CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials with the Cincinnati Reds say the fireworks smokestack at Great American Ballpark that caught fire last week has been inspected by engineers and is expected to be up and running when the team returns for its next home game Monday.
Vice president of ballpark operations Tim O'Connell says the smokestack fire was caused by a malfunction in an individual firework, and there was no damage to the structure itself.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill that could make it easier for schools to install barricade devices on doors in emergencies has cleared an Ohio House committee.
The proposal is directed at schools' security efforts in case of an active shooter.
The legislation would require Ohio's standards board to adopt rules for schools using the devices and would prohibit the banning of such devices under the state fire code. Schools with barricades would have to...
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man was given the maximum sentence of five years in prison for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a recent high school graduate last year.
The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/1JXvWuf ) reports that 39-year-old David Brown was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last month to charges that included aggravated vehicular homicide and drunken driving. His driver's license was suspended for life.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 18 years after admitting he was responsible for the drive-by shooting of a 19-year-old Ethiopian immigrant last year.
A judge in Columbus sentenced 21-year-old Anthony Monaco on Tuesday after his guilty plea to charges including murder with a gun specification.
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1R14Ma3 ) reports that Dinkisra Mengistu was...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The status of the nation's first privately-owned state prison has been argued before the Ohio Supreme Court in a lawsuit on behalf of union workers displaced by the sale.
Lawyers for the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association and the state went before justices Wednesday. The union, a group of individuals and the liberal policy group ProgressOhio sued after a budget signed by Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) allowed the state to sell Lake Erie...