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states, but lawmakers appear headed for a short-term patch to sustain projects through next May.More >>
  • Old I-90 bridge in Cleveland comes tumbling down

    Old I-90 bridge in Cleveland comes tumbling down

    Sunday, July 13 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-13 16:13:04 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Clevelanders have said a dramatic goodbye to the old Inner Belt Bridge along Interstate 90. The giant structure that carried traffic over the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) River for 55 years was demolished early Saturday in a cloud of smoke and dust. The Plain Dealer reports thousands of spectators came out for the show. They lined a grassy bluff that overlooked the bridge with cellphone cameras held high. The structure was blown apart by a half-second blast of 182 pounds of exp...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Clevelanders have said a dramatic goodbye to the old Inner Belt Bridge along Interstate 90. The giant structure that carried traffic over the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) River for 55 years was demolished early Saturday in a cloud of smoke and dust. The Plain Dealer reports thousands of spectators came out for the show. They lined a grassy bluff that overlooked the bridge with cellphone cameras held high. The structure was blown apart by a half-second blast of 182 pounds of exp...More >>
  • For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park

    For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park

    Sunday, July 13 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-13 16:08:01 GMT
    For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.More >>
    For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.
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  • Tesla gets OK to open dealerships in Pennsylvania

    Tesla gets OK to open dealerships in Pennsylvania

    Sunday, July 13 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-13 16:05:14 GMT
    Gov. Tom Corbett has signed legislation allowing Tesla to open five dealerships in Pennsylvania.More >>
    Gov. Tom Corbett has signed legislation allowing Tesla to open five dealerships in Pennsylvania.
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  • Woman accused of staging husband's 2011 suicide

    Woman accused of staging husband's 2011 suicide

    Saturday, July 12 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-07-13 00:29:01 GMT
    AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman who reported that her husband committed suicide by suffocation in 2011 has been arrested on a murder charge. Police announced Friday that 56-year-old Jeane L. Harrington, of Avon Lake, had been taken into custody after a three-year investigation into the death of her husband, 55-year-old Michael C. Gabel. In a 911 call, Harrington said she found Gabel dead, with industrial-strength plastic wrap around his head. She said he'd left a note, and she described...More >>
    AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman who reported that her husband committed suicide by suffocation in 2011 has been arrested on a murder charge. Police announced Friday that 56-year-old Jeane L. Harrington, of Avon Lake, had been taken into custody after a three-year investigation into the death of her husband, 55-year-old Michael C. Gabel. In a 911 call, Harrington said she found Gabel dead, with industrial-strength plastic wrap around his head. She said he'd left a note, and she described...More >>
  • Korean official presenting medals to Ohio veterans

    Korean official presenting medals to Ohio veterans

    Saturday, July 12 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-07-13 00:12:00 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A medal of appreciation from the Korean government to U.S. military service members who served in the Korean War will be presented to veterans of that conflict at a ceremony in southwestern Ohio. The deputy consul general of the Korean Consulate of Chicago is presenting the Ambassador Medal for Peace to veterans on July 19 at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Dayton. Veterans who served in Korea or on Korean waters from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953, should contact th...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A medal of appreciation from the Korean government to U.S. military service members who served in the Korean War will be presented to veterans of that conflict at a ceremony in southwestern Ohio. The deputy consul general of the Korean Consulate of Chicago is presenting the Ambassador Medal for Peace to veterans on July 19 at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Dayton. Veterans who served in Korea or on Korean waters from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953, should contact th...More >>
  • Prosecutor: 3 charged with illegal voting in Ohio

    Prosecutor: 3 charged with illegal voting in Ohio

    Saturday, July 12 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-07-12 23:27:10 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A southwest Ohio prosecutor says three people who are not U.S. citizens are charged with illegally voting in the November 2012 election. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says a grand jury indicted 64-year-old Carmen Lockhart, 49-year-old Bernus Charmont and 61-year-old Jean Gobeil in Cincinnati on Thursday. Deters says each of those Hamilton County residents was indicted on one count of illegal voting. He says all three are in the country legally but are ineligible to ...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A southwest Ohio prosecutor says three people who are not U.S. citizens are charged with illegally voting in the November 2012 election. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says a grand jury indicted 64-year-old Carmen Lockhart, 49-year-old Bernus Charmont and 61-year-old Jean Gobeil in Cincinnati on Thursday. Deters says each of those Hamilton County residents was indicted on one count of illegal voting. He says all three are in the country legally but are ineligible to ...More >>
  • Girl whose 6 family members were killed recovering

    Girl whose 6 family members were killed recovering

    Saturday, July 12 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-12 20:31:20 GMT
    A 15-year-old girl suburban Houston girl who survived an attack in which her parents and four younger siblings were killed says she's on the road to recovery.More >>
    A 15-year-old girl suburban Houston girl who survived an attack in which her parents and four younger siblings were killed says she's on the road to recovery.More >>
  • 9 arrested in slaying of northeast Ohio man

    9 arrested in slaying of northeast Ohio man

    Thursday, July 10 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-07-10 17:09:34 GMT
    ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - Police in northeast Ohio say nine people have been arrested in connection with an incident last week that left a 24-year-old man shot to death. Elyria police say Davion Strupe was shot in the back July 1 as he tried to flee a home after being dragged outside by three people. On Wednesday police announced the arrest of one man on charges that include murder, kidnapping and aggravated rioting. Eight others also were arrested and charged with aggravated rioting. A police spo...More >>
    ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - Police in northeast Ohio say nine people have been arrested in connection with an incident last week that left a 24-year-old man shot to death. Elyria police say Davion Strupe was shot in the back July 1 as he tried to flee a home after being dragged outside by three people. On Wednesday police announced the arrest of one man on charges that include murder, kidnapping and aggravated rioting. Eight others also were arrested and charged with aggravated rioting. A police spo...More >>
  • Pennsylvania woman drowns while trying to save son

    Pennsylvania woman drowns while trying to save son

    Thursday, July 10 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-07-10 16:52:14 GMT
    WESTFIELD, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman has drowned in Lake Erie while attempting to save her 9-year-old son and his friend after high winds blew the boys' inner tube into deep waters. Police and fire officials say 37-year-old Christen Stefan of Bethel Park was vacationing in the Chautauqua County town of Westfield, 55 miles southwest of Buffalo. They say her son and an 8-year-old friend were on an inflated inner tube around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday when high winds and strong ...More >>
    WESTFIELD, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman has drowned in Lake Erie while attempting to save her 9-year-old son and his friend after high winds blew the boys' inner tube into deep waters. Police and fire officials say 37-year-old Christen Stefan of Bethel Park was vacationing in the Chautauqua County town of Westfield, 55 miles southwest of Buffalo. They say her son and an 8-year-old friend were on an inflated inner tube around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday when high winds and strong ...More >>
  • Rabid deer attacks woman outside paint store

    Rabid deer attacks woman outside paint store

    Thursday, July 10 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-07-10 16:50:53 GMT
    RUFFSDALE, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Game Commission says a deer that attacked a woman outside a paint store at a strip mall tested positive for rabies. Thirty-year-old Rachael McGough manages the Sherwin Williams store in East Huntingdon Township. She saw the deer outside a state liquor store in the same shopping center and stopped to take a picture of it as she arrived for work about 7 a.m. Tuesday. McGough pushed and batted the deer away using bags she was carrying before two men ran ov...More >>
    RUFFSDALE, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Game Commission says a deer that attacked a woman outside a paint store at a strip mall tested positive for rabies. Thirty-year-old Rachael McGough manages the Sherwin Williams store in East Huntingdon Township. She saw the deer outside a state liquor store in the same shopping center and stopped to take a picture of it as she arrived for work about 7 a.m. Tuesday. McGough pushed and batted the deer away using bags she was carrying before two men ran ov...More >>
  • Funeral set for Ohio priest convicted of murder

    Funeral set for Ohio priest convicted of murder

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-07-10 13:28:33 GMT
    A full funeral mass is planned for Friday for a Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun in northwest Ohio in 1980.More >>
    A full funeral mass is planned for Friday for a Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun in northwest Ohio in 1980.More >>
  • US unemployment aid applications fall to 304,000

    US unemployment aid applications fall to 304,000

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-07-10 13:28:16 GMT
    Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years.More >>
    Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years.More >>
  • Cleanup from fatal storms begins in Eastern states

    Cleanup from fatal storms begins in Eastern states

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:38 AM EDT2014-07-10 06:38:12 GMT
    Officials in central New York say four people are dead and four homes have been destroyed in building collapses amid severe thunderstorms.More >>
    Residents of this rural central New York town on Wednesday picked through debris from homes battered by a deadly tornado, and utility crews worked to restore power in several Eastern states hit by severe storms.More >>
  • Obama to border critics: 'This is not theater'

    Obama to border critics: 'This is not theater'

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-07-10 00:50:16 GMT
    By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent For President Barack Obama, the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly becoming a political liability, giving Republicans a fresh...More >>
    President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration's response to the...More >>
  • Survey: Rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges

    Survey: Rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-09 23:20:52 GMT
    A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases.More >>
    A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases.More >>
  • 1 in 6 teens treated in er has history of dating violence

    1 in 6 teens treated in er has history of dating violence

    One in six American teens seen at emergency departments has experienced dating violence, new research finds.More >>
    One in six American teens seen at emergency departments has experienced dating violence, new research finds.More >>
  • US stocks creep higher after two days of losses

    US stocks creep higher after two days of losses

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:18:14 GMT
    Stocks are closing higher after corporate earnings got off to an encouraging start.More >>
    Stocks are closing higher after corporate earnings got off to an encouraging start.More >>
  • OSU partners with college on drone technology

    OSU partners with college on drone technology

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:50:12 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University is partnering with a southwest Ohio community college to position their students for careers in drone technology. Officials at Ohio State and Dayton's Sinclair Community College say the unmanned aerial systems field is expected to be a $90 billion industry by 2025. The technology is expected to create 100,000 new jobs in areas such as precision agriculture, public safety and mapping of pipelines or utility lines. The Dayton Daily News reports the par...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University is partnering with a southwest Ohio community college to position their students for careers in drone technology. Officials at Ohio State and Dayton's Sinclair Community College say the unmanned aerial systems field is expected to be a $90 billion industry by 2025. The technology is expected to create 100,000 new jobs in areas such as precision agriculture, public safety and mapping of pipelines or utility lines. The Dayton Daily News reports the par...More >>
  • Kasich plans small-business swing to 3 Ohio cities

    Kasich plans small-business swing to 3 Ohio cities

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:39:15 GMT
    HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's governor will focus on small businesses in a swing through three western Ohio cities. Gov. John Kasich has Tuesday stops in Hamilton, the Dayton area and Tipp City. The Republican is seeking re-election this November. He will begin the day at Hamilton Caster, a business that makes casters, industrial wheels and other products and dates back more than a century in the Butler County seat. A campaign announcement with the National Federation of Independent Business/...More >>
    HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's governor will focus on small businesses in a swing through three western Ohio cities. Gov. John Kasich has Tuesday stops in Hamilton, the Dayton area and Tipp City. The Republican is seeking re-election this November. He will begin the day at Hamilton Caster, a business that makes casters, industrial wheels and other products and dates back more than a century in the Butler County seat. A campaign announcement with the National Federation of Independent Business/...More >>
  • Restored Lake Erie lighthouse back to waterfront

