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  • Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

    April 14, 2014 10:31 AM

    CINCINNATI - A federal judge has ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states. Judge Timothy Black's ruling on Monday criticized the state's "ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation." He says the state's marriage recognition bans are unconstitutional and unenforceable. Black's... more »
  • Ohio regulators link fracking to earthquakes

    April 11, 2014 11:52 AM

    COLUMBUS - Regulators in Ohio say they have liked earthquake activity in the eastern part of the state to hydraulic fracturing. State Oil & Gas Chief Rick Simmers says the state has halted drilling indefinitely at a site near Youngstown where five minor tremors occurred in March. It follows... more »
  • Man shot 14 times, expected to survive

    February 27, 2014 7:11 AM

    CINCINNATI, Ohio - Cincinnati police say a man is expected to survive after being shot 14 times. The 35-year-old man was rushed to a hospital Wednesday night after he was riddled with bullets in the arms, legs and body. The man's girlfriend drove him to the hospital after the attack... more »
  • Email pleads for help

    February 12, 2014 7:32 PM

    CINCINNATI, OHIO- A girl who emailed an adult for help led to child abuse charges against her mother, grandmother and stepfather. They are accused of beating and tying three kids to their beds for weeks at a time and depriving them of food. The stepfather is also accused... more »
  • Appeals court rules against birth control mandate

    November 1, 2013 11:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate in the new federal health care law have won a ruling in an appeals court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia says the mandate limits the right to free exercise of religion. ... more »
  • Pictures tell a different story

    October 28, 2013 7:32 PM

    ATHENS, OHIO- A grand jury decided not to prosecute a man on a sexual assault charge since the incident involving a young woman was photographed and filmed by witnesses. The man and woman were photographed during sex near the Ohio University campus and explicit photos were circulated via social... more »
  • 6 people die in Ohio trailer fire

    September 16, 2013 7:50 AM

    TIFFIN, Ohio - A friend says the mother of five young children killed in an Ohio mobile home fire identified them and kissed them goodbye. The fire Sunday morning killed the woman's boyfriend and the children. The oldest child was 6. Police and a neighbor say the woman,... more »
  • Kidnapper kills himself in prison

    September 3, 2013 11:33 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Media outlets here are reporting convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro killed himself Tuesday night in his prison cell. Castro was set to spend life in prison after he was found guilty of holding three women captive in Cleveland for more than a decade and raping them repeatedly.... more »
  • Idiot sign punishment

    September 3, 2013 7:33 PM

    CLEVELAND, OHIO- An apology is an apology, even if its ordered by a judge. A man in Cleveland has to stand next to a police station with a sign describing himself as an idiot for threatening officers. A judge ordered 58-year-old Richard Dameron to stand outside the station with a... more »
  • Ohio player given 20-year sex-offender status

    August 16, 2013 2:22 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio- An Ohio high school football player convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl will have to register as a sex offender every six months for the next 20 years. Jefferson County Judge Thomas Lipps on Friday classified 17-year-old Ma'Lik Richmond as a Tier II sex offender. Unlike adult sex... more »
  • Lesbian teacher settles with Catholic Diocese

    August 15, 2013 7:46 PM

    COLUMBUS, OHIO- A lesbian Catholic school teacher who challenged her firing will not get her job back as part of a settlement with the Diocese of Columbus. Instead, lawyers say Carla Hale will receive "acknowledgement" for her years of service at Bishop Watterson High School. Both parties would not disclose... more »
  • Girl challenges ban from Ohio school football team

    August 15, 2013 10:33 AM

    BALTIMORE, Ohio - An Ohio school district's refusal to let a seventh-grader play football has prompted requests that the board change its policies on female athletes. Makhaela Jenkins has played youth football around Baltimore, southeast of Columbus. But she isn't allowed on the active roster for her school team, because... more »
  • Death penalty despite DA's plea

