Ohio News

Police: 2-year-old found wandering in traffic

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A 60-year-old Ohio man has been charged with child endangerment after his grandson was found wandering in rush hour traffic. WHIO-TV reports traffic slowed to a standstill Monday after the 2-year-old was found in a busy Springfield intersection. Several motorists and ...

2 Ohio teens found fatally shot in car parked behind home

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo police say two 18-year-olds have been found fatally shot inside a car parked behind a home. The teens have been identified as Gregory Stone and Deiyana Porter. Officers were called to the home early Tuesday afternoon. Police say the teens were dating and that Stone ...

Family of black driver shot by white officer sues over death

By DAKE KANG, Associated Press EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — The family of an unarmed black driver fatally shot by a white policeman has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. It alleges in the lawsuit, which was filed Monday, that Euclid is responsible for practices that led to Officer Matthew Rhodes ...

Burger King tries to burn Wendy’s with its own spicy nuggets

By JOSEPH PISANI, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is adding spicy nuggets to its menu and firing up a rivalry with burger chain Wendy's, which pulled the peppery snack from most of its restaurants earlier this year. Burger King said Tuesday that its version of spicy nuggets ...

Police seek person who shot dog with arrow

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police are searching for the person who shot a yellow Labrador retriever with an arrow. Wayne County resident Chatfield Redick says a neighbor found his 9-year-old dog Cosmo with an arrow in his chest Wednesday afternoon near Wooster. Redick says Cosmo had gotten ...

Police: Man rushed at responding officers with tomahawk

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police near Cincinnati say a naked man tried to use a tomahawk and bayonet to attack officers responding to a call at a home and is now charged with felonious assault. Colerain Township police say the 52-year-old man rushed toward officers and repeatedly asked them to kill ...

Faculty union OKs tentative agreement with Youngstown State

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The faculty union at Youngstown State University in northeast Ohio says union members have approved a tentative agreement for a three-year contract that includes salary increases. The Vindicator reports that faculty members approved the tentative agreement with ...

Ohio court upholds use of evidence in illegal warrant search

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the use of evidence obtained by police who illegally enter a residence while executing a search warrant. The court said in a 6-1 decision Tuesday that the "knock-and-announce" principle offers different protections than those in ...

Ohio gun groups split with NRA, say don’t ban bump stocks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio gun groups say they oppose any bans on a gun accessory called bump stocks used by the Las Vegas mass shooter to turn semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire automatic weapons. The Dispatch reports the Buckeye Firearms Association and Ohioans for Concealed Carry say a ...

Teen: Officer slammed me to ground, put hands around throat

CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman who spent five days in jail for what police internal affairs investigators concluded was a false charge of assaulting a police officer said the officer choked her and slammed her to the ground. Cleveland.com reports 18-year-old Angelina Martinez, of Lakewood, said in ...

Police: Teen struck and killed after exiting moving vehicle

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old teenager was killed after he exited a moving car and was subsequently struck by multiple cars on an Ohio highway. The Summit County Sheriff's Office says the boy was a passenger in a car traveling south on Interstate 77 when he left the vehicle and ...

Memorial park honors 3 teens killed in 2012 school shooting

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A newly dedicated memorial park honors the three teenagers killed by a fellow student in the February 2012 shooting at Chardon High School in northeastern Ohio. The News-Herald in nearby Willoughby reports the Chardon Living Memorial Park includes a playground, open-air ...

Head-on crash with firetruck kills woman, hurts firefighter

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say a car slammed head-on into a firetruck returning from a call, killing the car's driver and injuring a firefighter. Investigators say they suspect the 41-year-old female driver was speeding in a 25-mph zone on Monday, shortly after midnight, when she ...

White nationalists impose deadline for OK on campus speeches

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for associates of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer said Sunday he'll sue Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati if they don't agree by Friday to make campus space available for Spencer to speak. A ...

Police seek inmate who escaped from psychiatric hospital

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a dangerous inmate being treated at a state psychiatric hospital has escaped and is being sought by police. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Service says 47-year-old Robert Gardner left the Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare ...

Report: Ohio parents owe billions in unpaid child support

By LAURA BISCHOFF, Dayton Daily News COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's child support system is riddled with problems, including billions in unpaid support and an outdated formula that some believe contributes to non-custodial parents moving to the underground economy to avoid wage ...

Prosecutors seek to charge 14-year-old as adult in slaying

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A Juvenile Court judge in northwest Ohio has ordered a 14-year-old boy to undergo mental and background evaluations to determine whether he should face adult charges in the fatal shooting of his 14-year-old cousin. Sandusky County Prosecutor Tim Braun said in court ...

White nationalists impose deadline for OK on campus speeches

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for associates of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer said Sunday he'll sue Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati if they don't agree by Friday to make campus space available for Spencer to speak. A ...

Woman says Cleveland officer slammed her to the ground

CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman who spent five days in jail for what authorities have concluded was a false charge of assaulting a Cleveland police sergeant says the sergeant choked her and slammed her to the ground. Cleveland.com reports 18-year-old Angelina Martinez, of Lakewood, says she thought ...

Teen charged in brother’s slaying competent to stand trial

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager charged as an adult for the killing of his younger brother last year after an argument over Halloween candy has been ruled competent to stand trial. The Springfield News-Sun reports a Clark County judge says 16-year-old Nicholas Starling, of ...