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  • Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:09:34 GMT
    Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.More >>
    Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.More >>
  • Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he...More >>
  • Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

    Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude...More >>
  • Ohio lawmaker seeks video in Wal-Mart shooting

    Ohio lawmaker seeks video in Wal-Mart shooting

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:10:31 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - The president of Ohio's legislative black caucus is urging the state attorney general to release surveillance video of the fatal police shooting of a young black man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store. Democratic state Rep. Alicia Reece of Cincinnati says on her web site that she has written to Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine expressing deep concern that information isn't being released in a way that inspires confidence, especially in the African-American community....More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - The president of Ohio's legislative black caucus is urging the state attorney general to release surveillance video of the fatal police shooting of a young black man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store. Democratic state Rep. Alicia Reece of Cincinnati says on her web site that she has written to Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine expressing deep concern that information isn't being released in a way that inspires confidence, especially in the African-American community....More >>
  • Authorities recover man's body after boat sinks

    Authorities recover man's body after boat sinks

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:23:38 GMT
    Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat.More >>
    Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat.
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  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

    Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:12:58 GMT
    Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast have slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events and sent people scurrying from a beach in New York after three men there were struck by lightning.More >>
    Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast have slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events and sent people scurrying from a beach in New York after three men there were struck by lightning.
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  • University of Toledo forms water task force

    University of Toledo forms water task force

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:26:31 GMT
    A university in northwestern Ohio says it's forming a group to help government leaders deal with the ongoing algae threat on Lake Erie.More >>
    A university in northwestern Ohio says it's forming a group to help government leaders deal with the ongoing algae threat on Lake Erie.
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  • Ohio police say 2-year-old's death a homicide

    Ohio police say 2-year-old's death a homicide

    Police have a murder arrest warrant out for a 27-year-old man after the death of a 2-year-old boy was ruled a homicide.More >>
    Police have a murder arrest warrant out for a 27-year-old man after the death of a 2-year-old boy was ruled a homicide.
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  • Talking bird helped break school abduction case

    Talking bird helped break school abduction case

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:51:32 GMT
    A Philadelphia detective has testified about a foul-mouthed bird that helped lead police to the woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old from school.More >>
    A Philadelphia detective has testified about a foul-mouthed bird that helped lead police to the woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old from school.
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  • Toledo zoo welcomes 100-year-old tortoise

    Toledo zoo welcomes 100-year-old tortoise

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:11:09 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The newest resident of the Toledo Zoo is a 100-year-old dome-shelled Galapagos tortoise that weighs in at 440 pounds. The tortoise, named Emerson, arrived at the zoo Wednesday night from the San Diego Zoo. He was escorted by Toledo Zoo personnel on his flight to Detroit before being driven to Toledo and uncrated inside a heated shed. Handlers welcomed him with carrot and sweet potato treats and a neck rub. The (Toledo) Blade reports Emerson is the zoo's first Galapagos to...More >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The newest resident of the Toledo Zoo is a 100-year-old dome-shelled Galapagos tortoise that weighs in at 440 pounds. The tortoise, named Emerson, arrived at the zoo Wednesday night from the San Diego Zoo. He was escorted by Toledo Zoo personnel on his flight to Detroit before being driven to Toledo and uncrated inside a heated shed. Handlers welcomed him with carrot and sweet potato treats and a neck rub. The (Toledo) Blade reports Emerson is the zoo's first Galapagos to...More >>
  • Ohio serial rapist gets 135 years in prison

    Ohio serial rapist gets 135 years in prison

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:10:21 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A man who was linked to seven Cleveland-area rapes when authorities reopened hundreds of previously unsolved rape cases has been sentenced to up to 135 years in prison. The sentence by a judge in Cuyahoga County on Wednesday means 69-year-old Robert Green likely will never get out of prison. He was indicted in five of the cases in November and two more in May. He pleaded guilty. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that the rapes occurred over nearly a decade. They were unso...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A man who was linked to seven Cleveland-area rapes when authorities reopened hundreds of previously unsolved rape cases has been sentenced to up to 135 years in prison. The sentence by a judge in Cuyahoga County on Wednesday means 69-year-old Robert Green likely will never get out of prison. He was indicted in five of the cases in November and two more in May. He pleaded guilty. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that the rapes occurred over nearly a decade. They were unso...More >>
  • Drone delays landing of Ohio hospital chopper

    Drone delays landing of Ohio hospital chopper

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:08:46 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Officials at a southwest Ohio hospital say a drone flying near the building delayed the landing of an emergency medical helicopter for nine minutes. The health of the patient aboard the helicopter trying to land at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton wasn't compromised, but an official says the man flying the drone violated an FAA guideline that the operator must be at least 400 feet away from a hospital. Dayton Daily News reports that the Monday incident highlights the need ...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Officials at a southwest Ohio hospital say a drone flying near the building delayed the landing of an emergency medical helicopter for nine minutes. The health of the patient aboard the helicopter trying to land at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton wasn't compromised, but an official says the man flying the drone violated an FAA guideline that the operator must be at least 400 feet away from a hospital. Dayton Daily News reports that the Monday incident highlights the need ...More >>
  • Dayton college becoming leader in drone technology

    Dayton college becoming leader in drone technology

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:07:10 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A Dayton community college has taken another step toward positioning itself as a leader in drone technology research. Sinclair Community College officials on Tuesday announced plans for the renovation of an existing downtown Dayton campus building into a $5 million training and certification center for unmanned aerial systems. Despite the region being passed over for an FAA drone testing site last year, Sinclair has moved full speed ahead on the development, teaching and ...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A Dayton community college has taken another step toward positioning itself as a leader in drone technology research. Sinclair Community College officials on Tuesday announced plans for the renovation of an existing downtown Dayton campus building into a $5 million training and certification center for unmanned aerial systems. Despite the region being passed over for an FAA drone testing site last year, Sinclair has moved full speed ahead on the development, teaching and ...More >>
  • Ohio delays geese hunt at state parks

    Ohio delays geese hunt at state parks

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:59:30 GMT
    WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio has decided to delay a special hunting season on Canada geese at nine southern Ohio parks that was scheduled to begin on Labor Day. The two-week season, during which hunters reduce the population of migrant Canada geese at select state park beaches, will begin on Tuesday instead. The Dayton Daily News reports that the beach hunting program began after state officials exhausted alternative remedies to managing the geese, which live year-round live at...More >>
    WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio has decided to delay a special hunting season on Canada geese at nine southern Ohio parks that was scheduled to begin on Labor Day. The two-week season, during which hunters reduce the population of migrant Canada geese at select state park beaches, will begin on Tuesday instead. The Dayton Daily News reports that the beach hunting program began after state officials exhausted alternative remedies to managing the geese, which live year-round live at...More >>
  • Lake Erie island warned not to use well water

    Lake Erie island warned not to use well water

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:45:53 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Residents of a small Canadian island are being warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie. The blue-green algae blooms causing the warning are the same stuff that contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people in the Toledo area earlier this month. Health officials say people who live on Canada's Pelee Island should stop bathing and cooking with the water from their private wells that draw Lake Erie. The Windsor-Essex Cou...More >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Residents of a small Canadian island are being warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie. The blue-green algae blooms causing the warning are the same stuff that contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people in the Toledo area earlier this month. Health officials say people who live on Canada's Pelee Island should stop bathing and cooking with the water from their private wells that draw Lake Erie. The Windsor-Essex Cou...More >>
  • Court: Threat records on Ohio governor not public

    Court: Threat records on Ohio governor not public

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:35:16 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday. In an unsigned opinion, the high court rejected the Democratic-leaning blog Plunderbund's arguments that the state Public Safety Department had improperly denied its request for public records under a "security records" exception to state law. "(A) public office cannot functio...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday. In an unsigned opinion, the high court rejected the Democratic-leaning blog Plunderbund's arguments that the state Public Safety Department had improperly denied its request for public records under a "security records" exception to state law. "(A) public office cannot functio...More >>
  • Ohio's largest county records 90 heroin deaths

    Ohio's largest county records 90 heroin deaths

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:33:32 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - The medical examiner in Ohio's largest county says 90 people died of heroin-related overdoses in the first half of the year, a slight decrease from the same time period a year ago. Dr. Thomas Gilson says he's encouraged the numbers in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County have dropped from 97 deaths during the first half of 2013 but remains concerned about the large number of young victims. Data released by Gilson Tuesday show women accounted for about one in every five heroin-re...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - The medical examiner in Ohio's largest county says 90 people died of heroin-related overdoses in the first half of the year, a slight decrease from the same time period a year ago. Dr. Thomas Gilson says he's encouraged the numbers in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County have dropped from 97 deaths during the first half of 2013 but remains concerned about the large number of young victims. Data released by Gilson Tuesday show women accounted for about one in every five heroin-re...More >>
  • Ohio man sentenced to up to 135 years for 7 rapes

    Ohio man sentenced to up to 135 years for 7 rapes

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:31:18 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A northeast Ohio man who pleaded guilty to raping seven women between 1993 and 2002 has been sentenced to up to 135 years in prison. Sixty-nine-year-old Robert Green of Cleveland Heights pleaded guilty to the rape charges in May. He was tied to the crimes through DNA testing done as part of the Ohio attorney general's initiative to process previously untested rape kits. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Pamela Barker sentenced Green to serve at least five years for ea...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A northeast Ohio man who pleaded guilty to raping seven women between 1993 and 2002 has been sentenced to up to 135 years in prison. Sixty-nine-year-old Robert Green of Cleveland Heights pleaded guilty to the rape charges in May. He was tied to the crimes through DNA testing done as part of the Ohio attorney general's initiative to process previously untested rape kits. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Pamela Barker sentenced Green to serve at least five years for ea...More >>
  • Girl's eye impaled by hook in fall at Ohio store

    Girl's eye impaled by hook in fall at Ohio store

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:11:46 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a girl suffered a serious eye injury when she tripped and fell onto a piece of a shoe rack in a clothing store at a southwest Ohio shopping mall. The accident happened Sunday afternoon inside the Dayton Mall. Lt. Ray Eaton from the Miami Valley Fire District tells the Dayton Daily News the girl fell into a 7-inch hook used for hanging shoes, and it impaled her eye. Eaton says the girl was taken to Dayton Children's Hospital. Her injury wasn't believed to b...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a girl suffered a serious eye injury when she tripped and fell onto a piece of a shoe rack in a clothing store at a southwest Ohio shopping mall. The accident happened Sunday afternoon inside the Dayton Mall. Lt. Ray Eaton from the Miami Valley Fire District tells the Dayton Daily News the girl fell into a 7-inch hook used for hanging shoes, and it impaled her eye. Eaton says the girl was taken to Dayton Children's Hospital. Her injury wasn't believed to b...More >>
  • Van forces horse-drawn buggy to stop in robbery

    Van forces horse-drawn buggy to stop in robbery

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:50:43 GMT
    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Police say someone forced an Amish horse and buggy off a central Pennsylvania road to pull an armed robbery. Lancaster Newspapers reports the buggy was carrying three people early Monday morning when a white minivan pulled into its path and forced it to stop. East Lampeter police say a masked man demanded money, after which the three threw their wallets to him. The buggy driver then drove into a field to get away. No one was injured. Information from: Intelligencer Jour...More >>
    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Police say someone forced an Amish horse and buggy off a central Pennsylvania road to pull an armed robbery. Lancaster Newspapers reports the buggy was carrying three people early Monday morning when a white minivan pulled into its path and forced it to stop. East Lampeter police say a masked man demanded money, after which the three threw their wallets to him. The buggy driver then drove into a field to get away. No one was injured. Information from: Intelligencer Jour...More >>
  • Obama administration offers new rules for religious objections to health care law

    Obama administration offers new rules for religious objections to health care law

    Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan.More >>
    Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan.More >>
  • River in Ohio turns red after accidental dye dump

    River in Ohio turns red after accidental dye dump

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-08-24 12:12:44 GMT
    ST. MARYS, Ohio (AP) - A city official says mistakenly dumped dye was to blame when part of a western Ohio river turned red earlier this week. St. Marys Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven tells The Lima News about 55 gallons of food-grade red dye were dumped into the city's wastewater system because of an equipment failure. The water was then discharged into the St. Marys River, turning part of it red on Thursday. Foxhoven says environmental and emergency management officials were notifie...More >>
    ST. MARYS, Ohio (AP) - A city official says mistakenly dumped dye was to blame when part of a western Ohio river turned red earlier this week. St. Marys Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven tells The Lima News about 55 gallons of food-grade red dye were dumped into the city's wastewater system because of an equipment failure. The water was then discharged into the St. Marys River, turning part of it red on Thursday. Foxhoven says environmental and emergency management officials were notifie...More >>
  • W. Pa. police searching for alligator

    W. Pa. police searching for alligator

    Sunday, August 24 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-08-24 11:57:41 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A police department near Pittsburgh has issued an alligator alert. Indiana Township police issued the be-on-the-lookout alert for the gator on Friday. Sgt. Tim Michael says it was spotted twice this month in the Rural Ridge neighborhood, most recently on Tuesday in a resident's back yard. The township is about 10 miles outside of downtown Pittsburgh. Michael says the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium has offered to take the alligator, but police have to catch it first. Police are...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A police department near Pittsburgh has issued an alligator alert. Indiana Township police issued the be-on-the-lookout alert for the gator on Friday. Sgt. Tim Michael says it was spotted twice this month in the Rural Ridge neighborhood, most recently on Tuesday in a resident's back yard. The township is about 10 miles outside of downtown Pittsburgh. Michael says the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium has offered to take the alligator, but police have to catch it first. Police are...More >>
  • Police: mother shoots son in self-defense

    Police: mother shoots son in self-defense

    A 78-year-old Philadelphia woman says she shot her son in self-defense after he threatened her.More >>
    A 78-year-old Philadelphia woman says she shot her son in self-defense after he threatened her.
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  • Favorite Ohio school cafeteria cookie removed

    Favorite Ohio school cafeteria cookie removed

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:30:07 GMT
    ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - New federal nutritional guidelines for school cafeterias has meant the end of a favorite - and locally famous - treat in one northeast Ohio school district. The federal government's edict to provide healthier foods and cut fats and cholesterol put an end of the sale of the traditional Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh) pink cookie - a buttery sweet treat with pink icing. The pink cookie has been a favorite for four decades. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports the treat gained a cu...More >>
    ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - New federal nutritional guidelines for school cafeterias has meant the end of a favorite - and locally famous - treat in one northeast Ohio school district. The federal government's edict to provide healthier foods and cut fats and cholesterol put an end of the sale of the traditional Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh) pink cookie - a buttery sweet treat with pink icing. The pink cookie has been a favorite for four decades. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports the treat gained a cu...More >>
  • Babysitter charged in death of 3-month-old girl

    Babysitter charged in death of 3-month-old girl

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:26:27 GMT
    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) - An 18-year-old Pennsylvania woman is charged with killing an infant she was babysitting after police say she lost her temper because of the child's crying. Rosanna Desinor of Chambersburg was charged Thursday with criminal homicide. She was babysitting 3-month-old Kaendra Destinvil when she allegedly struck the infant several times in the head. Police also say she dropped the child while carrying her from a bedroom. Desinor allegedly then put the baby back to bed, wh...More >>
    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) - An 18-year-old Pennsylvania woman is charged with killing an infant she was babysitting after police say she lost her temper because of the child's crying. Rosanna Desinor of Chambersburg was charged Thursday with criminal homicide. She was babysitting 3-month-old Kaendra Destinvil when she allegedly struck the infant several times in the head. Police also say she dropped the child while carrying her from a bedroom. Desinor allegedly then put the baby back to bed, wh...More >>
  • Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

    Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:04:19 GMT
    A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters is due in court for a preliminary hearing.More >>
    A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.More >>
  • 26 accused in drug trafficking conspiracy in Ohio

    26 accused in drug trafficking conspiracy in Ohio

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:19:24 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Twenty-six people have been indicted in federal court for their alleged roles in a Toledo drug trafficking conspiracy. Law enforcement officials say the defendants have conspired since 2010 to bring large amounts of heroin, cocaine and marijuana to Toledo from Arizona, California, Illinois and Mexico. Twenty-four of those indicted are from Toledo. Two others are from Curtice and Oregon, Ohio. Three of the defendants also face charges of possessing a firearm as felons. The...More >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Twenty-six people have been indicted in federal court for their alleged roles in a Toledo drug trafficking conspiracy. Law enforcement officials say the defendants have conspired since 2010 to bring large amounts of heroin, cocaine and marijuana to Toledo from Arizona, California, Illinois and Mexico. Twenty-four of those indicted are from Toledo. Two others are from Curtice and Oregon, Ohio. Three of the defendants also face charges of possessing a firearm as felons. The...More >>
  • Jury: Woman downloaded child porn to frame husband

    Jury: Woman downloaded child porn to frame husband

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:17:17 GMT
    INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman has been found guilty of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband. Meri Jane Woods, of Clymer, was convicted Wednesday in Indiana County. District Attorney Patrick Dougherty says the 43-year-old Woods downloaded 40 images to the family computer, took it to police last August and blamed Matthew Woods for the material. But when police examined time stamps, they determined the images had been downloaded more than t...More >>
    INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman has been found guilty of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband. Meri Jane Woods, of Clymer, was convicted Wednesday in Indiana County. District Attorney Patrick Dougherty says the 43-year-old Woods downloaded 40 images to the family computer, took it to police last August and blamed Matthew Woods for the material. But when police examined time stamps, they determined the images had been downloaded more than t...More >>
  • Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

    Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:04:00 GMT
    A police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities...More >>
    A police officer placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities...More >>
  • American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:34 GMT
    The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.More >>
    Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after...More >>
  • Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:15:14 GMT
    A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.More >>
    A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct...More >>
  • Teen gets 11 years for carving swastika on boy

    Teen gets 11 years for carving swastika on boy

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:45:59 GMT
    An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.More >>
    An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.More >>
  • Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:54:03 GMT
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance.More >>
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance.More >>
  • Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

    Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:03:51 GMT
    Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.More >>
    Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.More >>
  • Man, 70, charged after trooper pinned under car

    Man, 70, charged after trooper pinned under car

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:57:27 GMT
    WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A 70-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault and other crimes for allegedly backing his car onto a state trooper's leg after a brief police chase and crash in southwestern Pennsylvania. State police say the incident involving Jay Harris, of Washington, Pennsylvania, occurred about 9 p.m. Wednesday. That's when a trooper who officials aren't identifying tried to stop Harris who was allegedly driving erratically on Route 40 in Canton Township. Police say Ha...More >>
    WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A 70-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault and other crimes for allegedly backing his car onto a state trooper's leg after a brief police chase and crash in southwestern Pennsylvania. State police say the incident involving Jay Harris, of Washington, Pennsylvania, occurred about 9 p.m. Wednesday. That's when a trooper who officials aren't identifying tried to stop Harris who was allegedly driving erratically on Route 40 in Canton Township. Police say Ha...More >>
  • $2M offered to Ohio farmers to help reduce algae

    $2M offered to Ohio farmers to help reduce algae

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:07:19 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The federal government is offering $2 million to Ohio farmers to help prevent farm runoff that contributes to potentially harmful algae blooms. Farmers in 20 counties in the western Lake Erie watershed can apply for some of the funds to plant cover crops to reduce nutrient runoff and erosion. The federal money, provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, is aimed at reducing future algae blooms. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Toledo Rep. Marcy Kaptur announced th...More >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The federal government is offering $2 million to Ohio farmers to help prevent farm runoff that contributes to potentially harmful algae blooms. Farmers in 20 counties in the western Lake Erie watershed can apply for some of the funds to plant cover crops to reduce nutrient runoff and erosion. The federal money, provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, is aimed at reducing future algae blooms. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Toledo Rep. Marcy Kaptur announced th...More >>
  • 5K-8K gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River

    5K-8K gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:06:15 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, closing about a 15-mile section of the waterway southeast of Cincinnati. A Coast Guard spokeswoman says that the section of river was closed to river traffic Tuesday to enable cleanup and response. A Duke Energy spokeswoman says the spill from a Duke power plant in New Richmond, about 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati, happened late Monday night. Duke Energy spokeswoman Sally Thelen says the spill oc...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, closing about a 15-mile section of the waterway southeast of Cincinnati. A Coast Guard spokeswoman says that the section of river was closed to river traffic Tuesday to enable cleanup and response. A Duke Energy spokeswoman says the spill from a Duke power plant in New Richmond, about 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati, happened late Monday night. Duke Energy spokeswoman Sally Thelen says the spill oc...More >>
  • Couple stabbed at Ohio home; adult son charged

    Couple stabbed at Ohio home; adult son charged

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:03:06 GMT
    WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) - A 22-year-old man suspected of stabbing his parents at their suburban Cleveland home has been charged with felonious assault. Westlake police said in a statement Tuesday that a 58-year-old man was flown to a Cleveland hospital with life-threatening injuries, and his 56-year-old wife was in stable condition. Police say authorities learned about the stabbings after a hang-up 911 call Monday night and a subsequent callback by a dispatcher. The couple's son was arrested wit...More >>
    WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) - A 22-year-old man suspected of stabbing his parents at their suburban Cleveland home has been charged with felonious assault. Westlake police said in a statement Tuesday that a 58-year-old man was flown to a Cleveland hospital with life-threatening injuries, and his 56-year-old wife was in stable condition. Police say authorities learned about the stabbings after a hang-up 911 call Monday night and a subsequent callback by a dispatcher. The couple's son was arrested wit...More >>
  • Teen testifies against pal in rock-throwing case

    Teen testifies against pal in rock-throwing case

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:04:52 GMT
    The husband of an Ohio middle school teacher was among those expected to testify Tuesday at a court hearing about a rock-dropping incident on a stretch of rural interstate in Pennsylvania last month that left the...More >>
    One of four young men charged with throwing a rock onto a darkened central Pennsylvania interstate testified Tuesday that they intended to do some damage during a night of mayhem last month but did not anticipate their...More >>
  • Toledo mayor compares water crisis to 9/11

    Toledo mayor compares water crisis to 9/11

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:33 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Toledo's mayor compares the city's recent water emergency to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in terms of being a wake-up call for community action. Mayor D. Michael Collins tells The Blade newspaper that the water crisis earlier this month should change attitudes about water concerns the same way the terrorist attacks changed attitudes about terrorism preparedness. He called the water contaminated by blooming algae in Lake Erie "an environmental attack." About 400,0...More >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Toledo's mayor compares the city's recent water emergency to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in terms of being a wake-up call for community action. Mayor D. Michael Collins tells The Blade newspaper that the water crisis earlier this month should change attitudes about water concerns the same way the terrorist attacks changed attitudes about terrorism preparedness. He called the water contaminated by blooming algae in Lake Erie "an environmental attack." About 400,0...More >>
  • Police: Body of boy, 9, pulled from Ohio creek

