Ohio News

Man charged with murder in infant son’s death

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused in the death of his infant son and of injuring the child's older sibling has been indicted charges including murder and felonious assault. Warren County court officials say the grand jury also indicted 27-year-old Cody Colwell, of Clearcreek Township, ...

Judge blocks schools from Ohio suit against e-school founder

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge won't let school districts intervene in Ohio's civil case seeking to recoup millions of dollars in public funding from leaders of a now-defunct online charter school. Eight districts, including Dayton and Toledo, sought to be part of the case involving founder ...

Missing teen found, 3 charged with human trafficking

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sheriff says a missing teenage girl has been found in the back of a U-Haul truck and three people have been charged with human trafficking. News outlets report the Knox County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the girl was reported missing Saturday and ...

Ohio officials discuss hate crimes before Klan-related rally

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal and local officials in Ohio are discussing how to prevent and respond to hate crimes at a public meeting ahead of a Ku Klux Klan-related group's rally planned next month. The Dayton Daily News reports Wednesday's meeting is part of scheduled programming by the ...

Judge tosses death sentence of man on death row since 1988

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Ohio has ruled that a man who's been on death row for more than 30 years is intellectually disabled and has thrown out his death sentence. Andre Jackson was convicted of aggravated murder in 1988 for fatally beating a 74-year-old employee at a laundromat in ...

State’s aviation policy panel seeks experts from public

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is looking for members of the public with expertise in aviation and aerospace technology to serve on a state panel. State Rep. Rick Perales (peh-RAH'-lihs), a Beavercreek Republican, chairs the 2019-20 Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee. He says ...

Help on wheels: Carts help disabled Ohio dogs stay mobile

By HOLLY ZACHARIAH The Columbus Dispatch GALION, Ohio (AP) — John Lizotte approached the makeshift pen with caution because the German shepherd was in full-on guard-dog mode, his deep-throated bark of warning bouncing off the shelter walls. John pulled a treat from the pouch strapped to his ...

Families to have voice in Columbus police shooting trial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Columbus has agreed to allow a jury to hear from relatives of two slain police officers should the trial of a man accused of killing them reach the death penalty phase. The Columbus Dispatch reports Judge Richard Frye agreed with prosecutors Friday that ...

1-year-old boy killed in possible accidental shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in Cleveland say a 1-year-old boy has been killed in what they say may have been an accidental shooting. Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia says officers were called to the home at 6:20 p.m. Saturday for a shooting involving a small child. The boy ...

Zookeeper hospitalized after tiger attack at Topeka Zoo

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when a Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv tackled the worker in an enclosed outdoor space. Topeka Zoo ...