Ohio News

Boy Scout honored for saving fellow Scout pinned by tree

HARRISON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager has been awarded one of the Boy Scouts' highest honors for helping save another Scout who was pinned by a fallen tree. Fourteen-year-old Brandon Klotter was presented with the organization's National Medal of Merit in the Cincinnati suburb of Harrison ...

Paramedic driving patient requires overdose rescue

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio firefighter-paramedic driving an overdose patient to the hospital needed rescue himself. Fairborn Fire Department officials say the man wasn't seeing or feeling right Thursday evening, so his partner jumped to the front to stop the ambulance. The partner then ...

Ohio officials say tick-borne Lyme Disease still a threat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health says hunters and those trekking in wooded areas should use bug spray and take other precautions even in cold weather to prevent being infected with tick-borne Lyme disease. The state agency reports that 241 cases of Lyme disease have been ...

Kasich: Roy Moore ‘divisive’ and GOP shouldn’t support him

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich says allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor make Roy Moore unfit to serve and he should leave the race for Senate in Alabama. In a tweet Friday, the outspoken fellow Republican said he has "long opposed Roy Moore & his divisive ...

Ex-Traficant aide pleads guilty to theft from elderly woman

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An aide and longtime supporter of the late U.S. Rep. Jim Traficant has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from an elderly woman with dementia. The Vindicator reports 70-year-old Linda Kovachik, of Youngstown, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony ...

Judge: No subpoenas for neo-Nazi website publisher’s family

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has refused to give court-ordered permission for attorneys to question a neo-Nazi website publisher's relatives about the man's whereabouts. A Muslim-American radio host's lawyers have been searching in vain for The Daily Stormer's publisher, Andrew ...

Teen pleads guilty in firetruck collision that killed 2

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to juvenile charges in the deaths of two teen passengers who died when she drove an SUV through a red light and collided with a firetruck in Ohio. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the teen told a Summit County Juvenile Court judge ...

Police: Ohio man who started fatal fire won’t be charged

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio say a man who accidentally caused a fatal fire won't face criminal charges after investigators couldn't determine whether he was impaired by marijuana at the time. The Westerville police and fire departments issued a joint statement Thursday ...

Defense to focus on Haslam relationship with conspirator

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam's relationship with one of the chief conspirators in a scheme to defraud customers at the truck stop chain controlled by the Haslam family is becoming a focus for the defense in the fraud trial of the company's former ...

Ohio voters reject drug-price measure, back victims’ rights

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and DAN SEWELL, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio voters rejected a proposal Tuesday that sought to curb prescription drug prices paid by the state for prisoners, injured workers and poor people while supporting a crime victims' rights amendment with no ...

Ohio has 35,000 pounds of prescription drugs safely disposed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say Ohioans turned in more than 35,000 pounds (15,876 kilograms) of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs last month during the most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event promoted by the Drug Enforcement Administration is intended ...

Officials move trailers stored as evidence in family killing

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio have moved four trailers being stored as evidence in the still-unsolved slaying of eight family members last year. Officials in Pike County in the southern part of the state moved the trailers on Nov. 2 from a now-closed chemical company warehouse to ...

Ohio crime victims’ rights issue could face court challenge

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union was weighing a legal challenge to the crime victim rights amendment a day after it was overwhelmingly approved by Ohio voters. Issue 1, dubbed Marsy's Law, amends the Ohio Constitution to give ...

Akron Metro RTA executive director placed on paid leave

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Metropolitan Regional Transit Authority board has placed its executive director on paid administrative leave following two separate investigations. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the Metro RTA board of trustees unanimously approved placing Richard Enty on leave ...

Ex-school leader who’s banned from district elected to board

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio school superintendent who resigned amid an investigation and was later banned from district property has been elected to its school board. Voters in Toledo's Washington Local district gave Patrick Hickey one of three open spots on the school board ...

Standup comedian says he won’t seek 3rd term as Ohio mayor

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A veteran standup comedian acquitted of all charges after he was accused of abusing his power as mayor of a small Ohio city says he won't seek a third term. Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings made the announcement Monday during an interview with the BBC at the offices of ...

New sentencing date set for Ohio man who plotted US attacks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has set a new sentencing date for an Ohio man who admitted he plotted to kill military members in the U.S. Defendant Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH'-mahn shayk moh-HAH'-mud), of Columbus, pleaded guilty in August 2015 to supporting terrorism and ...

Ohio voters to decide ballot issues, mayoral races

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and DAN SEWELL, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio voters will decide ballot issues on Tuesday that would place limits on drug prices and expand victims' rights in criminal proceedings, along with several mayoral races. While low voter turnout is typical in ...

Power outages force Ohio counties to find new polling places

CLEVELAND (AP) — Election directors in northeastern Ohio have been scrambling to find new polling locations after a severe storm over the weekend knocked out power across the region. Damage from the storm on Sunday along with the power outages has closed some schools and churches that were ...

Teen pleads guilty to shooting Ohio sheriff’s deputy

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old has pleaded guilty to charges related to the shooting and wounding of a sheriff's deputy in northwestern Ohio following a search near the Michigan state line. Jeshua Gilmore, of Toledo, entered a guilty plea Monday to several counts that include attempted ...