Ohio News

LeBron blasts Trump, calls him ‘so-called president’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James went after President Donald Trump in an emotional speech on Tuesday night, calling him the "so-called president" while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy. Standing on stage before students, parents ...

Ohio man accused of plotting US attacks asks for leniency

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with plotting to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving overseas training is asking for leniency at sentencing, saying he abandoned his plans for the attack. In making his argument, Abdirahman Sheik ...

From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, ‘robophobia’ plagues humans

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one. From science fiction written by Isaac Asimov eight decades ago to "Dilbert" cartoons today, the relationship between robots and humans ...

Police: Car-bus crash kills car’s driver, injures bus driver

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a bus and a car crashed head-on, killing the car's driver and injuring the driver of the transit authority bus in northwest Ohio. Toledo police say the car went across the center line and into the path of a Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority bus around ...

Police: Woman stole money meant for crash victims’ families

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who raised money to support the families of two teenagers who were killed and another who was hurt in a car crash has been charged with stealing donated funds. Police say 40-year-old Melissa Szentes, of Akron, was arrested Monday and charged with ...

Teenage boy electrocuted while climbing transmission tower

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say an Ohio teenager was electrocuted and fell about 30 feet (9.14 meters) to the ground after climbing a transmission tower supporting high-voltage power lines. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the power lines carry about 23,000 volts of electricity. A ...

Cops: Teacher let son sell drugs, teens use LSD at her home

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio elementary school teacher faces criminal charges over allegations she let her 15-year-old son sell drugs and let teenagers use the psychedelic drug LSD in her home. Forty-year-old Amy Panzeca, of Springboro, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Warren County to ...

3 dead, dozens injured, amid violent white nationalist rally

By SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and this usually quiet ...

Small-scale wind energy projects in Ohio still in demand

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite moves made by Ohio's legislature to thwart the development of large-scale wind farms, there's still a steady demand for small wind energy installations to power factories and small businesses. These smaller projects, with just a few turbines, rank Ohio among the ...

Sheriff’s office to auction century-old machine gun

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio sheriff's office is auctioning off a nearly century-old machine gun to help pay for new weapons for deputies. The Dover-New Philadelphia Times Reporter reports (http://bit.ly/2us3bJ2 ) that an expert has estimated the Thompson Model 1921's value ...