Ohio man fatally shoots estranged wife, kills self
COLUMBUS - Police say an Ohio man went to the home of his estranged wife and asked to be let in before he fatally shot her and then committed suicide.
Columbus police say 39-year-old Eric Morgan showed up at the home of 47-year-old Kathy McCoy on Saturday afternoon and said he wanted to come inside. Police say McCoy reluctantly allowed him to enter her Columbus home.
Once inside, police say, Morgan killed her and then himself.
Detective Andrew Mitchell says the couple separated in July. Morgan's mother, Brenda, tells the Columbus Dispatch that the separation happened after McCoy found out Morgan was cheating on her.
BP sets news conference today in North Jackson
NORTH JACKSON - BP is hosting a news conference at 1:30 p.m. today at 12111 DeBartolo Drive.
Curtis Thomas, director of government and public affairs for BP in Ohio, will be in attendance, along with Joe Uppercue, BP's Ohio operations manager, according to a news release.
The purpose of the news conference is to provide an update on BP America's selection of a base and proposed drilling activity for its oil and gas business in the Utica/Point Pleasant Shale formation.
Semi jackknifes in Hubbard Township
HUBBARD TOWNSHIP - A driver lost control of a semi-truck late Sunday night, jackknifing on Interstate 80, according to Trumbull County 911.
The accident was reported about 9:30 p.m. at the 235-mile marker. Hubbard Fire Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded.
Callers into the 911 service reported heavy rain at the time of the crash, according to 911.
Injuries to the driver were unknown at press time. The patrol is investigating the accident.
Man's body found in vacant Ohio house
COLUMBUS - The body of a man who'd been shot to death has been found in a vacant house.
Columbus police say they were called to the house shortly after 10:30 a.m. Sunday after a body was reported inside.
Police say the house appears to have been used by homeless people and drug abusers.
The victim has not been identified.
Tribune editors headed to Howland
HOWLAND - The next stop in a yearlong series of gatherings to allow the public to meet the editors of the Tribune Chronicle is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Howland Township Administration Building.
Readers from all communities are invited to attend and ask questions and make suggestions.
Light refreshments will be served. The monthly sessions are being coordinated as part of the Tribune Chronicle's bicentennial celebration.
Warren council to meet this afternoon on budget
WARREN - Warren City Council will meet at 4 p.m. today in the caucus room to review the 2013 budget and prepare for the Dec. 26 meeting.