Ohio News

Man convicted in future mother-in-law’s slaying sentenced

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man found guilty of fatally stabbing and shooting his future mother-in-law five days before he was supposed to marry her daughter has been sentenced in Ohio to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 33 years. A judge on Monday sentenced 21-year-old Jeffrey ...

Halloween venue hosts ‘Swastika Saturday’ on day of shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Halloween venue in Ohio that held a "Swastika Saturday" the day a gunman opened fire at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh killing 11 said "we screwed up big time." Haunted Hoochie in Pataskala put out a Facebook promotional post that day referring to "Swastika ...

Veterans’ lives, experiences celebrated at new Ohio museum

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Step lightly between two facing mirrors at a first-of-its-kind museum honoring and celebrating the experiences of military veterans, and it takes your breath away. Behind and in front of you, as far as the eye can see, are folded ...

VP Pence to campaign in Ohio for governor, House candidates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans a campaign stop in Ohio on behalf of two GOP candidates in tight elections. The Ohio Republican Party says Pence will attend a get out of the vote rally Wednesday in Mansfield on behalf of Republican Mike DeWine, running for governor, and ...

Ohio governor orders flags lowered after synagogue shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has ordered flags lowered to half-staff following a gunman's attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 people. The governor's announcement came after Saturday's shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill ...

Fired Ohio St assistant Smith pleads guilty to lesser charge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fired Ohio State assistant football coach Zach Smith has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct and an Ohio court issued a three-year protective order that keeps him away from his ex-wife. Smith had been facing a criminal trespass charge stemming from ...

Man accused of selling drugs to billionaire’s son charged

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who authorities say sold a deadly mixture of drugs to the son of a Greek billionaire in Cleveland has been indicted in federal court. Cleveland.com reports 35-year-old Terry Lee Christian is charged with selling 34-year-old Sokratis S. Kokkalis a mix of heroin, cocaine ...

Fight over CEO school takeover law reaches state high court

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fight over an Ohio law that puts control of poor-performing school districts in the hands of unelected CEOs rather than publicly elected boards has reached the state Supreme Court. On Wednesday, it accepted the case that ...

Ohio announces investment in anti-elder abuse efforts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has announced it is spending $1.3 million to expand its anti-elder abuse efforts. The Department of Job and Family Services says the investment includes a federal grant of more than $920,000. The agency said Wednesday the money will help it launch a year-round ...

Police: Reported abduction was attempt at YouTube ‘prank’

GREENHILLS, Ohio (AP) — Police in an Ohio village say a reported attempted abduction this week was actually an attempt to pull a prank to post on YouTube. Earlier this week, Greenhills police had warned residents about how an 11-year-old boy reported two men pulled up beside him and told him ...