    Restored Lake Erie lighthouse back to waterfront

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-07 22:52:11 GMT
    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A restored 1896 Lake Erie lighthouse is headed back to the waterfront after more than 60 years away. The 26 foot-tall wooden lighthouse stood on the Portage River's west pier in Port Clinton until 1952, when it was removed and taken to a local marina. The Toledo Blade reports Monday that volunteers spent the last couple years replacing rotten boards in the lighthouse, installing a new copper roof and repainting the interior steps and tower. The paper says the Port C...More >>
    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A restored 1896 Lake Erie lighthouse is headed back to the waterfront after more than 60 years away. The 26 foot-tall wooden lighthouse stood on the Portage River's west pier in Port Clinton until 1952, when it was removed and taken to a local marina. The Toledo Blade reports Monday that volunteers spent the last couple years replacing rotten boards in the lighthouse, installing a new copper roof and repainting the interior steps and tower. The paper says the Port C...More >>
  • Road rage crash injures 4; 2 are pregnant women

    Road rage crash injures 4; 2 are pregnant women

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-07 22:51:03 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton are blaming road rage for a two-vehicle crash that injured four people including two pregnant women. A regional dispatch center received calls three to five minutes before the Sunday afternoon crash about one vehicle chasing another. The Dayton Daily News reports the driver of a truck not involved in the road rage chase had to be extricated from his truck by Dayton firefighters after the crash. Dayton police Lt. Mark Ponichtera tells the paper one person ...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton are blaming road rage for a two-vehicle crash that injured four people including two pregnant women. A regional dispatch center received calls three to five minutes before the Sunday afternoon crash about one vehicle chasing another. The Dayton Daily News reports the driver of a truck not involved in the road rage chase had to be extricated from his truck by Dayton firefighters after the crash. Dayton police Lt. Mark Ponichtera tells the paper one person ...More >>
  • Ohio attorney guilty on charges in sex crimes case

    Ohio attorney guilty on charges in sex crimes case

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-07 22:47:26 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Columbus attorney has been convicted in a sex crimes trial in which some of the allegations came from his clients. A Franklin County jury found attorney Javier Armengau guilty Monday on nine of 18 charges, including one count of rape, four counts of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition. According to the indictment, the 52-year-old Armengau allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with five victims from 1998. His accusers included clients and mothers of ...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Columbus attorney has been convicted in a sex crimes trial in which some of the allegations came from his clients. A Franklin County jury found attorney Javier Armengau guilty Monday on nine of 18 charges, including one count of rape, four counts of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition. According to the indictment, the 52-year-old Armengau allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with five victims from 1998. His accusers included clients and mothers of ...More >>
  • Bird nest fire cuts power to northern Ohio city

    Bird nest fire cuts power to northern Ohio city

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-07 22:46:13 GMT
    TIFIFN, Ohio (AP) - A power outage that knocked out electricity across much of one northern Ohio city is being blamed on a bird's nest fire. City officials in the northern Ohio town of Tiffin say power was restored around noon on Monday after the fire at an electricity substation. The outage affecting traffic lights, homes and businesses in Tiffin lasted for a couple hours before crews made repairs to the substation. Officials say the bird's nest fire burned through a cable and set off a saf...More >>
    TIFIFN, Ohio (AP) - A power outage that knocked out electricity across much of one northern Ohio city is being blamed on a bird's nest fire. City officials in the northern Ohio town of Tiffin say power was restored around noon on Monday after the fire at an electricity substation. The outage affecting traffic lights, homes and businesses in Tiffin lasted for a couple hours before crews made repairs to the substation. Officials say the bird's nest fire burned through a cable and set off a saf...More >>
  • 16-year-old teen drowns in northeastern Ohio lake

    16-year-old teen drowns in northeastern Ohio lake

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-07-03 01:21:25 GMT
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A teenager has drowned while swimming in a northeastern Ohio lake with a friend. Police say 16-year-old Camden Cole became distressed for some reason and went under the surface Tuesday at a lake in Springfield Township, near Akron. The second teen made it back to shore. Divers found the boy's body late Wednesday morning after hours of searching Tuesday. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says an autopsy will be performed Thursday. Copyright 2014 The Associated Pre...More >>
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A teenager has drowned while swimming in a northeastern Ohio lake with a friend. Police say 16-year-old Camden Cole became distressed for some reason and went under the surface Tuesday at a lake in Springfield Township, near Akron. The second teen made it back to shore. Divers found the boy's body late Wednesday morning after hours of searching Tuesday. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says an autopsy will be performed Thursday. Copyright 2014 The Associated Pre...More >>
  • Pa. toughens penalties for harming police animals

    Pa. toughens penalties for harming police animals

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-03 01:13:03 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Anyone who hurts or kills a police animal now faces tougher criminal penalties under a new Pennsylvania law proposed and passed after the death of a Pittsburgh police dog. Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday signed a bill known as "Rocco's Law," named for a German shepherd stabbed to death by a fugitive in January. Rocco's funeral was attended by about 1,200 people. Lawmakers revised the criminal offense to make it a second-degree felony. It now carries a sentence of up to 1...More >>
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Anyone who hurts or kills a police animal now faces tougher criminal penalties under a new Pennsylvania law proposed and passed after the death of a Pittsburgh police dog. Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday signed a bill known as "Rocco's Law," named for a German shepherd stabbed to death by a fugitive in January. Rocco's funeral was attended by about 1,200 people. Lawmakers revised the criminal offense to make it a second-degree felony. It now carries a sentence of up to 1...More >>
  • Injuries, violence are leading causes of death for young Americans

    Injuries, violence are leading causes of death for young Americans

    Nearly 80 percent of deaths of Americans age 30 and younger result from injury or violence, U.S. health researchers reported Tuesday.More >>
    Nearly 80 percent of deaths of Americans age 30 and younger result from injury or violence, U.S. health researchers reported Tuesday.More >>
  • Body of woman, 83, found in basement freezer

    Body of woman, 83, found in basement freezer

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-01 23:10:42 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police in Philadelphia say the body of an elderly woman was found in a large freezer in the basement of a house. The 83-year-old woman has not been identified, and it's not clear if she lived in the home. The Philadelphia Daily News reports the nude body was found Tuesday morning. Police did not immediately release further details. An investigation is ongoing. Information from: The Philadelphia Daily News, http://www.phillydailynews.com/ Copyright 2014 The Associated Pres...More >>
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police in Philadelphia say the body of an elderly woman was found in a large freezer in the basement of a house. The 83-year-old woman has not been identified, and it's not clear if she lived in the home. The Philadelphia Daily News reports the nude body was found Tuesday morning. Police did not immediately release further details. An investigation is ongoing. Information from: The Philadelphia Daily News, http://www.phillydailynews.com/ Copyright 2014 The Associated Pres...More >>
  • Mother accused of poisoning young sons with Visine

    Mother accused of poisoning young sons with Visine

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-07-01 23:09:21 GMT
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Maryland woman faces charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children after police say she poisoned her young sons with Visine. State police in Gettysburg announced Monday they had arrested 23-year-old Samantha Unger of Thurmont after she told them she put eye drops into drinks for her 3-year-old and that her 1-year-old got sick by drinking them accidentally. A police affidavit says both children became sick this spring, and the older boy require...More >>
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Maryland woman faces charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children after police say she poisoned her young sons with Visine. State police in Gettysburg announced Monday they had arrested 23-year-old Samantha Unger of Thurmont after she told them she put eye drops into drinks for her 3-year-old and that her 1-year-old got sick by drinking them accidentally. A police affidavit says both children became sick this spring, and the older boy require...More >>
  • 2 Ohioans on ATV die after it collides with SUV

    2 Ohioans on ATV die after it collides with SUV

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-07-01 14:15:34 GMT
    MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio (AP) - Ohio troopers say an all-terrain vehicle collided with a sport utility vehicle, and two riders from the ATV later died. The State Highway Patrol reports the collision occurred Monday night west of Mount Gilead, roughly 40 miles north of Columbus. Troopers say the ATV was crossing southbound on state Route 95 in Morrow County and drove into the path of an eastbound SUV. The patrol says two Edison residents who had been riding the ATV were flown to a Columbus hospital...More >>
    MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio (AP) - Ohio troopers say an all-terrain vehicle collided with a sport utility vehicle, and two riders from the ATV later died. The State Highway Patrol reports the collision occurred Monday night west of Mount Gilead, roughly 40 miles north of Columbus. Troopers say the ATV was crossing southbound on state Route 95 in Morrow County and drove into the path of an eastbound SUV. The patrol says two Edison residents who had been riding the ATV were flown to a Columbus hospital...More >>
  • Driver severely burned when cigarette ignites car

    Driver severely burned when cigarette ignites car

    Monday, June 30 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-01 01:14:39 GMT
    ELSMERE, Del. (AP) - Fire officials say a driver was severely burned when the lighted cigarette he threw out of his car window was blown back in and ignited the interior of the vehicle.It happened about 6:45 p.m. Sunday in Elsmere. Chief Deputy State Fire Marshall Robert Cox said in a news release that 49-year-old Travis Paul Smith of Elsmere was driving on Route 141 when he threw a lighted cigarette out of his car.Fox says the wind blew the cigarette back into the car and ignited the interio...More >>
    ELSMERE, Del. (AP) - Fire officials say a driver was severely burned when the lighted cigarette he threw out of his car window was blown back in and ignited the interior of the vehicle.It happened about 6:45 p.m. Sunday in Elsmere. Chief Deputy State Fire Marshall Robert Cox said in a news release that 49-year-old Travis Paul Smith of Elsmere was driving on Route 141 when he threw a lighted cigarette out of his car.Fox says the wind blew the cigarette back into the car and ignited the interio...More >>
  • Ex-teacher with 17 molestation victims freed

    Ex-teacher with 17 molestation victims freed

    Monday, June 30 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-07-01 01:04:10 GMT
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A former physical education teacher convicted of the molestation of 17 children has been released from a California mental hospital after 16 years over the objections of Orange County prosecutors who believe he remains dangerous.The district attorney's office says 66-year-old Alan Rigby was freed from Coalinga State Hospital at 1:30 p.m. Monday.A judge last week ordered Rigby released, saying he's unlikely to reoffend.Authorities say Rigby plans to live with his siste...More >>
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A former physical education teacher convicted of the molestation of 17 children has been released from a California mental hospital after 16 years over the objections of Orange County prosecutors who believe he remains dangerous.The district attorney's office says 66-year-old Alan Rigby was freed from Coalinga State Hospital at 1:30 p.m. Monday.A judge last week ordered Rigby released, saying he's unlikely to reoffend.Authorities say Rigby plans to live with his siste...More >>
  • Report: Crew soccer fan struck by lightning

    Report: Crew soccer fan struck by lightning

    The Columbus Crew's Major League Soccer game against FC Dallas was postponed Saturday night, with The Columbus Dispatch reporting on its website that a male fan was struck by lightning in the stadium parking lot.More >>
    The Columbus Crew's Major League Soccer game against FC Dallas was postponed Saturday night, with The Columbus Dispatch reporting on its website that a male fan was struck by lightning in the stadium parking lot.
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  • Woman sets herself on fire in Pa. mall parking lot

