CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly helping her daughter beat up a female classmate is suing the Cincinnati school district and police.
Authorities say 31-year-old Precious Allen held the 15-year-old girl down in a Withrow High School classroom and told her 14-year-old daughter to hit the girl with a combination lock. Police say the victim suffered cuts and bruises in the Feb. 7 scuffle.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A judge in northwest Ohio has sentenced two men to life in prison for the robbery and murder of a gym owner.
The (Toledo) Blade (http://bit.ly/11DURlr ) reports that the pair was sentenced Tuesday in connection with the Nov. 19 fatal shooting of 57-year-old Joseph Lengel Jr. outside the gym he owned in south Toledo.
Thirty-two-year-old Jason Kuhns pleaded guilty to murder last month. He'll be eligible for parole in 15 years....
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A large, stinky rainforest plant known as a corpse flower is again blooming at an Ohio State University greenhouse, and a spokeswoman says there's more excitement because another corpse flower there is expected to open soon.
A 6-foot titan arum opened Tuesday to release its rotting-flesh smell two years after it first flowered. A second corpse flower opened briefly at the greenhouse last May, and a third is expected to open in seven to 10 days....
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) plans to deliver the commencement address at a northeast Ohio high school where three students were killed and three others injured in a 2012 shooting spree.
A spokesman said Tuesday the speech at Chardon High School will be June 1.
Kasich honored Chardon's faculty and staff with a Governor's Courage Award earlier this year for displaying strength and perseverance after the Feb. 27, 2012, shooting....
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says his administration plans to launch a "major" program aimed at preventing older Ohioans from falling, though the specifics of the initiative weren't immediately known.
Speaking at a luncheon Tuesday hosted by AARP Ohio, Kasich said some seniors' pride may keep them from using a walker or a wheelchair.
Bonnie Kantor-Burman, director of the state's Department of Aging, said the agency is evaluating...
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 40-year-old eastern Ohio man to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to raping a child.
WTOV-TV (http://bit.ly/126Rv5o ) reports that Jared Tittle was sentenced Monday in Belmont County, ending a case that began more than 2 ½ years ago. He pleaded guilty last month to raping a child younger than 13, which authorities said occurred in September 2010.