    July 24, 2013 7:32 PM

    COLUMBUS, OHIO- The governor of Ohio rejected clemency for a condemned killer despite a rare plea from a prosecutor for a life sentence without parole. Billy Slagle stabbed his neighbor to death in 1987 and his lawyers have long argued for clemency since he was 18 and a drug addict... more »
  • Ohio police chief: 1 or 2 more bodies possible

    July 21, 2013 12:58 PM

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - The police chief in a Cleveland suburb has told searchers that he believes there could be one or two more victims in addition to the three bodies found earlier. Police Chief Ralph Spotts told volunteers checking vacant houses Sunday to be alert for smells of rotting.... more »
  • Ohio police department using fake drug checkpoints

    June 30, 2013 4:25 PM

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio - Police in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield Heights know they're not allowed to use checkpoints to search drivers and their cars for drugs. So they're trying the next best thing: fake drug checkpoints. Police recently posted large yellow signs along Interstate 271 that warned drivers that... more »
  • Slave labor charges

    June 18, 2013 8:31 PM

    CLEVELAND, OHIO- Three people in Ohio are charged with enslaving a mother and daughter who are mentally disabled. Authorities say for two years the trio forced the women to do housework and fed their pets better than the mother and daughter. Police and federal agents also say the three threatened... more »
  • Jury finds for Ohio teacher fired while pregnant

    June 3, 2013 4:15 PM

    CINCINNATI - A jury has sided with a teacher who sued a Catholic archdiocese in Ohio, saying it violated anti-discrimination laws by firing her after she became pregnant via artificial insemination. The federal jury found the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati discriminated against Christa Dias by firing her in 2010. The... more »
  • La. inmates face life in 2011 kidnapping death

    May 30, 2013 9:29 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Two Louisiana inmates were facing life sentences Thursday in the kidnapping death of an Ohio businessman abducted from a hotel in Mississippi during a 2011 crime spree. Darian Pierce and Ricky Wedgeworth were inmate workers with jobs as groundskeepers at the Louisiana State Police compound in... more »
  • Ohio AG: Tests confirm Castro is father

    May 10, 2013 10:31 AM

    CLEVELAND - The Ohio attorney general says tests have confirmed that alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old girl rescued from his house with three women this week. Attorney General Mike DeWine's office confirmed Castro's paternity in a news release Friday. DeWine says a sample of Castro's... more »
  • Missing women found, brothers arrested

    May 6, 2013 11:00 PM

    CLEVELAND - Cleveland's police chief says he thinks three women who went missing separately a decade ago were tied up in the house where they were found and had been there since they disappeared. Police say three brothers have been arrested and one is from the home. They say the... more »
  • Teacher says kids yelled as Ohio boy pulled gun

    April 30, 2013 9:06 AM

    CINCINNATI- A police report states that other students began yelling as a 17-year-old boy pulled out a handgun in class before shooting himself in the head. The Green Township police report was released Tuesday as students returned to La Salle High School the day after shooting. The boy remains hospitalized... more »
  • Trial to begin in Ohio school football rape case

    March 13, 2013 10:45 AM

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Television news trucks are lined up outside an eastern Ohio courthouse for the trial of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl. The case set to be heard in juvenile court Wednesday has brought unprecedented attention to the small city of... more »
  • Archdiocese says no bias against pregnant teacher

    February 25, 2013 7:33 PM

    CINCINNATI- An unmarried Catholic school teacher who claims she was fired because she was pregnant was not discriminated against according to the Cincinnati Archdiocese. The archdiocese filed its response to Kathleen Quinlan's lawsuit saying there is no factual basis for her claims and wants the lawsuit thrown out. Quinlan sued... more »
  • Ohio woman claims she was fired for Obama vote

    February 20, 2013 8:51 AM

    DAYTON, Ohio- A southwest Ohio woman says she was fired three days after the November election because she voted for President Barack Obama. The woman has filed a lawsuit in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court seeking damages starting at $25,000 against Q-Mark Inc. and its president. The Dayton-based company is... more »
  • Jesus portrait called students' right

    February 13, 2013 7:46 PM

    The small southern Ohio city of Jackson stuck to its guns about a portrait of Jesus that hangs on the wall of a public middle school. The school board says the portrait stays despite a federal lawsuit that says the picture is unconstitutional. It was a gift from students in... more »
  • Jesus on the wall

