Ohio News

Pipeline builder offers $7.5M, land to settle lawsuits

GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio city is considering whether to accept a $7.5 million offer to settle lawsuits with a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline. The Green City Council was expected to vote Wednesday night whether to accept an offer that also includes 20 acres ...

Superintendent charged with child rape takes plea deal

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A school superintendent charged with child rape for allegedly assaulting a young girl accepted a plea deal Wednesday as his trial was set to begin in western Ohio. Patrick O'Donnell, the former superintendent for Indian Lake Local Schools in Logan County, entered ...

Funeral home billboard targeting homicides stirs community

By THEODORE DECKER, Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The billboard is blunt by design. "Black Lives SHOULD Matter, Especially to BLACK PEOPLE. STOP THE VIOLENCE. We don't want your business That bad." The bearer of this message is Marlan J. Gary, and his business is ...

Ohio will have lottery for tickets to Kasich’s annual speech

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich's office will have an online lottery for Ohioans seeking tickets to the Republican's final State of the State speech in suburban Columbus. This year's address will take place at Otterbein University on March 6 in Westerville, near where the governor ...

Court throws out death sentence for Ohio boy’s 1985 slaying

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out a three-decades-old death sentence for a man convicted in the rape, torture and murder of a 12-year-old Ohio boy. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati says death row inmate Danny Hill can't be executed because he is ...

Off-duty officer shoots armed teen suspect after robbery

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (AP) — Police say an off-duty officer shot and wounded a 17-year-old suspect who pointed a gun at him after a robbery at a southwestern Ohio gas station. Investigators say the Miami Township officer saw the teen pointing a gun at cars Monday afternoon in an apparent ...

Seattle Seahawks’ Frank Clark loses father in house fire

CLEVELAND (AP) — Seattle Seahawks player Frank Clark has confirmed his father and three other family members have died in a Cleveland house fire. Clark wrote in a tweet posted Sunday evening that his father, 44-year-old Frank Clark III, died in the fire in the city's East Side on Jan. ...

Cause of death undetermined for boy buried in his backyard

CLEVELAND (AP) — A medical examiner hasn't been able to determine what caused the death of a 5-year-old boy who was found buried in the backyard of his Cleveland home. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Medical Examiner's Office said Monday that the death of Jordan Rodriguez has been ruled ...

In drug crisis hotbed, hoping for action on Trump’s words

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to Ohio on Monday to make Cincinnati-area stops focusing on the new tax overhaul — though some in a state with one of the nation's highest overdose rates would rather hear more about his plans for the drug ...

Most suspended Ohio State fraternities resume recruitment

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly all the Ohio State University fraternities whose activities were suspended in November, most for hazing and alcohol, have been cleared to resume recruitment events and, in many cases, social events. The university suspended ...