Ohio News

Hunters check over 22K deer on deer-gun season opening day

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say hunters checked more than 22,000 white-tailed deer on the opening day of Ohio's deer-gun hunting season. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says 22,336 deer were harvested Monday as the season began across the state. That compares with 18,776 ...

Teen trying to kill bed bug causes $300K fire in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fire officials say a 13-year-old boy trying to kill a bed bug sparked an apartment building fire that displaced eight people and caused $300,000 in damage in Cincinnati. Officials say the fire was reported around 11 p.m. Tuesday and began when the teen lit a match after ...

Bank sector not in ruins, despite Trump beef

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's accusation that a federal watchdog has devastated the financial industry is unsupported by the evidence that banks like best: profits. Trump's weekend tweet was aimed against the Consumer Financial ...

Officer accidentally hits partner with stun gun

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (AP) — Police say one officer was injured in Ohio after his partner accidentally shot him with a stun gun while they tried to arrest a suspect. The Dayton Daily News reports the officers were responding to a domestic violence call in Riverside Thanksgiving Day. Police say ...

Multiple people injured in East Toledo shooting

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating after three people were shot during an attack in broad daylight in Ohio. Authorities say the three men were sitting on a front porch in East Toledo around 1:30 p.m. Monday when multiple gunmen appeared from behind the house and started firing. ...

Hunter fatally shot in woods as Ohio deer gun season begins

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a hunter from Florida was fatally shot in Ohio on the first day of the state's deer gun season. Investigators say 62-year-old Randy Gozzard was found Monday afternoon in a heavily wooded area of Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO'-luh) County's Monroe Township, in ...

Authorities: Home intruder’s shooting death was self-defense

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say they don't plan to pursue charges in the fatal shooting of an armed intruder at a central Ohio home after concluding it was self-defense. Authorities in Licking County say the intruder entered a home in St. Louisville through an unlocked door and ...

16 die in Ohio crashes during Thanksgiving travel period

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says 16 people died in 11 crashes around Ohio during the five-day Thanksgiving travel period, up from nine deaths during that window last year. Troopers say seven of the people who died between Wednesday and Sunday were in vehicles but weren't ...

Ohio councilman cruises streets to pick up shopping carts

By KELLY BYER, The Repository CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Councilman Jason Scaglione cruised along the street. His head swiveled back and forth as he steered with one hand. He spotted a shopping cart and hit the brakes. "Bingo." The Walmart cart sat in an alley — right where a resident told him ...

Ohio doctors urged to screen people for prediabetes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Medical groups are urging Ohio doctors to screen more people for prediabetes and to refer people at risk for Type-2 diabetes to programs that lead to healthier lifestyles. The Dispatch reports the Ohio State Medical Association is teaming up with the American Medical ...

Mental Health effort urges Ohioans to ‘Be Present’ for youth

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A statewide multimedia campaign has been launched in Ohio to get needed help to young people struggling with bullying, undue stress or societal pressure that puts them at risk of hurting themselves. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services' Be Present ...

Home intruder shot and killed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old man was shot and killed during a home invasion in Ohio. The Licking County Sheriff's Office says Samuel Beskid entered a home in St. Louisville around 5 a.m. Sunday armed with a gun and a flashlight. Investigators say Beskid confronted the ...

Police: Man killed in wrong-way crash on I-70

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating after a driver was killed in a wrong-way crash in Ohio. WHIO-TV reports the crash happened in the westbound lane of Interstate-70 in Dayton Monday.  A witness says a car was going the wrong way without headlights around 2 a.m. before it crashed ...

Sheriff: Inmate started jail fire in drug-smuggling attempt

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff's office says an inmate apparently started a fire at a county jail as part of an attempt to smuggle drugs into the facility. The Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) Gazette reports that an area resident spotted the fire Saturday outside a second-floor ...

US appeals court orders halt on natural gas pipeline in Ohio

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — A city facing long odds of stopping section of a $2 billion natural gas pipeline from being built there was handed a victory this week when a federal appellate court issued an emergency order that temporarily halts the start of ...

6 children shot on street, 1 fatally; public’s help sought

CLEVELAND (AP) — Six children have been shot on a Cleveland street, one fatally. Police say the shooting happened Friday night and the victims were boys ranging in age from 12 to 16 years. They say it seems the boys ran into another group and shots were fired but there's no indication the ...

Ohio woman fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner after someone fired shots into a Columbus, Ohio, home. Police have identified the woman as 34-year-old Adrian Scott. She was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly before 1:30 p.m. ...

Patrol: Hit-and-run crash kills 18-year-old pedestrian

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a vehicle struck and killed an 18-year-old man as he was walking near his father's home in southwest Ohio and the suspected driver in the hit-and-run crash says he thought he hit a deer. The patrol says Skyler P. Ludington, of Botkins, was ...

Police: Inmate escapes jail, steals car, dies after crash

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police in suburban Cleveland say an inmate attacked a guard, escaped from jail and led authorities on a freeway chase that ended in a fiery crash resulting in the inmate's death. Garfield Heights police say 34-year-old Donnie J. Thomas was pronounced dead at a ...

Police chief: Officer shoots man who pointed gun at officer

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in a Cincinnati suburb say an officer shot a man multiple times after the man pointed a gun at the officer. Colerain Township Police Chief Mark Denney says officers responding to a call about domestic violence at a home on Friday afternoon found a 66-year-old man in ...