    February 12, 2013 7:19 PM

    A school board in Ohio has to decide how to respond to a federal lawsuit about a portrait of Jesus hanging on the wall of a middle school since 1947. The portrait was donated by a student group to the Jackson County School District. The ACLU and Freedom From Religion... more »
  • Beard-cutting ringleader gets 15 years

    February 8, 2013 7:36 PM

    An Amish leader in Ohio who was the ring-leader in hair and beard-cutting attacks got 15 years in federal prison. The attacks were retaliation against fellow Amish who defied or denounced Samuel Mullet's authoritarian style. Amish women grow their hair long and men grow beards once they marry and cutting... more »
  • Ohio judge weighs whether to keep rape trial open

    January 25, 2013 2:43 AM

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - An Ohio judge plans to decide whether the trial of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl should be closed to the public. The girl and her parents, one defendant and state Attorney General Mike DeWine all want next month's trial closed, either... more »
  • Police: Ohio kin spat spills human ashes from urn

    January 22, 2013 12:43 PM

    LORAIN, Ohio - An Ohio man has been accused of bashing his brother over the head with a cremation urn, breaking the urn and creating a cloud of human ashes. Police say officers responding to a domestic-violence report in Lorain on Friday saw Joel Perez threaten to kill his brother... more »
  • Judge delays Ohio school shooting trial

    January 7, 2013 10:01 AM

    CHARDON, Ohio - A judge in Ohio has indefinitely delayed the murder trial of an 18-year-old charged in the shooting death of three high school classmates. Judge David Fuhry in Chardon, east of Cleveland, said Monday that he will hold a hearing in late January to discuss a new... more »
  • House re-elects Boehner speaker

    January 3, 2013 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Despite grumbling in his own party, John Boehner has been easily re-elected to a two-year term as House speaker. The vote came a day after blistering attacks from lawmakers, including Republicans, over Boehner's decision to cancel a vote on aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy. In the end,... more »
  • Ohio whips ULM 45-14 to win Independence Bowl

    December 28, 2012 4:40 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Tyler Tettleton threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns, Beau Blankenship ran for four scores, and Ohio cruised to a 45-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at the Independence Bowl on Friday. Chase Cochran caught three passes for 162 yards and a touchdown as the Bobcats (9-4) won their second... more »
  • ULM playing in Independence Bowl today

    December 28, 2012 10:27 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The first of three more college bowls today is the Independence Bowl where Louisiana-Monroe plays Ohio in a matchup of 8-4 teams. Louisiana-Monroe is playing a postseason game for the first time since moving up to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1994. more »
  • Ohio drug defendant asks judge for 1 more joint

    November 16, 2012 12:35 PM

    CINCINNATI - A judge's offer to allow an Ohio drug defendant the chance to stay out of prison if he'd give up marijuana might have just gone up in smoke. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Melba Marsh says she was astonished by the response from 19-year-old Damaine Mitchell on Wednesday.... more »
  • Police: Grandmother behind Ohio murder-suicide

    November 13, 2012 12:50 PM

    TOLEDO, Ohio - Police say letters found after an Ohio murder-suicide that killed three children indicate it was orchestrated by their grandmother and uncle, who were found dead with the youngsters in the family garage amid a disagreement over who should care for them. Toledo police say the bodies of... more »
  • 5 dead in garage no accident

    November 12, 2012 7:16 PM

    Police in Toledo, Ohio says the deaths of five people, including three children, do not appear to be accidental. They suspect carbon monoxide poisoning. A 56-year-old grandmother, her three grandchildren and a 32-year-old man were found dead in the garage of their home. The man is the uncle of one... more »
  • Police: 5 deaths in Ohio apparently not accidental

    November 12, 2012 5:46 PM

    TOLEDO, Ohio - Police in Ohio say the deaths of five people, including three children, do not appear to be accidental. Toledo police spokesman Joe Heffernan said all of the bodies were found in a garage Monday afternoon. He said firefighters had to use equipment to break into the garage... more »
  • Obama: New jobs growth part of 'real progress'; Romney calls it 'stagnation'