    Woman sets herself on fire in Pa. mall parking lot

    Saturday, June 28 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-06-28 18:43:59 GMT
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Police say a woman doused herself with gasoline and set herself on fire in the parking lot of an eastern Pennsylvania shopping mall. Police in Whitehall Township outside Allentown say the woman was found engulfed in flames in the Lehigh Valley Mall parking lot around 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Express-Times of Easton reports a security guard helped put out the fire. Fire Chief Robert Benner says the woman's clothes were burned off. She was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital. Au...More >>
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Police say a woman doused herself with gasoline and set herself on fire in the parking lot of an eastern Pennsylvania shopping mall. Police in Whitehall Township outside Allentown say the woman was found engulfed in flames in the Lehigh Valley Mall parking lot around 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Express-Times of Easton reports a security guard helped put out the fire. Fire Chief Robert Benner says the woman's clothes were burned off. She was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital. Au...More >>
  • Man dies minutes after being sentenced to jail

    Man dies minutes after being sentenced to jail

    Thursday, June 26 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-06-26 14:11:54 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Authorities in Cleveland say a man collapsed and died outside a courtroom minutes after a judge sentenced him to 60 days in jail for trying to restrain and kiss a 14-year-old girl. The coroner's office was expected to determine why 51-year-old Miguel Aybar died Wednesday morning. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that Aybar was in handcuffs when he slumped to the floor in the hallway outside the courtroom. Judge Michelle Denise Earley had sentenced Aybar after he was fo...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Authorities in Cleveland say a man collapsed and died outside a courtroom minutes after a judge sentenced him to 60 days in jail for trying to restrain and kiss a 14-year-old girl. The coroner's office was expected to determine why 51-year-old Miguel Aybar died Wednesday morning. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that Aybar was in handcuffs when he slumped to the floor in the hallway outside the courtroom. Judge Michelle Denise Earley had sentenced Aybar after he was fo...More >>
  • Ohio man sentenced to strangling wife

    Ohio man sentenced to strangling wife

    Thursday, June 26 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-06-26 14:09:36 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A northeast Ohio man who had previous arrests for domestic violence against his wife has pleaded guilty to strangling her. Prosecutors say 55-year-old Kenneth Booker was sentenced to 19 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to of involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping and other charges in the January slaying of 59-year-old Carolyn Booker at his apartment. Kenneth Booker had several arrests for domestic violence. Last July he was sentenced to two years of probation...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A northeast Ohio man who had previous arrests for domestic violence against his wife has pleaded guilty to strangling her. Prosecutors say 55-year-old Kenneth Booker was sentenced to 19 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to of involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping and other charges in the January slaying of 59-year-old Carolyn Booker at his apartment. Kenneth Booker had several arrests for domestic violence. Last July he was sentenced to two years of probation...More >>
  • Conjoined western Pennsylvania twins die at home

    Conjoined western Pennsylvania twins die at home

    Thursday, June 26 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-06-26 14:07:35 GMT
    INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - Conjoined twin brothers have died in their western Pennsylvania home a little more than two months after they were born. The Indiana County coroner's office tells The Associated Press the boys had been receiving hospice care at their home in Indiana, Pennsylvania, about 45 miles north of Pittsburgh, before they died Tuesday. Andrew and Garrett Stancombe were born April 10 to Michelle Van Horne and Kody Stancombe who already have a 22-month-old son together. The couple dec...More >>
    INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - Conjoined twin brothers have died in their western Pennsylvania home a little more than two months after they were born. The Indiana County coroner's office tells The Associated Press the boys had been receiving hospice care at their home in Indiana, Pennsylvania, about 45 miles north of Pittsburgh, before they died Tuesday. Andrew and Garrett Stancombe were born April 10 to Michelle Van Horne and Kody Stancombe who already have a 22-month-old son together. The couple dec...More >>
  • In Ohio river search for 2, missing man found dead

    In Ohio river search for 2, missing man found dead

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-06-25 20:10:18 GMT
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a call for help about two people in an eastern Ohio river led to a search that turned up the body of different man who'd been missing for more than a week. The Zanesville Times Recorder reports authorities received a call Tuesday about two people in the Muskingum River, which was swollen and movingly swiftly after heavy rains. A witness working nearby says a young man bobbing in the middle of the river called for help and eventually disappeared downstr...More >>
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a call for help about two people in an eastern Ohio river led to a search that turned up the body of different man who'd been missing for more than a week. The Zanesville Times Recorder reports authorities received a call Tuesday about two people in the Muskingum River, which was swollen and movingly swiftly after heavy rains. A witness working nearby says a young man bobbing in the middle of the river called for help and eventually disappeared downstr...More >>
  • Ohio man sentenced to life for slaying over pot

    Ohio man sentenced to life for slaying over pot

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-06-25 14:04:04 GMT
    ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) - A judge has sentenced a northeast Ohio man to life in prison for killing a man during an argument over $150 owed in a marijuana deal. The judge in Ashtabula County sentenced 22-year-old Denzil Yates on Tuesday after a jury convicted him last month in the March 2013 slaying of James Anderson. Police said Yates and Anderson fought over about $150 that Yates owed for a pot purchase. The (Ashtabula) Star-Beacon reports that Yates testified he shot Anderson because he was c...More >>
    ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) - A judge has sentenced a northeast Ohio man to life in prison for killing a man during an argument over $150 owed in a marijuana deal. The judge in Ashtabula County sentenced 22-year-old Denzil Yates on Tuesday after a jury convicted him last month in the March 2013 slaying of James Anderson. Police said Yates and Anderson fought over about $150 that Yates owed for a pot purchase. The (Ashtabula) Star-Beacon reports that Yates testified he shot Anderson because he was c...More >>
  • Toledo abortion clinic fights closing decision

    Toledo abortion clinic fights closing decision

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-06-25 14:00:00 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Toledo's remaining abortion clinic is taking issue with a state hearing officer's decision that it must close its doors. The Capital Care Clinic is urging the Ohio Department of Health director to reject the recommendation that it should be closed because it lacks a valid emergency-care agreement with a "local" hospital. The clinic has argued that an agreement with a hospital more than 50 miles away, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, puts it in compliance with a new Ohio law pass...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Toledo's remaining abortion clinic is taking issue with a state hearing officer's decision that it must close its doors. The Capital Care Clinic is urging the Ohio Department of Health director to reject the recommendation that it should be closed because it lacks a valid emergency-care agreement with a "local" hospital. The clinic has argued that an agreement with a hospital more than 50 miles away, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, puts it in compliance with a new Ohio law pass...More >>
  • Heavy rain brings high water to some Ohio roads

    Heavy rain brings high water to some Ohio roads

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-06-25 13:58:50 GMT
    Residents of many parts of Ohio are grappling with flooded roads and yards thanks to a couple days of heavy rain and storms.More >>
    Residents of many parts of Ohio are grappling with flooded roads and yards thanks to a couple days of heavy rain and storms.
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  • Poles, trees down, roads closed in W. Pennsylvania

    Poles, trees down, roads closed in W. Pennsylvania

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-06-25 13:56:24 GMT
    Emergency crews have been dealing with downed trees and power lines and the threat of flooding in some areas of western Pennsylvania following strong thunderstorms.More >>
    Emergency crews have been dealing with downed trees and power lines and the threat of flooding in some areas of western Pennsylvania following strong thunderstorms.
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  • Cleveland mom gets 19 years for toddler's beating

    Cleveland mom gets 19 years for toddler's beating

    CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland woman has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for beating her 3-year-old son so badly he was comatose when he was taken to a hospital. Twenty-eight-year-old Carla Rivera was sentenced Tuesday in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County court. The Plain Dealer reports Rivera apologized and said she is bipolar and became overwhelmed. She was accused of damaging her son's internal organs, breaking his ribs and causing kidney failure and severe malnutrition. He also had a h...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland woman has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for beating her 3-year-old son so badly he was comatose when he was taken to a hospital. Twenty-eight-year-old Carla Rivera was sentenced Tuesday in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County court. The Plain Dealer reports Rivera apologized and said she is bipolar and became overwhelmed. She was accused of damaging her son's internal organs, breaking his ribs and causing kidney failure and severe malnutrition. He also had a h...More >>
  • Police say mother tossed 20-month-old from vehicle in attempt to get attention from baby's father

    Police say mother tossed 20-month-old from vehicle in attempt to get attention from baby's father

  • Sheriff pledges full investigation into mysterious accident that killed 20 dogs at Arizona boarding facility

    Sheriff pledges full investigation into mysterious accident that killed 20 dogs at Arizona boarding facility

  • Police say parents took kids along on drug deal, offered to leave one behind as collateral

    Police say parents took kids along on drug deal, offered to leave one behind as collateral

  • Audit: Pa. welfare payments linked to dead people

    Audit: Pa. welfare payments linked to dead people

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-06-24 16:08:42 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's auditor general says the state Department of Welfare paid out more than $200,000 in benefits through electronic benefit transfer cards linked to the Social Security numbers of dead people. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released an interim audit report Tuesday at a Capitol news conference. He says $212,000 worth of food stamps, cash assistance and other benefits were provided between July 2011 and March 2012 on 138 ACCESS card accounts related to the ...More >>
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's auditor general says the state Department of Welfare paid out more than $200,000 in benefits through electronic benefit transfer cards linked to the Social Security numbers of dead people. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released an interim audit report Tuesday at a Capitol news conference. He says $212,000 worth of food stamps, cash assistance and other benefits were provided between July 2011 and March 2012 on 138 ACCESS card accounts related to the ...More >>
  • Nurse's aide convicted of raping 92-year-old woman

    Nurse's aide convicted of raping 92-year-old woman

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-06-24 14:48:20 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A former aide at a Cincinnati nursing home has been convicted of raping a 92-year-old resident who was confined to her bed and unable to communicate. A judge on Monday found 22-year-old Samuel Onyenweaku guilty of the woman's Nov. 24 rape at the Amber Park Nursing Home. A prosecutor says the woman died in February from an unrelated condition. A nursing supervisor testified that she had tried to enter the resident's room, but the door was locked. When she finally opened it, ...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A former aide at a Cincinnati nursing home has been convicted of raping a 92-year-old resident who was confined to her bed and unable to communicate. A judge on Monday found 22-year-old Samuel Onyenweaku guilty of the woman's Nov. 24 rape at the Amber Park Nursing Home. A prosecutor says the woman died in February from an unrelated condition. A nursing supervisor testified that she had tried to enter the resident's room, but the door was locked. When she finally opened it, ...More >>
  • Ohio girl, 16, will be tried as adult in stabbing

    Ohio girl, 16, will be tried as adult in stabbing

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-06-24 14:47:05 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A 16-year-old girl accused of fatally stabbing a 17-year-old classmate who showed up at her house to fight last month is going to be prosecuted as an adult. A juvenile court judge in Columbus made the ruling Monday. Ohio law requires an older juvenile charged with murder to be transferred to adult court if there is significant probable cause. Columbus police say 17-year-old Jasmine Goodwin was killed May 28 on the city's east side after she showed up at the 16-year-old ...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A 16-year-old girl accused of fatally stabbing a 17-year-old classmate who showed up at her house to fight last month is going to be prosecuted as an adult. A juvenile court judge in Columbus made the ruling Monday. Ohio law requires an older juvenile charged with murder to be transferred to adult court if there is significant probable cause. Columbus police say 17-year-old Jasmine Goodwin was killed May 28 on the city's east side after she showed up at the 16-year-old ...More >>
  • Tree falls on car, killing 2 kids in back seat

