State & Regional News

May 21, 2015 - 12:58pm
4 days 19 hours ago

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A medical examiner says a 52-year-old northeast Ohio man killed by a sheriff's deputy was shot three times.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office reported that Jonathan Colley was fatally shot Wednesday morning in the Akron suburb of Green after he advanced on deputies with a knife and couldn't be stopped with a stun gun.

Summit County Medical Examiner Gary Guenther said Thursday that Colley was shot in the chin, chest and in the back...

May 21, 2015 - 10:57am
4 days 15 hours ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A 28-year-old Air Force recruiter convicted of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at a Halloween party in southwest Ohio has been sentenced to four years and seven months in a military prison.

A Wright-Patterson Air Force Base spokeswoman says the military judge Thursday also reduced Staff Sgt. Corey Campbell to the Air Force's lowest enlisted rank. Campbell also will forfeit all pay and benefits, and be dishonorably discharged....

May 21, 2015 - 10:11am
4 days 19 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The student journalist whose lawsuit led to an Ohio Supreme Court decision that private colleges' police departments are subject to the open records law calls the news "an incredible ruling."

Anna Schiffbauer (SHIFF'-bower), who graduated last year, says the decision benefits not just students at Otterbein College but all the residents of Westerville in suburban Columbus where the college is located.

The 23-year-old Schiffbauer...

May 21, 2015 - 10:03am
4 days 21 hours ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — City officials say six of Cincinnati's 25 pools might have to open later than scheduled because there aren't enough lifeguards to staff them.

Aquatics director Jincey Yemaya tells The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) the city is short about 65 lifeguards.

Four pools are scheduled to open this weekend. The remaining pools are set to open June 2, four days after Cincinnati Public Schools let out for the summer....

May 21, 2015 - 9:59am
4 days 21 hours ago

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man who told police he used a plastic wand from window blinds as a switch on his 5-year-old son before the boy died has been charged with child endangering.

Authorities planned an autopsy Thursday for Michael Barton of Bellefontaine (behl-FOWN'-tihn). He died at a Columbus hospital Wednesday, two days after his father's girlfriend called 911 to report the boy wasn't breathing.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://...

May 21, 2015 - 7:27am
5 days 1 hour ago

PATASKALA, Ohio (AP) — Officials with a central Ohio school district are alerting parents that student information may have been compromised in a recent data breach caused by a high school student.

The Advocate in Newark reports ( ) the data breach affecting Southwest Licking Local Schools occurred in April. School officials notified parents this week the breach could involve the release of more than 110 student names, addresses and social security...

May 21, 2015 - 7:01am
4 days 22 hours ago

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Indiana woman has been indicted on multiple charges of aggravated vehicular homicide in a February crash that killed two people in southwest Ohio.

Eighteen-year-old Cherish Bolt of Liberty, Indiana was indicted by a Butler County grand jury Wednesday.

Police and prosecutors say Bolt was driving the car that rolled off the road and crashed into a utility pole Feb. 26 in Oxford Township. Two passengers in the car, 18-year-old...

May 21, 2015 - 6:14am
5 days 2 hours ago

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Officials at Cedar Point say guests had to be escorted off of rides following an afternoon power outage at the northeast Ohio amusement park along Lake Erie.

The Sandusky Register reports ( ) the power outage occurred around 2:45 Wednesday afternoon and only affected certain parts of the park.

A spokesman for Ohio Edison, the electric company that serves the park, says the outage was caused by a problem with...

May 21, 2015 - 6:02am
5 days 3 hours ago

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old had successfully eluded officers in northeast Ohio, but a search for his missing hat led him back into the hands of police.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reports ( ) officers in Eastlake tried to stop Otha Montgomery for running a red light Tuesday morning.

Authorities say Montgomery sped up when an officer pursued him, then pulled into a driveway and ran away on foot.


May 21, 2015 - 4:02am
5 days 14 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge in Columbus has sentenced a 46-year-old man to seven years in prison after prosecutors say he was found with more than 16,000 images and videos of child pornography on a computer and thumb drive.

Federal prosecutors said that Daniel Akehurst of Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in December to knowingly possessing child pornography.

Investigators in September 2013...

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