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  • Wedding dress returned 32 years after dry cleaner mix-up

    February 12, 2018 2:57 PM

    WILLOWICK, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman had given up hope of seeing her wedding dress again after a dry cleaner mix-up three decades ago until her daughter's friend saw photos of the dress on Facebook. Michelle Havrilla was nearly speechless after getting the dress back last week for... more »
  • Ohio woman gets a marching band to celebrate 100th birthday

    January 25, 2018 9:11 AM

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio— An Ohio woman kiddingly said she wanted a marching band to celebrate her 100th birthday. Margaret LoCicero got exactly that Tuesday at the assisted living facility where she lives near Youngstown, in northeast Ohio. Friends, family, and staff had gathered to celebrate LoCicero’s centennial when a... more »
  • Wrong Vermilion: Louisiana arrest prompts hate mail to Ohio

    January 12, 2018 9:08 AM

    VERMILION, Ohio- An Ohio police department receiving angry emails and Facebook messages about the controversial arrest of a teacher is asking the senders to stop for one key reason: It actually happened in a similarly named community in Louisiana. Police in Vermilion, Ohio, have received sometimes profane messages... more »
  • Lawyer: Man thought host directed him to kill mother

    January 5, 2018 9:57 AM

    AKRON, Ohio- An Ohio man who reportedly believed "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak instructed him to kill his elderly mother has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that a judge made the ruling Thursday in the murder case against... more »
  • Judge orders treatment for Ohio man fixated on belly buttons

    January 5, 2018 8:53 AM

    AKRON, Ohio- An Ohio judge has extended the probation of an autistic man who fixates on belly buttons, ordering him to attend an in-patient treatment program for sexual offenders. Graig Burrier pleaded guilty to sexual battery in 2012 and received probation for attacking a 19-year-old pregnant woman... more »
  • 19-year-old college freshman takes office as city councilman

    January 3, 2018 10:45 AM

    UHRICHSVILLE, Ohio - A 19-year-old who launched his campaign for a council seat in an Ohio city while still in high school has officially taken office. Eric Harmon tells WEWS-TV he's expecting a busy four years as he starts his first term as at-large member of the Uhrichsville... more »
  • Pledge deaths at US colleges fuel reviews of Greek life

    November 22, 2017 7:18 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio- The deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel a re-examination of Greek life at U.S. colleges. More and more schools are hitting pause on the organizations as they grapple with how to prevent hazing, alcohol misuse and other misconduct. The move... more »
  • Ohio brewery producing 2M cans of water for disaster victims

    July 23, 2017 1:14 PM

    TRENTON, Ohio - An Ohio brewery will skip the hops and barley to produce 2 million cans of water for disaster victims. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports the water will be canned at the MillerCoors Trenton, Ohio, brewery over the next three years in a partnership with the American... more »
  • Police: Facebook fight led to teen's death from stray bullet

    July 8, 2017 2:51 PM

    DAYTON, Ohio - Police in Ohio say a Facebook argument between two 18-year-old men led to a 14-year-old girl being killed by a stray bullet fired into her home. WDTN-TV reports a court document says Mackenna Kronenberger was inside the bedroom of her home in Dayton when she... more »
  • Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea

    June 22, 2017 11:36 AM

    WYOMING - Hundreds of mourners are celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma. Otto Warmbier's brother, sister and friends were scheduled to speak at the... more »
  • Cleveland man imprisoned 23 years in girlfriend's slaying is released

    April 19, 2017 5:30 PM

    CLEVELAND - A man who spent 23 years in an Ohio prison for the killing of his girlfriend has been released after a prosecutor said evidence presented at his trial wasn't valid based on today's forensic science. Fifty-nine-year-old Evin King was enveloped by joyous family members after a Cleveland judge... more »
  • Vigil held for Facebook shooting victim

    April 17, 2017 9:17 PM

    CLEVELAND - A vigil has been held in Cleveland for the victim of a deadly shooting that was videotaped and then posted on Facebook. Dozens of family, friends and community members gathered Monday evening to remember 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. They carried flowers and balloons and hugged and comforted each... more »
  • Police say 9 shot early Sunday in Ohio club, 2 critical

