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Severe storm causes headaches in NE Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 06:11 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say storms that moved through northeast Ohio knocked out power to thousands of customers and caused some flash flooding that could slow the morning commute.

Some roads, including a section of Interstate 90, were blocked by flash floods after the storm rolled through Sunday night. Flooding also was reported on I-271 near U.S. 422.

Flash flood watches are in effect until 4 p.m. Monday for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh), Geauga (jee-'AW-guh), Lake and Trumbull counties.

Ohio gas prices down to start work week

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 05:51 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists will find lower gas prices to start the work week.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.37 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 12 cents less than a week ago — and 29 cents lower than a month ago in Ohio.

Monday's national average was $3.52, which is a nickel lower than a week ago, and 16 cents lower a month ago.

1 of 2 Ohio plane crash victims not yet identified

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 05:38 AM

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash.

One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff's Office says DNA testing may be needed.

Ohio State U hospital to open new emergency room

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 04:09 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University will soon open a new emergency department aimed at reducing wait times and eliminating use of hallway beds.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1mStZlr ) that emergency department stays for those admitted to Wexner Medical Center have been averaging just over six hours, one of the longest waiting times in the state.

The department has more beds, and there are procedural and other changes that medical officials say should reduce length of stay for patients.

Hearing postponed for indicted Ohio legislator

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 04:03 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — A pretrial hearing has been postponed for a southwest Ohio lawmaker accused of misleading investors about a company's financial status and using their money for personal gain.

The hearing for state Rep. Pete Beck was delayed Monday after a scheduling conflict in the courtroom of Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge John Andrew West. It was not immediately rescheduled.

Beck's trial is set for November.

Ohio man jailed after slow-speed police chase

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 02:08 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities in southwest Ohio say a 44-year-old man has been jailed for inducing panic and other charges after leading police on a slow-speed chase in which he held a gun to his head.

Christopher McFerron of Lockland was being held Sunday in Hamilton County Jail pending a court appearance Monday. No attorney was listed for him.

Police say dozens of officers were involved in a chase at 2 mph to 30 mph that lasted more than an hour Saturday in the western Cincinnati area.

Ohio offers extra hunting days for mourning doves

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:59 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will allow extra days for hunting mourning doves this year.

The Ohio Wildlife Council recently extended the state's dove season 20 days. Dove hunting will be allowed Sept. 1 through Nov. 9 and Dec. 15 through Jan. 1. The daily limit is 15 birds with a possession limit of 45 birds after the season's second day.

Controlled dove hunts will be offered at Fallsville, Rush Run, Spring Valley, Indian Creek and Bott state wildlife areas. The controlled hunts will occur the first two days of the season, Sept. 1 and 2.

Group restoring plane that flew Lake Erie islands

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 11:23 AM

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio group restoring a Ford Tri-Motor plane to flying condition hopes it will someday help future generations appreciate the aircraft's role in developing the Lake Erie Islands region and commercial aviation.

The Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation has worked for a decade to restore a 1929 plane that flew for Island Airlines to the Lake Erie Islands in 1946-1952. The aircraft held 12 people and transported islanders and visitors daily.

2 hurt in Ohio amusement park ride accident

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:42 AM

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Two people have been hurt in an accident involving a ride at Cedar Point amusement park in northwest Ohio.

News outlets and the park say one person went to a hospital for evaluation late Saturday while the other was treated at the scene. The park indicates that a cable disconnected from the Skyhawk ride at about 10 p.m. EDT.

It wasn't clear whether the injured people were riding Skyhawk or were on the ground when hurt. Skyhawk has two giant arms that swing riders up to 125 feet at speeds of up to 60 mph.

Ohio authorities say 2 killed in small plane crash

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 09:51 AM

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northwest Ohio say that two people were killed in an early morning small plane crash.

The Hancock County sheriff's office says that the crash occurred at about 1:10 a.m. EDT Sunday. Authorities say the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board launched investigations of the single-engine plane crash that killed both people on board.

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