Ohio News

Lawmaker goes through drug education program, will keep seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker from Cincinnati who faced a felony charge over a pill found in his vehicle has completed a drug education program, and the charge was reduced and dismissed Monday to resolve that matter. An Adderall pill was found when a state trooper stopped Democratic ...

Authorities seek prisoner who escaped at Ohio rest stop

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are continuing their search for a prisoner who escaped at an interstate rest stop while he was being moved by a private inmate transport company. The State Highway Patrol says Affordable Extradition Service was transporting the inmate, Said Ali ...

50 years on, friends still recall Ohioan’s Vietnam death

By JIM KRUMEL The Lima News WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — Fifty years will have passed this Saturday since Gary Detrick was killed by enemy fire in Vietnam. He was 20 years old. It is a date — April 13, 1969 — that has always stuck in the mind of Larry Elsass, a boyhood friend of Detrick. ...

Patrol focusing on Move Over law in construction season

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol is focusing on enforcement of Ohio's Move Over law as construction season starts. The patrol says troopers' cruisers were involved in 56 crashes in the past five years that appear to have involved violations of that law by motorists. Two ...

Jury: prosecutor guilty of coercion, acquitted on sex charge

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county prosecutor accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a female kidnapping victim in his office has been convicted of coercion but acquitted of a sex charge. The Attorney General's Office, which prosecuted the case, has said the woman was both a ...

Baby sitter convicted in Ohio toddler’s 2018 death

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio baby sitter charged with murder in a 3-year-old girl's death has been convicted of the child's death. The Hamilton-Middletown News-Journal reports that a jury convicted Lindsay Partin late Friday of murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangering. The ...

Principals from schools with shootings form support network

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the days after a teenager shot and killed three fellow students at Ohio's Chardon High School in 2012, then-Principal Andy Fetchik remembers getting a call from someone who knew just what he was experiencing. It was Frank ...

Sheriff: Man dies after fishing boat capsizes on lake

COLLEGE CORNER, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says a boat has capsized at an Ohio lake and one of the two fishermen in the boat has died. Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson says the boat capsized on Acton Lake at Hueston Woods State Park around noon Tuesday. Simpson says both men were thrown into ...

Neo-Nazi website founder refuses to be in US for deposition

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press A neo-Nazi website operator said Tuesday that he refuses to be present in the U.S. for questioning under oath in a lawsuit that accuses him of unleashing an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against a Montana real estate agent's family. The Daily Stormer founder ...

20 counties in state eligible for federal aid after storms

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal funding is being made available to help repair damage in Ohio from storms, flooding and landslides after severe weather in February. Local governments, state agencies and certain nonprofit organizations in 20 southern Ohio counties are eligible for that federal ...

State OKs payment to 3 men wrongfully imprisoned for years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three men wrongfully imprisoned for murder for nearly 20 years will split a wrongful-conviction payment of $1.5 million from the state of Ohio. Cleveland.com reports the state Board of Control this week authorized the payment to be split among Eugene Johnson, Laurese ...

Teen pours affection for animals into volunteering

By ALLISON WARD The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seventh-grader Rebekah Weiner volunteers weekly at Columbus Humane, walking dogs, cuddling cats and playing with lonely animals. The 13-year-old has always had a passion for helping creatures, large and small. Rebekah Weiner ...

Spring hunting season for wild turkeys to begin

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's spring hunting season for wild turkeys begins this month. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the state is divided into two wild turkey-hunting zones — one in southern Ohio and the other in the northeast part of the state. Hunting in the south zone is ...

Authorities: Trench collapses at construction site; man dies

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a trench has collapsed at a home construction site in Ohio and a worker has died. The Greene County Sheriff's office says residents of a neighborhood in Sugarcreek Township noticed a piece of heavy machinery running with no operator at the site ...

New rules to prevent fraternity hazing begin at university

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — New rules aimed at preventing fraternity hazing have taken effect at Miami University in Ohio where a student recently reported being beaten and forced to drink excessive amounts of alcohol in a fraternity hazing. A university incident report stated last month that the ...

Patrol: Series of I-90 crashes leave 1 dead, others injured

CLEVELAND (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a series of crashes have occurred on Interstate 90 in Ohio, leaving one person dead and injuring several others. The patrol reports two men loading a damaged vehicle onto a trailer alongside I-90 around 3 a.m. Sunday were hit by a vehicle that ...

Ex-convict charged with pretending to be long-missing boy

By DAN SEWELL and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A 23-year-old ex-convict accused of pulling a cruel hoax by pretending to be a long-missing Illinois boy was charged Friday with making false statements to federal authorities. The FBI said Brian Rini had made false ...

Crane operator’s arm nearly severed in accident 300 feet up

CINCINNATI (AP) — A crane operator in Cincinnati had to call 911 for rescue after his arm was partially severed in an accident nearly 300 feet up in the air. A fire official says the crane operator made the call after a cable sliced underneath his arm Friday. Rescue crews used a basket to ...

State addressing disclosure of personal information

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio says it's taking steps to address the disclosure of personal information for hundreds of people who use a state benefits portal. The departments of Administrative Services, Medicaid and Job and Family Services said Friday the Ohio Benefits System breaches happened ...

Health officials: E. coli cases affecting more than 70

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The federal government is investigating an E. coli outbreak affecting more than 70 people in Kentucky and four other states. The Courier Journal reports 46 cases have been reported in Kentucky. Cabinet for Health and Family Services spokeswoman Barbara Fox says six ...