    November 2, 2012 12:22 PM

    HILLIARD, Ohio - President Barack Obama is hailing another month of job growth but declaring "we've got more work to do." Falling just four days before Tuesday's election, the government's latest employment snapshot shows U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October. It also shows hiring was stronger in August and... more »
  • Obama blasts Romney ad on auto industry in Ohio

    November 2, 2012 10:22 AM

    HILLIARD, Ohio - President Barack Obama is accusing Republican rival Mitt Romney of running dishonest ads on the auto industry to scare voters in Ohio, saying: "This isn't a game. These are people's jobs." The Romney ads, which have been airing in Toledo, the home of a Jeep plant, suggest... more »
  • Romney campaign challenges criticism by automakers

    October 31, 2012 12:31 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is challenging criticism from U.S. automakers over campaign ads that claim General Motors and Chrysler are adding jobs in China at the expense of Ohio. Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said Wednesday, quote: "Their comments don't refute anything in our ad." Romney ads on... more »
  • Biden calls Romney auto ad an 'outrageous lie'

    October 31, 2012 12:29 PM

    SARASOTA, Fla. - Vice President Joe Biden is calling advertising released by Republican Mitt Romney "an outrageous lie" for asserting that automakers General Motors and Chrysler are adding jobs in China at the expense of workers in Ohio. Biden says in Florida that Romney is "trying to scare the living... more »
  • Campaigns invade other sides' turf

    October 31, 2012 10:37 AM

    MASON, Ohio - Some campaign workers in the battleground state of Ohio have a particularly challenging mission: find votes in opposition territory. President Barack Obama's campaign did well with that strategy in 2008, and won Ohio. The campaign has expanded such behind-the-lines efforts this year in places such as the... more »
  • Romney moves to reframe debate on abortion, autos

    October 30, 2012 5:09 PM

    KETTERING, Ohio - Republican Mitt Romney seems determined to soften his emphasis on abortion and ignore facts critical to the auto industry as he seeks support from key voting groups in the waning days of a close presidential race. That's the message in ads, his own remarks and most... more »
  • Obama cancels more events, Romney changes tone

    October 30, 2012 11:40 AM

    KETTERING, Ohio - For a third day tomorrow, President Barack Obama will be off the campaign trail. Instead of holding campaign events in Ohio, he'll be at the White House to monitor recovery efforts from the storm that practically shut down New York City and left more than 30 people... more »
  • Romney: Families face a choice

    October 25, 2012 1:30 PM

    CINCINNATI - Mitt Romney is talking today about choices facing American families -- telling a rally in Cincinnati that if President Barack Obama is re-elected, seniors on Medicare will struggle to find doctors, college students will face a huge loan burden, and parents will lose choices about where to educate... more »
  • Season over for Browns LB Scott Fujita

    October 24, 2012 12:05 PM

    BEREA, Ohio - Browns starting linebacker Scott Fujita will be placed on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his stormy season - and perhaps his football career. Fujita, one four players suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal, was inactive... more »
  • Romney campaign predicts Ohio win; McCain not so sure

    October 16, 2012 5:22 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Although polls show President Barack Obama running strong in Ohio, Mitt Romney's campaign is predicting victory in the all-important state. No Republican has ever won the presidency without carrying Ohio. Romney political director Rich Beeson, in a memo written with the campaign's Ohio director, argues that several... more »
  • Go vote, Obama tells students in key state of Ohio

    October 9, 2012 4:57 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - President Barack Obama is urging college students in Ohio to vote early, noting that the state's registration deadline is just hours away. Obama is telling young voters at a large rally at Ohio State University not to wait or delay their vote, directing them to buses that... more »
  • Unions and new voters

    October 4, 2012 7:21 PM

    The AFL-CIO claims it registered more than 450,000 new voters from households with union members in the effort to reelect President Obama. Voters from union household traditionally favor Democrats and polls showed 59 percent backed the President in 2008, while 39 percent voted for John McCain. The new numbers include... more »
  • Ohio woman dies after pet llama slips, strikes her