    Police: Body of boy, 9, pulled from Ohio creek

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:24:05 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say the body of a 9-year-old boy who apparently drowned has been pulled from a creek in southwest Ohio. Springfield police Sgt. Scott Woodruff says police received the call about a possible drowning in Buck Creek on Monday afternoon. Clark County coroner's investigator Mike Haytas says the boy has been identified as Collin Jenkins of Springfield. Haytas says the boy appears to have drowned, but an autopsy was to be performed Tuesday. Neither the coroner's...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say the body of a 9-year-old boy who apparently drowned has been pulled from a creek in southwest Ohio. Springfield police Sgt. Scott Woodruff says police received the call about a possible drowning in Buck Creek on Monday afternoon. Clark County coroner's investigator Mike Haytas says the boy has been identified as Collin Jenkins of Springfield. Haytas says the boy appears to have drowned, but an autopsy was to be performed Tuesday. Neither the coroner's...More >>
  • 1 killed, 3 wounded in Cleveland shootings

    1 killed, 3 wounded in Cleveland shootings

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-08-18 12:07:37 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Police say three separate shootings within three hours in Cleveland's east side neighborhoods left one man dead and three wounded. First, two men were shot at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at a food market on Superior Avenue near East 89th Street. They were taken to a hospital, where one of them died. Two men were then wounded in separate shootings, the last at about 4:15 p.m. One was shot in the chest, and the other in the leg. It wasn't clear if there have been any arrests. Copyr...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Police say three separate shootings within three hours in Cleveland's east side neighborhoods left one man dead and three wounded. First, two men were shot at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at a food market on Superior Avenue near East 89th Street. They were taken to a hospital, where one of them died. Two men were then wounded in separate shootings, the last at about 4:15 p.m. One was shot in the chest, and the other in the leg. It wasn't clear if there have been any arrests. Copyr...More >>
  • Group wants lighthouse back on Lake Erie shore

    Group wants lighthouse back on Lake Erie shore

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-08-18 12:00:58 GMT
    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A conservancy group in northern Ohio hopes a newly restored lighthouse can be returned to the Lake Erie shore. Group member Rich Norgard tells the Port Clinton News-Herald that an Ohio Department of Natural Resources office gave approval for the Port Clinton Lighthouse to go to a designated space at a park, but the city must sign off, too. Volunteers and the Lighthouse Conservancy have worked since last summer to restore the wooden structure. It went into service in...More >>
    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A conservancy group in northern Ohio hopes a newly restored lighthouse can be returned to the Lake Erie shore. Group member Rich Norgard tells the Port Clinton News-Herald that an Ohio Department of Natural Resources office gave approval for the Port Clinton Lighthouse to go to a designated space at a park, but the city must sign off, too. Volunteers and the Lighthouse Conservancy have worked since last summer to restore the wooden structure. It went into service in...More >>
  • 100-year-old Ohio church installs gay pastor

    100-year-old Ohio church installs gay pastor

    Sunday, August 17 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:33:27 GMT
    CANTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio church marking its 100th anniversary has installed its first openly gay pastor. The Congregational United Church of Christ in Plain Township, north of Canton, made the Rev. Dennis Coy its pastor in a formal ceremony Sunday. Coy tells The Repository that since he was a boy, he had a feeling that he would go into the ministry. The 35-year-old says coming out publicly in 2012 was a difficult decision that included ending his 10-year marriage to his wife. But he says ...More >>
    CANTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio church marking its 100th anniversary has installed its first openly gay pastor. The Congregational United Church of Christ in Plain Township, north of Canton, made the Rev. Dennis Coy its pastor in a formal ceremony Sunday. Coy tells The Repository that since he was a boy, he had a feeling that he would go into the ministry. The 35-year-old says coming out publicly in 2012 was a difficult decision that included ending his 10-year marriage to his wife. But he says ...More >>
  • Ohio park claims another record for cancer support

    Ohio park claims another record for cancer support

    An Ohio amusement park has staked its claim to another record in its effort to support the fight against cancer. Kings Island says 1,821 people on Saturday applied lipstick at the same time. Guinness World Records lists the record as 1,384 by Avon Romania set in March. The event was meant to raise awareness and money for Pink Ribbon Girls, who provide personalized support for young women and families facing breast cancer. In earlier events in its Kicks Cancer campaign, Kin...More >>
    An Ohio amusement park has staked its claim to another record in its effort to support the fight against cancer. Kings Island says 1,821 people on Saturday applied lipstick at the same time. Guinness World Records lists the record as 1,384 by Avon Romania set in March. The event was meant to raise awareness and money for Pink Ribbon Girls, who provide personalized support for young women and families facing breast cancer. In earlier events in its Kicks Cancer campaign, Kin...More >>
  • Ohio man accused of burning cat pleads not guilty

    Ohio man accused of burning cat pleads not guilty

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:06:34 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio man accused of setting a cat on fire has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges. Police arrested 26-year-old D'erise Carson Thursday in Cleveland. He is accused of slamming a cat into the ground repeatedly and then setting it on fire with lighter fluid earlier this year. The cat died from its injuries, and police issued a warrant for Carson's arrest. Carson pleaded not guilty on Friday to four misdemeanor counts of cruelty against companion animals. No attorney...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio man accused of setting a cat on fire has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges. Police arrested 26-year-old D'erise Carson Thursday in Cleveland. He is accused of slamming a cat into the ground repeatedly and then setting it on fire with lighter fluid earlier this year. The cat died from its injuries, and police issued a warrant for Carson's arrest. Carson pleaded not guilty on Friday to four misdemeanor counts of cruelty against companion animals. No attorney...More >>
  • Gay Games athletes heartened by Cleveland welcome

    Gay Games athletes heartened by Cleveland welcome

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:45:25 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - People who came from out of town and out of the country for the weeklong Gay Games in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, say they're heartened by the warm welcome they received from a region without a reputation as a destination for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. People interviewed at the beach volleyball competition Thursday said others have been friendly and helpful, especially when directions were needed. Among the spectators was San Francisco res...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - People who came from out of town and out of the country for the weeklong Gay Games in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, say they're heartened by the warm welcome they received from a region without a reputation as a destination for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. People interviewed at the beach volleyball competition Thursday said others have been friendly and helpful, especially when directions were needed. Among the spectators was San Francisco res...More >>
  • Man must visit black museum after noose incident

    Man must visit black museum after noose incident

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:25:47 GMT
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A white construction superintendent must visit the African-American Museum in Philadelphia as part of his sentence for waving a noose at a black man. The Intelligencer of Doylestown reports 59-year-old James Staab will also spend the next four weekends behind bars. Authorities say the victim was a subcontractor who transported appliances to the Fort Washington construction company where Staab worked. Police say Staab held a noose over the victim's head on May 9, 2013, ...More >>
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A white construction superintendent must visit the African-American Museum in Philadelphia as part of his sentence for waving a noose at a black man. The Intelligencer of Doylestown reports 59-year-old James Staab will also spend the next four weekends behind bars. Authorities say the victim was a subcontractor who transported appliances to the Fort Washington construction company where Staab worked. Police say Staab held a noose over the victim's head on May 9, 2013, ...More >>
  • New Ohio plate raises awareness of POW/MIA issues

    New Ohio plate raises awareness of POW/MIA issues

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:04:30 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio motorists can now buy a POW/MIA license plate to help raise awareness of service members missing in action. The plate, which features the black MIA/POW logo and "Never Forgotten" across the bottom, is one of about 70 specialty plates available in the state. State Sen. John Eklund, a Chardon Republican who sponsored the legislation to create the plate, tells The Columbus Dispatch he was surprised that Ohio didn't already have a POW/MIA tag, since most states do. The...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio motorists can now buy a POW/MIA license plate to help raise awareness of service members missing in action. The plate, which features the black MIA/POW logo and "Never Forgotten" across the bottom, is one of about 70 specialty plates available in the state. State Sen. John Eklund, a Chardon Republican who sponsored the legislation to create the plate, tells The Columbus Dispatch he was surprised that Ohio didn't already have a POW/MIA tag, since most states do. The...More >>
  • Car hits woman, 3 young kids; 1 flown to hospital

    Car hits woman, 3 young kids; 1 flown to hospital

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:31:10 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in central Ohio say a turning car struck a woman and her three young children in a crosswalk on a busy street, and the woman's two-year-old daughter was flown to a hospital in critical condition. Columbus police say the collision occurred Wednesday afternoon on the city's east side. Police say the woman had a 6-day-old infant in a sling-type carrier and was walking next to her 7-year-old son and the toddler when the group was struck. The infant was hospitalized i...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in central Ohio say a turning car struck a woman and her three young children in a crosswalk on a busy street, and the woman's two-year-old daughter was flown to a hospital in critical condition. Columbus police say the collision occurred Wednesday afternoon on the city's east side. Police say the woman had a 6-day-old infant in a sling-type carrier and was walking next to her 7-year-old son and the toddler when the group was struck. The infant was hospitalized i...More >>
  • Sex offenders near Little League tourney checked

    Sex offenders near Little League tourney checked

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:20:50 GMT
    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania law enforcement authorities say they've conducted checks of registered sex offenders who live near where the Little League World Series is about to get underway. The U.S. Marshals Service said Wednesday the canvass this week of the homes of 164 offenders within 20 miles of the baseball tournament in Williamsport found five potential violations. Pennsylvania's version of Megan's Law requires certain offenders to register through the state police and repor...More >>
    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania law enforcement authorities say they've conducted checks of registered sex offenders who live near where the Little League World Series is about to get underway. The U.S. Marshals Service said Wednesday the canvass this week of the homes of 164 offenders within 20 miles of the baseball tournament in Williamsport found five potential violations. Pennsylvania's version of Megan's Law requires certain offenders to register through the state police and repor...More >>
  • New natural gas pipeline planned for W.Va., Ohio

    New natural gas pipeline planned for W.Va., Ohio

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-08-13 01:09:34 GMT
    A company is planning a $1.75 billion project that includes laying 160 miles of natural gas pipeline in West Virginia and Ohio.More >>
    A company is planning a $1.75 billion project that includes laying 160 miles of natural gas pipeline in West Virginia and Ohio.
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  • Work to connect Pa. Turnpike, I-95 about to begin

    Work to connect Pa. Turnpike, I-95 about to begin

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:54:23 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Work is about to begin on a much anticipated project to connect Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday that a $143 million contract went to a Newtown company that will widen and rebuild several miles of the turnpike in the area where the I-95 connection will be built. The paper says the new interchange will mean I-95 won't be interrupted between Maine and Florida. The second stage of that project is exp...More >>
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Work is about to begin on a much anticipated project to connect Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday that a $143 million contract went to a Newtown company that will widen and rebuild several miles of the turnpike in the area where the I-95 connection will be built. The paper says the new interchange will mean I-95 won't be interrupted between Maine and Florida. The second stage of that project is exp...More >>
  • Columbus shooting leaves 14-year-old girl dead

    Columbus shooting leaves 14-year-old girl dead

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-08-12 13:30:17 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police say a 14-year-old girl has been shot to death on a west Columbus street. The shooting happened just before midnight Monday in the Franklintown neighborhood. Amanda Kirwin was in critical condition when officers found her, and she died later at a hospital. Police say Kirwin was talking with some friends in the street when the shots were fired and she was hit. A male was seen running from the scene. It was 62nd homicide in the city in 2014. Copyright 2014 The Assoc...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police say a 14-year-old girl has been shot to death on a west Columbus street. The shooting happened just before midnight Monday in the Franklintown neighborhood. Amanda Kirwin was in critical condition when officers found her, and she died later at a hospital. Police say Kirwin was talking with some friends in the street when the shots were fired and she was hit. A male was seen running from the scene. It was 62nd homicide in the city in 2014. Copyright 2014 The Assoc...More >>
  • Ohio driver gets 60 days in jail in boy's death

