9-year-old boy killed while examining gun
CANTON - A 9-year-old northeastern Ohio boy was looking at a gun with his teenage cousin when the firearm went off and killed him in an apparent accident.
Stark County Sheriff George Maier says 9-year-old Matthew Schreckengaust of Canton was visiting family when he and his 14-year-old cousin began examining the gun Friday evening. They didn't know it was loaded.
Maier says the gun went off in what appears to be an accidental discharge, and Matthew was killed.
The gun belonged to the older boy's father, but Maier says it's unclear yet whether the gun had been locked up.
McKinley Memorial nixes paid workouts
CANTON - The McKinley Memorial is unhappy with paid trainers taking runners there for a workout.
The privately managed William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum in Canton wants to stop personal trainers and fitness companies from using the memorial as a workout center.
Facility director Joyce Yut told The (Canton) Repository the practice is disrespectful.
Personal trainer Daniel Williams says he's surprised and calls the memorial a workout favorite, especially the 108 steps to the memorial.
Officials say individual workouts are OK, but they don't want the property used for business.
Crash in tunnel closes part of I-71
CINCINNATI - Southbound lanes of Interstate 71 in downtown Cincinnati are closed after crash inside a tunnel.
Officials say the crash happened after 7 p.m. Sunday in the Lytle Tunnel.
It's not clear when traffic will be moving again. Vehicles were being forced to exit the interstate into downtown.
The number of vehicles involved was not immediately released but authorities said a motorcycle was involved.
Lyndhurst man wins sand competition
HAMPTON BEACH, N.H. - An Ohio man has successfully defended his title by winning a prominent sand sculpting competition in New Hampshire with his sculpture depicting a man's face with multiple other faces in his hand.
Carl Jara of Lyndhurst was declared the winner of the 13th annual Hampton Beach Sand Sculpting Competition on Saturday night for his work entitled "Infinity."
For the competition, the 13 participants were each given 10 tons of sand to work with.