    Tree falls on car, killing 2 kids in back seat

    JEROME, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in Pennsylvania say a falling tree has landed on a moving car, killing two of the four children sitting in the back seat. Police in Somerset County tell the Daily American that the car was heading south on Route 403 in Conemaugh Township when the tree struck the back of the car Monday afternoon. Coroner Wallace Miller says two children died of blunt force trauma. Their ages weren't immediately released. Police say the male driver, a pregnant woman and the other...More >>
    JEROME, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in Pennsylvania say a falling tree has landed on a moving car, killing two of the four children sitting in the back seat. Police in Somerset County tell the Daily American that the car was heading south on Route 403 in Conemaugh Township when the tree struck the back of the car Monday afternoon. Coroner Wallace Miller says two children died of blunt force trauma. Their ages weren't immediately released. Police say the male driver, a pregnant woman and the other...More >>
  • Police blame "bizarre accident" for death of 17 dogs at Arizona kennel

    Police blame "bizarre accident" for death of 17 dogs at Arizona kennel

  • More foreign students attending Ohio universities

    More foreign students attending Ohio universities

    Monday, June 23 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-06-23 13:22:38 GMT
    Universities in Ohio have bolstered their number of international students in recent years.More >>
    Universities in Ohio have bolstered their number of international students in recent years.
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  • 2-year-old killed by car in Ohio parking lot

    2-year-old killed by car in Ohio parking lot

    Monday, June 23 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-06-23 13:04:02 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police say a 2-year-old boy died after being hit by a pizza-delivery car while running across a parking lot of a central Ohio apartment complex. A Columbus police report said Logan Gonzales-Romero was critically injured after running into the path of the car Sunday night at a complex on the north side of the city. They say he could have been running toward an ice cream truck that was in the area. He died later at a hospital. The driver stopped afterward. Police say the ...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police say a 2-year-old boy died after being hit by a pizza-delivery car while running across a parking lot of a central Ohio apartment complex. A Columbus police report said Logan Gonzales-Romero was critically injured after running into the path of the car Sunday night at a complex on the north side of the city. They say he could have been running toward an ice cream truck that was in the area. He died later at a hospital. The driver stopped afterward. Police say the ...More >>
  • Trial slated for Pa. mother in son's bathtub death

    Trial slated for Pa. mother in son's bathtub death

    Monday, June 23 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-06-23 12:51:08 GMT
    INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - Trial open this week for a western Pennsylvania woman whose 13-month-old son drowned last year while authorities said he was bathing unattended with two toddler siblings. Jury selection begins Monday in Indiana County in the third-degree homicide trial of 26-year-old Tonya Thomas of White Township. Authorities allege that she left Ryden and his 2- and 3-year-old siblings unattended in the bathtub and later found him face-down in the water. Thomas earlier agreed to an invo...More >>
    INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - Trial open this week for a western Pennsylvania woman whose 13-month-old son drowned last year while authorities said he was bathing unattended with two toddler siblings. Jury selection begins Monday in Indiana County in the third-degree homicide trial of 26-year-old Tonya Thomas of White Township. Authorities allege that she left Ryden and his 2- and 3-year-old siblings unattended in the bathtub and later found him face-down in the water. Thomas earlier agreed to an invo...More >>
  • Highway section dedicated to fallen Ohio soldier

    Highway section dedicated to fallen Ohio soldier

    Sunday, June 22 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-06-22 21:09:06 GMT
    BLUE ASH, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio soldier killed in Afghanistan nearly four years ago now has a portion of Interstate 71 dedicated in his memory. A section of Interstate 71 was dedicated this week as Army "Specialist Donald S. 'Scott' Morrison Memorial Highway" in memory of the 23-year Blue Ash native. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the ceremony dedicating a section of the highway between mile markers 15 and 17 was held in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash. Morrison died Sept. ...More >>
    BLUE ASH, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio soldier killed in Afghanistan nearly four years ago now has a portion of Interstate 71 dedicated in his memory. A section of Interstate 71 was dedicated this week as Army "Specialist Donald S. 'Scott' Morrison Memorial Highway" in memory of the 23-year Blue Ash native. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the ceremony dedicating a section of the highway between mile markers 15 and 17 was held in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash. Morrison died Sept. ...More >>
  • Sinkhole traps bus in Ohio city

    Sinkhole traps bus in Ohio city

    Saturday, June 21 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-06-21 22:44:07 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Authorities say a sinkhole that opened up under a Metro bus in Cincinnati could take weeks to fix. The driver escaped injury and wasn't carrying passengers Thursday night when buckled pavement gave way into a sinkhole at least 15 feet deep. The bus' rear end was trapped, and tow trucks had to pull it out. The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati says a crew had found a sewage backup near the buckled pavement. The district says the sewer involved is a century ol...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Authorities say a sinkhole that opened up under a Metro bus in Cincinnati could take weeks to fix. The driver escaped injury and wasn't carrying passengers Thursday night when buckled pavement gave way into a sinkhole at least 15 feet deep. The bus' rear end was trapped, and tow trucks had to pull it out. The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati says a crew had found a sewage backup near the buckled pavement. The district says the sewer involved is a century ol...More >>
  • Ohio man will spend month in jail for killing dog

    Ohio man will spend month in jail for killing dog

    Saturday, June 21 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-06-21 22:35:05 GMT
    A northeast Ohio man accused of killing a dog with a hammer because he no longer wanted it and couldn't find a buyer will spend more than a month in jail. The sentence came after 44-year-old Gary Ratliff of Conneaut pleaded guilty earlier this week to cruelty to companion animals. Court documents say he'll also have to pay some fines and is forbidden from owning an animal for the rest of life. The (Ashtabula) Star-Beacon reports that Ratliff's brother brought the dead p...More >>
    A northeast Ohio man accused of killing a dog with a hammer because he no longer wanted it and couldn't find a buyer will spend more than a month in jail. The sentence came after 44-year-old Gary Ratliff of Conneaut pleaded guilty earlier this week to cruelty to companion animals. Court documents say he'll also have to pay some fines and is forbidden from owning an animal for the rest of life. The (Ashtabula) Star-Beacon reports that Ratliff's brother brought the dead p...More >>
  • Mom's infected tooth saves identical twin girls

    Mom's infected tooth saves identical twin girls

    BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman says her abscessed tooth helped her safely deliver identical twin girls who had a dangerous prenatal condition. Lauren Lawton, of Bridgeville, tells WPXI that her twin daughters, Mackenzie and Anna, had a rare condition in which they shared a placenta. That means one of the girls was getting too much blood and the other not enough - a condition that can lead to birth defects or death. Instead, Lawton was forced into labor at 24 weeks becau...More >>
    BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman says her abscessed tooth helped her safely deliver identical twin girls who had a dangerous prenatal condition. Lauren Lawton, of Bridgeville, tells WPXI that her twin daughters, Mackenzie and Anna, had a rare condition in which they shared a placenta. That means one of the girls was getting too much blood and the other not enough - a condition that can lead to birth defects or death. Instead, Lawton was forced into labor at 24 weeks becau...More >>
  • Severe Ohio storms bring down trees, flooding, outages

    Severe Ohio storms bring down trees, flooding, outages

    Thursday, June 19 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-06-19 13:26:45 GMT
    Strong storms that have rolled through Ohio downed trees, flooded roads and left thousands without power.More >>
    Strong storms that have rolled through Ohio downed trees, flooded roads and left thousands without power.
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  • Violent Ohio night leaves 4 dead

    Violent Ohio night leaves 4 dead

    Thursday, June 19 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-06-19 12:42:35 GMT
    A violent night in Ohio left four people dead in separate shootings - two each in Columbus and Cincinnati. On Cincinnati's west side, two men were killed within hours of each other Wednesday night in unrelated shootings just four miles apart. The victims were 23 and 25 years old. No arrests have been reported. In Columbus, police say 39-year-old Gary Null II was shot to death by someone who entered his duplex Wednesday night - the 50th homicide in the city so far in 201...More >>
    A violent night in Ohio left four people dead in separate shootings - two each in Columbus and Cincinnati. On Cincinnati's west side, two men were killed within hours of each other Wednesday night in unrelated shootings just four miles apart. The victims were 23 and 25 years old. No arrests have been reported. In Columbus, police say 39-year-old Gary Null II was shot to death by someone who entered his duplex Wednesday night - the 50th homicide in the city so far in 201...More >>
  • Wife pleads guilty in case of poisoned Ohio judge

    Wife pleads guilty in case of poisoned Ohio judge

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-06-19 03:36:35 GMT
    ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio judge's wife accused of trying to poison him with antifreeze has pleaded guilty to one count of felonious assault.Carla Hague was charged last year with using the chemical in September to try to poison her husband, Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO'-luh) County Common Pleas Juvenile-Probate Judge Charles Hague. They've been married for 45 years.Carla Hague pleaded guilty Wednesday in Ashtabula County court after original charges of attempted murder and contaminat...More >>
    ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio judge's wife accused of trying to poison him with antifreeze has pleaded guilty to one count of felonious assault.Carla Hague was charged last year with using the chemical in September to try to poison her husband, Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO'-luh) County Common Pleas Juvenile-Probate Judge Charles Hague. They've been married for 45 years.Carla Hague pleaded guilty Wednesday in Ashtabula County court after original charges of attempted murder and contaminat...More >>
  • Historic rainfall overwhelms Canton storm sewers

    Historic rainfall overwhelms Canton storm sewers

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-06-19 03:25:53 GMT
    Officials in a northeast Ohio city say storm sewers and retention basins worked properly but were overwhelmed but the historic deluge of rain earlier this week.More >>
    Officials in a northeast Ohio city say storm sewers and retention basins worked properly but were overwhelmed but the historic deluge of rain earlier this week.More >>
  • Boy shot, killed while playing at friend's house

    Boy shot, killed while playing at friend's house

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-06-19 03:23:00 GMT
    FRAZEYSBURG, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say an 11-year-old boy has been shot and killed while playing at his best friend's house in eastern Ohio.Family members have identified the victim in Tuesday's shooting in Frazeysburg as Lucas Templin.The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office says it appears the other boy pulled the trigger as the two were playing inside the house in the village about 15 miles north of Zanesville.Investigators say the gun was a revolver and it was from the home where the shoot...More >>
    FRAZEYSBURG, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say an 11-year-old boy has been shot and killed while playing at his best friend's house in eastern Ohio.Family members have identified the victim in Tuesday's shooting in Frazeysburg as Lucas Templin.The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office says it appears the other boy pulled the trigger as the two were playing inside the house in the village about 15 miles north of Zanesville.Investigators say the gun was a revolver and it was from the home where the shoot...More >>
  • Pair to stand trial over girl's smiley face tattoo