    Ohio driver gets 60 days in jail in boy's death

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-12 13:28:41 GMT
    CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio (AP) - A driver who ran into a family in a northeast Ohio street, killing an 8-year-old boy, has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. Sixty-two-year-old Christine Gregory pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor count of vehicular homicide and traffic charges as part of a plea agreement. Gregory was charged in the July 12 collision in Chagrin Falls that killed Eli Sachar, who was visiting from Virginia. Investigators said Eli and his family were crossing the street when the b...More >>
    CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio (AP) - A driver who ran into a family in a northeast Ohio street, killing an 8-year-old boy, has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. Sixty-two-year-old Christine Gregory pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor count of vehicular homicide and traffic charges as part of a plea agreement. Gregory was charged in the July 12 collision in Chagrin Falls that killed Eli Sachar, who was visiting from Virginia. Investigators said Eli and his family were crossing the street when the b...More >>
  • 1 killed when train hits car in northwestern Ohio

    1 killed when train hits car in northwestern Ohio

    WESTON, Ohio (AP) - One person has been killed when a train crashed into a car in northwestern Ohio. It happened shortly after 7 p.m. Monday. The sheriff's office says the southbound vehicle failed to stop for an eastbound train at a crossing in Wood County, south of Toledo. The passenger of the car was dead at the scene. The driver was flown to a Toledo hospital. Their names haven't been released. The investigation continues. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This ma...More >>
    WESTON, Ohio (AP) - One person has been killed when a train crashed into a car in northwestern Ohio. It happened shortly after 7 p.m. Monday. The sheriff's office says the southbound vehicle failed to stop for an eastbound train at a crossing in Wood County, south of Toledo. The passenger of the car was dead at the scene. The driver was flown to a Toledo hospital. Their names haven't been released. The investigation continues. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This ma...More >>
  • 7-year-old Ohio boy accidentally shot in back

    7-year-old Ohio boy accidentally shot in back

    Monday, August 11 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-08-11 12:21:58 GMT
    COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) - Police in southwestern Ohio say a 7-year-old boy was shot in the back while a group of children were playing with a gun. The child was in the backyard of his grandparents' home in Colerain Township on Sunday afternoon when the gun went off. Authorities say the bullet lodged in the boy's shoulder blade. He was hospitalized, but his condition wasn't available. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the gun was found behind the home. Police are investigating how it got t...More >>
    COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) - Police in southwestern Ohio say a 7-year-old boy was shot in the back while a group of children were playing with a gun. The child was in the backyard of his grandparents' home in Colerain Township on Sunday afternoon when the gun went off. Authorities say the bullet lodged in the boy's shoulder blade. He was hospitalized, but his condition wasn't available. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the gun was found behind the home. Police are investigating how it got t...More >>
  • Urban parks dedicated to Cleveland kidnap victim

    Urban parks dedicated to Cleveland kidnap victim

    Monday, August 11 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-08-11 12:20:54 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Two lots where abandoned homes once sat in Cleveland have been turned into urban parks dedicated to one of the women held captive in the neighborhood for a decade. The parks are near the home of kidnap victim Gina DeJesus on the west side of Cleveland. Planners tell WOIO-TV that turning the areas into parks will help DeJesus and her family heal from the emotional wounds caused by her long captivity. Neighbors are happy because they say the abandoned homes attracted crime. Al...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Two lots where abandoned homes once sat in Cleveland have been turned into urban parks dedicated to one of the women held captive in the neighborhood for a decade. The parks are near the home of kidnap victim Gina DeJesus on the west side of Cleveland. Planners tell WOIO-TV that turning the areas into parks will help DeJesus and her family heal from the emotional wounds caused by her long captivity. Neighbors are happy because they say the abandoned homes attracted crime. Al...More >>
  • Ohio veteran to receive medals years after service

    Ohio veteran to receive medals years after service

    Monday, August 11 2014 8:17 AM EDT2014-08-11 12:17:39 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio veteran will receive several service medals Tuesday, nearly 50 years after serving in the Army in Vietnam. Michael Whiteside was authorized for the medals, but never received them following his discharge in 1967. He will receive seven medals, including a Bronze Star. Whiteside served with the 1st Infantry Division and 1st Military Police Company. Following his service, he earned a degree in elementary education from Miami University and worked as a school...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio veteran will receive several service medals Tuesday, nearly 50 years after serving in the Army in Vietnam. Michael Whiteside was authorized for the medals, but never received them following his discharge in 1967. He will receive seven medals, including a Bronze Star. Whiteside served with the 1st Infantry Division and 1st Military Police Company. Following his service, he earned a degree in elementary education from Miami University and worked as a school...More >>
  • 2 men found after vehicle rolls into Ohio river

    2 men found after vehicle rolls into Ohio river

    Monday, August 11 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-08-11 12:16:50 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Two men have been found along the banks of the Great Miami River in Miami Township, Hamilton County, after their vehicle rolled over into the river. Sheriff Jim Neil says 41-year-old James Arszman of Colerain Township and 46-year-old Matthew Howard of Norwood, were riding in a Jeep on all-terrain vehicle trails along the Great Miami River around 8:20 p.m. Sunday when their vehicle slid off the trail. It rolled over several times and came to a rest partly submerged in the wa...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Two men have been found along the banks of the Great Miami River in Miami Township, Hamilton County, after their vehicle rolled over into the river. Sheriff Jim Neil says 41-year-old James Arszman of Colerain Township and 46-year-old Matthew Howard of Norwood, were riding in a Jeep on all-terrain vehicle trails along the Great Miami River around 8:20 p.m. Sunday when their vehicle slid off the trail. It rolled over several times and came to a rest partly submerged in the wa...More >>
  • Man's video confession to killing driver hurt some

    Man's video confession to killing driver hurt some

    Sunday, August 10 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-08-10 20:23:11 GMT
    ORIENT, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man who confessed in an online video to killing another driver in a wrong-way crash after a night of drinking says he's being held accountable for his choices but partly regrets making the video because it hurt his family. Twenty-three-year-old Matthew Cordle is serving a 6 ½-year sentence in Pickaway County. WBNS-TV reports he's in a prison program for offenders with substance abuse problems. Cordle has said he made the confession video last year to accept respon...More >>
    ORIENT, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man who confessed in an online video to killing another driver in a wrong-way crash after a night of drinking says he's being held accountable for his choices but partly regrets making the video because it hurt his family. Twenty-three-year-old Matthew Cordle is serving a 6 ½-year sentence in Pickaway County. WBNS-TV reports he's in a prison program for offenders with substance abuse problems. Cordle has said he made the confession video last year to accept respon...More >>
  • Exotic dancers protest topless at Ohio church

    Exotic dancers protest topless at Ohio church

    Sunday, August 10 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-08-10 19:57:16 GMT
    WARSAW, Ohio (AP) - Exotic dancers from a central Ohio strip club have protested topless at a local church in a demonstration that included a few heated verbal exchanges between dancers and church members. The Coshocton Tribune reports no major problems were reported Sunday outside the Warsaw church that the strip club's owner says has protested his business for years. Club owner Thomas George has said church members have picketed outside his club on weeknights. The Rev. Bill Dunfee, the chu...More >>
    WARSAW, Ohio (AP) - Exotic dancers from a central Ohio strip club have protested topless at a local church in a demonstration that included a few heated verbal exchanges between dancers and church members. The Coshocton Tribune reports no major problems were reported Sunday outside the Warsaw church that the strip club's owner says has protested his business for years. Club owner Thomas George has said church members have picketed outside his club on weeknights. The Rev. Bill Dunfee, the chu...More >>
  • Pittsburgh airport to ban Salvation Army

    Pittsburgh airport to ban Salvation Army

    A longtime Salvation Army collector is struggling to adjust to an upcoming ban on such work at Pittsburgh's International Airport. The Allegheny County Airport Authority says all solicitations in the terminal will stop after Sept. 1, including the iconic Salvation Army red kettle. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that 72-year-old Marilyn Darnley had tears in her eyes Friday as she told frequent donors about the change. Darnley has collected money at the airport for 16 ...More >>
    A longtime Salvation Army collector is struggling to adjust to an upcoming ban on such work at Pittsburgh's International Airport. The Allegheny County Airport Authority says all solicitations in the terminal will stop after Sept. 1, including the iconic Salvation Army red kettle. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that 72-year-old Marilyn Darnley had tears in her eyes Friday as she told frequent donors about the change. Darnley has collected money at the airport for 16 ...More >>
  • 81-year-old woman gets race car ride for birthday

    81-year-old woman gets race car ride for birthday

    JENNERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - An 81-year-old Pennsylvania woman celebrated her birthday by taking a ride in a speedway race car. The Somerset Daily American reports that Betty Evans felt zooming across the Jennerstown Speedway track was the perfect way to celebrate her milestone year. The speedway is about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. Family and friends brought her to Jennerstown Saturday to take a 100-mph ride in a mid-1990s Chevrolet Monte Carlo race car. Evans crawled in through the car's ...More >>
    JENNERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - An 81-year-old Pennsylvania woman celebrated her birthday by taking a ride in a speedway race car. The Somerset Daily American reports that Betty Evans felt zooming across the Jennerstown Speedway track was the perfect way to celebrate her milestone year. The speedway is about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. Family and friends brought her to Jennerstown Saturday to take a 100-mph ride in a mid-1990s Chevrolet Monte Carlo race car. Evans crawled in through the car's ...More >>
  • Ohio park says it set record on applying sunscreen

    Ohio park says it set record on applying sunscreen

    Saturday, August 9 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-09 21:26:45 GMT
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park says it has set another record in efforts to help in the fight against cancer. Kings Island in Mason says 2,148 people participating Saturday broke the record for the most people applying sunscreen at the same time. The event is part of the park's campaign to raise awareness and money in the fight against cancers, specifically melanoma, affecting men, women and children. Guinness World Records says the current record of 1,822 people applyi...More >>
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park says it has set another record in efforts to help in the fight against cancer. Kings Island in Mason says 2,148 people participating Saturday broke the record for the most people applying sunscreen at the same time. The event is part of the park's campaign to raise awareness and money in the fight against cancers, specifically melanoma, affecting men, women and children. Guinness World Records says the current record of 1,822 people applyi...More >>
  • Pa. man steals ambulance, leads police on chase

    Pa. man steals ambulance, leads police on chase

    Saturday, August 9 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-09 21:25:22 GMT
    READING, Pa. (AP) - Police say a Pennsylvania man stole an ambulance and led them on a 10-mile chase before he was arrested. Boyertown police say 47-year-old Kevin C. Fountain stole a Reading Fire Department ambulance Saturday at about 6 a.m. as an emergency crew was tending to a patient inside a hospital. After the chase Fountain ended up in Exeter Township. That's about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The Reading Eagle reports that Fountain is facing charges of receiving stolen propert...More >>
    READING, Pa. (AP) - Police say a Pennsylvania man stole an ambulance and led them on a 10-mile chase before he was arrested. Boyertown police say 47-year-old Kevin C. Fountain stole a Reading Fire Department ambulance Saturday at about 6 a.m. as an emergency crew was tending to a patient inside a hospital. After the chase Fountain ended up in Exeter Township. That's about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The Reading Eagle reports that Fountain is facing charges of receiving stolen propert...More >>
  • Pennsylvania teen dies in manure pit accident

    Pennsylvania teen dies in manure pit accident

    Saturday, August 9 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-08-09 19:37:40 GMT
    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old Pennsylvania boy died in a manure pit when a piece of farm machinery he was driving overturned, trapping him. Lancaster County Coroner Stephen Diamantoni says Jonas King of Leacock Township was operating a skid loader Saturday morning when it flipped into the pit on his family's farm, the Lancaster Intelligencer-Journal reports. Police say the boy was completely submerged in the pit when emergency personnel arrived shortly before 11 a.m. It...More >>
    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old Pennsylvania boy died in a manure pit when a piece of farm machinery he was driving overturned, trapping him. Lancaster County Coroner Stephen Diamantoni says Jonas King of Leacock Township was operating a skid loader Saturday morning when it flipped into the pit on his family's farm, the Lancaster Intelligencer-Journal reports. Police say the boy was completely submerged in the pit when emergency personnel arrived shortly before 11 a.m. It...More >>
  • Columbus crime lab mistake could affect 38 cases