    April 16, 2017 11:43 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police in Ohio's capital city say nine people have been wounded, two critically, in an early morning shooting in a Columbus club. Columbus police say initial investigation indicates an argument erupted into gunfire at 3:20 a.m. Sunday in the J&R Party Hall. They say five females and... more »
  • 8-year-old drives to McDonald's after watching Youtube tutorials

    April 13, 2017 10:33 AM

    A craving for a McDonald's cheeseburger apparently prompted an 8-year-old Ohio boy to take his 4-year-old sister for a ride in his dad's van, which he learned to drive on the internet. East Palestine police Officer Jacob Koehler tells WJW-TV in Cleveland the father went to bed Sunday and... more »
  • One dead, 2 critical after nightclub shooting

    March 26, 2017 11:43 AM

    CINCINNATI, Ohio - At least five people remain hospitalized, two of them in critical condition, after a Cincinnati nightclub shooting that killed one man and left 15 people injured. A University of Cincinnati Medical Center spokeswoman said that as of 4:40 p.m. Sunday, two people there were in critical condition... more »
  • Police say Ohio couple staged murder with ketchup, texted photos

    March 10, 2017 11:40 AM

    SANDUSKY - Police say a couple in Ohio staged a murder scene in a bathtub in which they poured ketchup over her and he then sent pictures to friends, saying he did it. Sandusky officers showed up after getting calls Thursday night from three people police say were "hysterical." That's... more »
  • Ohio woman who livestreamed rape of teen gets 9 months in prison

    February 14, 2017 9:06 AM

    COLUMBUS - An Ohio woman accused of livestreaming images of a man raping a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to nine months in prison. Nineteen-year-old Marina Lonina was sentenced Monday in Columbus after pleading guilty to one count of obstructing justice under a deal with prosecutors. She initially faced other... more »
  • Ohio mom made up story about 4-year-old in stolen car

    January 30, 2017 5:03 PM

    COLUMBUS - Police say an Ohio woman who said her 4-year-old daughter was sleeping in her car when it was stolen made up the story so officers would quickly find the vehicle. Columbus police say the car was located Monday morning and the child was found unharmed. But police had... more »
  • New face of Gerber is 7-month-old baby from Ohio

    January 27, 2017 4:47 PM

    FLORHAM PARK - A 7-month-old boy from Ohio is the new face of Gerber baby products. Though he probably won't be saying much anytime soon, the spokesbaby named Riley has an "infectious laugh and big, gummy smile," according to his mom, Kristen Shines. Gerber announced Thursday that Riley, who lives... more »
  • John Glenn lies in state at Ohio capitol for public goodbye

    December 16, 2016 12:38 PM

    COLUMBUS - Mourners are filing by John Glenn's flag-draped casket at Ohio's capitol building as his home state and the nation say goodbye to the history-making astronaut. The first American to orbit Earth will lie in state at least eight hours Friday in Columbus before a public memorial service Saturday.... more »
  • Ohio man who set girlfriend on fire convicted; gets 11 years

    December 12, 2016 8:24 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A man accused of throwing gasoline on his girlfriend and setting her on fire behind an Ohio gas station has been convicted of aggravated arson and other charges after pleading no contest and has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. A statement from Franklin County's prosecutor... more »
  • Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban

    December 8, 2016 11:40 AM

    COLUMBUS - An Ohio House committee has voted to pass a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. The committee voted Wednesday night to pass the ban, which now heads to the full House for consideration Thursday. That follows House approval Tuesday night of the so-called heartbeat bill, which... more »
  • Quick-acting Ohio State officer praised for killing attacker

    November 28, 2016 8:36 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio State University police officer is being praised for shooting and killing a man who drove his car into a crowd and stabbed multiple people on campus. Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll says 28-year-old Officer Alan Horujko (huh-RUJ'-koh) started on the Ohio State University... more »
  • Ohio State attacker was a student at the school

    November 28, 2016 10:32 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A director of public safety says a man who drove a car into pedestrians and began stabbing people at Ohio State was a student at the school. Ohio State Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll also identified the now-deceased suspect as Abdul Razak Ali Artan. A... more »
  • Prosecutor: Jury favored toward lesser charge