    Pair to stand trial over girl's smiley face tattoo

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-06-19 03:09:51 GMT
    CENTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania couple has been ordered to stand trial on charges they tattooed a smiley face and a derogatory word on a 12-year-old girl who spent the night at their home.The Titusville Herald (http://bit.ly/1ile83h ) reports 33-year-old Randall Charlton III and 30-year-old Melissa Becker, both of Centerville, on Tuesday waived their rights to preliminary hearings on child endangerment and related charges over the May 14 tattooing.Crawford County prosecutors say Charlt...More >>
    CENTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania couple has been ordered to stand trial on charges they tattooed a smiley face and a derogatory word on a 12-year-old girl who spent the night at their home.The Titusville Herald (http://bit.ly/1ile83h ) reports 33-year-old Randall Charlton III and 30-year-old Melissa Becker, both of Centerville, on Tuesday waived their rights to preliminary hearings on child endangerment and related charges over the May 14 tattooing.Crawford County prosecutors say Charlt...More >>
  • Police: Mom gave 13-month-old booze in sippy cup

    Police: Mom gave 13-month-old booze in sippy cup

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-06-19 03:08:15 GMT
    ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Police have charged a northwestern Pennsylvania woman with giving her 13-month-old daughter booze in her sippy cup, which resulted in the child's hospitalization.Online court records don't list an attorney for 26-year-old Jessica Bachmaier, who was charged late Tuesday by Erie police with endangering the child and furnishing alcohol to a minor.Bachmaier told police and reporters last month that she believed a friend gave the girl vodka before she was hospitalized with a blood...More >>
    ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Police have charged a northwestern Pennsylvania woman with giving her 13-month-old daughter booze in her sippy cup, which resulted in the child's hospitalization.Online court records don't list an attorney for 26-year-old Jessica Bachmaier, who was charged late Tuesday by Erie police with endangering the child and furnishing alcohol to a minor.Bachmaier told police and reporters last month that she believed a friend gave the girl vodka before she was hospitalized with a blood...More >>
  • 8 hospitalized after chlorine leak at school pool

    8 hospitalized after chlorine leak at school pool

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-06-17 22:47:25 GMT
    KENT, Ohio (AP) - A fire official says six children and two adults were taken to hospitals from a northeast Ohio school for the developmentally disabled after an excessive amount of chlorine leaked into a swimming pool. Lt. Patrick Edwards of the Kent Fire Department says two staffers and five children also were treated at the scene. None of the injuries are life-threatening. The incident occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday at Happy Day School in Kent. The school, about 40 miles southeast...More >>
    KENT, Ohio (AP) - A fire official says six children and two adults were taken to hospitals from a northeast Ohio school for the developmentally disabled after an excessive amount of chlorine leaked into a swimming pool. Lt. Patrick Edwards of the Kent Fire Department says two staffers and five children also were treated at the scene. None of the injuries are life-threatening. The incident occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday at Happy Day School in Kent. The school, about 40 miles southeast...More >>
  • Ohio teacher loses position over Facebook posts

    Ohio teacher loses position over Facebook posts

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-06-17 22:32:56 GMT
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A northeastern Ohio school teacher has lost his job following Facebook posts the school board said were racist and derogatory. Akron city schools administrators say David Spondike posted the comments on his Facebook page after witnessing teenagers urinating near his front yard. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the school board on Monday accepted a referee's 18-page decision that determined the posting last October violated the district's staff conduct and social media poli...More >>
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A northeastern Ohio school teacher has lost his job following Facebook posts the school board said were racist and derogatory. Akron city schools administrators say David Spondike posted the comments on his Facebook page after witnessing teenagers urinating near his front yard. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the school board on Monday accepted a referee's 18-page decision that determined the posting last October violated the district's staff conduct and social media poli...More >>
  • Pa. House OKs bill to allow B&Bs to give guests wine

    Pa. House OKs bill to allow B&Bs to give guests wine

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-06-17 22:12:01 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania bed-and-breakfast operators could give complimentary bottles of wine to their paying guests under a bill that passed the state House of Representatives. Lawmakers approved the measure Tuesday without debate by a 200-to-1 vote. The bill would amend the Pennsylvania liquor code to allow unlicensed BBs to provide one bottle of wine produced by a licensed, limited winery to guests when they check in without it being construed as the sale of alcohol. Rep. Scott...More >>
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania bed-and-breakfast operators could give complimentary bottles of wine to their paying guests under a bill that passed the state House of Representatives. Lawmakers approved the measure Tuesday without debate by a 200-to-1 vote. The bill would amend the Pennsylvania liquor code to allow unlicensed BBs to provide one bottle of wine produced by a licensed, limited winery to guests when they check in without it being construed as the sale of alcohol. Rep. Scott...More >>
  • Ohio man pleads guilty in woman's fatal stabbing

    Ohio man pleads guilty in woman's fatal stabbing

    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) - Prosecutors say an Ohio man has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and aggravated burglary in the fatal stabbing of an 80-year-old woman.Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher says 34-year-old Tyrone Caldwell was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility for parole in the death of Marilyn Eversole. She died of multiple stab wounds from a kitchen knife during an apparent burglary in Mount Vernon, northeast of Columbus, on April 8.Caldwell also pleaded ...More >>
    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) - Prosecutors say an Ohio man has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and aggravated burglary in the fatal stabbing of an 80-year-old woman.Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher says 34-year-old Tyrone Caldwell was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility for parole in the death of Marilyn Eversole. She died of multiple stab wounds from a kitchen knife during an apparent burglary in Mount Vernon, northeast of Columbus, on April 8.Caldwell also pleaded ...More >>
  • Use of force during gay pride arrest investigated

    Use of force during gay pride arrest investigated

    Monday, June 16 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-06-16 19:48:56 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pittsburgh police officer has been put on desk duty after video surfaced showing him punching a woman at the city's gay pride parade and festival. Mayor Bill Peduto said Monday the officer will remain on restricted duty for a month during an internal investigation. The officer, Souroth Chatterji, says he was trying to break up a fight when he grabbed the woman by the head and punched her in the side so he could handcuff and arrest her. He accuses her of fighting with him a...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pittsburgh police officer has been put on desk duty after video surfaced showing him punching a woman at the city's gay pride parade and festival. Mayor Bill Peduto said Monday the officer will remain on restricted duty for a month during an internal investigation. The officer, Souroth Chatterji, says he was trying to break up a fight when he grabbed the woman by the head and punched her in the side so he could handcuff and arrest her. He accuses her of fighting with him a...More >>
  • Meth lab found at California retirement community

    Meth lab found at California retirement community

    Monday, June 16 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-06-16 15:28:53 GMT
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Fresno, California, police have arrested a 64-year-old man suspected of cooking methamphetamine in his apartment at a retirement community. KFSN-TV reports Robert Short was pulled over as part of a routine traffic stop late Saturday and officers found meth in his car. Investigators then went to Short's apartment in the California League-Fresno Village, where they found a half pound of meth, heroin and materials for a meth lab. Police say the street value of the drugs Sh...More >>
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Fresno, California, police have arrested a 64-year-old man suspected of cooking methamphetamine in his apartment at a retirement community. KFSN-TV reports Robert Short was pulled over as part of a routine traffic stop late Saturday and officers found meth in his car. Investigators then went to Short's apartment in the California League-Fresno Village, where they found a half pound of meth, heroin and materials for a meth lab. Police say the street value of the drugs Sh...More >>
  • Father's Day vigil held for slain toddler

    Father's Day vigil held for slain toddler

    Monday, June 16 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-06-16 14:39:05 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - The family of a 2-year-old Cleveland boy killed last week - allegedly by his father - came together for a candlelight vigil to remember him. Police say Derrice Alexander Jr. was fatally shot by his father on Tuesday during a domestic dispute between his parents. Derrice Alexander Sr. is now being held with a $3 million bond on a charge of aggravated murder. WEWS-TV reports that both sides of the boy's family came together Sunday for the vigil. Family members say they hoped t...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - The family of a 2-year-old Cleveland boy killed last week - allegedly by his father - came together for a candlelight vigil to remember him. Police say Derrice Alexander Jr. was fatally shot by his father on Tuesday during a domestic dispute between his parents. Derrice Alexander Sr. is now being held with a $3 million bond on a charge of aggravated murder. WEWS-TV reports that both sides of the boy's family came together Sunday for the vigil. Family members say they hoped t...More >>
  • Police: Guest shot at Pa. surprise birthday party

    Police: Guest shot at Pa. surprise birthday party

    Monday, June 16 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-06-16 14:30:21 GMT
    MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a man was shot in the head at a surprise birthday party in central Pennsylvania over the weekend. State police in Lycoming County said 24-year-old Cody Gorsline of Williamsport was flown to Geisinger Medical Center in critical condition after the 2 a.m. Sunday shooting. Police said he was one of about a dozen people at a birthday party for the resident of the Montoursville home, who had turned 24. Trooper T.R. Havens said the resident took Gorsline u...More >>
    MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a man was shot in the head at a surprise birthday party in central Pennsylvania over the weekend. State police in Lycoming County said 24-year-old Cody Gorsline of Williamsport was flown to Geisinger Medical Center in critical condition after the 2 a.m. Sunday shooting. Police said he was one of about a dozen people at a birthday party for the resident of the Montoursville home, who had turned 24. Trooper T.R. Havens said the resident took Gorsline u...More >>
  • Ohio couple celebrate 72 happy years of marriage

    Ohio couple celebrate 72 happy years of marriage

    Sunday, June 15 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-06-15 20:32:33 GMT
    An Ohio couple in their 90s are celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary. Charles and Opal Townsend live in the village of Buchtel in southeast Ohio.More >>
    An Ohio couple in their 90s are celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary. Charles and Opal Townsend live in the village of Buchtel in southeast Ohio.
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  • McKinley desk donated for display at Ohio museum

    McKinley desk donated for display at Ohio museum

    Sunday, June 15 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-06-15 20:29:03 GMT
    CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A small desk that was passed down to President William McKinley by his mother and kept at the White House while he lived there has been donated to the National First Ladies' Library in northeast Ohio. The archives director tells The Repository newspaper in Canton the desk is a special item because few possessions from McKinley and his wife are still around, possibly because they were a mobile couple. The desk with drawers on its long sides is being displayed at the Saxton...More >>
    CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A small desk that was passed down to President William McKinley by his mother and kept at the White House while he lived there has been donated to the National First Ladies' Library in northeast Ohio. The archives director tells The Repository newspaper in Canton the desk is a special item because few possessions from McKinley and his wife are still around, possibly because they were a mobile couple. The desk with drawers on its long sides is being displayed at the Saxton...More >>
  • Lake Erie residents say mayflies slower to emerge

    Lake Erie residents say mayflies slower to emerge

    Sunday, June 15 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-06-15 20:27:44 GMT
    Northern Ohio residents in some areas along Lake Erie say mayflies have been slower to show up this year.More >>
    Northern Ohio residents in some areas along Lake Erie say mayflies have been slower to show up this year.
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  • Florida more vulnerable to twisters than Midwest

    Florida more vulnerable to twisters than Midwest

    Sunday, June 15 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-06-15 04:19:38 GMT
     Oklahoma and Kansas may have the reputation as tornado hot spots, but a new analysis shows that Florida and the rest of the Southeast are far more vulnerable to killer twisters.More >>
     Oklahoma and Kansas may have the reputation as tornado hot spots, but a new analysis shows that Florida and the rest of the Southeast are far more vulnerable to killer twisters.More >>
  • Pa. man hit by car, then cited by jaywalking

