Ohio News

Police: 81-year-old man kills wife, drives himself to jail

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an 81-year-old Ohio man killed his wife after an argument and then drove himself to jail. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2q1JwsU ) Donald Cleaver showed up at a county jail early Friday after 70-year-old Mary Cleaver was stabbed to death at the ...

Police probe, grand jury leave teen’s family ‘dissatisfied’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of a black 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer after a suspected robbery last year said it is "completely dissatisfied" with how the investigation was handled after a grand jury voted not to indict the officer. The Franklin County ...

OSHA proposes $280K fine for steel plant safety violations

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal safety group says it has proposed a $280,000 fine against an Ohio steel plant for violations over lead exposure and hazards caused by unsafe machinery. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the proposed fine Friday against Republic Steel in ...

Hearing set in officer’s retrial in traffic stop killing

CINCINNATI (AP) — A pretrial hearing is set in the upcoming murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist. Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz (giz) scheduled a hearing for Thursday that's expected to cover juror anonymity and news media access. Jury ...

Woman sentenced to probation for luring man to his death

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman once charged with aggravated murder will avoid prison time after being sentenced on a reduced charge for luring a man to his death. Antwanette Kennedy was sentenced Wednesday to a year of probation on an obstruction of justice charge for her role in the ...

Plane landing at Ohio airport veers, hits trees; no one hurt

NEW PLYMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a single-engine plane trying to land at a small airport in rural southern Ohio after an equipment malfunction veered off a runway and crashed into trees. The State Highway Patrol says none of the four people aboard the plane reported injuries after ...

Slain 16-year-old Ohio boy was shot more than 10 times

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio coroner says a 16-year-old Toledo boy found dead near a backyard shed was shot more than 10 times, including twice in the chest. Police believe Todd Davis was killed sometime Monday night. He was found and pronounced dead on Tuesday morning. Toledo police Lt. Joe ...

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem adored, reviled in divided Ohio

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gloria Steinem does not believe her life's work advocating for reproductive freedom and women's rights makes her "pro-abortion," the feminist icon said in an Associated Press interview Tuesday. Steinem spoke ahead of her appearance ...

Police defend geese from harassment at Ohio park

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police are defending geese from harassment at a southwest Ohio city park. The Middletown Police Department says it's received complaints about people bothering the birds at Smith Park in the city 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Cincinnati. In a post on the ...

More charges dropped against former highway patrol commander

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has dismissed charges of unauthorized use of a law enforcement database against a former Ohio State Highway Patrol post commander. The Marietta Times reports (http://bit.ly/2qoTnvZ ) William Elschlager still faces one count of tampering with records and six ...

Ohio prison guards plan picket on contract, inmate drug use

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A union representing Ohio prison guards says it plans to picket later this month over contract violations and rampant drug use at a prison in the southern part of the state. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2rmRZHE ) the Ohio Civil Service Employees ...

Court reviews how man got early jail release before slayings

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio court is reviewing how and why a domestic violence suspect was released early from jail weeks before fatally shooting three people, including a woman he was accused of assaulting and a police chief. Forty-three-year-old gunman Thomas Hartless killed himself after ...

Ohio man accused of fatally stabbing his ‘sick’ mom at home

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man accused of fatally stabbing his 76-year-old mother at their Akron home has been jailed on a murder charge. Cleveland.com reports that the suspect's father said in a recorded 911 call on Tuesday that the woman was "sick" and that the son "couldn't take ...

Homeowners sue to stop Ohio gas pipeline construction

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — More than 60 property owners in northeast Ohio are asking a federal court to block a proposed high-pressure natural gas pipeline. Organizers of the Coalition to Reroute Nexus say a suit filed Friday in U.S. district court charges that the project violates the owners' due ...

Officials piece together events before nursing home shooting

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are piecing together the events that led up to a nursing home shooting that left four people dead including the suspected gunman. Investigators released little new information over the weekend. It wasn't clear Sunday when autopsy results would be ...

Ohio prosecutor: Officer’s Confederate flag T-shirt relevant

CINCINNATI (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio say a T-shirt with a Confederate flag emblem worn by a white police officer under his uniform is relevant evidence for countering his claim that he feared for his life when he shot an unarmed black motorist. Hamilton County prosecutors are opposing a ...

Federal judges reject bid for appeal in Ohio terror plot

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appellate panel has dismissed an Ohio man's bid to appeal his 30-year prison sentence for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol. The three Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges ruled recently that 22-year-old Christopher Cornell had waived his ...

Wright State to detail possible cuts in budget proposal

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The interim president of Wright State University says the school will release details this week of proposed budget cuts, including the possibility of layoffs, as it tries to trim millions in spending. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2r7Ekra ) that interim ...

Divers, dogs to search for man missing near Lake Erie

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dive teams will be in Lake Erie near Cleveland on Monday and search crews will be scouring the nearby area as they continue to look for a missing man. Search and rescue teams could not find him during a six-hour search on Sunday, using sonar equipment to search the depths of ...

Firefighters report multiple deaths in blaze at Akron home

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Firefighters say multiple people have died in a fire at a northeast Ohio home. The number of victims and their names weren't immediately released at the scene early Monday morning in Akron, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Cleveland. Crews responding to the site ...