    September 28, 2012 1:02 PM

    DELAWARE, Ohio - An Ohio sheriff's department says a woman has been struck by a pet llama that was trying to greet her and has died. A report by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office says former coroner Florence Lenahan apparently had a heart attack as she was being taken to... more »
  • Llama slips, hits woman who later died

    September 27, 2012 7:46 PM

    A woman in Ohio was struck by a pet llama that was trying to greet her and she died. Florence Lanahan apparently had a heart attack as she was taken to a hospital. The llama named Baby Doll slipped on wet grass while running to greet Lanahan and knocked her... more »
  • New polls suggest Romney behind in Ohio, Florida

    September 25, 2012 3:13 PM

    DAYTON, Ohio - As Mitt Romney joins running mate Paul Ryan in Ohio for two days of campaigning, a new poll suggests the Republican ticket has some ground to make up. A Washington Post poll out today shows President Barack Obama leading Romney 52 to 44 percent among likely Ohio... more »
  • Ryan: Obama weak on defense in battleground Ohio

    September 24, 2012 4:21 PM

    LIMA, Ohio - Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says President Barack Obama's attempt to cut military spending is putting Americans at risk overseas. Ryan on Monday kicked off three days of campaigning in battleground Ohio by the GOP presidential ticket. Ryan campaigned in the town of Lima (LY'-muh) that's... more »
  • Tool believed used in killing of Ohio girl, 5

    August 15, 2012 12:52 PM

    CINCINNATI - A sheriff says investigators believe a man used a tool to beat his 5-year-old niece to death in southern Ohio. Highland County Sheriff Ron Ward says authorities have the tool they earlier described as a sickle or scythe. But a sheriff's detective says authorities aren't completely certain and... more »
  • Romney promises energy independence by 2021

    August 14, 2012 12:44 PM

    BEALLSVILLE, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has promised voters in coal-rich eastern Ohio that America won't have to buy oil from Venezuela or the Middle East by the time his second term ends in 2021. Romney stopped Tuesday outside a coal mine in Beallsville, where he said the... more »
  • Death ruled a homicide for woman shot in Ohio ICU

    August 7, 2012 12:44 PM

    AKRON, Ohio - A medical examiner in Ohio is confirming that a woman who was shot in a hospital's intensive care unit died of a gunshot wound to her head in what may have been a mercy killing. The victim's husband who is accused of shooting his wife appeared in... more »
  • Autopsy for woman allegedly shot by husband in ICU

    August 6, 2012 12:34 PM

    AKRON, Ohio - A coroner's office has scheduled an autopsy for a northeast Ohio woman who was shot in her hospital bed, allegedly by her husband of 45 years. Capt. Dan Zampelli says an initial court appearance for 66-year-old John Wise likely wouldn't come until at least Tuesday. He says... more »
  • Ohio man faces court in wife's hospital shooting

    August 6, 2012 8:34 AM

    AKRON, Ohio - A 66-year-old Ohio man is being arraigned on an attempted murder charge in the shooting of his wife in a hospital intensive care unit. Akron police say John Wise of Massillon will be arraigned today in the shooting of his 65-year-old wife, Barbara. Police say... more »
  • "White Only" pool sign said to cause suffering

    August 3, 2012 7:38 PM

    The father of a black girl says his family suffered emotionally after his landlord in Ohio posted a "White Only" sign at their apartment complex pool. Michael Gunn was testifying before a state Civil Rights Commission judge in Cincinnati. He says he was outraged and had to move to safeguard... more »
  • Parents accused of forcing kids into plastic boxes

    August 3, 2012 12:35 PM

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A couple from eastern Ohio has been charged with forcing their children into plastic storage boxes as a form of punishment. A prosecutor told local media outlets that the couple used duct tape to seal their three children, ages 5, 7, and 8, inside the plastic storage... more »
  • Obama pitches tax cuts as pocketbook issue in Ohio

