Ohio News

Authorities: Tornado damages homes, causes some injuries

SHELBY, Ohio (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado damaged some homes and businesses and caused some injuries in a section of Ohio and a possible tornado damaged mobile homes in another part of the state. No deaths were reported. Meteorologist Doug Kahn in the weather service's ...

University sues companies alleging shoddy work at stadium

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron is suing several companies over the condition of railings in the school's stadium, saying shoddy construction and design led to $1 million in needed repairs. The university lawsuit included photographs that show railings at Infocision Stadium ...

Ohio River agency again looking at revising pollution rules

CINCINNATI (AP) — A commission that watches over the Ohio River's health across six states is looking at making some of its pollution standards for the river voluntary. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission has been considering changes to the standards for more than a year. Last ...

Lawmakers want non-budget approach to school ‘takeovers’ fix

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers pushing an overhaul of Ohio's school-funding system say proposals to change how the state takes control of poor-performing districts shouldn't be part of the budget debate. Rep. John Patterson, a Democrat from Jefferson in northeastern Ohio, says ...

Lawmaker goes through drug education program, will keep seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker from Cincinnati who faced a felony charge over a pill found in his vehicle has completed a drug education program, and the charge was reduced and dismissed Monday to resolve that matter. An Adderall pill was found when a state trooper stopped Democratic ...

Authorities seek prisoner who escaped at Ohio rest stop

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are continuing their search for a prisoner who escaped at an interstate rest stop while he was being moved by a private inmate transport company. The State Highway Patrol says Affordable Extradition Service was transporting the inmate, Said Ali ...

50 years on, friends still recall Ohioan’s Vietnam death

By JIM KRUMEL The Lima News WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — Fifty years will have passed this Saturday since Gary Detrick was killed by enemy fire in Vietnam. He was 20 years old. It is a date — April 13, 1969 — that has always stuck in the mind of Larry Elsass, a boyhood friend of Detrick. ...

Patrol focusing on Move Over law in construction season

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol is focusing on enforcement of Ohio's Move Over law as construction season starts. The patrol says troopers' cruisers were involved in 56 crashes in the past five years that appear to have involved violations of that law by motorists. Two ...

Jury: prosecutor guilty of coercion, acquitted on sex charge

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county prosecutor accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a female kidnapping victim in his office has been convicted of coercion but acquitted of a sex charge. The Attorney General's Office, which prosecuted the case, has said the woman was both a ...

Baby sitter convicted in Ohio toddler’s 2018 death

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio baby sitter charged with murder in a 3-year-old girl's death has been convicted of the child's death. The Hamilton-Middletown News-Journal reports that a jury convicted Lindsay Partin late Friday of murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangering. The ...