Ohio News

Western Ohio wind farm to be sold to German company

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A German energy company is in talks to purchase a planned wind farm in western Ohio's Champaign County despite mounting opposition. The Springfield Sun News reports Everpower spokesman Jason Dagger confirmed the company is negotiating a sale of the Buckeye Wind ...

Ohio judge to decide on transgender boy’s therapy

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge expects to rule next month in a legal battle over what kind of therapy a transgender boy should receive. The 17-year-old youth's grandparents want full custody and support his pursuit of hormonal therapy. His parents deny that he is transgender and want ...

Students at Ohio college can go underground in bad weather

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Students at an Ohio university can go underground during bad weather thanks to a network of tunnels. Wright State University's pedestrian tunnel system links 20 of the university's 22 buildings, reports the Dayton Daily News. The 22-mile labyrinth offers a ...

Ohio police investigate death of pedestrian pulling wagon

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a man struck by a pickup truck as he pulled a little red wagon across a busy roadway in Ohio. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that 56-year-old Eric Smith of Middletown died Friday night. The Ohio State Highway Patrol ...

State might seek $19M more back from closed charter e-school

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The giant Ohio online charter school that abruptly closed mid-school-year lost another round of its multifaceted battle with the state over funding but said Tuesday that it's still fighting to reopen, even as many of its 12,000 ...

Thurber humor prize moving from New York City to Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio-based nonprofit named for humorist James Thurber says its annual ceremony to award the country's top humor writing prize is moving from New York City to Ohio this year. Thurber House, the boyhood home of Thurber, serves as a literary center and museum in ...

Man accused of biting trooper’s ear indicted

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A pedestrian accused of biting off part of an Ohio trooper's ear has been indicted on charges including felonious assault and kidnapping. Court documents show that the Lorain County grand jury in Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh) also indicted Cornelius Carey recently on charges of ...

Former school board member pleads not guilty to drug charge

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio school board member who resigned after an apparent overdose has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor drug possession charge. Akron police say 57-year-old John Otterman had marijuana and the powerful painkiller fentanyl when he was found unconscious last ...

Teen charged after threatening to go “Columbine” at school

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old man has been charged with making a terroristic threat after he was overheard saying he planned to "Columbine" his northeast Ohio high school. The Massillon Independent reports Quentin Gillmore was arrested Tuesday at Perry High School in ...

Silo collapse sends about 10,000 tons of corn onto road

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (AP) — A silo collapse has sent about 10,000 tons (9,070 metric tons) of corn onto an Ohio road, shutting it down for days. WHIO-TV reports emergency crews first responded to calls of an explosion at the Miami Valley Feed & Grain Co. in New Carlisle late Sunday night. ...