    Columbus crime lab mistake could affect 38 cases

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say that at least 38 closed cases at a central Ohio crime lab could be affected by a DNA-related mistake. The prosecutor in Franklin County said this week that his office likely will notify the attorneys for the 38 defendants in closed cases that the outcome could be affected. One convicted felon has already asked for a new trial based on the mistake at the Columbus police crime lab. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the problem involves DNA reports that were...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say that at least 38 closed cases at a central Ohio crime lab could be affected by a DNA-related mistake. The prosecutor in Franklin County said this week that his office likely will notify the attorneys for the 38 defendants in closed cases that the outcome could be affected. One convicted felon has already asked for a new trial based on the mistake at the Columbus police crime lab. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the problem involves DNA reports that were...More >>
  • Ohio mom killed by truck; baby found dead

    Ohio mom killed by truck; baby found dead

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-08-09 03:28:59 GMT
    CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a baby was found dead in a northeast Ohio apartment, and the child's mother killed herself by running in front of a truck on an interstate highway. Police in Canton say the child died under suspicious circumstances. The Summit County Sheriff's Office says the child's mother ran into the northbound lanes of Interstate 77 and was struck by a tractor-trailer at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The child is believed to have been about a year old. No names were releas...More >>
    CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a baby was found dead in a northeast Ohio apartment, and the child's mother killed herself by running in front of a truck on an interstate highway. Police in Canton say the child died under suspicious circumstances. The Summit County Sheriff's Office says the child's mother ran into the northbound lanes of Interstate 77 and was struck by a tractor-trailer at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The child is believed to have been about a year old. No names were releas...More >>
  • Pa. shop: No wedding gowns for lesbian couple

    Pa. shop: No wedding gowns for lesbian couple

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-09 03:09:58 GMT
    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A bridal store's refusal to sell wedding gowns to a same-sex couple is stirring debate in a central Pennsylvania town. The Press Enterprise of Bloomsburg reports the women tried to schedule an appointment but were turned down. W.W. Bridal Boutique owner Victoria Miller tells the newspaper that "providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God's law." Bloomsburg Town Council plans to discuss the incident at a meeting on Monday. Council members...More >>
    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A bridal store's refusal to sell wedding gowns to a same-sex couple is stirring debate in a central Pennsylvania town. The Press Enterprise of Bloomsburg reports the women tried to schedule an appointment but were turned down. W.W. Bridal Boutique owner Victoria Miller tells the newspaper that "providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God's law." Bloomsburg Town Council plans to discuss the incident at a meeting on Monday. Council members...More >>
  • No charges filed in fatal Ohio dog attack

    No charges filed in fatal Ohio dog attack

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-07 23:23:09 GMT
    HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio sheriff says no criminal charges will be filed in a fatal dog attack earlier week - but the animal likely will be euthanized. A statement from Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says 59-year-old Cindy Whisman of Madison Township was mauled Monday in her backyard, suffering multiple injuries to her face, neck and body. Whisman's daughter, Julie Whisman, owns the dog, which was described as a pit bull. She voluntarily turned it over to the sheriff's offi...More >>
    HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio sheriff says no criminal charges will be filed in a fatal dog attack earlier week - but the animal likely will be euthanized. A statement from Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says 59-year-old Cindy Whisman of Madison Township was mauled Monday in her backyard, suffering multiple injuries to her face, neck and body. Whisman's daughter, Julie Whisman, owns the dog, which was described as a pit bull. She voluntarily turned it over to the sheriff's offi...More >>
  • Ohio man jailed for abusing, neglecting dogs

    Ohio man jailed for abusing, neglecting dogs

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-08-07 23:21:55 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A 63-year-old northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to six months in jail after humane officers found four emaciated pit bull dogs living in small, feces-filled cages at home. Willie Powell Jr. of Cleveland also was sentenced to five years of probation and barred from owning animals during that time. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that animal control officers found the situation at his home in the Tremont neighborhood in February. He was sentenced Wednesday by a munici...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A 63-year-old northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to six months in jail after humane officers found four emaciated pit bull dogs living in small, feces-filled cages at home. Willie Powell Jr. of Cleveland also was sentenced to five years of probation and barred from owning animals during that time. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that animal control officers found the situation at his home in the Tremont neighborhood in February. He was sentenced Wednesday by a munici...More >>
  • Ohio man gets 25 years for child porn on Facebook

    Ohio man gets 25 years for child porn on Facebook

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:58:57 GMT
    GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio man whose illegal child pornography was discovered on Facebook and reported by the social network's law enforcement division has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The prosecutor's office in Brown County says 55-year-old Marcus Spaulding pleaded guilty on Wednesday to felony charges of possessing and sharing child pornography. Prosecutors say Spaulding was arrested last year after Facebook's law enforcement division alerted authorities of illegal a...More >>
    GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio man whose illegal child pornography was discovered on Facebook and reported by the social network's law enforcement division has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The prosecutor's office in Brown County says 55-year-old Marcus Spaulding pleaded guilty on Wednesday to felony charges of possessing and sharing child pornography. Prosecutors say Spaulding was arrested last year after Facebook's law enforcement division alerted authorities of illegal a...More >>
  • Roosters rescued after cockfighting ring broken up in Pa.

    Roosters rescued after cockfighting ring broken up in Pa.

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:06:02 GMT
    BERNVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Animal welfare authorities say they've rescued dozens of roosters after breaking up a cockfighting ring in eastern Pennsylvania. One person was arrested Thursday, but the suspect was not identified by the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Cockfighting is a felony. According to an SPCA statement, a tip led officers to a farm near Bernville, about 10 miles northwest of Reading (RED'-ing). Officers say they found evidence of cockfighting, unsan...More >>
    BERNVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Animal welfare authorities say they've rescued dozens of roosters after breaking up a cockfighting ring in eastern Pennsylvania. One person was arrested Thursday, but the suspect was not identified by the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Cockfighting is a felony. According to an SPCA statement, a tip led officers to a farm near Bernville, about 10 miles northwest of Reading (RED'-ing). Officers say they found evidence of cockfighting, unsan...More >>
  • Ohio police say 1 woman ran down another with car

    Ohio police say 1 woman ran down another with car

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-08-07 01:07:29 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in Columbus say a central Ohio woman ran down an acquaintance with a car during an argument, causing serious injuries. A report says 23-year-old Kandace Ellis was hospitalized following the argument early Wednesday. Twenty-three-year-old Laquisha Haskins of Columbus was jailed on charges of felonious assault. The report says they were arguing in the car at about 2:45 a.m. when it was stopped and both got out. The report says that when Ellis began walking to the s...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in Columbus say a central Ohio woman ran down an acquaintance with a car during an argument, causing serious injuries. A report says 23-year-old Kandace Ellis was hospitalized following the argument early Wednesday. Twenty-three-year-old Laquisha Haskins of Columbus was jailed on charges of felonious assault. The report says they were arguing in the car at about 2:45 a.m. when it was stopped and both got out. The report says that when Ellis began walking to the s...More >>
  • Police kill gun-wielding man at Ohio Wal-Mart

    Police kill gun-wielding man at Ohio Wal-Mart

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-08-06 12:19:13 GMT
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in southwest Ohio say a man brandishing a gun inside a Wal-Mart store has been shot to death by police. Montgomery County coroner's office investigator Jim Fannin says the 22-year-old man was fatally shot at a Wal-Mart in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek on Tuesday night. Fannin says a 37-year-old woman who was in the store at the time also died, but it was due to a heart attack or some other medical condition. Nobody else was hurt. Beavercreek police say...More >>
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in southwest Ohio say a man brandishing a gun inside a Wal-Mart store has been shot to death by police. Montgomery County coroner's office investigator Jim Fannin says the 22-year-old man was fatally shot at a Wal-Mart in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek on Tuesday night. Fannin says a 37-year-old woman who was in the store at the time also died, but it was due to a heart attack or some other medical condition. Nobody else was hurt. Beavercreek police say...More >>
  • Floating eatery is sinking into Ohio River

    Floating eatery is sinking into Ohio River

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-08-06 12:18:04 GMT
    COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A famous floating restaurant on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River is sinking. It's the latest bit of bad luck for owner Jeff Ruby's Waterfront restaurant, which is docked at a marina across the river from Cincinnati. Part of it is submerged and already resting on the shallow bottom of the river. Ruby tells The Cincinnati Enquirer that he doesn't know what happened, but he intends to find out. Ruby has said he plans to rebuild the restaurant on dry land. The restaurant...More >>
    COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A famous floating restaurant on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River is sinking. It's the latest bit of bad luck for owner Jeff Ruby's Waterfront restaurant, which is docked at a marina across the river from Cincinnati. Part of it is submerged and already resting on the shallow bottom of the river. Ruby tells The Cincinnati Enquirer that he doesn't know what happened, but he intends to find out. Ruby has said he plans to rebuild the restaurant on dry land. The restaurant...More >>
  • Woman gets prison for running down beau with van

    Woman gets prison for running down beau with van

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-05 22:40:13 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 18 months to 5 years in prison for running down her boyfriend with a van following a domestic dispute. Forty-one-year-old Demona Anderson, of East Pittsburgh, was sentenced Tuesday. She was convicted in May of involuntary manslaughter in the February 2013 death of 42-year-old Dwan Jones. Jones, described by his family as a father of 10, was trying to board a transit bus to leave after Anderson called 911 to report an alterc...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 18 months to 5 years in prison for running down her boyfriend with a van following a domestic dispute. Forty-one-year-old Demona Anderson, of East Pittsburgh, was sentenced Tuesday. She was convicted in May of involuntary manslaughter in the February 2013 death of 42-year-old Dwan Jones. Jones, described by his family as a father of 10, was trying to board a transit bus to leave after Anderson called 911 to report an alterc...More >>
  • Police: Pa. man cooks, injects heroin in pharmacy

    Police: Pa. man cooks, injects heroin in pharmacy

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-05 22:38:27 GMT
    READING, Pa. (AP) - A Reading man faces several charges after police say he cooked up and then injected himself with heroin inside a pharmacy last week. The Reading Eagle reported Tuesday that 38-year-old James Roberts sat down in a chair and told store employees to call police because he wasn't going to pay for the syringe or a bottle of water. Police say employees and customers watched him shoot up on Friday afternoon inside the Rite Aid store on Penn Street in Reading. He's charged with d...More >>
    READING, Pa. (AP) - A Reading man faces several charges after police say he cooked up and then injected himself with heroin inside a pharmacy last week. The Reading Eagle reported Tuesday that 38-year-old James Roberts sat down in a chair and told store employees to call police because he wasn't going to pay for the syringe or a bottle of water. Police say employees and customers watched him shoot up on Friday afternoon inside the Rite Aid store on Penn Street in Reading. He's charged with d...More >>
  • Police: Vet uses Narcan to revive cat on heroin

    Police: Vet uses Narcan to revive cat on heroin

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-05 22:34:29 GMT
    EXTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a veterinarian used the overdose reversal drug Narcan to save a kitten that had been given heroin. Police on Tuesday said they arrested the 24-year-old suburban Philadelphia man who allegedly abused the cat. James Myers of West Chester faces charges including animal cruelty and drug possession. He remains in custody, and it's not clear if he has a lawyer. Police in West Whiteland Township say an officer spotted Myers' car parked in the middle of a street Sun...More >>
    EXTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a veterinarian used the overdose reversal drug Narcan to save a kitten that had been given heroin. Police on Tuesday said they arrested the 24-year-old suburban Philadelphia man who allegedly abused the cat. James Myers of West Chester faces charges including animal cruelty and drug possession. He remains in custody, and it's not clear if he has a lawyer. Police in West Whiteland Township say an officer spotted Myers' car parked in the middle of a street Sun...More >>
  • Man shoots himself in head while posing for gun selfie