    August 1, 2012 3:22 PM

    MANSFIELD, Ohio - President Barack Obama says Republican Mitt Romney's economic plan would give tax cuts to the richest people in America at the expense of popular tax breaks for most everyone else. On a campaign trip in Ohio, Obama said Wednesday that Romney's tax proposal would force many people... more »
  • Police: Woman tried to break into Ohio jail

    July 31, 2012 12:38 PM

    HAMILTON, Ohio - Police in southwest Ohio are perplexed about why a woman tried to sneak into a county jail before telling authorities to arrest her. Deputies with the Butler County Sheriff's Office arrested 36-year-old Tiffany R. Hurd when she was caught trying to climb over a fence into Butler... more »
  • Governor Jindal campaiging for Romney Play Video

    July 18, 2012 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal returned to Louisiana Wednesday night, after more campaigning for Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney. Jindal was in Ohio. "It is so important that we elect Mitt Romney, as our next president of the United States ... also important we take the Senate back,"... more »
  • Jindal heads to Ohio to stump for Mitt Romney

    July 18, 2012 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled to Ohio to campaign for Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, as speculation continues that the Louisiana governor is a possible vice presidential pick. Jindal's office said the governor headed Tuesday to Columbus for the presidential campaign event and to attend a fundraiser for... more »
  • Romney pushes Obama attacks into Ohio

    July 18, 2012 6:43 AM

    PITTSBURGH - Mitt Romney plans to stay on the attack in the race for the White House, but growing pressure from across the political spectrum to release his personal tax returns threatens to stunt the Republican's momentum as he courts voters in key battlegrounds. The former Massachusetts governor takes... more »
  • Obama campaign sues over Ohio early voting law

    July 17, 2012 3:42 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is suing Ohio's top elections official in a dispute over a state law that restricts early, in-person voting during the three days before Election Day. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Columbus follows a series of election law changes cleared... more »
  • Investigators: Ohio teen suspected in drug ring

    July 16, 2012 12:36 PM

    LEBANON, Ohio - Sheriff's investigators in southwestern Ohio say a 17-year-old high school student is at the center of a high-grade marijuana distribution ring that was raking in as much as $20,000 a month. The Warren County Drug Task Force said Monday that the yearlong investigation culminated in seven people... more »
  • Crews examine rails in Ohio train crash investigation

    July 12, 2012 7:18 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Investigators say a train that partly derailed and exploded in Columbus, Ohio, was traveling below the speed limit before the crash, and its operators noticed no problems with the track as they approached the curve where it happened. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what... more »
  • Ohio freight train derails, causing fiery blast

    July 11, 2012 7:22 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A freight train derailment and explosion in Columbus, Ohio, has authorities evacuating a mile-wide area of the city as they try to contain the blaze and determine what's burning. Norfolk Southern says it appears about 11 cars of a southbound train derailed around 2 a.m. today near... more »
  • Ohio restaurant owner dies hours after Obama visit

    July 6, 2012 4:33 PM

    AKRON, Ohio - An Ohio restaurant owner who hosted President Barack Obama for breakfast became ill and died hours later. The Summit County medical examiner's office in Akron says 70-year-old Josephine "Ann" Harris of Copley Township died Friday of natural causes. No autopsy was planned. Forensic investigator Jason Grom says... more »
  • Jindal sent to Ohio, Pennsylvania to rebut Obama

    July 5, 2012 9:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - To offer a rebuttal to President Barack Obama, Republicans are dispatching Gov. Bobby Jindal to some of the same towns Obama is touring in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Jindal is a potential vice presidential nominee for Republican Mitt Romney. Obama is departing Thursday on a two-day bus tour... more »
  • Ohio candy thief targets mostly peanut butter cups

    June 20, 2012 12:26 PM

    LORAIN, Ohio - Police in northern Ohio are trying to identify a candy thief who has stolen hundreds of dollars in peanut butter cups from a gas station store. Employees reported that a young man usually comes in after midnight, snatches Reese's peanut butter cups and exits the store before... more »
  • Police: Ohio boy reports dad stabbed, killed mom

