Ohio News

Partner of cop who shot Rice: ‘I didn’t know it was a kid’

CLEVELAND (AP) — The partner of a Cleveland officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir (tuh-MEER') Rice recalls pleading for a faster response from medics as the wounded boy's condition worsened. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2oZdxvu ) reports the newly public recorded police interviews were ...

Ohio governor, ex-GOP presidential candidate, publishes book

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich's new book, "Two Paths: America Divided or United," provides a rare, and sometimes raw, behind-the-scenes look at being a 2016 presidential candidate. The book, released Tuesday by Thomas Dunne Books, is roughly ...

Ohio police officer injured in shooting range accident

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — An official says an Ohio police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg at a shooting range owned by a school that provides career training to adults and high schoolers. The police officer was injured at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School in Oberlin. He was ...

House budget pumps $170M into solving Ohio’s opiate epidemic

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A plan unveiled Tuesday by majority House Republicans includes funding for a smartphone app, a 24-hour hotline and other inventive ways to tackle Ohio's opioid crisis. Speaker Clifford Rosenberger, Finance Chairman Ryan ...

Pit bull breaks away from chain, mauls man to death in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a pit bull apparently broke away from a chain and mauled a man to death in Ohio. Dayton police responded to a report about a man screaming for help amid the sound of barking dogs at around 4:40 a.m. Tuesday. Lt. Mark Ponichtera (PAHN'-uh-tehr-uh) says police ...

Ohio governor, ex-GOP presidential candidate, publishes book

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new book by Ohio Gov. John Kasich looks at what Kasich calls the positivity of his presidential campaign compared with the election cycle's negativity. Kasich's "Two Paths: America Divided or United" is being published Tuesday. The book reflects on Kasich's career, ...

Trial to begin in 2014 deaths of 2 Toledo firefighters

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Jury selection is ready to begin for the trial of a property owner facing murder charges in the January 2014 deaths of two Toledo firefighters. The Blade newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/2ozWaib ) that a visit to the site is planned after jurors are seated in a selection ...

Girl, 14, finds man dead of overdose while mowing grass

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 14-year-old girl was mowing the grass at her grandfather's apartment building when she stumbled upon a man dead of an apparent overdose. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2oCTHTx ) the girl found the body Saturday morning. It was in bushes ...

Police: Boy, 10, set fire at Ohio store with people inside

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 10-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated arson after a fire at an Ohio discount store caused damage estimated at more than $200,000. Middletown police Lt. Jim Cunningham says about 10 people were inside the Family Dollar store when ...

Father remembers son killed in hammer throw at track meet

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The father of an Ohio college student who died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a suburban Chicago track meet remembered his son as a strong Christian. The Rev. Mark Roser says 19-year-old Ethan Roser of Cincinnati shared his faith with others and it ...