    November 12, 2016 12:39 PM

    CINCINNATI - An Ohio prosecutor says jurors were leaning toward convicting a white former police officer on a lesser charge but couldn't agree in the case involving the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says the jury in Cincinnati was tilting toward... more »
  • UPSET: Penn State topples No. 2 Ohio State 24-21

    October 23, 2016 12:53 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Grant Haley returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for a touchdown with 4:27 left in the fourth quarter and Penn State upset No. 2 Ohio State 24-21 Saturday night for the Nittany Lions' biggest win in the post-Joe Paterno era. Penn State (5-2, 3-1 Big... more »
  • Court fight over Ohio executions likely to focus on sedative

    October 9, 2016 1:46 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio says it's resuming executions in January with a three-drug protocol similar to one it used for several years. The concept is one adopted for decades by many states: the first drug sedates inmates, the second paralyzes them, and the third stops their hearts. The key difference... more »
  • Dad of Ohio girl found dead in crib guilty of corpse abuse

    June 8, 2016 10:25 AM

    MEDINA, Ohio - A judge in Ohio has convicted a father of corpse abuse after his daughter's decomposed body was found in a crib. Thirty-five-year-old Eric Warfel also was found guilty Wednesday of tampering with evidence. He was found competent to stand trial after pleading not guilty by... more »
  • Ohio prosecutor reviews Cincinnati Zoo case

    June 3, 2016 11:37 AM

    CINCINNATI - An Ohio prosecutor plans to announce next week whether to pursue charges against parents of a 3-year-old boy who got into the Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla exhibit, leading to the fatal shooting of an endangered gorilla to protect the child. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters' office said Thursday he... more »
  • In swing-state suburbs, white women are skeptical of Trump

    May 21, 2016 2:51 PM

    WESTERVILLE, Ohio - For Donald Trump to win the White House, he'll need the votes of women like lifelong Republican Wendy Emery. Yet the 52-year-old business owner from the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, is struggling with the notion that Trump is her party's presumptive presidential nominee, and she can't commit... more »
  • Police: Stop calling drug dealer's phone so we can search it

    May 4, 2016 4:22 PM

    ALLIANCE, OH - Police in Ohio say their search of a suspected drug dealer’s phone was repeatedly interrupted as they couldn’t get prospective drug purchasers to stop calling the device. WCMH-TV reports Alliance Police arrested Steve Notman Tuesday night after they said he was captured on video selling methamphetamine.... more »
  • Judge: Building owner can charge rent based on gold prices

    April 23, 2016 3:40 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal judge says a group of property owners in Ohio's capital city can collect rent based on the price of gold as part of a century-old agreement. The judge's ruling means rent paid by the company that leases the Commerce Building in downtown Columbus could jump... more »
  • Ohio boy electrocuted while conducting YouTube experiment

    April 20, 2016 9:46 AM

    VERMILION, Ohio - Authorities say a 15-year-old Ohio boy has been electrocuted while apparently attempting to conduct an experiment he saw on YouTube. The Sandusky Register reports that Erie County sheriff's officials say authorities were called to the boy's home in Vermilion Township at about 6 p.m. Tuesday. Emergency... more »
  • Caller who reported man with gun at Wal-Mart may be charged

    April 7, 2016 12:54 PM

    FAIRBORN, Ohio - A 911 caller who reported a man waving a gun in an Ohio Wal-Mart before police fatally shot him could face a charge of making a false alarm. The man actually was toting an air rifle he picked up from a shelf. The Dayton Daily News reports... more »
  • Court: Inmate who survived '09 execution can be put to death

    March 16, 2016 4:28 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court says the state can try again to execute a condemned killer who survived a 2009 botched execution. The court ruled 4-3 Wednesday to reject arguments by death row inmate Romell Broom that giving the state prisons agency a second chance would amount to... more »
  • 4 hurt in shooting at Ohio school; 14-year-old in custody

    February 29, 2016 12:35 PM

    MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A sheriff says a 14-year-old student pulled out a gun in a southwestern Ohio school cafeteria and opened fire, hitting two students. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says two other students were injured at Madison Local Schools either as they tried to get away or from... more »
  • Ohio gas station glitch lets drivers fill up for pennies