    June 13, 2012 12:31 PM

    GROVE CITY, Ohio - Police say a central Ohio man killed his ex-wife outside an apartment when she arrived to pick up their children, and their 13-year-old son called an emergency dispatcher to report the stabbing. In a recording of the Sunday morning 911 call, the boy says his father... more »
  • Ohio school withholds diploma because of cheering

    June 6, 2012 12:45 PM

    CINCINNATI - A suburban Cincinnati high school is withholding a graduate's diploma and requiring community service as punishment for what it describes as overly boisterous cheering by his family during his graduation ceremony. Mount Healthy City Schools Superintendent Lori Handler tells WCPO-TV families agree to avoid ceremony disruptions. She says... more »
  • No taco, take this!

    May 30, 2012 7:53 PM

    A Taco Bell customer, angry that he didn't get what he ordered, drove his pickup into the restaurant's glass entrance. Police in Huber Heights, Ohio say Michael Smith ordered at the drive-up window and later realized he was missing a taco. They say Smith returned to the restaurant, had angry... more »
  • $1M bond for Ohio woman charged in odd stabbing

    May 21, 2012 12:25 PM

    CLEVELAND - A judge has set $1 million bond for a Cleveland woman charged with murder in a bizarre stabbing. Police say 29-year-old Kimberly Black stabbed her best friend, who then tried to drive away, striking and killing Black's 2-year-old daughter. Black stared at the floor with her hands behind... more »
  • Ohio couple sentenced in case of locked-in girl

    May 18, 2012 12:39 PM

    DAYTON, Ohio - An Ohio couple who authorities say kept a 9-year-old girl barricaded in a bathroom for several years was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison. The girl's grandmother, Rivae Hart, and her husband, Brian Hart, had pleaded guilty to several charges last month. Fifty-year-old Rivae Hart pleaded... more »
  • Ohio dad accused of caging daughter pleads guilty

    April 26, 2012 12:24 PM

    CINCINNATI - An Ohio man accused of duct-taping his 12-year-old daughter, putting her in a dog cage and threatening to electrify it has pleaded guilty to attempted unlawful restraint. A court official in Cincinnati says 41-year-old James Tapke of Springfield Township was sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading... more »
  • Infant in Freezer

    April 24, 2012 7:25 PM

    Charges against a couple in Ohio were upgraded to murder on Tuesday after they were accused of putting a newborn in a freezer. The original charge was child-endangering. Kenisha Pruitt and Antonio Cervantes of Toledo have a bond of $1 million. An autopsy didn't reveal the cause of death or... more »
  • Grandson kills grandmom and granddad

    April 24, 2012 5:18 PM

    CLEVELAND - A man has been arrested as a suspect in the slayings of his grandparents at their northeast Ohio home. Cleveland police said Tuesday that the 29-year-old man is suspected in the deaths of 75-year-old Jim King and his 72-year-old wife, Wava King. The Cuyahoga County medical examiner's... more »
  • Ohio pups abandoned in suitcase now in high demand

    April 13, 2012 12:29 PM

    TOLEDO, Ohio - Six bulldog-mix puppies that were stuffed into a suitcase and discovered next to a trash bin in Ohio aren't going to have trouble finding a new home. An animal shelter in Toledo says they've received hundreds of calls from people who want to adopt the 4-week-old pups.... more »
  • Suitcase Dogs Abandoned

    April 11, 2012 7:46 PM

    A man who tried to dump six puppies by zipping them into a suitcase and leaving it outside a business in Ohio is charged with abandonment. Authorities caught him because he left the luggage tag with his contact information attached. Passers-by found the bag and released the puppies while they... more »
  • Michigan man indicted on Ohio corpse abuse charge

    March 29, 2012 12:27 PM

    TOLEDO, Ohio - A Michigan man has been indicted in Ohio on an abuse of a corpse charge following accusations that he fondled a dead woman's body when he worked at a funeral home. Lawrence Clement of Temperance, Mich., was indicted Tuesday in Lucas County. The 57-year-old has been fired... more »
  • Ohio man not jailed for stopping Facebook apology

