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  • 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 »
  • Storm expected to make roads slick in Ohio Valley, Northeast

    January 12, 2015 2:09 AM

    NEW YORK CITY, NY - The work week is expected to get off to a slippery start as forecasters warn that a storm is bringing freezing rain, sleet and snow from the Ozarks to New England. Poor driving conditions are expected through much of the day Monday as the storm... 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

    July 23, 2014 6:10 AM

    BATH, OH - LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month. Cleveland Cavaliers fans and journalists arrived en masse to the NBA star's Akron area home to await his July 11 decision on whether he... more »
  • Park to rename coaster if Lebron goes to Cleveland

    July 9, 2014 8:18 PM

    SANDUSKY, Ohio - NBA superstar LeBron James has one more offer to consider in deciding where to play next season: Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is promising to rename one of its roller coasters "King James" if he returns home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. A park spokesman says... more »
  • Arrested for holding a sign

    June 18, 2014 7:57 PM

    CLEVELAND, OHIO- A man who held a sign warning drivers of a DUI checkpoint claims his free speech rights were violated when he was cited by police. Douglas Odolecki held a sign that said: "Check point ahead! Turn now!" Police say the city attorney says the part of the... more »
  • Woman sues after STD diagnosis posted on Facebook

    June 6, 2014 4:00 PM

    CINCINNATI - An Ohio woman whose medical record was posted to Facebook - revealing her name and a syphilis diagnosis - has sued the hospital where she was treated and the worker accused of accessing her file. The 20-year-old Cincinnati woman filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Hamilton County court. She... more »
  • Serial flasher forced home to Louisiana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 9, 2014 7:20 AM

    HAMILTON COUNTY, OH - A man convicted of flashing people in a Target parking lot in Ohio is coming home to Louisiana, and he does not have a choice. A judge banished 25-year-old Josiah Day from Hamilton County, Ohio. He exposed himself to several people in that parking lot,... more »
  • Prison time for forced labor

    April 24, 2014 7:51 PM

    YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO- A woman who lured a mentally disabled mother and her child into captivity and forced labor got nearly four-years in prison. A federal judge sentenced 22-year-old Dezerah Silsby after she made a plea deal when she was charged with threatening the woman, beating her and making her... more »
  • Jail time for coach in rape case

    April 22, 2014 7:20 PM

    STEUBENVILLE, OHIO- A former volunteer assistant high school football coach got jail time in connection with the infamous Steubenville rape case where two players assaulted a girl at a party and posted the attack to social media. Matthew Belardine got ten-days behind bars for serving alcohol to minors. ... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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