Ohio News

Man convicted in killings could be released from prison

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who acknowledged his role in nine killings in the Toledo area could be released from prison. Attorneys for 59-year-old Nathaniel Cook are expected to file for his judicial release under the terms of his plea agreement. Cook pleaded guilty to attempted murder ...

Officer jailed for lie about being shot during traffic stop

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — A now-fired Ohio police officer has been sentenced to three months in jail for shooting himself and falsely claiming he'd been shot during a traffic stop. The Times Reporter in New Philadelphia reports that a judge on Monday also sentenced former Newcomerstown ...

Police identify body of infant found buried in Ohio yard

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (AP) — Police have identified the body of an infant found buried in a yard in southwest Ohio. The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV report Riverside police have identified the body as Addalynn Marie George, born Dec. 21, 2017. Police say there are no suspects in what is being ...

Police to escort bodies of 2 slain officers to funeral homes

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police department will escort the bodies of two slain officers as they're moved from a coroner's office to separate funeral homes. Police in the Columbus suburb of Westerville haven't announced funeral details for the veteran officers, 39-year-old Eric ...

Police had previously gone to home where officers killed

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Ohio had previously gone to the home where a man fatally shot two police officers for three domestic disputes but no arrests were ever made, incident reports from the Columbus suburb of Westerville show. Westerville officers ...

School hooked on personalized learning through fishing lures

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press Educators in tiny Fairport Harbor, Ohio, got hooked on the growing concept of personalized learning the way so many perch and walleye get snagged in neighboring Lake Erie — with a fishing lure and some luck. A struggling high school student made the lure ...

Ohio court considers Miranda warnings by social workers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether social workers must inform criminal defendants of their Miranda rights when conducting interviews. At issue are statements given to a social worker by a jailed Cleveland man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. A judge ...

Ohio woman pleads guilty to trafficking her teen daughters

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking her daughters for sex in exchange for money to feed her drug habit. The Lima News reports the 39-year-old woman pleaded guilty Friday in western Ohio's Allen County to charges that include complicity to attempted ...

Wedding dress returned 32 years after dry cleaner mix-up

WILLOWICK, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been reunited with her wedding dress 32 years after a dry cleaner mix-up. Ame Bartlebaugh says she went looking for her mother's wedding dress at her grandmother's house in Willowick on Feb. 4. The 25-year-old is getting married in December ...

Police: 2 officers killed responding to 911; suspect held

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call were fatally shot on Saturday after entering a townhome in a Columbus suburb and a suspect who police were once warned "carries a gun all the time" ...

Ohio man kicked by police arrested for spitting on officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man seen in a viral cellphone video being kicked by an officer who was later fired has been arrested and charged with spitting on police in Ohio. WSYX-TV reports 27-year-old DeMarko Anderson punched a bar employee in Columbus while being escorted outside and struck ...

Attorney seeks trial move for teen charged with burying baby

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The attorney representing a teen charged with killing and burying her newborn daughter in southwest Ohio has asked a judge to move the woman's trial to another county because of publicity. The change of venue request was made Friday in Warren County in the case of ...

Camp suspends association with flutist accused of misconduct

LITTLE SWITZERLAND, N.C. (AP) — A prestigious flute camp in North Carolina is reconsidering its relationship with an instructor facing allegations of sexual misconduct. Camp director Annie Thibeault of Wildacres Flute Retreat tells the Asheville Citizen-Times the camp "has suspended its ...

Bus driver takes loaded handgun from kindergartner in Ohio

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio are investigating how a 5-year-old boy managed to carry a loaded handgun onto a school bus. The Alliance Review reports the kindergartner thought the .32-caliber revolver he put in his backpack for show-and-tell at an Alliance elementary ...

Ohio history museum opens display on early public housing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's state history museum has created an exhibit focusing on one of the country's earliest public housing projects. "Poindexter Village: A Portrait in Stories" opens Saturday at the Ohio History Connection in Columbus in conjunction with Black History Month. The ...

Ohio school faces deadline on white nationalist decision

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio college faced a deadline Friday in a threatened lawsuit that would make it the latest university sued over white nationalist Richard Spencer's campus tour. Attorney Kyle Bristow had told Kent State University it has until the end of ...

Cleveland warns hospitals woman might try to steal baby

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police are warning hospitals that a woman under investigation for fundraisers connected to false claims she was pregnant and had cancer might try to steal a baby. Cleveland.com reports the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital outside of Cleveland has posted fliers ...

Woman testifies against man who allegedly killed her toddler son

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman convicted of helping to dispose of her young son's body has testified she didn't do enough to protect her children from the man on trial for killing the toddler. The Columbus Dispatch reports 28-year-old Dainesha Stevens told a jury in Columbus on Thursday that ...

Ohio prosecutor looking into allegations against instructor

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor is looking into allegations against a flute instructor who was the subject of a University of Cincinnati sexual harassment investigation. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported earlier this week that the school's investigation into complaints in 2016 against ...

Ohio court upholds death sentence for Craigslist killer of 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers. The court ruled Friday in the case of death row inmate Richard Beasley. The 58-year-old Beasley was convicted of partnering ...