    Pa. man hit by car, then cited by jaywalking

    Saturday, June 14 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-06-15 03:20:19 GMT
    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A northeastern Pennsylvania man was hit by a car - then cited for jaywalking.Police say 56-year-old Nicholas Radocesky of Scranton was hit Thursday afternoon as he crossed the street. He suffered a minor injury and was treated at a hospital.The Times-Tribune of Scrantonreports that police cited Radocesky for jaywalking because he wasn't using a crosswalk. He faces a fine and court costs of about $125.A telephone listing for Radocesky couldn't be found.Information from: Th...More >>
    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A northeastern Pennsylvania man was hit by a car - then cited for jaywalking.Police say 56-year-old Nicholas Radocesky of Scranton was hit Thursday afternoon as he crossed the street. He suffered a minor injury and was treated at a hospital.The Times-Tribune of Scrantonreports that police cited Radocesky for jaywalking because he wasn't using a crosswalk. He faces a fine and court costs of about $125.A telephone listing for Radocesky couldn't be found.Information from: Th...More >>
  • Plane makes emergency landing at Cedar Point beach

    Plane makes emergency landing at Cedar Point beach

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-06-12 01:59:07 GMT
    Authorities say a pilot made an emergency landing on a beach that runs alongside Cedar Point amusement park in northern Ohio.More >>
    Authorities say a pilot made an emergency landing on a beach that runs alongside Cedar Point amusement park in northern Ohio.
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  • Ohio man pleads guilty to raping, killing girl, 9

    Ohio man pleads guilty to raping, killing girl, 9

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-06-12 01:45:54 GMT
    An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to raping and killing a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a trash bin at the trailer park where they lived.More >>
    An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to raping and killing a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a trash bin at the trailer park where they lived.
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  • Investigation: Ohio city trying to push out poor

    Investigation: Ohio city trying to push out poor

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-06-10 23:25:17 GMT
    An investigation by The Cincinnati Enquirer has found that the southwest Ohio city of Middletown has been trying to push out poor residents for several years.More >>
    An investigation by The Cincinnati Enquirer has found that the southwest Ohio city of Middletown has been trying to push out poor residents for several years.
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  • Philadelphia 1st grader brings heroin to school

    Philadelphia 1st grader brings heroin to school

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-06-10 22:57:20 GMT
    Philadelphia school officials say 20 first-graders have been checked at a hospital after a student brought heroin to school.More >>
    Philadelphia school officials say 20 first-graders have been checked at a hospital after a student brought heroin to school.
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  • Senate panel OKs bill to shrink Penn State board

    Senate panel OKs bill to shrink Penn State board

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-06-10 22:55:00 GMT
    Legislation to shrink the size of Penn State's board of trustees from 30 to 23 members has passed its first test.More >>
    Legislation to shrink the size of Penn State's board of trustees from 30 to 23 members has passed its first test.More >>
  • Dad who gave baby adult sleep aid gets 3 years

    Dad who gave baby adult sleep aid gets 3 years

    A western Ohio father whose 16-month-old daughter died after he gave her an adult sleep aid has been sentenced to three years in prison after a judge convicted him of involuntary manslaughter.More >>
    A western Ohio father whose 16-month-old daughter died after he gave her an adult sleep aid has been sentenced to three years in prison after a judge convicted him of involuntary manslaughter.
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  • Ohio woman sues after STD diagnosis posted on Facebook

    Ohio woman sues after STD diagnosis posted on Facebook

    An Ohio woman whose medical record was posted to Facebook - revealing her name and a syphilis diagnosis - has sued the hospital where she was treated and the worker accused of accessing her file.More >>
    An Ohio woman whose medical record was posted to Facebook - revealing her name and a syphilis diagnosis - has sued the hospital where she was treated and the worker accused of accessing her file.More >>
  • Hershey sues Colorado edible pot company

    Hershey sues Colorado edible pot company

    DENVER (AP) - Hershey is suing a Colorado company that makes four marijuana-infused candies that Hershey says closely resemble its iconic products. The Hershey Co. filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in Denver this week against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC. The lawsuit alleges TinctureBelle's Ganja Joy, Hasheath, Hashees and Dabby Patty mimic Hershey's Almond Joy, Heath, Reese's peanut butter cups and York peppermint patty candies. Hershey says TinctureBelle'...More >>
    DENVER (AP) - Hershey is suing a Colorado company that makes four marijuana-infused candies that Hershey says closely resemble its iconic products. The Hershey Co. filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in Denver this week against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC. The lawsuit alleges TinctureBelle's Ganja Joy, Hasheath, Hashees and Dabby Patty mimic Hershey's Almond Joy, Heath, Reese's peanut butter cups and York peppermint patty candies. Hershey says TinctureBelle'...More >>
  • Woman gets prison for allowing kids to be molested

    Woman gets prison for allowing kids to be molested

    A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 3½ to 10 years in prison for taking two children to a state prison so they could be molested by a convicted killer.More >>
    A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 3½ to 10 years in prison for taking two children to a state prison so they could be molested by a convicted killer.
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  • Pennsylvania farmer finds pot plants in corn field

    Pennsylvania farmer finds pot plants in corn field

    Saturday, June 7 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-06-07 23:34:34 GMT
    Police say a western Pennsylvania farmer has found 150 marijuana plants growing in his corn field.More >>
    Police say a western Pennsylvania farmer has found 150 marijuana plants growing in his corn field.
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  • Ohio dad charged in fatal beating of 2-year-old

    Ohio dad charged in fatal beating of 2-year-old

    Thursday, June 5 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-06-06 01:41:48 GMT
    A 21-year-old northwest Ohio man is being held on a $1 million bond after police say his 2-year-old son was beaten to death.More >>
    A 21-year-old northwest Ohio man is being held on a $1 million bond after police say his 2-year-old son was beaten to death.
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  • Tornado damages southwest Ohio high school

    Tornado damages southwest Ohio high school

    Thursday, June 5 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-06-05 17:14:25 GMT
    The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado touched down in southwest Ohio, damaging a high school and some homes.More >>
    The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado touched down in southwest Ohio, damaging a high school and some homes.
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  • Father and son pastors charged in Ohio sex case

    Father and son pastors charged in Ohio sex case

    Thursday, June 5 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-06-05 15:54:15 GMT
    The son of a northeast Ohio pastor accused of molesting an underage girl has been indicted on similar charges.More >>
    The son of a northeast Ohio pastor accused of molesting an underage girl has been indicted on similar charges.
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  • Ohio girl, 6, critical after mauling by dogs

    Ohio girl, 6, critical after mauling by dogs

    Thursday, June 5 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-06-05 15:34:49 GMT
    Police say a 6-year-old girl in southwest Ohio suffered critical injuries when she was mauled by two pit bull dogs.More >>
    Police say a 6-year-old girl in southwest Ohio suffered critical injuries when she was mauled by two pit bull dogs.
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  • Ohio plans upgrades for parks on Lake Erie Islands

    Ohio plans upgrades for parks on Lake Erie Islands

    Thursday, June 5 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-06-05 15:25:27 GMT
    Ohio parks officials are ready to unveil how they plan to develop a former winery on Lake Erie's Middle Bass Island.More >>
    Ohio parks officials are ready to unveil how they plan to develop a former winery on Lake Erie's Middle Bass Island.
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  • 2 girls struck after sticking heads out of bus

    2 girls struck after sticking heads out of bus

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-06-05 01:45:55 GMT
    Authorities say two eighth-grade girls who stuck their heads out of a school bus were hit by a pole or sign.More >>
    Authorities say two eighth-grade girls who stuck their heads out of a school bus were hit by a pole or sign.
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  • Ohio police seek man after kindergarten fight

    Ohio police seek man after kindergarten fight

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-06-03 17:19:45 GMT
    Police in southwest Ohio are seeking a man accused of starting a fight that led to a kindergarten graduation melee involving up to 20 people.More >>
    Police in southwest Ohio are seeking a man accused of starting a fight that led to a kindergarten graduation melee involving up to 20 people.
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  • 11-pound dog clogs Pittsburgh's Fort Pitt Tunnel

    11-pound dog clogs Pittsburgh's Fort Pitt Tunnel

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-06-03 17:10:27 GMT
    An 11-pound dog that backed up tons of traffic in Pittsburgh's Fort Pitt Tunnels has been taken to an animal shelter while the Western PA Humane Society tries to locate its owner.More >>
    An 11-pound dog that backed up tons of traffic in Pittsburgh's Fort Pitt Tunnels has been taken to an animal shelter while the Western PA Humane Society tries to locate its owner.
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  • Woman knocked unconscious in hawk attack near home

    Woman knocked unconscious in hawk attack near home

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-06-03 14:20:57 GMT
    A woman is nursing a black eye and cuts and bruises after she says she was dive-bombed by a hawk outside her home.More >>
    A woman is nursing a black eye and cuts and bruises after she says she was dive-bombed by a hawk outside her home.
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  • Some Ohio colleges still have room for freshmen

    Some Ohio colleges still have room for freshmen

    Monday, June 2 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-06-02 22:46:48 GMT
    A month after the traditional enrollment deadline, some Ohio colleges say they still have space to add new students.More >>
    A month after the traditional enrollment deadline, some Ohio colleges say they still have space to add new students.
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  • Teacher charged after camera shows her push boy

    Teacher charged after camera shows her push boy

    Monday, June 2 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-06-02 22:27:32 GMT
    A kindergarten teacher has been charged with child endangerment after a surveillance camera appeared to show her pushing one of her students up against a wall and grabbing his face and shirt.More >>
    A kindergarten teacher has been charged with child endangerment after a surveillance camera appeared to show her pushing one of her students up against a wall and grabbing his face and shirt.
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  • Parents settle Pittsburgh Zoo lawsuit in mauling

    Parents settle Pittsburgh Zoo lawsuit in mauling

    Monday, June 2 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-06-02 22:10:56 GMT
    The parents of a 2-year-old boy who was mauled to death after falling into a wild African dogs exhibit have settled their lawsuit against the Pittsburgh zoo.More >>
    The parents of a 2-year-old boy who was mauled to death after falling into a wild African dogs exhibit have settled their lawsuit against the Pittsburgh zoo.
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  • US Steel will idle plants in Pennsylvania, Texas

    US Steel will idle plants in Pennsylvania, Texas

    Monday, June 2 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-06-02 22:06:29 GMT
    U.S. Steel will stop work at two tubular steel manufacturing facilities and the company has filed a complaint about unfair competition from foreign firms.More >>
    U.S. Steel will stop work at two tubular steel manufacturing facilities and the company has filed a complaint about unfair competition from foreign firms.
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  • Man charged with stealing human skin from hospital

    Man charged with stealing human skin from hospital

    Saturday, May 31 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-05-31 19:26:21 GMT
    A Pennsylvania man has been charged with stealing more than $350,000 worth of human skin over a period of several years.More >>
    A Pennsylvania man has been charged with stealing more than $350,000 worth of human skin over a period of several years.
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  • Burglary leads to big Pittsburgh pot-growing site

    Burglary leads to big Pittsburgh pot-growing site

    Saturday, May 31 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-05-31 19:24:35 GMT
    Pittsburgh police have charged three men with burglarizing the largest marijuana-growing operation investigators have seen in the city in about 25 years.More >>
    Pittsburgh police have charged three men with burglarizing the largest marijuana-growing operation investigators have seen in the city in about 25 years.
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  • Ohio school apologizes after prank goes wrong