    March 19, 2012 11:21 AM

    CINCINNATI- An Ohio man who made comments about his estranged wife on his Facebook page and was threatened with jail unless he posted daily apologies for a month won't be locked up even though he stopped making amends early. A domestic relations judge told Mark Byron in Cincinnati on Monday... more »
  • Man stabs 4 near school in Ohio office building

    March 14, 2012 3:07 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police say a man who stabbed four people near a technical school in a downtown Ohio office building before being shot by an officer had three knives. Columbus police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner says the suspect confronted one victim in the admissions office of Miami-Jacobs Career College... more »
  • Classes resume at Ohio high school after shooting

    March 2, 2012 5:20 AM

    CHARDON, Ohio - Students mourning the deaths of three teens in a shooting at an Ohio high school are set to return to class today, a day after charges were filed in juvenile court against the 17-year-old suspect. T.J. Lane is accused of opening fire at the 1,100-student Chardon High... more »
  • Teen charged as juvenile in Ohio school shooting

    March 1, 2012 3:13 PM

    CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio 17-year-old has been charged with three juvenile counts of aggravated murder in a school shooting that killed three fellow students and wounded two. The charges were announced Thursday afternoon against T.J. Lane. The boy is accused of opening fire Monday in the cafeteria... more »
  • Deadline looms for charges in Ohio school shooting

    March 1, 2012 4:49 AM

    CHARDON, Ohio - Prosecutors are nearing the deadline to file charges against the 17-year-old suspect in the fatal Ohio high school shootings. They have until today to file charges against T.J. Lane. The thin, quiet teen is accused of opening fire on a group of students sitting at a cafeteria... more »
  • Dad accused of Rape and Pimping his Kids

    February 29, 2012 7:38 PM

    A father who adopted a girl and two boys and who was in process of adopting another boy is accused of raping three of the kids in Troy, Ohio. He's also accused of allowing other men to have sex with one of them. He's held on $800,000 bond and is... more »
  • Official: Ohio suspect says he stole uncle's gun

    February 29, 2012 1:18 PM

    CHARDON, Ohio - An official says the teenage suspect in the deadly Ohio school shooting told authorities he stole the gun he used from his uncle. A law enforcement official familiar with the case says the weapon was bought legally in August 2010 from a gun shop in Mentor, Ohio.... more »
  • Gun found, Ohio shooting spark conversation about safety in BR schools

    February 28, 2012 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Parents in East Baton Rouge Parish are asking questions about security in schools a day after a gun was found in a local middle school, and three teens were killed at a high school in Ohio. Currently, East Baton Rouge has metal detection wands in every school.... more »
  • Third student in Ohio school shooting dies

    February 28, 2012 11:56 AM

    CLEVELAND- Officials say a third student wounded in a school shooting in Ohio has died. A juvenile court hearing is set this afternoon for the teenager accused of shooting five students, three of them fatally, at a suburban Cleveland high school. Authorities still don't know what might have... more »
  • Second student dies in Ohio school shooting

    February 28, 2012 7:05 AM

    CHARDON, Ohio - Authorities say a second student has died following a high school shooting in suburban Cleveland. An official in the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office says he received word early this morning that 17-year-old Russell King Jr. has been declared brain dead. King was one of five wounded... more »
  • One student dead in shooting at high school near Cleveland

    February 27, 2012 11:09 AM

    CHARDON, Ohio- The police chief in a city outside Cleveland says one student has died in a shooting at a high school. Chardon Police Chief Timothy McKenna says one student died Monday. He says a gunman is in custody but hasn't been charged yet. The suspect's name isn't being released... more »
  • Feds: Ohioan agansit fur planned murder-for-hire

    February 22, 2012 12:22 PM

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Federal authorities say an Ohio woman who describes herself as an animal-welfare activist has been charged with soliciting murder in a plot to kill someone wearing fur. Court records show 27-year-old Cleveland Heights resident Meredith Lowell appeared Tuesday in federal court in Cleveland and was ordered held... more »

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