State & Regional News

April 9, 2014 - 9:29am
1 week 2 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Bond has been set at $1 million for a man who police say killed an 80-year-old woman while burglarizing her central Ohio apartment.

The Knox County prosecutor's office said 34-year-old Tyrone Caldwell was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated murder and aggravated burglary in the slaying of Marilyn Eversole in Mount Vernon, northeast of Columbus.

Police say Eversole was killed Tuesday morning at her apartment in a...

April 9, 2014 - 8:35am
1 week 3 days ago

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — A man is scheduled to appear in court after police say he killed an 80-year-old woman while burglarizing her central Ohio apartment.

The Knox County prosecutor's office said 34-year-old Tyrone Caldwell was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated murder and aggravated burglary in the slaying of Angela Cunningham in Mount Vernon, northeast of Columbus.

Police say Cunningham was killed Tuesday morning at her apartment in a...

April 9, 2014 - 8:15am
1 week 3 days ago

BATH, Ohio (AP) — A national animal welfare group says it has abandoned the idea of turning serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home in Ohio into a vegan restaurant.

Moira Colley, spokeswoman for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, tells The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/1g5BAOr ) the group "won't be able to move forward" with the proposal to convert the large northeast Ohio house into a restaurant called Eat For Life: Home Cooking....

April 9, 2014 - 7:52am
1 week 3 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A county prosecutor says he will ask the Ohio Supreme Court to consider whether police can use GPS devices to track vehicles without a warrant from the court.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien tells The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1oLKQ00 ) he will request an appeal of last week's ruling by a county appeals court to throw out evidence in a burglary case because a detective placed a GPS device on a suspect's car without getting a warrant....

April 9, 2014 - 7:34am
1 week 3 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor will determine if a former central Ohio county fair treasurer will face theft charges for "borrowing" $211,000 in public money to help run his farm.

A financial audit Tuesday from state Auditor Dave Yost says former Franklin County Agricultural Society Treasurer Dave Brobst stole the money between 2010 and 2012.

Brobst, a 54-year-old farmer who lives in the Columbus suburb of Groveport, repaid the funds with...

April 9, 2014 - 7:02am
1 week 3 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — A state lawmaker from northeast Ohio has been released from the hospital after donating a kidney to his wife.

The (Willoughby) News-Herald (http://bit.ly/1lPIXgX ) reports that state Rep. Ron Young, a Republican from Leroy Township, was released from the hospital Tuesday after fighting complications from the surgery.

Young was admitted to the hospital March 28 after going through numerous tests that showed he was a donor match for...

April 9, 2014 - 6:46am
1 week 3 days ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A convicted murderer who a judge once said could be "a serial killer in the making" has been indicted in the previously unsolved 1976 slaying of a 20-year-old woman in Toledo.

The grand jury in Lucas County on Tuesday indicted 57-year-old Martin Woods in the killing of Rebecca Gerst. Her body was found strangled and bleeding in her Toledo apartment in February 1976.

The (Toledo) Blade (http://bit.ly/1hrAYoo ) reports that Woods —...

April 9, 2014 - 6:20am
1 week 3 days ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is telling Dayton officials not to fear future base-closing commissions, saying that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base could add jobs during the next round of base closings.

Boehner, a Republican from West Chester Township, spoke to Dayton business, civic and university officials in Washington Tuesday.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1iwm10S ) reports that Boehner told the group it will "years down...

April 9, 2014 - 6:01am
1 week 3 days ago

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic Party officials have named a retired lieutenant as interim sheriff in a southeast Ohio county where the elected sheriff is facing corruption charges.

The Athens County Democratic Party Central Committee on Tuesday named Rodney Smith as the interim sheriff to serve in place of Sheriff Patrick Kelly, who was suspended by the state after his indictment in the corruption case.

Smith already had been directed by county...

April 9, 2014 - 5:44am
1 week 2 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State representatives of both parties have criticized Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) for saddling them with a midterm budget bill loaded with proposals they called unsuited for a non-budget year.

One fellow Republican said Kasich's practice of proposing voluminous off-year budgets was putting the governor in control of Ohio's legislative branch of government.

Rep. Terry Boose's remarks came Wednesday before the House voted 57-...

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