    Ohio school apologizes after prank goes wrong

    Thursday, May 29 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-05-29 23:30:01 GMT
    School administrators in northeastern Ohio are apologizing for allowing a senior prank that they say got out of hand.More >>
    School administrators in northeastern Ohio are apologizing for allowing a senior prank that they say got out of hand.
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  • Golfer run over by golf cart, police say

    Golfer run over by golf cart, police say

    Thursday, May 29 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-05-29 23:13:46 GMT
    A golfer has been hospitalized after being run over by a golf cart in the middle of her backswing on an eastern Pennsylvania course.More >>
    A golfer has been hospitalized after being run over by a golf cart in the middle of her backswing on an eastern Pennsylvania course.
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  • Dogs help calm witnesses in Ohio courtroom

    Dogs help calm witnesses in Ohio courtroom

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-05-28 23:07:28 GMT
    Specially trained service dogs are helping calm anxious witnesses who take the stand in one central Ohio courtroom.More >>
    Specially trained service dogs are helping calm anxious witnesses who take the stand in one central Ohio courtroom.
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  • Woman killed when car goes over cliff in Cleveland

    Woman killed when car goes over cliff in Cleveland

    Authorities in Cleveland say a woman has been killed after her car went over a cliff at a park.More >>
    Authorities in Cleveland say a woman has been killed after her car went over a cliff at a park.More >>
  • New veterans memorial in Ohio features WW II Jeep

    New veterans memorial in Ohio features WW II Jeep

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Auto workers in the northern Ohio city that has been making Jeeps since World War II have dedicated a new veterans' memorial.The memorial that features a restored Toledo-built military Jeep is just outside Chrysler's assembly plant in Toledo where they continue to build new Jeep models.The plant's manager tells The Bladenewspaper that the company has been looking for a way to honor men and women who served in the military.He says they decided to combine Jeep's history with...More >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Auto workers in the northern Ohio city that has been making Jeeps since World War II have dedicated a new veterans' memorial.The memorial that features a restored Toledo-built military Jeep is just outside Chrysler's assembly plant in Toledo where they continue to build new Jeep models.The plant's manager tells The Bladenewspaper that the company has been looking for a way to honor men and women who served in the military.He says they decided to combine Jeep's history with...More >>
  • Ohio home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for sale

    Ohio home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for sale

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (AP) - A house designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is going on the market in northeastern Ohio.The Louis Penfield House in Willoughby Hills is being sold along with 18 acres and two other houses on the property for $1.7 million.The 1955 house was commissioned by Penfield, a high school art teacher.His son Paul says it's time for someone else to have the opportunity of owning a Wright home.He tells The News-Herald in Willoughbythat he no longer lives in the ho...More >>
    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (AP) - A house designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is going on the market in northeastern Ohio.The Louis Penfield House in Willoughby Hills is being sold along with 18 acres and two other houses on the property for $1.7 million.The 1955 house was commissioned by Penfield, a high school art teacher.His son Paul says it's time for someone else to have the opportunity of owning a Wright home.He tells The News-Herald in Willoughbythat he no longer lives in the ho...More >>
  • Sports cap sales help college students, veterans

    Sports cap sales help college students, veterans

    OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - A university in southwestern Ohio has joined with a national nonprofit group to sell co-branded sports caps with the proceeds supporting university scholarships and military veterans.Miami University in Oxford says it has joined in the effort with Operation Hat Trick. The national group assists veterans with recovery, training and education.The university says Operation Hat Trick began at the University of New Hampshire to memorialize two U.S. Navy SEALs lost in Iraq in 20...More >>
    OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - A university in southwestern Ohio has joined with a national nonprofit group to sell co-branded sports caps with the proceeds supporting university scholarships and military veterans.Miami University in Oxford says it has joined in the effort with Operation Hat Trick. The national group assists veterans with recovery, training and education.The university says Operation Hat Trick began at the University of New Hampshire to memorialize two U.S. Navy SEALs lost in Iraq in 20...More >>
  • Teen dead after striking 2 trees with ATV

    Teen dead after striking 2 trees with ATV

    Monday, May 26 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-05-26 16:43:00 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities say a Wayne Township teenager has died after the ATV he was riding on ran off the road and struck two trees in western Pennsylvania.The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that 17-year-old Samuel Thomas Young was declared dead at the scene of the crash Sunday afternoon by Greene County Deputy Coroner William Lewis Jr.State police say the teen was unlawfully operating the ATV on the roadway when he ran off and hit two trees around 2 p.m.Copyright 2014 The Associated...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities say a Wayne Township teenager has died after the ATV he was riding on ran off the road and struck two trees in western Pennsylvania.The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that 17-year-old Samuel Thomas Young was declared dead at the scene of the crash Sunday afternoon by Greene County Deputy Coroner William Lewis Jr.State police say the teen was unlawfully operating the ATV on the roadway when he ran off and hit two trees around 2 p.m.Copyright 2014 The Associated...More >>
  • Ohio family's dog after missing 4.5 years

    Ohio family's dog after missing 4.5 years

    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio family's dog that had been missing for more than four years is finally home. On Christmas Day in 2009, Angel the German shepherd wandered away from her Mansfield home in northern Ohio after the wind blew the front door open. Her owners, the roamed the streets, posted fliers offering a reward and spread the word on Facebook. Maggie Sinnett says the family eventually lost hope and was shocked to get a call last Monday with the news that Angel had been found. Sinn...More >>
    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio family's dog that had been missing for more than four years is finally home. On Christmas Day in 2009, Angel the German shepherd wandered away from her Mansfield home in northern Ohio after the wind blew the front door open. Her owners, the roamed the streets, posted fliers offering a reward and spread the word on Facebook. Maggie Sinnett says the family eventually lost hope and was shocked to get a call last Monday with the news that Angel had been found. Sinn...More >>
  • Boy, 9, found walking along Ohio highway

    Boy, 9, found walking along Ohio highway

    Police are trying to determine if a 9-year-old boy found walking along Interstate 75 in the dark was abducted in Tennessee and pushed out in northwest Ohio.More >>
    Police are trying to determine if a 9-year-old boy found walking along Interstate 75 in the dark was abducted in Tennessee and pushed out in northwest Ohio.
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  • Man, woman get life in Ohio child sex abuse case

    Man, woman get life in Ohio child sex abuse case

    A judge is northeast Ohio has sentenced a man and woman to life in prison for sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy.More >>
    A judge is northeast Ohio has sentenced a man and woman to life in prison for sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy.
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  • Toledo's last abortion clinic fights to stay open

    Toledo's last abortion clinic fights to stay open

    The last abortion clinic left in Toledo has taken another legal step in its struggle to survive.More >>
    The last abortion clinic left in Toledo has taken another legal step in its struggle to survive.
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  • Casino-bound Pa. bus erupts in flames, 21 escape

    Casino-bound Pa. bus erupts in flames, 21 escape

    Luck was on the side of some would-be gamblers before they even got to the casino.More >>
    Luck was on the side of some would-be gamblers before they even got to the casino.
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  • Fourth grader smoked pot, faces possession charge

    Fourth grader smoked pot, faces possession charge

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A fourth grader caught smoking marijuana in a Pittsburgh grade school restroom will be charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana. Pittsburgh Public Schools officials aren't identifying the girl, who was taken to a hospital after she reported feeling ill after the incident at Pittsburgh Roosevelt School. Acting principal Anthony Pipkin wrote in a letter to parents that other students told staff that the girl was smoking the drug. Pipkin says the girl told school...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A fourth grader caught smoking marijuana in a Pittsburgh grade school restroom will be charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana. Pittsburgh Public Schools officials aren't identifying the girl, who was taken to a hospital after she reported feeling ill after the incident at Pittsburgh Roosevelt School. Acting principal Anthony Pipkin wrote in a letter to parents that other students told staff that the girl was smoking the drug. Pipkin says the girl told school...More >>
  • Students nabbed for releasing crickets in school

    Students nabbed for releasing crickets in school

    BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Several students will be disciplined for releasing hundreds of crickets in a western Pennsylvania high school as a senior prank. Chartiers Valley School District tells KDKA-TV that the students involved in Thursday's prank at the high school in Bridgeville have been identified and will be disciplined. The district spokeswoman, Kara Droney, didn't say what that would entail. School officials aren't saying how many Chartiers Valley High School seniors were involved, tho...More >>
    BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Several students will be disciplined for releasing hundreds of crickets in a western Pennsylvania high school as a senior prank. Chartiers Valley School District tells KDKA-TV that the students involved in Thursday's prank at the high school in Bridgeville have been identified and will be disciplined. The district spokeswoman, Kara Droney, didn't say what that would entail. School officials aren't saying how many Chartiers Valley High School seniors were involved, tho...More >>
  • Man sentenced for stealing ashes of ex's husband

    Man sentenced for stealing ashes of ex's husband

    A western Pennsylvania man who stole an urn containing the ashes of his ex-girlfriend's late husband will spend a year on probation.More >>
    A western Pennsylvania man who stole an urn containing the ashes of his ex-girlfriend's late husband will spend a year on probation.More >>
  • Search continues for missing Ohio college student

    Search continues for missing Ohio college student

    Thursday, May 22 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-05-22 23:49:41 GMT
    About 50 people gathered in Cincinnati to pray for the safe return of a college student who's been missing since Sunday.More >>
    About 50 people gathered in Cincinnati to pray for the safe return of a college student who's been missing since Sunday.
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  • Heavy rains cause flash flooding in western Ohio

    Heavy rains cause flash flooding in western Ohio

    Thursday, May 22 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-05-22 23:39:18 GMT
    Heavy rain led to flash flooding in western Ohio that shut down parts of the two interstate highways and other roads throughout the region.More >>
    Heavy rain led to flash flooding in western Ohio that shut down parts of the two interstate highways and other roads throughout the region.
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  • Climate group to sink $100M in 7 races in 2014

    Climate group to sink $100M in 7 races in 2014

    Thursday, May 22 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-05-22 23:25:42 GMT
    Environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer is unveiling plans to spend $100 million this year to make climate change a make-or-break issue in seven Senate and gubernatorial races.More >>
    Environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer is unveiling plans to spend $100 million this year to make climate change a make-or-break issue in seven Senate and gubernatorial races.More >>
  • Teen restrained at NE Ohio group home asphyxiated

    Teen restrained at NE Ohio group home asphyxiated

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-05-21 23:32:50 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A medical examiner says a 15-year-old boy died of asphyxiation after being restrained by a worker at a group home in the Cleveland suburb of Berea. Kenneth Barkley's Jan. 7 death was ruled a homicide. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County medical examiner released the cause of death Wednesday. A police report says the teen refused to take his medication and struggled with a worker. The report says he flipped over a table and punched a hole in a wall, prompting the worker to "...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A medical examiner says a 15-year-old boy died of asphyxiation after being restrained by a worker at a group home in the Cleveland suburb of Berea. Kenneth Barkley's Jan. 7 death was ruled a homicide. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County medical examiner released the cause of death Wednesday. A police report says the teen refused to take his medication and struggled with a worker. The report says he flipped over a table and punched a hole in a wall, prompting the worker to "...More >>
  • Settlement reached for 3 killed in school shooting