    Man shoots himself in head while posing for gun selfie

    It may seem obvious, but if you must take a gun selfie, it's probably best you point the barrel away from your head.More >>
    It may seem obvious, but if you must take a gun selfie, it's probably best you point the barrel away from your head.
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  • Weather helps boost Ohio State Fair attendance

    Weather helps boost Ohio State Fair attendance

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-08-05 12:48:08 GMT
    Nearly perfect weather for most of the run of this year's Ohio State Fair helped shatter an attendance record.More >>
    Nearly perfect weather for most of the run of this year's Ohio State Fair helped shatter an attendance record.
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  • Ohio champion steer brings $80,000

    Ohio champion steer brings $80,000

    Monday, August 4 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-04 22:44:48 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The grand champion steer at the Ohio State Fair this year has been sold at auction for $80,000. Eighteen-year-old Garrett Davidson of London, Ohio, raised the 1,339-pound steer and stood by it as an auctioneer solicited bids at the fair's Sale of Champions livestock auction on Sunday. Steve Rauch, who owns an excavation and demolition company as well as a few farms, was the winning bidder for the steer. The Columbus Dispatch reports that this year's auction on the last ...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The grand champion steer at the Ohio State Fair this year has been sold at auction for $80,000. Eighteen-year-old Garrett Davidson of London, Ohio, raised the 1,339-pound steer and stood by it as an auctioneer solicited bids at the fair's Sale of Champions livestock auction on Sunday. Steve Rauch, who owns an excavation and demolition company as well as a few farms, was the winning bidder for the steer. The Columbus Dispatch reports that this year's auction on the last ...More >>
  • NE Ohio judge charged in attack on estranged wife

    NE Ohio judge charged in attack on estranged wife

    Monday, August 4 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-08-04 22:30:18 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cuyahoga County judge accused of biting and punching his estranged wife inside a moving car has been charged with felonious assault in suburban Cleveland. Forty-six-year-old Lance Mason is in jail in suburban Shaker Heights. A judge said in court on Monday that Mason must undergo a psychiatric evaluation before he can post bond, which was set at $65,000. Mason is accused of injuring 41-year-old Aisha Mason inside their vehicle on Saturday afternoon. He was arrested a short...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cuyahoga County judge accused of biting and punching his estranged wife inside a moving car has been charged with felonious assault in suburban Cleveland. Forty-six-year-old Lance Mason is in jail in suburban Shaker Heights. A judge said in court on Monday that Mason must undergo a psychiatric evaluation before he can post bond, which was set at $65,000. Mason is accused of injuring 41-year-old Aisha Mason inside their vehicle on Saturday afternoon. He was arrested a short...More >>
  • Erie amusement park plans to add wave pool by 2015

    Erie amusement park plans to add wave pool by 2015

    Monday, August 4 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-08-04 22:21:45 GMT
    ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A 118-year-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania plans to open a wave pool by next spring. The Erie Times-News reports Waldameer Park Water World will also add a concession stand, new restrooms, and more ticket booths as part of a $10 million expansion. The wave pool will have a capacity of about 1,000 swimmers. The Millcreek Township Planning Commission and the township's supervisors must still vote to approve the expansion plans later this month. Paul Nelson, th...More >>
    ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A 118-year-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania plans to open a wave pool by next spring. The Erie Times-News reports Waldameer Park Water World will also add a concession stand, new restrooms, and more ticket booths as part of a $10 million expansion. The wave pool will have a capacity of about 1,000 swimmers. The Millcreek Township Planning Commission and the township's supervisors must still vote to approve the expansion plans later this month. Paul Nelson, th...More >>
  • Paper: Drilling industry using more imported steel

    Paper: Drilling industry using more imported steel

    Monday, August 4 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-04 22:20:07 GMT
    Recent state data suggests that Marcellus Shale natural gas drillers may be using far more imported steel pipe than previously thought, but the industry is questioning that figure.More >>
    Recent state data suggests that Marcellus Shale natural gas drillers may be using far more imported steel pipe than previously thought, but the industry is questioning that figure.
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  • It pays to pray in Pennsylvania Senate, not House

    It pays to pray in Pennsylvania Senate, not House

    Monday, August 4 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-08-04 22:17:42 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - It pays to pray in the Pennsylvania Senate, but not in the House. The Senate provides a $125 stipend to chaplains who offer a prayer during the opening of a legislative session. It also pays their mileage expenses. Senate Republican spokesman Erik Arneson tells PennLive.com the payment is a token of appreciation for people who often have to travel long distances to get to Harrisburg. Arneson says about $10,000 a year is set aside in the Senate budget for chaplains' exp...More >>
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - It pays to pray in the Pennsylvania Senate, but not in the House. The Senate provides a $125 stipend to chaplains who offer a prayer during the opening of a legislative session. It also pays their mileage expenses. Senate Republican spokesman Erik Arneson tells PennLive.com the payment is a token of appreciation for people who often have to travel long distances to get to Harrisburg. Arneson says about $10,000 a year is set aside in the Senate budget for chaplains' exp...More >>
  • Foot at Pa. dog club ruled to be bear, not human

    Foot at Pa. dog club ruled to be bear, not human

    Monday, August 4 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-04 22:16:03 GMT
    THOMASVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a severed foot found by a south-central Pennsylvania man at a dog club was from a bear, probably left behind after a hunter prepared an animal's remains in the field. The York Dispatch reported Monday that police and the coroner made the determination after consulting with experts. The paper says Bryan Grove's dogs at the York and Adams Beagle Club ran right past the foot last week, but he noticed it and contacted police. Coroner Claude Stabley says he...More >>
    THOMASVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a severed foot found by a south-central Pennsylvania man at a dog club was from a bear, probably left behind after a hunter prepared an animal's remains in the field. The York Dispatch reported Monday that police and the coroner made the determination after consulting with experts. The paper says Bryan Grove's dogs at the York and Adams Beagle Club ran right past the foot last week, but he noticed it and contacted police. Coroner Claude Stabley says he...More >>
  • Pa. man accused of slapping police horse at fest

    Pa. man accused of slapping police horse at fest

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Police say a man slapped a police horse twice, once after he was warned, during Bethlehem's Musikfest. The Express-Times of Easton reported Monday that 22-year-old Curtis Gibbs of Allentown was issued a disorderly conduct citation after the incident Saturday night. State police and Bethlehem police horses are being used to patrol Musikfest. Police say the trooper at first warned Gibbs, then cited him after he slapped the horse a second time. A phone listing couldn't be ...More >>
    BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Police say a man slapped a police horse twice, once after he was warned, during Bethlehem's Musikfest. The Express-Times of Easton reported Monday that 22-year-old Curtis Gibbs of Allentown was issued a disorderly conduct citation after the incident Saturday night. State police and Bethlehem police horses are being used to patrol Musikfest. Police say the trooper at first warned Gibbs, then cited him after he slapped the horse a second time. A phone listing couldn't be ...More >>
  • 4th teen charged as adult in I-80 rock throwing

    4th teen charged as adult in I-80 rock throwing

    Monday, August 4 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-08-04 22:13:33 GMT
    MIFFLINBURG, Pa. (AP) - A 17-year-old is the fourth person to face adult charges in a highway rock-throwing incident in central Pennsylvania that severely injured an Ohio teacher last month. The Sunbury Daily Item reported Monday that Keefer Lance McGee of New Columbia was arraigned on charges that include aggravated assault, throwing a missile into an occupied vehicle and reckless endangerment. He's charged along with three others in the July 10 incident on Interstate 80 that caused traumat...More >>
    MIFFLINBURG, Pa. (AP) - A 17-year-old is the fourth person to face adult charges in a highway rock-throwing incident in central Pennsylvania that severely injured an Ohio teacher last month. The Sunbury Daily Item reported Monday that Keefer Lance McGee of New Columbia was arraigned on charges that include aggravated assault, throwing a missile into an occupied vehicle and reckless endangerment. He's charged along with three others in the July 10 incident on Interstate 80 that caused traumat...More >>
  • Underground railroad stop pushed for park system

    Underground railroad stop pushed for park system

    Sunday, August 3 2014 6:37 AM EDT2014-08-03 10:37:53 GMT
    RIPLEY, Ohio (AP) - Some members of Congress want the southern Ohio home of a former slave who helped other slaves to freedom brought into the national park system. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty say they have introduced legislation requesting a study of the feasibility of the John P. Parker House and Underground Railroad stop becoming part of the park system. The Ohio Democrats said in a statement that the former slave who operated a metal foundry in Ripley risked his li...More >>
    RIPLEY, Ohio (AP) - Some members of Congress want the southern Ohio home of a former slave who helped other slaves to freedom brought into the national park system. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty say they have introduced legislation requesting a study of the feasibility of the John P. Parker House and Underground Railroad stop becoming part of the park system. The Ohio Democrats said in a statement that the former slave who operated a metal foundry in Ripley risked his li...More >>
  • Ohio files drug charges against liquor permits

    Ohio files drug charges against liquor permits

    Sunday, August 3 2014 6:36 AM EDT2014-08-03 10:36:21 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State investigators filed more than 200 drug-related administrative charges against liquor permits in Ohio last year. The Ohio Investigative Unit says its agents filed 267 administrative charges against liquor permits for drug use, possession, sales and sales or possession of drug paraphernalia in 2013. The state agency enforces Ohio's liquor laws and says allowing or even participating in illegal drug activity violates liquor permits. Administrative charges are present...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State investigators filed more than 200 drug-related administrative charges against liquor permits in Ohio last year. The Ohio Investigative Unit says its agents filed 267 administrative charges against liquor permits for drug use, possession, sales and sales or possession of drug paraphernalia in 2013. The state agency enforces Ohio's liquor laws and says allowing or even participating in illegal drug activity violates liquor permits. Administrative charges are present...More >>
  • Mom: I didn't know boy was dead until smell set in

    Mom: I didn't know boy was dead until smell set in

    Saturday, August 2 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-08-02 23:14:21 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The mother of an 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy whose decomposing body was found on the third floor of their house says she didn't know he had died until noticing the smell. Kimberly Tutko tells Pennlive.com that her husband was the primary caretaker of their mentally disabled son. She says Jarrod Tutko waited several days to tell her the boy had died. Police charged Jarrod Tutko on Saturday with child endangerment, concealing the death of a child and abuse of a corpse. C...More >>
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The mother of an 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy whose decomposing body was found on the third floor of their house says she didn't know he had died until noticing the smell. Kimberly Tutko tells Pennlive.com that her husband was the primary caretaker of their mentally disabled son. She says Jarrod Tutko waited several days to tell her the boy had died. Police charged Jarrod Tutko on Saturday with child endangerment, concealing the death of a child and abuse of a corpse. C...More >>
  • Man killed, 5 others shot outside Pittsburgh bar

    Man killed, 5 others shot outside Pittsburgh bar

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police say a dispute between two groups of men outside a Pittsburgh bar prompted a shooting early Saturday that killed one man and injured five others. Pittsburgh police say words were exchanged outside Art's Tavern in the Strip District between members of a motorcycle club called Pittsburgh Gentlemen from Homewood and a group of other men from the city's North Side neighborhood. Authorities say one of the North Side men began shooting at members of the motorcycle club. Wit...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police say a dispute between two groups of men outside a Pittsburgh bar prompted a shooting early Saturday that killed one man and injured five others. Pittsburgh police say words were exchanged outside Art's Tavern in the Strip District between members of a motorcycle club called Pittsburgh Gentlemen from Homewood and a group of other men from the city's North Side neighborhood. Authorities say one of the North Side men began shooting at members of the motorcycle club. Wit...More >>
  • Group: homeless assaults should be hate crimes

