Ohio News

Sheriff urges fairgoers to try police shooting simulator

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff is encouraging county fairgoers to try police scenarios in a firearms training simulator, hoping they'll better understand the split-second decisions that officers make about firing their weapons. Clark County Sheriff Deborah Burchett tells the ...

Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Ronald Phillips arrived at the Southern Ohio ...

Ohio fair butter sculpture features athletes, chocolate milk

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A butter sculpture at this year's Ohio State Fair includes the traditional cow and calf along with four student-athletes and a 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) bottle colored to look like chocolate milk. The American Dairy Association Mideast says the sculpture unveiled ...

The Who’s Roger Daltrey visits teenage cancer patients

By TOM WITHERS, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Roger Daltrey's voice may not soar as it once did. But even after 50 years of touring he hasn't lost his teenage spirit. The Hall of Fame rocker, who has been an advocate for teen cancer patients for nearly three decades, visited with ...

Charges dropped in Ohio police shooting of unarmed black man

By LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge in Cincinnati on Monday dismissed the charges against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop, after a county prosecutor declined to pursue a third murder trial in the case. Hamilton ...

Governor orders flags in Ohio lowered for ex-Rep. Regula

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich has that ordered flags at public buildings and grounds in Ohio be flown at half-staff to honor the life of former U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula (REH'-gyoo-luh) who died this week. Kasich on Friday ordered the flags lowered from sunrise to sunset Saturday to ...

Ohio argues against execution delays for 3 condemned inmates

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio state attorneys argued on Friday against delaying three upcoming executions on grounds that the condemned killers have little chance of legal victory and repeated postponements are draining state resources. The state's first ...

Ohio prosecutor: Infant whose remains found was born alive

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says an infant whose remains were found buried in southwestern Ohio was born alive. Eighteen-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson is charged with reckless homicide in the baby's death. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said Friday that the charge was ...

Trump to rally in Ohio’s blue-collar Youngstown on Tuesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the blue-collar Ohio city where frustrated former Democrats crossed party lines last year to help send him to the White House. The Republican president will appear in Youngstown at 7 p.m. Tuesday for an event at the Covelli ...

Ice cream chain dedicates flavor to baby hippo

CINCINNATI (AP) — A popular baby hippo has expanded her influence to a Cincinnati-based ice cream chain by inspiring its new flavor Chunky Chunky Hippo. The new ice cream flavor offered by the ice cream company Graeter's is a toffee ice cream with salted roasted peanuts and milk chocolate ...

2 men escaped Ohio jail through unlocked emergency door

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northern Ohio say two inmates have escaped from a country jail through an unlocked emergency door that was used by another inmate in a 2016 escape. Sandusky County Sheriff Chris Hilton says 37-year-old Mickey Hardy and 26-year-old Jordan Chapman "took ...

Feds reviewing Ohio police shooting of unarmed black man

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Two years after a white Ohio police officer fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the head, the case is now in the hands of federal authorities. Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE'-turs) says prosecutors have already given ...

Texas man charged after wife’s body found in SUV in Ohio

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a Texas man has been charged with gross abuse of a corpse in Ohio after his wife's body was found in the hatchback of her sport-utility vehicle. The Mansfield News Journal reports (http://ohne.ws/2tppQoM ) a judge on Monday set a $1 million bond for ...

Ohio drops case against ex-cop in shooting of unarmed man

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a Cincinnati traffic stop won't face a third murder trial, a prosecutor announced Tuesday while saying he's asking federal authorities to consider possible civil rights ...

Cincinnati Zoo’s newborn rhino named Kendi, ‘the loved one’

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo is celebrating another newborn, an eastern black rhino named Kendi, months after welcoming its now-famous young hippo, Fiona. Caretakers haven't yet determined the gender of the rhino born Monday. They didn't want to interrupt the calf's bonding with its ...

John Glenn memorial plans abound on July birth date

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some plans to honor John Glenn didn't fly, but that hasn't stopped the late astronaut's devotees from pushing forward with other ideas. Numerous memorials and honors were being pursued as Glenn's birth date arrived Tuesday for the ...

Boy left at rest stop in Florida; 3 Ohio residents arrested

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Three Ohio residents face multiple drug charges after Florida authorities say they left a 6-year-old boy alone at a rest stop on Interstate 95. News outlets report 62-year-old James Robert Morey, 56-year-old Charlene Pitts and 55-year-old Andrea Jean Yantone were ...

Sinking homes force residents of Ohio city to flee

WADSWORTH, Ohio (AP) — Some residents in a northern Ohio city are being forced to leave their homes after the structures began sinking into the ground. Wadsworth officials say four condominiums and a nearby house are unsafe and notices have been posted instructing the owners to vacate. ...

Ohio prosecutor to announce whether he’ll try cop 3rd time

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor will announce Tuesday whether he will try a white former police officer a third time for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters scheduled an early afternoon ...