    Settlement reached for 3 killed in school shooting

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-05-21 22:50:58 GMT
    The families of three students killed in a 2012 shooting at a northeast Ohio high school will receive settlements of about $890,000 each from a lawsuit filed against the shooter's family.More >>
    The families of three students killed in a 2012 shooting at a northeast Ohio high school will receive settlements of about $890,000 each from a lawsuit filed against the shooter's family.More >>
  • Heavy use of road salt kills trees in Toledo

    Heavy use of road salt kills trees in Toledo

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-05-21 22:46:07 GMT
    City of Toledo officials say it will cost thousands of dollars to replace dozens of decorative trees downtown killed by the heavy use of road salt over the winter.More >>
    City of Toledo officials say it will cost thousands of dollars to replace dozens of decorative trees downtown killed by the heavy use of road salt over the winter.
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  • Ohio county's billboards target heroin addicts

    Ohio county's billboards target heroin addicts

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-05-21 22:43:00 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio county is hoping graphic images on two digital billboards will urge heroin addicts to get help. Montgomery County officials on Tuesday introduced the billboard campaign depicting a morgue scene with a dead person's toe tag reading, "Overdosed." The signs urge addicts to call a phone number to get help. County Commissioner Dan Foley says the problem demands the strong message after 225 people in the county of more than 500,000 people died from drug overdos...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio county is hoping graphic images on two digital billboards will urge heroin addicts to get help. Montgomery County officials on Tuesday introduced the billboard campaign depicting a morgue scene with a dead person's toe tag reading, "Overdosed." The signs urge addicts to call a phone number to get help. County Commissioner Dan Foley says the problem demands the strong message after 225 people in the county of more than 500,000 people died from drug overdos...More >>
  • Ohio juror misses court because he was in jail

    Ohio juror misses court because he was in jail

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-05-21 22:40:53 GMT
    A juror helping decide a central Ohio court case had a unique excuse for not showing up for deliberations - he was in jail.More >>
    A juror helping decide a central Ohio court case had a unique excuse for not showing up for deliberations - he was in jail.
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  • $149M Mega Millions ticket sold near Pittsburgh

    $149M Mega Millions ticket sold near Pittsburgh

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-05-21 22:23:20 GMT
    Pennsylvania Lottery officials say Tuesday's $149 million winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at a gas station convenience store near Pittsburgh.More >>
    Pennsylvania Lottery officials say Tuesday's $149 million winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at a gas station convenience store near Pittsburgh.
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  • Ohio inducts 12 more into Senior Citizens Hall

    Ohio inducts 12 more into Senior Citizens Hall

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-05-21 01:41:55 GMT
    Ohio officials have honored 12 people with inductions into the state Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.More >>
    Ohio officials have honored 12 people with inductions into the state Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.
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  • Ohio dad charged in beating death of infant son

    Ohio dad charged in beating death of infant son

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-05-21 01:26:06 GMT
    A grand jury in central Ohio has indicted a 24-year-old father in the violent beating death of his 5-month-old son.More >>
    A grand jury in central Ohio has indicted a 24-year-old father in the violent beating death of his 5-month-old son.More >>
  • Pennsylvania church reports 500-pound bell stolen

    Pennsylvania church reports 500-pound bell stolen

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-05-21 01:20:17 GMT
    A tiny western Pennsylvania church says its 500-pound brass bell is missing, and police suspect someone has stolen it for scrap - the same thing that happened to the same bell two years ago.More >>
    A tiny western Pennsylvania church says its 500-pound brass bell is missing, and police suspect someone has stolen it for scrap - the same thing that happened to the same bell two years ago.
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  • Ohio probes illegal viewing of movies at prison

    Ohio probes illegal viewing of movies at prison

    Monday, May 19 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-05-19 23:13:18 GMT
    An Ohio prisons spokeswoman says investigators are looking into allegations that guards showed pirated movies to inmates at a northeast Ohio prison.More >>
    An Ohio prisons spokeswoman says investigators are looking into allegations that guards showed pirated movies to inmates at a northeast Ohio prison.
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  • Ohio mom dies after teen's hospice room graduation

    Ohio mom dies after teen's hospice room graduation

    Monday, May 19 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-05-19 23:01:34 GMT
    A terminally ill Ohio woman has died weeks after seeing her 17-year-old daughter graduate from high school during a special ceremony held in her hospice room.More >>
    A terminally ill Ohio woman has died weeks after seeing her 17-year-old daughter graduate from high school during a special ceremony held in her hospice room.
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  • Ohio man shot while holding his baby dies

    Ohio man shot while holding his baby dies

    Sunday, May 18 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-05-19 00:58:39 GMT
    A man shot in the head while he was holding his baby has died of his injuries in southwest Ohio.More >>
    A man shot in the head while he was holding his baby has died of his injuries in southwest Ohio.More >>
  • Ohio man drives cross-country rescuing dogs

    Ohio man drives cross-country rescuing dogs

    Sunday, May 18 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-05-19 00:54:06 GMT
    Every two weeks, an Ohio man drives 4,200 miles to save unwanted dogs from overpopulated shelters in the South and takes them to loving homes in the northeastern United States.More >>
    Every two weeks, an Ohio man drives 4,200 miles to save unwanted dogs from overpopulated shelters in the South and takes them to loving homes in the northeastern United States.More >>
  • Gunshots kill 41 county residents in 4 months

    Gunshots kill 41 county residents in 4 months

    Sunday, May 18 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-05-18 18:39:28 GMT
    Gunshots killed at least 41 residents from 18 towns in the northeastern Ohio county that includes Cleveland during the first four months of 2014.More >>
    Gunshots killed at least 41 residents from 18 towns in the northeastern Ohio county that includes Cleveland during the first four months of 2014.
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  • Ohio school goes on daily lockdown after shootings

    Ohio school goes on daily lockdown after shootings

    Officials are keeping a suburban Cincinnati elementary school on lockdown for the final three weeks of class, citing daytime violence in the area.More >>
    Officials are keeping a suburban Cincinnati elementary school on lockdown for the final three weeks of class, citing daytime violence in the area.
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  • Lawn care error kills most of Ohio college's grass

    Lawn care error kills most of Ohio college's grass

    Friday, May 16 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-05-16 12:13:49 GMT
    A university in northwest Ohio is being forced to replace almost all its grass after weedkiller was accidentally applied to lawns instead of fertilizer.More >>
    A university in northwest Ohio is being forced to replace almost all its grass after weedkiller was accidentally applied to lawns instead of fertilizer.
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  • Ohio tornado confirmed; rain spurs flooding threat

    Ohio tornado confirmed; rain spurs flooding threat

    Thursday, May 15 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-05-16 01:04:28 GMT
    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado with an estimated maximum wind speed of 145 mph struck near Cedarville in western Ohio.More >>
    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado with an estimated maximum wind speed of 145 mph struck near Cedarville in western Ohio.More >>
  • Police investigate NFL imposter at Ohio school

    Police investigate NFL imposter at Ohio school

    Thursday, May 15 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-05-16 00:50:16 GMT
    WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - Police say a man who visited a southwest Ohio elementary school falsely claimed he played in the NFL.Police in West Chester Township say no criminal charges will be filed against the man, a former student at Adena Elementary School who represented himself as an NFL player during a visit last week.The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Wednesday (http://cin.ci/QM9iib ) that some parents kept their children from the school after news of the man's false claims emerged.School ...More >>
    WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - Police say a man who visited a southwest Ohio elementary school falsely claimed he played in the NFL.Police in West Chester Township say no criminal charges will be filed against the man, a former student at Adena Elementary School who represented himself as an NFL player during a visit last week.The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Wednesday (http://cin.ci/QM9iib ) that some parents kept their children from the school after news of the man's false claims emerged.School ...More >>
  • 2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math

    2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math

    Thursday, May 15 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-05-16 00:11:29 GMT
    An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears over it. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil."More >>
    An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears over it. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil."More >>
  • Ohio teen scoops 3-foot carp from flooded street

    Ohio teen scoops 3-foot carp from flooded street

    Thursday, May 15 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-05-15 15:10:29 GMT
    A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video.More >>
    A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video.
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  • Ohio court OKs order that dad can't have more kids

    Ohio court OKs order that dad can't have more kids

    Thursday, May 15 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-05-15 14:18:07 GMT
    An Ohio appeals court has upheld a judge's order that a deadbeat father can't have more kids until he pays his back child support.More >>
    An Ohio appeals court has upheld a judge's order that a deadbeat father can't have more kids until he pays his back child support.More >>
  • Storm leaves damage in NE Ohio; tornado confirmed

    Storm leaves damage in NE Ohio; tornado confirmed

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-05-14 01:51:58 GMT
      Crews at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northeastern Ohio are cleaning up from a storm that washed out trails and damaged the tracks that carry the park's scenic railroad.More >>
      Crews at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northeastern Ohio are cleaning up from a storm that washed out trails and damaged the tracks that carry the park's scenic railroad.
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  • Police say Ohio woman took heroin to jail for son

    Police say Ohio woman took heroin to jail for son

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-05-14 01:48:03 GMT
    Authorities say a southwest Ohio jail inmate due for release asked his mother to bring heroin when she picked him up, and she did, leading to their arrests.More >>
    Authorities say a southwest Ohio jail inmate due for release asked his mother to bring heroin when she picked him up, and she did, leading to their arrests.
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  • Pa. judge gives 81-year-old man man 935 to 1,870-year sentence

    Pa. judge gives 81-year-old man man 935 to 1,870-year sentence

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-05-14 01:09:14 GMT
    A southeastern Pennsylvania judge has imposed a 935- to 1,870-year prison sentence to an 81-year-old man who sexually abused a girl for four years and videotaped nearly every assault.More >>
    A southeastern Pennsylvania judge has imposed a 935- to 1,870-year prison sentence to an 81-year-old man who sexually abused a girl for four years and videotaped nearly every assault.
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  • Woman crashes car into Pittsburgh hospital door

    Woman crashes car into Pittsburgh hospital door

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-05-14 01:03:10 GMT
    A woman just discharged from UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh was being treated again in the emergency room after police say she hopped into someone else's car and drove it into the main entrance, where several people dove out of the way to escape injury.More >>
    A woman just discharged from UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh was being treated again in the emergency room after police say she hopped into someone else's car and drove it into the main entrance, where several people dove out of the way to escape injury.
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  • Shot dog crawls his way to help

    Shot dog crawls his way to help

    A stray dog who was found shot Tuesday morning in San Antonio, Texas managed to crawl his way to help.More >>
    A stray dog who was found shot Tuesday morning in San Antonio, Texas managed to crawl his way to help.More >>
  • Police in Michigan find dead dogs in freezer

    Police in Michigan find dead dogs in freezer

    The FBI calls New Baltimore one of the safest towns in Michigan. However, a house right down the street from the New Baltimore Police Department is under an intense investigation. The details are disturbing.

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    The FBI calls New Baltimore one of the safest towns in Michigan. However, a house right down the street from the New Baltimore Police Department is under an intense investigation. The details are disturbing.


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  • Parents outraged after 7-year-old was handcuffed for misbehaving in class

    Parents outraged after 7-year-old was handcuffed for misbehaving in class

    A Kansas City 2nd grader said his school treated him like a criminal by placing him in handcuffs simply because he was misbehaving.More >>
    A Kansas City 2nd grader said his school treated him like a criminal by placing him in handcuffs simply because he was misbehaving.
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