Ohio News

Prosecutor: Grand jury to hear sex case against school’s head

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says the case of a central Ohio school superintendent accused of a sex crime involving a young girl will go before a grand jury. Logan County Prosecutor Eric Stewart says a preliminary charge of gross sexual imposition against 52-year-old Patrick ...

Ohio sheriff issues safety warning against MS-13 gang

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff has issued a safety alert after receiving several reports of gang members planning on "taking out" snitches and spreading heroin doses intended to cause overdoses. Sheriff Charles Reader says in the alert sent Monday that members of the international ...

Comment period ends soon on plan to anchor underwater pipes

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Time is running out for the public to comment on a proposal to install more screw anchor supports on twin oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac in the Great Lakes. Enbridge Inc. has applied with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to add 22 of ...

Jail, restitution ordered for Ohioan in fake shooting threat

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who falsely reported a planned shooting, prompting extra police security at several churches and synagogues, has been sentenced to spend four months in jail for the hoax. The Blade (http://bit.ly/2tibwxL ) reports 22-year-old Mohomed Abdouni, of Toledo, told ...

Cleveland mayor plans $15 minimum wage for city-paid workers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's mayor plans to raise the minimum wage for city-paid employees to $15 an hour by next spring. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2sM99li ) reports that could affect roughly 500 employees, such as police and fire cadets, custodial staff and lifeguards at city pools. ...

AP analysis finds partisan map-making advantage in Ohio

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A political map-making process controlled by Ohio Republicans resulted in the party winning nearly two more U.S. House seats and five more Ohio House seats in the last election than would have been expected in neutral ...

Tech sergeant released from hospital after air show accident

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital hours after an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for an air show in Ohio. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2t6puT1 ) Technical Sgt. Kenneth ...

Toledo Zoo’s Louie the elephant arrives at new Nebraska home

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Louie the elephant has arrived at his new home in Nebraska after a 700-mile trip from the Toledo Zoo. The Blade reports (http://bit.ly/2s7D6Jb ) Toledo Zoo officials say there weren't any problems during the 13 ½ hours trip that ended Friday at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo ...

3 people killed in accident while headed to Cedar Point

HELENA, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says three people have died when their car collided with a semitrailer in Sandusky County as they headed toward Cedar Point amusement park. The patrol says the accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Friday on U.S. Route 6. Those killed were ...

Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident. Penelope Reed of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Dayton says a report was received at 12:31 p.m. Friday of a jet off the end of a runway and on its top. ...