Ohio News

FedEx driver foils mail scam, saves couple thousands

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Police say an alert package delivery driver saved an elderly Ohio couple from losing thousands of dollars in a scam by someone claiming the pair needed to send money to keep their son out of prison. Eastlake police say a scammer called the couple saying he was a New ...

House approves Ohio bill to expand flying of POW/MIA flag

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill to expand when the POW/MIA military flag is flown is on its way to the Ohio Senate for consideration. The legislation requires the flag be flown at state-operated buildings on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, National POW/MIA ...

Student pleads for thief to return mother’s ashes

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio university student is pleading for a suspected thief to return her mother's ashes after her car was broken into. Callie Futey says she was staying at her boyfriend's home in Toledo when the ashes were stolen from the backseat of her car along with other items ...

Mother of boy who fatally OD’d on cocaine gets probation.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 9-year-old Ohio boy who fatally overdosed on cocaine has received probation instead of prison. The sentencing Tuesday for 38-year-old Raenell Allen, of Youngstown, on a child endangering charge comes days after her boyfriend, 38-year-old Kevin Gamble, ...

Ex-Obama appointee pledges to run government ‘the Ohio way’

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Former consumer watchdog Richard Cordray said Tuesday that he will focus his campaign for governor on improving the lives of Ohio's families and maintain a tone unlike the one he encountered in Washington. At a hometown diner ...

Man gets 3 years for drunken stabbing in fast-food fight

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student convicted in his roommate's fatal stabbing after an alcohol-fueled argument about fast food has been sentenced to three years in prison. Twenty-three-year-old Kendal Scheid, of Norwalk, was sentenced Tuesday in Akron. He could have received up to 11 ...

Man challenges death sentence after actual killer given life

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for a condemned Ohio killer say it's "patently unfair" that he received the death sentence for killing a friend during a burglary when his accomplice, who delivered the fatal knife wounds, received a life sentence. The ...

Cincinnati Zoo to open expanded gorilla habitat

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati zoo's gorillas can be viewed by the public year-round at the facility's new expanded gorilla habitat, which includes an indoor viewing area. The zoo drew global attention in 2016 when a special response team killed a gorilla after a small child fell into his ...

High waves cause temporary shutdown of Michigan oil pipeline

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — State officials say the flow of crude oil through twin underwater pipelines has been halted temporarily because of high winds and waves in the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet. The Michigan Agency for Energy says the temporary shutdown of Enbridge Inc.'s ...

Famed Navy Blue Angels to fly at Dayton Air Show next year

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Navy's famed Blue Angels are set to soar over Dayton for the first time in four years. The Dayton Air Show, scheduled for June, was without a headline military jet team the past two years after crashes grounded both the Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force ...

Pilot killed after single-engine plane crashes into home

CLEVELAND (AP) — One man has been killed after a single-engine airplane crashed into a home outside of Cleveland. It's unclear when the crash happened, but the family living at the Shalersville Township home discovered the wreckage around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Authorities say the pilot was ...

Man critically injured in Cleveland home explosion

CLEVELAND (AP) — One man has been hospitalized with severe burns after a home explosion in Cleveland. Fire officials say the explosion happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the east side of the city. The force of the explosion blasted out windows on the first and second floors of the home, and ...

Ohio city councilman arrested for disorderly conduct

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city councilman has been arrested after an altercation with police following a birthday celebration. Police say they were called to a Lorain home early Saturday morning after receiving reports of an intoxicated man who refused to leave. Arriving officers found ...

Kids among at least 4 hurt when Amish buggy and car collide

AMANDA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a car collided with a horse-drawn Amish buggy in central Ohio, sending at least four people to the hospital. Investigators say children were among those hurt when the vehicles collided after nightfall Sunday on state Route 159 in Fairfield County near the ...

Police seek 1 of 3 vehicles that struck pedestrian who died

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio say a pedestrian died after being struck by three different vehicles, and they're seeking one of those vehicles after it left the scene. Columbus police say 40-year-old William Ray Johnson was hit as he crossed a road at an intersection early ...

Jerry Springer decides against Ohio governor run

CINCINNATI (AP) — TV talk show host and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer has decided to stay out of the 2018 Ohio governor's race. WLWT-TV reports Springer announced his decision in his weekly podcast Wednesday in northern Kentucky. The 73-year-old former WLWT news anchorman has hosted ...

Air Force fires Thunderbirds commander

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Air Force has fired the leader of the Thunderbirds flight demonstration team that experienced a crash at an Ohio airshow. Air Force officials said Wednesday Lt. Col. Jason Heard's firing was unrelated to the June mishap in Dayton that destroyed a $29 million fighter ...

Ohio man gets 3 life sentences for 2016 slayings

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A 26-year-old man spit on a courtroom floor in northeast Ohio and declined to give a statement after being sentenced to three life prison sentences for killing a man, the man's girlfriend, and the girlfriend's unborn child. The Record-Courier reports that attorneys for ...

Government goes after ex-quarterback’s retirement funds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The government is going after retirement funds for an ex-Ohio State and NFL quarterback who's serving prison time for scamming participants in a million-dollar sports ticket scheme. Federal prosecutors say 57-year-old Art Schlichter owes more than $2.2 million from ...

Toledo Zoo welcomes baby gorilla

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Toledo Zoo has welcomed a new addition to their Western lowland gorilla troop. Zoo officials say the male Mokonzi was born overnight Thursday to 23-year-old mother Kitani and 29-year-old father Kwisha. The baby gorilla's name means governor in Swahili. The zoo says ...