    February 15, 2016 2:01 PM

    TOLEDO, Ohio - A computer glitch led to a brief price war between two gas stations in northwest Ohio, allowing some drivers to fill their tanks for pennies per gallon. WTOL-TV reports that a computer malfunction dropped prices at one north Toledo gas station, and another across the street... more »
  • Cop placed on leave after comment about activist's suicide

    February 12, 2016 11:40 AM

    FAIRBORN, Ohio - Officials say an Ohio police officer is being put on paid leave over a Facebook comment about a Black Lives Matter activist who killed himself on the Statehouse steps. The comment posted under Fairborn officer Lee Cyr's account reads "Love a happy ending." It was posted on... more »
  • Water distributed in Ohio village after testing finds lead

    January 23, 2016 3:07 PM

    SEBRING, Ohio - Volunteers are distributing water this weekend to residents of a northeast Ohio village after tests found lead levels that exceed federal standards. WFMJ-TV in Youngstown reports the American Red Cross and others distributed bottled water Friday night to some of the 8,100 people affected by elevated levels... more »
  • Police: Man who sent selfie to replace mugshot is arrested

    January 13, 2016 2:18 PM

    LIMA, Ohio - A man Ohio police say sent them a selfie because he didn't like the mugshot they were using has been arrested in Florida. Lima, Ohio, police say Donald "Chip" Pugh was arrested Tuesday in Century, Florida, and is being held on another warrant out of Georgia. Police... more »
  • Police: Wanted man unhappy with mugshot, offers selfie

    January 12, 2016 3:56 PM

    LIMA, Ohio - Police in western Ohio say a man with an arrest warrant told them he didn't like the mugshots they were using, so he sent them a selfie. Lima police say the gesture followed a department Facebook posting about Donald "Chip" Pugh. Police say the 45-year-old Pugh is... more »
  • Family of 4 killed in northeast Ohio house explosion

    January 12, 2016 4:39 AM

    NORTHFIELD CENTER, OH.- A couple and their two young children have been killed in a house explosion in northeast Ohio. The explosion happened Monday night in Northfield Center Township in Summit County. Emergency responders arrived on the scene and saw flames shooting from the home. Fire Chief Frank Risko says... more »
  • O'Malley fails to qualify for Ohio's ballot

    December 31, 2015 12:20 PM

    COLUMBUS - Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley has failed to qualify for Ohio's primary ballot, falling short of the signatures needed to appear before the state's voters. A spokesman for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) tells The Associated Press that O'Malley failed to get the 1,000 valid signatures... more »
  • Ohio Sheriff: Drinking-and-driving Facebook video leads to arrest

    December 30, 2015 1:08 PM

    COLUMBUS - Authorities say an Ohio man took cellphone video of himself drinking while driving and posted it on Facebook, leading to his arrest hours later. The Franklin County sheriff's office says someone tipped off deputies about the video after it was posted Monday, and the vehicle was stopped that... more »
  • Officials confirm 9 deaths in Ohio plane crash

    November 11, 2015 1:09 PM

    AKRON - Officials have confirmed that nine people were killed when the business jet they were in crashed into a northeast Ohio apartment building. Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Haymaker says Wednesday that two pilots and seven passengers were killed aboard the 10-seat Hawker H25 when it clipped utility... more »
  • Owner says 9 aboard plane that crashed in Ohio

    November 11, 2015 3:36 AM

    AKRON, OH.- The owner of a small business jet that crashed into a northeast Ohio apartment building says there were nine people aboard. Authorities have confirmed two deaths but say they're not expecting any survivors. The Akron fire department says investigators are trying to independently determine how many people were... more »
  • Police: 8-year-old girl tried to smoke pot at Ohio school

    November 10, 2015 8:59 AM

    PATASKALA- Police in central Ohio say an 8-year-old girl was caught trying to smoke marijuana by lighting a plastic baggie of it in a restroom at her elementary school, and they're working to determine where she got it. Police in Pataskala, east of Columbus, report the girl tried to discard... more »
  • Police: Drunk Ohio man had boy, 9, drive him to gas station

