Ohio News

Demolition begins on historic Ohio home built in the 1830s

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A historic 1830s-era home known as the Mother Thompson House will be demolished for a new home to be built on its spacious lot. Owner Greg Rand told the Times Gazette of Hillsboro (http://bit.ly/2pT0Z6a) his original plan was to build a new home inside the original ...

Court schedules 2nd execution attempt for Ohio killer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set a new execution date for a convicted killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009. The court last week scheduled the lethal procedure for death row inmate Romell Broom for June 17, 2020. Broom was sentenced to die for ...

Man crawls to safety 4 days after falling from cliff

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Firefighters in Ohio say a man who fell from a cliff and spent four days in a ravine was rescued after he crawled 300 yards (274 meters) to a country club, despite having broken both his legs and arms. WJW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2qQOzhe ) the man was found Monday in ...

Police say alleged bank robber, customer exchange gunfire

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a bank robber and a bank customer exchanged gunfire during a robbery. No arrests were made and police in Colerain Township in suburban Cincinnati were searching for the suspect and an accomplice after the Monday morning robbery. Police say bank employees ...

Report says 2 Ohio back-up dancer brothers safe after blast

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says twin brothers from Ohio who are backup dancers for singer Ariana Grande are safe after the deadly blast following Grande's concert in northern England. WCMH-TV in Columbus reports (http://bit.ly/2rcqjZT ) brothers Brian and Scott Nicholson are shaken up ...

Ohio pulls back unbid $71 million lottery contract request

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's lottery commission has pulled back a request for an unbid $71 million contract for the Greek company that runs the state's gambling operations. The commission wanted the state Controlling Board to approve a two-year contract with Intralot that also included ...

New rule gradually bringing corporate tax breaks to light

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Want to know how much money governments give away in corporate tax breaks? Good luck. For years, the figure has been incredibly difficult to calculate. That's because states, cities and other government units haven't been directed ...

Crash after prom in Ohio leaves 1 dead, 1 seriously injured

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio troopers say a crash involving two students on prom night killed a 17-year-old girl and seriously injured the 18-year-old driver. The State Highway Patrol says the crash happened early Sunday in Lorain County, west of Cleveland. Investigators say they think the ...

2 children believed to have been shot by mother die

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Two children who police say were shot by their mother in Ohio last week have died. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2rGwZMY ) the bodies of the 8-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy were taken from Dayton Children's Hospital to a coroner Sunday night. Police ...

Lawmaker introduces bill reducing concealed carry penalties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio legislator has introduced a bill that would reduce penalties for carrying a concealed handgun on school grounds and other gun-free sites. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2rzfTzD ) reports permit holders would not be subject to prison time under Republican Rep. John ...

Ohio House sidelines bailout of 2 FirstEnergy nuclear plants

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Opponents are praising a decision to suspend deliberations on the proposed financial rescue of Ohio's two nuclear plants, even as Akron-based FirstEnergy continues to push for the deal. House Public Utilities Chairman ...

Police: 81-year-old man kills wife, drives himself to jail

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an 81-year-old Ohio man killed his wife after an argument and then drove himself to jail. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2q1JwsU ) Donald Cleaver showed up at a county jail early Friday after 70-year-old Mary Cleaver was stabbed to death at the ...

Police probe, grand jury leave teen’s family ‘dissatisfied’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of a black 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer after a suspected robbery last year said it is "completely dissatisfied" with how the investigation was handled after a grand jury voted not to indict the officer. The Franklin County ...

OSHA proposes $280K fine for steel plant safety violations

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal safety group says it has proposed a $280,000 fine against an Ohio steel plant for violations over lead exposure and hazards caused by unsafe machinery. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the proposed fine Friday against Republic Steel in ...

Hearing set in officer’s retrial in traffic stop killing

CINCINNATI (AP) — A pretrial hearing is set in the upcoming murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist. Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz (giz) scheduled a hearing for Thursday that's expected to cover juror anonymity and news media access. Jury ...

Woman sentenced to probation for luring man to his death

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman once charged with aggravated murder will avoid prison time after being sentenced on a reduced charge for luring a man to his death. Antwanette Kennedy was sentenced Wednesday to a year of probation on an obstruction of justice charge for her role in the ...

Plane landing at Ohio airport veers, hits trees; no one hurt

NEW PLYMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a single-engine plane trying to land at a small airport in rural southern Ohio after an equipment malfunction veered off a runway and crashed into trees. The State Highway Patrol says none of the four people aboard the plane reported injuries after ...

Slain 16-year-old Ohio boy was shot more than 10 times

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio coroner says a 16-year-old Toledo boy found dead near a backyard shed was shot more than 10 times, including twice in the chest. Police believe Todd Davis was killed sometime Monday night. He was found and pronounced dead on Tuesday morning. Toledo police Lt. Joe ...

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem adored, reviled in divided Ohio

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gloria Steinem does not believe her life's work advocating for reproductive freedom and women's rights makes her "pro-abortion," the feminist icon said in an Associated Press interview Tuesday. Steinem spoke ahead of her appearance ...

Police defend geese from harassment at Ohio park

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police are defending geese from harassment at a southwest Ohio city park. The Middletown Police Department says it's received complaints about people bothering the birds at Smith Park in the city 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Cincinnati. In a post on the ...