Ohio News

Woman charged in butterfly theft says they ‘captivate’ her

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman charged with stealing a butterfly from an Ohio botanical garden says the creatures "captivate" her. Jamie Revis is charged with the theft of a blue morpho butterfly from the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati on April 15. Revis told WCPO-TV in a text message that she ...

Ex-Boy Scouts troop leader pleads guilty in Ohio sex case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Boy Scout leader in Ohio has pleaded guilty to sexual battery charges involving a teenage member of his troop. Cleveland.com reports 29-year-old Aaron Robertson accepted the plea deal Wednesday in a Cleveland courtroom just before the start of his trial. He faced ...

Sen. Rand Paul to campaign with Ohio Republican candidate

LOVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will campaign in Ohio with a Republican candidate in the May 8 Senate primary. Paul joins Mike Gibbons on Thursday afternoon in the Cincinnati suburb of Loveland. Gibbons is a Cleveland investment banker who helped raise funds for ...

Teen to be sentenced for shooting at Ohio high school

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager who pleaded guilty to shooting two students at an Ohio high school could face more than 23 years in prison for attempted murder, felonious assault and inducing panic. Eighteen-year-old Ely Serna is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Champaign County nearly ...

Ohio governor to announce chronic pain prescriber standards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is preparing to announce new standards to help people suffering from chronic pain get proper treatment from prescribers to avoid addiction. The Republican governor scheduled a Wednesday afternoon news conference with the presidents of the state's ...

Ohio’s top court to hear arguments on promotions tax dispute

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set a date for arguments in a dispute over promotions offered by the Cincinnati Reds to ticket buyers including bobbleheads and other items. At issue is whether the Reds are exempt from paying tax on the purchase of the promotional ...

Woman pleads guilty to killing boyfriend in DUI crash

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend by drunkenly running him down with her vehicle. Prosecutors say 48-year-old Gloria Lee entered the plea Tuesday to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and DUI related to the May 2017 death of Darrone ...

WW II veteran to graduate 68 years after leaving college

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Like so many American soldiers returning home from World War II, Bob Barger started working a new job and going to college. Once he settled into his career and raising a family, finishing school was no longer a priority. Now, 68 years ...

Emergency center plan being reviewed after minivan death

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati officials expect to review a plan for improving the city's emergency center while police finish an internal investigation into the death of a teen who twice called 911 to report he was trapped in a minivan. The city's acting ...

9-year-old advocates for safe sidewalks in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 9-year-old safety advocate has met with the mayor of Cincinnati to talk about making safe sidewalks for her walk to school. Madelyn Gerker met with Mayor John Cranley last week, after first writing to the city government in March saying she and her brothers have to dodge ...