    November 9, 2015 9:59 AM

    TIFFIN, OH.- Police say an Ohio man was drunk when he had his 9-year-old neighbor drive him to a gas station to buy barbecue sauce for their chicken dinner. A Tiffin police spokesman says that the boy drove the man to the gas station Saturday evening, but clerks wouldn't let... more »
  • Girl, 8, killed in fatal house fire in northeast Ohio

    November 7, 2015 4:00 PM

    CANTON, Ohio - Authorities say an 8-year-old Ohio girl is dead after she became trapped on the second floor of her burning home. Fire officials in Canton say Azzie Thomas was found dead Saturday morning. Firefighters sent to the scene arrived to find the first floor engulfed in flames. The... more »
  • 9-year-old who died after football practice had heart defect

    November 5, 2015 11:41 AM

    POMEROY - A coroner says a 9-year-old Ohio boy who collapsed at a youth football practice died as the result of a heart defect. The Meigs County sheriff's office says Wyatt Barber's death resulted from an abnormal left main coronary artery in his heart. He had no other injuries. A... more »
  • Ohio voters snuff out pot proposal

    November 3, 2015 9:53 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Voters rejected a plan to legalize recreational and medical marijuana use there. The proposal, known as Issue 3, would have allowed adults 21 and older to use, purchase or grow certain amounts of weed. A constitutional amendment would have created a regulatory and taxation framework along... more »
  • Court: Therapy dog didn't sway jury against sex offender

    October 23, 2015 11:56 AM

    AKRON, Ohio - An Ohio appeals court has rejected an inmate's claim that the jury in his trial was influenced by a county-employed therapy dog used to calm a testifying young victim. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the ruling on Michael Jacobs' complaint to the 9th District Court of Appeals... more »
  • Trucker accused as serial killer

    October 14, 2015 8:49 PM

    CLEVELAND, OHIO- A trucker's driving history is being investigated after he was indicted for four murders that came 18 years apart. Authorities say they want to know more about where and when Robert Rembert worked during those years. The county prosecutor's office says they know he drove all over Ohio... more »
  • Exotic animals crackdown

    October 7, 2015 8:52 PM

    GERMANTOWN, OHIO- Four bears were seized by authorities as Ohio cracks down on people who did not comply with new requirements for owning wild animals. The bears were taken from land southwest of Dayton and the owner had previously reported owning a tiger and a cougar, which were not... more »
  • Ohio mom accused of decapitating baby competent for trial

    September 17, 2015 11:56 AM

    CINCINNATI - A woman accused of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter has been found competent to stand trial and is scheduled for a hearing next month. Twenty-year-old Deasia Watkins was ordered to a psychiatric center for treatment and evaluation in April. Court documents show the judge has since found her competent... more »
  • Ohio St. students may have defaced ancient rock

    September 5, 2015 12:44 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Ohio State University is promising to take appropriate action if any students are found to be involved in the vandalism of ancient rock art in Utah. School officials said Friday they are looking into whether students on a geology field trip were responsible for scrawling signatures... more »
  • Two dozen on Ohio death row, no lethal drugs to execute

    September 5, 2015 11:48 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The number of condemned Ohio killers is now at two dozen even though the state can't find supplies of lethal drugs to execute them. The prison system now has just over four months to obtain the drugs if it hopes to execute the first inmate of 24... more »
  • Ohio mom accused of killing 3 sons could face death penalty

    August 25, 2015 5:19 PM

    BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio - An Ohio woman accused of killing her three sons over a 13-month period out of jealousy at the attention her husband paid them has been indicted on aggravated murder charges and could face the death penalty. Aggravated murder charges against Brittany Pilkington in Bellefontaine were announced Tuesday... more »
  • Military surveillance balloons

    August 19, 2015 9:12 PM

    MIDDLE RIVER, MARYLAND- The second of two helium-filled airships was launched by the U.S. military to test an East Coast missile defense system. The launch was from the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground completes the aeronautical part of what's known as JLENS. The balloons are equipped with radar and are... more »
  • Ohio cop faces murder charge in driver's killing Play Video

    July 29, 2015 1:21 PM

    WARNING - The body camera video attached to this story is graphic in nature. CINCINNATI - A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges. Hamilton County's prosecutor says Wednesday that... more »
  • Shot fired accidentally at Ohio military recruiting station