    Group: homeless assaults should be hate crimes

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:23:08 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A southwest Ohio homeless advocacy group wants assaults on homeless people to be considered hate crimes under the law. The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition says the designation of homeless people as a protected group would enhance penalties for offenders and help deter attacks. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that homeless coalition executive director Josh Spring says the proposal comes on the heels of the beating of a homeless man last weekend. Spring said one of the t...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A southwest Ohio homeless advocacy group wants assaults on homeless people to be considered hate crimes under the law. The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition says the designation of homeless people as a protected group would enhance penalties for offenders and help deter attacks. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that homeless coalition executive director Josh Spring says the proposal comes on the heels of the beating of a homeless man last weekend. Spring said one of the t...More >>
  • Man, woman killed as 2 girls slept in Pa. unit

    Man, woman killed as 2 girls slept in Pa. unit

    ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Police say gunshots killed a man and a woman whose two daughters were sleeping in another room of their northwestern Pennsylvania apartment. The Erie Times-News reports that the deaths of the 62-year-old man and 45-year-old woman are being investigated as a suspected murder-suicide. Officers called to the Erie apartment at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday were questioning another adult female who was also present at the time. Police chief Randy Bowers said the man who was killed was...More >>
    ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Police say gunshots killed a man and a woman whose two daughters were sleeping in another room of their northwestern Pennsylvania apartment. The Erie Times-News reports that the deaths of the 62-year-old man and 45-year-old woman are being investigated as a suspected murder-suicide. Officers called to the Erie apartment at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday were questioning another adult female who was also present at the time. Police chief Randy Bowers said the man who was killed was...More >>
  • Ohio theme park tries to top shaved-heads record

    Ohio theme park tries to top shaved-heads record

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:27:36 GMT
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer. Kings Island says more than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima and Toledo will shave heads Friday at the park north of Cincinnati. The Guinness World Records website says the current record at 182 heads shaved simultaneously was achieved by Cancer Council ACT-...More >>
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer. Kings Island says more than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima and Toledo will shave heads Friday at the park north of Cincinnati. The Guinness World Records website says the current record at 182 heads shaved simultaneously was achieved by Cancer Council ACT-...More >>
  • Hundreds of pet rats rescued from Ohio apartment

    Hundreds of pet rats rescued from Ohio apartment

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:23:19 GMT
    KETTERING, Ohio (AP) - Humane Society workers have rescued hundreds of pet rats from an apartment in suburban Dayton apparently left after the renter was evicted. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton found as many as 300 so-called "fancy" or "pocket" pet rats in the studio apartment in Kettering after responding to a complaint Thursday morning. Humane Society official Sheila Marquis tells the Dayton Daily News the animals make great pets for children but breed rapidly if they aren't spayed a...More >>
    KETTERING, Ohio (AP) - Humane Society workers have rescued hundreds of pet rats from an apartment in suburban Dayton apparently left after the renter was evicted. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton found as many as 300 so-called "fancy" or "pocket" pet rats in the studio apartment in Kettering after responding to a complaint Thursday morning. Humane Society official Sheila Marquis tells the Dayton Daily News the animals make great pets for children but breed rapidly if they aren't spayed a...More >>
  • Cops: Man tries to smother ill dad, who later dies

    Cops: Man tries to smother ill dad, who later dies

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:01:51 GMT
    BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Police in a Cleveland suburb say an intoxicated man tried to suffocate his 86-year-old terminally ill father at a nursing home, and the older man later died. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that 58-year-old Steven Curtis, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is facing charges including attempted murder Police say his father, Roy Curtis, died several hours later, but the medical examiner hasn't yet ruled on his cause of death. A police report says staff members at the ...More >>
    BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Police in a Cleveland suburb say an intoxicated man tried to suffocate his 86-year-old terminally ill father at a nursing home, and the older man later died. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that 58-year-old Steven Curtis, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is facing charges including attempted murder Police say his father, Roy Curtis, died several hours later, but the medical examiner hasn't yet ruled on his cause of death. A police report says staff members at the ...More >>
  • Ohio city names sites for immigrants, despite foes

    Ohio city names sites for immigrants, despite foes

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:58:03 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio city has told federal authorities it has two places that could be used to shelter children from Central America. Dayton officials say they responded to a U.S. government request in identifying potential housing. Their statement Tuesday evening came two days after a Dayton-area congressman and other southwest Ohio officials sent a letter to President Barack Obama saying Mayor Nan Whaley doesn't speak for the region in offering to house children of the bord...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio city has told federal authorities it has two places that could be used to shelter children from Central America. Dayton officials say they responded to a U.S. government request in identifying potential housing. Their statement Tuesday evening came two days after a Dayton-area congressman and other southwest Ohio officials sent a letter to President Barack Obama saying Mayor Nan Whaley doesn't speak for the region in offering to house children of the bord...More >>
  • Ohio brothers convicted in shooting of bystander

    Ohio brothers convicted in shooting of bystander

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:48:56 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A jury has convicted two brothers of murder in the death of a bystander while allegedly shooting at each other last year in Cleveland. Twenty-five-year-old Jonathan Catron and 23-year-old Carvin Catron were found guilty Wednesday after a four-day trial. They were charged with killing 20-year-old James Swindler III. Swindler, who lived next door to the Catrons, had stepped onto the front porch of his home after hearing a commotion on the street. Jonathan Catron stood across t...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A jury has convicted two brothers of murder in the death of a bystander while allegedly shooting at each other last year in Cleveland. Twenty-five-year-old Jonathan Catron and 23-year-old Carvin Catron were found guilty Wednesday after a four-day trial. They were charged with killing 20-year-old James Swindler III. Swindler, who lived next door to the Catrons, had stepped onto the front porch of his home after hearing a commotion on the street. Jonathan Catron stood across t...More >>
  • Opponents press Snyder to cancel prison food contract

    Opponents press Snyder to cancel prison food contract

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:43:48 GMT
    Opponents are pressing Gov. Rick Snyder's administration to cancel the state's contract with a company that provides food in the prison system.More >>
    Opponents are pressing Gov. Rick Snyder's administration to cancel the state's contract with a company that provides food in the prison system.
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  • 1 of 2 Ohio plane crash victims not yet identified

    1 of 2 Ohio plane crash victims not yet identified

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:48:43 GMT
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash. One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff's Office says DNA testing may be needed. Deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine plane that crashed early Sund...More >>
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash. One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff's Office says DNA testing may be needed. Deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine plane that crashed early Sund...More >>
  • TSA finds gun, ammo in Pittsburgh airport carry-on

    TSA finds gun, ammo in Pittsburgh airport carry-on

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:35:49 GMT
    IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in man's carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport. TSA official tell the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the man wasn't allowed take the gun past security, and faces up to a $11,000 civil penalty for bringing the weapon to the checkpoint. But Allegheny County police say they don't plan to charge the man with a crime because he had a license to carry the ....More >>
    IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in man's carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport. TSA official tell the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the man wasn't allowed take the gun past security, and faces up to a $11,000 civil penalty for bringing the weapon to the checkpoint. But Allegheny County police say they don't plan to charge the man with a crime because he had a license to carry the ....More >>
  • Ohio authorities say 2 killed in small plane crash

    Ohio authorities say 2 killed in small plane crash

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:38:30 GMT
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio say two people have been killed in an overnight small plane crash. The Hancock County sheriff's office says the crash apparently occurred at about 1 a.m. EDT Sunday. Investigators were still at the scene Sunday and little other information was available immediately. The plane crashed near a county road just northeast of the city of Findlay. The city has a small general aviation airport, but authorities were still investigating where the plan...More >>
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio say two people have been killed in an overnight small plane crash. The Hancock County sheriff's office says the crash apparently occurred at about 1 a.m. EDT Sunday. Investigators were still at the scene Sunday and little other information was available immediately. The plane crashed near a county road just northeast of the city of Findlay. The city has a small general aviation airport, but authorities were still investigating where the plan...More >>
  • 2 wounded in Ohio mall, police blame gangs

    2 wounded in Ohio mall, police blame gangs

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:41:58 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Two teens have been arrested following gunfire that wounded two people and sent shoppers scrambling in a central Ohio mall. Columbus police say they are being held on charges of felonious assault after a 63-year-old man and 17-year-old male suffered gunshot wounds to their legs Friday afternoon at the Eastland Mall. They were treated at a hospital and police say their wounds weren't considered life-threatening. The Columbus Dispatch reports that police blame a clash bet...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Two teens have been arrested following gunfire that wounded two people and sent shoppers scrambling in a central Ohio mall. Columbus police say they are being held on charges of felonious assault after a 63-year-old man and 17-year-old male suffered gunshot wounds to their legs Friday afternoon at the Eastland Mall. They were treated at a hospital and police say their wounds weren't considered life-threatening. The Columbus Dispatch reports that police blame a clash bet...More >>
  • Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

    Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:31:59 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police are identifying the three children killed by carjackers who crashed into their sidewalk fruit stand and then fled. The children's mother, 34-year-old Keisha Williams, remains critically injured. A police spokeswoman on Saturday identifies Williams' slain children as 15-year-old Keiearra (kee-AHR'-uh) Williams, 10-year-old Thomas Reed and 7-year-old Terrence Moore. Police say they died Friday after two men carjacked a real estate agent, then lost contro...More >>
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police are identifying the three children killed by carjackers who crashed into their sidewalk fruit stand and then fled. The children's mother, 34-year-old Keisha Williams, remains critically injured. A police spokeswoman on Saturday identifies Williams' slain children as 15-year-old Keiearra (kee-AHR'-uh) Williams, 10-year-old Thomas Reed and 7-year-old Terrence Moore. Police say they died Friday after two men carjacked a real estate agent, then lost contro...More >>
  • Pa. farm supplying White House Christmas tree chosen

    Pa. farm supplying White House Christmas tree chosen

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:25:08 GMT
    ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) - The White House Christmas Tree will come from a farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, following a judging competition in Michigan. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that Chris Botek of Crystal Springs Tree Farm has been announced Saturday as the National Christmas Tree and Wreath Contests 2014 grand champion. In October, White House representatives will select an 18½-foot-tall tree from Botek's farm for the Blue Room. The farm was selected by a panel of growers, industry experts...More >>
    ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) - The White House Christmas Tree will come from a farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, following a judging competition in Michigan. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that Chris Botek of Crystal Springs Tree Farm has been announced Saturday as the National Christmas Tree and Wreath Contests 2014 grand champion. In October, White House representatives will select an 18½-foot-tall tree from Botek's farm for the Blue Room. The farm was selected by a panel of growers, industry experts...More >>
  • Paul: End disparity between cocaine sentencing

    Paul: End disparity between cocaine sentencing

    CINCINNATI (AP) - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will introduce legislation on Friday that will eliminate federal sentencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine. Paul made the announcement during a speech to the National Urban League's annual convention. It is the latest in a series of proposals Paul has introduced that are designed to correct the racial imbalance of the nation's criminal justice system in advance of a possible 2016 run for president. Crack cocaine carries stiffer penalties th...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will introduce legislation on Friday that will eliminate federal sentencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine. Paul made the announcement during a speech to the National Urban League's annual convention. It is the latest in a series of proposals Paul has introduced that are designed to correct the racial imbalance of the nation's criminal justice system in advance of a possible 2016 run for president. Crack cocaine carries stiffer penalties th...More >>
  • Northwest Ohio mechanic killed in freak accident

