Ohio News

Small Confederate monument to be displayed on private land

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Township officials say a small monument honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that sparked debate and its removal in August from its original location will be publicly displayed on private property in Ohio. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports  Franklin ...

High school lockdown drill turns real when handgun found

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A high school lockdown drill turned into the real thing when a handgun and ammunition clips were found in the backpack of a student in Ohio's capital city of Columbus. The Dispatch reports Walnut Ridge High School canceled its football game Friday night after the ...

Ohio woman charged in boy’s death from fentanyl at sleepover

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have charged a 60-year-old Ohio woman in the death of a 12-year-old boy who a coroner says died from a fentanyl overdose during a sleepover at her apartment. Sheila Hutchins was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in the death ...

Manhunt underway in Ohio for suspect in slayings of 4

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A manhunt is underway in Ohio for a suspect in the shooting deaths of four people including a 7-year-old boy, whose body was apparently hidden in a home where the others were also found, authorities said. Warrants were issued ...

Backers of drug price issue to air documentary in 6 cities

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The frustrated promoter of an Ohio ballot initiative aimed at lowering prescription drug prices says his campaign plans to air an hour-long documentary around the state so voters can get a complete and accurate picture of what's being proposed. In a phone call Thursday, ...

Man convicted of national park shooting gets life sentence

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say an Ohio man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder for shooting a woman at a national park has been sentenced to life in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Ohio's northern district says 28-year-old DeZay Ely was sentenced Thursday in federal ...

Police: Concrete slab falls, killing construction worker

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a construction worker who police say was killed when a concrete panel fell on him from an aerial lift in Cleveland. The worker has been identified as 56-year-old Joseph Matulis, of Akron. He was ...

Police: Man arrested after random 911 calls by cellphone

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say they've arrested a man after receiving random 911 calls for months from his apparently malfunctioning cellphone. The Review in Alliance reports Sebring police arrested 33-year-old Nathan Hawkins Oct. 5 on a felony charge of disrupting public service. ...

Canadian sentenced after plane landing in Ohio with drugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Canadian passenger on a plane forced to make an emergency landing in Ohio with 290 pounds (132 kilograms) of cocaine onboard has been sentenced to just over five years in federal prison. The Columbus Dispatch reports 46-year-old David Ayotte was sentenced to 63 months ...

3 adults shot dead, 1 stabbed; missing-child alert canceled

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities investigating three fatal shootings and a stabbing at a pair of southern Ohio residences canceled a missing-child alert for an 8-year-old boy from one of the homes but continued searching Thursday for a man they called a ...