Ohio News

New governor to give State of the State speech March 5

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is set to give his first State of the State speech on March 5 at the Statehouse. The Ohio House authorized the event in a vote Wednesday, after Speaker Larry Householder officially invited the Republican governor to deliver the midday speech. ...

Officials to discuss costs of trials in Ohio family massacre

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials will meet to go over state funding that will help cover the costs of prosecuting the four suspects in the slayings of eight people in southern Ohio. State Attorney General Dave Yost plans to meet with state lawmakers and officials from Pike County on ...

State: Hunters harvest more than 172,000 deer for 2018-2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say hunters in Ohio harvested more than 172,000 white-tailed deer throughout the state's 2018-2019 season for a decrease of more than 14,000 deer compared with last season. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says 172,040 deer were checked in the ...

Education advisory board hasn’t met for 2 years

CLEVELAND (AP) — A nine member advisory board to the Ohio Department of Higher Education lacks enough members to meet — and hasn't met for two years. The Ohio Board of Regents, created by the Ohio General Assembly in 1963, releases an annual report on the Condition of Higher Education in ...

Video shows train leave with baby on board, dad on platform

CLEVELAND (AP) — A surveillance video released by a transit authority in Cleveland shows a man stepping off a train to smoke a cigarette and then frantically chasing after it when it leaves the station with his baby on board. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority released a ...

Pastor accused of child sex trafficking faces federal trial

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Three pastors accused of coercing and sharing teenage girls to have sex, often for money, also sent one another photos and videos of the girls, federal prosecutors say. Two of the men already have pleaded guilty, and the third is set to ...

Governor names attorney to state public utilities commission

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has named an attorney to the state commission that regulates public utilities. The Republican governor has announced the appointment of Samuel Randazzo to fill the position of a member of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio who is retiring. ...

Memorial planned for 3 killed in emergency helicopter flight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A memorial is planned for three people killed when a helicopter on its way to transport a patient to a medical facility crashed in Ohio. The pilot and two flight nurses were killed Jan. 29 when the Survival flight helicopter crashed in state forestland in southern ...

Police: Cleveland man found dead, frozen in abandoned home

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say a 65-year-old man was found dead and frozen inside an abandoned home over the weekend. Officials say Juan Proctor was found dead about 1:30 p.m. Friday inside the home — following two days where temperatures fell below zero. Cleveland.com reports ...

Man accused of sexually abusing kids in Mississippi, Ohio

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man stands accused of sexually abusing two girls from South Carolina and four other girls in Ohio, and police are concerned there may be more victims in nine other states. The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports 74-year-old Harry Trest was arrested Monday. ...