    Northwest Ohio mechanic killed in freak accident

    FREMONT, Ohio (AP) - A northwest Ohio auto mechanic has died after a fan blade broke off a car he was working on and struck him in the neck and face. A Fremont city police official says 44-year-old Donnovan Roth was dead by the time officers arrived at the garage where the man worked Thursday afternoon. Fremont is about 40 miles southeast of Toledo. Capt. James White says Roth was working on a car around 4:20 p.m. when it backfired and a blade from the fan broke off, cut through a hose and s...More >>
    FREMONT, Ohio (AP) - A northwest Ohio auto mechanic has died after a fan blade broke off a car he was working on and struck him in the neck and face. A Fremont city police official says 44-year-old Donnovan Roth was dead by the time officers arrived at the garage where the man worked Thursday afternoon. Fremont is about 40 miles southeast of Toledo. Capt. James White says Roth was working on a car around 4:20 p.m. when it backfired and a blade from the fan broke off, cut through a hose and s...More >>
  • Boy pleads guilty in other teen's death in Ohio

    Boy pleads guilty in other teen's death in Ohio

    CINCINNATI (AP) - A 13-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting his 13-year-old friend at a home in southwestern Ohio has pleaded guilty to a juvenile charge of reckless homicide. Court officials say the teen also pleaded guilty Friday in Hamilton County Juvenile Court to a juvenile count of misdemeanor theft. Green Township police say the accidental shooting occurred while the boys were playing with a revolver. Police say the boy who died last month was shot at his home with the gun that wa...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A 13-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting his 13-year-old friend at a home in southwestern Ohio has pleaded guilty to a juvenile charge of reckless homicide. Court officials say the teen also pleaded guilty Friday in Hamilton County Juvenile Court to a juvenile count of misdemeanor theft. Green Township police say the accidental shooting occurred while the boys were playing with a revolver. Police say the boy who died last month was shot at his home with the gun that wa...More >>
  • Couple gets probation in curing son's fear of dark

    Couple gets probation in curing son's fear of dark

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:39:29 GMT
    GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania couple charged with locking their 5-year-old son in the trunk of their moving car - to cure his fear of darkness - will spend two years on probation in a program for first-time offenders. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports 26-year-olds Jeffrey and Danielle Lenhart, of Latrobe, entered the program Thursday in Westmoreland County. The Lenharts weren't required to plead guilty to endangerment charges, and can ask the court to expunge their arrest records...More >>
    GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania couple charged with locking their 5-year-old son in the trunk of their moving car - to cure his fear of darkness - will spend two years on probation in a program for first-time offenders. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports 26-year-olds Jeffrey and Danielle Lenhart, of Latrobe, entered the program Thursday in Westmoreland County. The Lenharts weren't required to plead guilty to endangerment charges, and can ask the court to expunge their arrest records...More >>
  • Coroner: Toddler killed in Pa. by truck backing up

    Coroner: Toddler killed in Pa. by truck backing up

    SMICKSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a toddler was killed after a truck backed up and struck her. The Indiana County coroner's office said the accident happened at about 5 p.m. Thursday at a home in West Mahoning Township. Coroner Jerry Overman Jr. said a man was unloading tools and equipment from the bed of a pickup operated by another man. He said the driver backed up, heard a thump and thought it was a rock, but then got outside and found Martha Byler of Smicksbu...More >>
    SMICKSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a toddler was killed after a truck backed up and struck her. The Indiana County coroner's office said the accident happened at about 5 p.m. Thursday at a home in West Mahoning Township. Coroner Jerry Overman Jr. said a man was unloading tools and equipment from the bed of a pickup operated by another man. He said the driver backed up, heard a thump and thought it was a rock, but then got outside and found Martha Byler of Smicksbu...More >>
  • Carjacked Pa. vehicle hits crowd, killing boy, 10

    Carjacked Pa. vehicle hits crowd, killing boy, 10

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say a vehicle that had been carjacked plowed into a crowd of people in north Philadelphia, killing a 10-year-old boy and injuring five other people. A police spokesman said two men took the vehicle at gunpoint in the Tioga section of north Philadelphia shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday. Police said the fleeing car then hit a crowd of people, killing the boy. His name was not immediately released. Authorities said five other people were taken to Temple University Hos...More >>
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say a vehicle that had been carjacked plowed into a crowd of people in north Philadelphia, killing a 10-year-old boy and injuring five other people. A police spokesman said two men took the vehicle at gunpoint in the Tioga section of north Philadelphia shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday. Police said the fleeing car then hit a crowd of people, killing the boy. His name was not immediately released. Authorities said five other people were taken to Temple University Hos...More >>
  • Three siblings dead in Philadelphia carjacking

    Three siblings dead in Philadelphia carjacking

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:35:30 GMT
    In what Philadelphia police are describing, as one of the saddest cases they've ever seen, three siblings are dead after a carjacked SUV plowed into their family.More >>
    In what Philadelphia police are describing, as one of the saddest cases they've ever seen, three siblings are dead after a carjacked SUV plowed into their family.More >>
  • 6 hurt when truck hits Dairy Queen near Pittsburgh

    6 hurt when truck hits Dairy Queen near Pittsburgh

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:01:26 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities say six people were injured and a gas line was damaged after a truck crashed into a Dairy Queen in suburban Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said the incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday in Penn Hills. A witness tells the newspaper that she was able to help an employee get out through a window after a cash register fell onto her. That employee, the manager and four men in the truck were taken to hospitals. The newspaper says firefighters secur...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities say six people were injured and a gas line was damaged after a truck crashed into a Dairy Queen in suburban Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said the incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday in Penn Hills. A witness tells the newspaper that she was able to help an employee get out through a window after a cash register fell onto her. That employee, the manager and four men in the truck were taken to hospitals. The newspaper says firefighters secur...More >>
  • Dad charged after fallen dresser kills 2 toddlers

    Dad charged after fallen dresser kills 2 toddlers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:01:19 GMT
    ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) - The attorney for a Pennsylvania man charged with involuntary manslaughter after a dresser fell on his two toddler daughters says their deaths were a "tragic accident," not a crime. Attorney Dale Fouse represents 28-year-old David Beatty, of Aliquippa, who is charged in the deaths of 2-year-old Brooklyn and 3-year-old Ryeley. Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh says the girls would have lived if Beatty had checked on the girls when he heard the dresser fall on...More >>
    ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) - The attorney for a Pennsylvania man charged with involuntary manslaughter after a dresser fell on his two toddler daughters says their deaths were a "tragic accident," not a crime. Attorney Dale Fouse represents 28-year-old David Beatty, of Aliquippa, who is charged in the deaths of 2-year-old Brooklyn and 3-year-old Ryeley. Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh says the girls would have lived if Beatty had checked on the girls when he heard the dresser fall on...More >>
  • Ohio veteran cited for ducks hopes for law change

    Ohio veteran cited for ducks hopes for law change

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:56:55 GMT
    COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) - An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard. Darin Welker, who served in the Army National Guard, was cited for violating a ban on keeping farm animals in West Lafayette. The village is about 80 miles east of Columbus. Welker and his attorney said Wednesday that village officials are considering the possibility of a n...More >>
    COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) - An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard. Darin Welker, who served in the Army National Guard, was cited for violating a ban on keeping farm animals in West Lafayette. The village is about 80 miles east of Columbus. Welker and his attorney said Wednesday that village officials are considering the possibility of a n...More >>
  • More than 500 migrant children sent to Pa.

    More than 500 migrant children sent to Pa.

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:31:15 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - More than 500 migrant children are being housed in Pennsylvania as federal officials wrestle with a national crisis created by a flood of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors across the southern U.S. border. State officials confirmed Wednesday that the federal government told them 120 children are in two temporary centers in Bethlehem and Womelsdorf, near Reading. Kait Gillis of the state Department of Public Welfare says the other 386 youngsters are staying with ...More >>
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - More than 500 migrant children are being housed in Pennsylvania as federal officials wrestle with a national crisis created by a flood of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors across the southern U.S. border. State officials confirmed Wednesday that the federal government told them 120 children are in two temporary centers in Bethlehem and Womelsdorf, near Reading. Kait Gillis of the state Department of Public Welfare says the other 386 youngsters are staying with ...More >>
  • Ohio teen will be tried as adult in shooting

    Ohio teen will be tried as adult in shooting

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:24:21 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge has ruled that a 16-year-old central Ohio boy will be tried as an adult in a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded two days before Christmas. Franklin County Juvenile Court Judge Elizabeth Gill transferred the teen's case to adult court on Tuesday, ruling that he cannot be rehabilitated in the juvenile system. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the boy was 15 when he was accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Marvin Ector and wounding 31-year-old ...More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge has ruled that a 16-year-old central Ohio boy will be tried as an adult in a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded two days before Christmas. Franklin County Juvenile Court Judge Elizabeth Gill transferred the teen's case to adult court on Tuesday, ruling that he cannot be rehabilitated in the juvenile system. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the boy was 15 when he was accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Marvin Ector and wounding 31-year-old ...More >>
  • Toledo suburb bans feeding of stray cats

    Toledo suburb bans feeding of stray cats

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:19:08 GMT
    SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Animal-welfare advocates are taking issue with a suburban Toledo city's ban on feeding feral cats. Officials say the law that took effect Tuesday in the city of Sylvania is necessary because of the large population of stray cats. The (Toledo) Blade reports the issue has pitted city leaders against animal advocates, who say that feeding feral cats is crucial to being able to trap them for spay-neuter-return programs. Also, advocates say, a feeding ban could lead to more ...More >>
    SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Animal-welfare advocates are taking issue with a suburban Toledo city's ban on feeding feral cats. Officials say the law that took effect Tuesday in the city of Sylvania is necessary because of the large population of stray cats. The (Toledo) Blade reports the issue has pitted city leaders against animal advocates, who say that feeding feral cats is crucial to being able to trap them for spay-neuter-return programs. Also, advocates say, a feeding ban could lead to more ...More >>
  • Ohio base ranked highly by Air Force newspaper

    Ohio base ranked highly by Air Force newspaper

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:14:02 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper serving U.S. Air Force personnel has ranked Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton as one of the best places in the country to be stationed. The base, which is Ohio's largest single-site employer, tied as the top Air Force base to be stationed among 68 bases in the U.S. That's according to a survey by the weekly Air Force Times newspaper, which made the rankings based on a dozen categories. Wright-Patterson tied for the top spot with Scott Air Force Base,...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper serving U.S. Air Force personnel has ranked Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton as one of the best places in the country to be stationed. The base, which is Ohio's largest single-site employer, tied as the top Air Force base to be stationed among 68 bases in the U.S. That's according to a survey by the weekly Air Force Times newspaper, which made the rankings based on a dozen categories. Wright-Patterson tied for the top spot with Scott Air Force Base,...More >>
  • Ohio veteran cited for ducks has hearing postponed

    Ohio veteran cited for ducks has hearing postponed

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:06:28 GMT
    COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) - A court hearing is postponed for an Army veteran cited for violating an Ohio village ban by keeping pet ducks that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder. Darin Welker and his attorney say the Wednesday hearing was postponed while West Lafayette officials consider negotiating a new ordinance covering therapeutic animals. Welker says his 14 ducks are therapeutic. He was cited for violating a ban on keeping farm animals in the village about 80 miles east...More >>
    COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) - A court hearing is postponed for an Army veteran cited for violating an Ohio village ban by keeping pet ducks that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder. Darin Welker and his attorney say the Wednesday hearing was postponed while West Lafayette officials consider negotiating a new ordinance covering therapeutic animals. Welker says his 14 ducks are therapeutic. He was cited for violating a ban on keeping farm animals in the village about 80 miles east...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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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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  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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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  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
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