    July 23, 2015 4:31 PM

    LANCASTER, Ohio - Authorities say an armed civilian accidentally fired a shot from an AR-15 rifle outside a military recruiting center in Ohio but no one was hurt. Police in Lancaster say 28-year-old Christopher Reed was holding the rifle outside the center on Thursday when someone asked to look at... more »
  • Ohio Gov. Kasich is 16th notable entry into GOP race

    July 21, 2015 12:19 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is the latest entry into the 2016 Republican presidential race. The outspoken swing-state governor declared his candidacy Tuesday at Ohio State University. He told a crowd of 2,000: "The sun is going to rise to the zenith in America again." He's the 16th... more »
  • Woman arrested after calling 911 with Chinese food complaint

    July 7, 2015 11:49 AM

    ALLIANCE, OH - An Ohio woman has been arrested after calling 911 to complain about an order of Chinese food. Police say the 44-year-old Alliance woman called the emergency number late Monday afternoon to say the Chinese food she'd ordered from a local restaurant was "not up to par for... more »
  • Ohio theatre switches horror movie for Disney film

    June 24, 2015 12:42 PM

    MIDDLETOWN, OH - Parents and children settled into their seats for a new animated Disney film got a quick jolt when a horror movie came on the southwest Ohio screen instead. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that a projectionist accidentally played "Insidious: Chapter 3" instead of "Inside Out." A mother wrote... more »
  • Thieves break into Ohio pet rescue, swipe 7 rare pythons

    June 16, 2015 7:56 AM

    AKRON- An Ohio pet rescue is searching for seven rare pythons that were stolen from the shop over the weekend. Akron Rattery and Reptile Rescue CEO Robin Everley says the snakes were taken Saturday when thieves cut a hole in a wall in an adjacent building and broke in. She... more »
  • Fingerprints catch 1959 killer

    May 5, 2015 8:54 PM

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA- A convicted killer who disappeared for more than 60 years was caught as police used a ruse to get his fingerprints. Frank Freshwaters escaped a prison farm in Ohio in 1959. Deputies and U.S. Marshals created a scenario where the man they had under surveillance had to... more »
  • Ohio zoo: Mother dangles child over cheetah exhibit

    April 12, 2015 4:39 PM

    CLEVELAND - Officials at the Cleveland zoo say they plan to seek child endangerment charges against a woman whose 2-year-old son fell into a cheetah exhibit. Zoo officials say several witnesses saw the woman dangling the toddler over the railing yesterday before he fell about 10 feet into the pit.... more »
  • Teen steals cash, hands out hundreds to classmates

    April 11, 2015 1:07 PM

    MEDINA, Ohio - Police in Ohio say a middle school student took $25,000 from his grandfather and later started handing out $100 bills to his classmates. Authorities say the 13-year-old gave out thousands of dollars this week before schools officials discovered what was happening. Investigators in the northeastern Ohio city... more »
  • Mom accused of decapitating baby

    March 17, 2015 7:56 PM

    CINCINNATI, OHIO- A woman accused of decapitating her three-month-old daughter was told to stay away from the baby due to her psychiatric problems. Police say they found Jayniah Watkins decapitated and stabbed numerous times with a large chef's knife on a kitchen counter. The mother, 20-year-old Deasia Watkins, was... more »
  • Killer gets dog bite settlement

    March 5, 2015 7:47 PM

    COLUMBUS, OHIO- A convict serving time for murder who had his nose partially bitten off by a dog in a prison program got $7,500 in a settlement with the State of Ohio. Vincent Doan's damage award was approved in the Ohio Court of Claims. Doan claimed the attack two... more »
  • Charges for a mom after kids died in a fire

    February 25, 2015 7:46 PM

    EATON, OHIO- A mom faces charges after she left her kids home alone and the house burned to the ground, killing the ten and nine-year-olds. Chastity Hall faces child-endangerment charges and is in jail on $50,000 bail. Authorities contend they had been to the home before, since her son... more »
  • Wright State University sorry about Black History Month menu

    February 20, 2015 10:38 AM

    FAIRBORN, OH - The president of Wright State University and its dining services vendor have apologized for a Black History Month menu that included fried chicken and collard greens. The menu screens at the Ohio University also offered mashed potatoes and cornbread under photos of the Rev. Martin Luther King... more »
  • Eleven-year-old charged with killing a baby

