Ohio News

No charges in case of news photographer shot by deputy

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say no charges will be filed against an Ohio sheriff's deputy who shot a news photographer setting up to photograph a traffic stop. Clark County Deputy Jacob Shaw said he mistook photographer Andrew Grimm's camera for a gun when he shot him twice, once ...

Sentencing set for man accused of cyberstalking Ohio sheriff

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who pleaded guilty to harassing a county sheriff in the state for nearly 20 years via letters, emails and websites has a sentencing date. A criminal affidavit filed last year said the harassment began in 1999 when Columbus resident William Young was arrested ...

France gives Legion of Honor to Ohio veteran of 3 wars

By PAULA SCHLEIS, Akron Beacon Journal AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Don't ask Arthur Dinkins to condense his time as a World War II infantryman into one or two defining moments. To survive the front lines, there are hundreds of actions, large and small, just to get through each day. It means long ...

Ohio House nixes legislation on state pension payment cuts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Republican House leadership has ended hearings on legislation aimed at reducing annual cost-of-living increases for retirees receiving benefits from Ohio's largest public pension system. The Columbus Dispatch reports Rep. Kirk Schuring, of Canton, says said there ...

City’s mayor-manager standoff continues

CINCINNATI (AP) — The standoff over an embattled city manager is continuing. With one council member absent Wednesday, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley removed a proposed buyout proposal for Harry Black from the council meeting agenda. Cranley asked Black to resign nearly two weeks ago. Black ...

Last debate for Democratic governor candidates set for April

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Four Democratic candidates for Ohio governor will participate in their last debate of the primary campaign season next month as early voting gets underway for the May election. State Sen. Joe Schiavoni (shuh-VOHN'-ee), former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray, ...

Number of city’s kids poisoned by lead above state average

CLEVELAND (AP) — The number of children in Cleveland testing positive for high levels of lead remains about four times the state and national averages. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports new data from the state health department shows a slight uptick over the past two years in the number of ...

Columbus library scans 1 millionth item into digital archive

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The library system in Ohio's capital city says archivists have scanned the 1 millionth item into the system's digital collection. The Columbus Metropolitan Library says the item is a panorama photograph taken from the cupola atop the Ohio Statehouse. The library ...

2 teen brothers found dead inside submerged car in Ohio

WESTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two teenage brothers have been found dead inside a submerged car in northwest Ohio. The Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune reports the Wood County Sheriff's Office has identified the teens as 17-year-old Xavier Wensink, and 14-year-old Aidan Wensink, of ...

Ex-Miss Kentucky gets probation for bringing pot into prison

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A former Miss Kentucky who tried to smuggle a small amount of marijuana into an Ohio prison for her boyfriend won't have to spend time behind bars. The Lima News reports 28-year-old Kia Hampton, of Louisville, Kentucky, received probation Wednesday during a hearing in Allen ...