Ohio News

Teen pleads guilty to fatal prom night crash

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The teen driver in a prom night car crash that killed another teen in Ohio has pleaded guilty. Chynna Brandon entered her plea to aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault through tears in juvenile court Monday. Police say the 17-year-old was driving more ...

Michigan to be first Midwest state to allow recreational pot

By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Michigan clears a threshold this week as the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than just medical purposes. In the Nov. 6 election, voters by a wide margin endorsed recreational use by adults who are at least 21. The move comes ...

Multi-vehicle crash kills 3 people; 5 others injured

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a multi-vehicle crash in Ohio has killed three people. Columbus police say four cars were involved in the Interstate 71 crash around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The police release says a Pontiac traveled off the road and struck a median wall before hitting a Toyota ...

Supreme Court won’t weigh county immunity in Ohio jail death

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal by Montgomery County seeking immunity in a wrongful death lawsuit involving an inmate who died in 2012 during a medical emergency. The Dayton Daily News reports attorneys for the county's insurance company sought the protection, ...

Kent State alum plans 50th commemoration of May 4 shootings

KENT, Ohio (AP) — An alumnus is planning Kent State University's commemoration of 50 years since Ohio National Guard members fatally shot four students there and wounded nine during protests of the Vietnam War on May 4, 1970. Rodney Flauhaus tells the Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier he's aiming ...

In GM country, workers aren’t abandoning Trump – so far

By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Since General Motors announced its decision this week to shut down its hulking Lordstown plant — the anchor of this northeast Ohio town — workers on the line have had nothing but questions. Will they have jobs come spring? Should ...

Photographer testifies he saw car speed into crowd at rally

By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A photographer who captured images of a car slamming into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville told a jury Friday that he heard the driver rev his engine and saw him speed into the crowd. Ryan ...

Attorney: ex-Ohio State diving coach to plead not guilty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The lawyer for a former Ohio State diving club coach says his client will plead not guilty next week after he was charged with sexual battery over allegations he had sex with a female diver when she was a teenager. Defendant Will Bohonyi also was indicted Friday on a ...

Body identified as missing Ohio woman 20 years after death

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have uncovered the identity of a murder victim 20 years after the woman's body was found wrapped in plastic and a sleeping bag in a remote area of southern Utah. The Deseret News reports the woman was identified as 37-year-old Lina Reyes-Geddes, who ...

2nd man to be arraigned in slayings of 8 from family

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — The second of four family members charged with killing eight people from another family is set for arraignment in southern Ohio. Twenty-seven-year-old George Wagner IV will be arraigned Wednesday in Pike County court. Wagner, his parents and his brother are charged with ...