    February 9, 2015 7:49 PM

    WICKLIFFE, OHIO- An eleven-year-old is charged with the beating death of a 2 month-old who was staying overnight with the girl and her mom to give the baby's mother a break. Police say the girl, her mother and the baby were on a couch when the woman fell asleep... more »
  • Grand jury indicts Ohio man held in Capitol terror plot

    January 21, 2015 1:31 PM

    CINCINNATI - Federal authorities say a grand jury has indicted the 20-year-old Ohio man accused of plotting an attack at the U.S. Capitol. Justice Department officials and the FBI say the federal grand jury in Cincinnati has charged Christopher Lee Cornell with attempting to kill U.S. officials and employees, solicitation... more »
  • Ohio bartender accused of threatening to kill John Boehner

    January 14, 2015 2:11 AM

    CINCINNATI, OH - An Ohio bartender with a history of psychiatric illness has been indicted on a charge of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner. A grand jury indictment identifies the man as Cincinnati resident Michael R. Hoyt. It says the incident took place Oct. 29. A separate criminal... more »
  • Couple dies the same day after 69 years of marriage

    January 7, 2015 8:00 PM

    TUIFFIN, OHIO- A couple in Ohio that had been married 69 years died eight hours apart and their son says he wasn't surprised since they did everything together. Gene Warrington was 88 and his wife, Pat, was 86. They died on December 27 while both were in hospice... more »
  • Buckeyes with the name of Oregon

    January 5, 2015 7:58 PM

    OREGON, OHIO- The mayor of the town of Oregon, Ohio won't budge and changing the name for the college national championship game. The Ohio State Buckeyes face the Oregon Ducks a week from Monday. The mayor of Oregon was asked to change the name to show support and... more »
  • 30-year-old cold case solved

    December 22, 2014 7:48 PM

    TOLEDO, OHIO- A 30-year-old cold case of murder is solved with a man pleading guilty to beating, raping and nearly decapitating a woman. Andrew Gustafson admitted to involuntary manslaughter and rape charges and he got 15-years in prison. He is from Michigan and at one time lived outside Toledo,... more »
  • North Korean detainee lands back home in Ohio

    October 22, 2014 5:51 AM

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH - An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. Officials say a plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle landed Wednesday morning at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton. The State Department announced Tuesday that the 56-year-old Miamisburg resident had... more »
  • High court puts off start of early voting in Ohio

    September 29, 2014 4:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been set to begin Tuesday. The justices' order by a 5-4 vote Monday granted a request from state officials, who have been trying to trim the number of days for early voting... more »
  • No indictment in Ohio Walmart shooting

    September 24, 2014 2:34 PM

    CINCINNATI- A special prosecutor says a grand jury found officers' actions were justified in the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart. Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier (PEEP'-my-er) said Wednesday the Greene County grand jury opted not to issue any indictments in the Aug. 5 death of 22-year-old John... more »
  • Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

    September 17, 2014 10:41 AM

    OXFORD, OH - A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio. Oxford police said a resident called them about the skunk's predicament on Sunday. Police found the animal banging around trying to get the can off and... more »
  • Plane crashes after takeoff, kills four Play Video

    August 26, 2014 3:27 AM

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, OH - Police say a plane has crashed shortly after takeoff at a regional airport, killing four people about 15 miles northeast of Cleveland. The plane crashed around 10 p.m. Monday after taking off from the Cuyahoga County Airport. It happened near the intersection of Bishop Road and... more »
  • More tests needed before Ohio city gets water back

    August 3, 2014 11:08 AM

    TOLEDO, Ohio - The mayor of Toledo, Ohio, is telling residents that more tests must be done to ensure toxins are out of the city's water supply. Mayor D. Michael Collins says Sunday that the 400,000 people in the region need to avoid drinking tap water for a second day.... more »
  • Duck relief

    July 23, 2014 7:58 PM

    COSHOCTON, OHIO- An Army veteran wants a small town to change its law that prohibits him from keeping ducks in his yard. Darin Welker says the ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder. He was cited for violating the ban on keeping farm animals in West Lafayette, about... more »

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