Ohio News

2nd O’Connor could join race for open US House seat in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A second candidate surnamed O'Connor could soon be running for an open congressional seat in Ohio. Cleveland.com reports that a party spokesman says Matthew Brendan O'Connor is preparing to run for Ohio's 12th congressional district as a Libertarian. If he makes the ...

Event marks 155th anniversary of Ohio Civil War battle

PORTLAND, Ohio (AP) — The state's history museum is marking the 155th anniversary of Ohio's only major Civil War battle. The Saturday morning event commemorates the Battle of Buffington Island, in which the Union army chased and then cornered a Confederate cavalry commanded by General John ...

Man sentenced to prison over fake airport bomb threat

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who called in a bomb threat to an airport so he wouldn't miss his flight has been sentenced to four months in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 40-year-old Dana Carter, of Dayton, was sentenced Thursday for his calls to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky ...

Ohio governor to dedicate state park named for Jesse Owens

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to dedicate a new state park and wildlife area named for Olympic great Jesse Owens. The Republican governor announced the creation of the park earlier this year in his final State of the State speech. The land spans parts of Guernsey, ...

Federal judge allows open phone line during Ohio execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is allowing the use of an open phone line to his courtroom during an Ohio execution scheduled for next week. The decision by Judge Michael Merz again permits a system created last year when defense attorneys tried unsuccessfully to stop an execution ...

Woman killed when car crashes during Ohio police chase

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 35-year-old female passenger in a car that crashed while being chased by an Ohio state trooper has died. The Dayton Daily News reports the 20-second chase early Saturday in Dayton after an attempted traffic stop ended when the car struck a utility pole ...

Man found guilty in fatal Ohio Amish buggy crash

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — A man who struck an Amish buggy from behind, killing a woman and injuring three of her family members, has been found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide in Ohio. Court records show 43-year-old Steven Hunter pleaded no contest to charges Friday in western Ohio's ...

Fire officials: Man operating portable lift is electrocuted

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials in Ohio say a man operating a portable lift was electrocuted when he made contact with power lines. The Hamilton Fire Department says the man was killed shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday. The victim wasn't identified and additional details weren't immediately ...

Police: 2 killed in drive-by shooting on Ohio interstate

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say multiple shots have been fired into a car on an interstate in Cleveland, killing two people. Cleveland police didn't immediately release the identities of the two people who were killed in the drive-by shooting about 8 p.m. Saturday at an exit ramp on Interstate ...

Police say they made an ‘error’ in arresting Stormy Daniels

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against Stormy Daniels just hours after the porn star was arrested and accused of illegally rubbing undercover police officers' faces against her bare breasts during a performance at an Ohio ...