State & Regional News

July 22, 2016 - 3:13pm
2 hours 18 min ago

SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed when a small, experimental plane crashed in a cornfield in western Ohio.

The plane went down Friday in a Clark County field just outside Springfield.

The Springfield News-Sun identifies the victims as 81-year-old Levon King and 85-year-old Gloria King, a husband and wife from Dearborn, Michigan.

State Highway Patrol Lt. Brian Aller says their single-engine plane...

July 22, 2016 - 2:19pm
2 hours 18 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state is reviewing its system for counting inmates at all Ohio prisons following the brief escape of a convicted murderer in March.

The "Back-2-Basics" analysis will look at how counting procedures are put into practice by staff in the field and correct areas of concern.

Inmate John Modie is facing an escape charge following his 24-hour disappearance from the Hocking Unit of the Southeastern Correctional Complex in...

July 22, 2016 - 11:34am
2 hours 18 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The state will receive nearly $1 million in federal funds to help protect Ohioans from the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

The grant of more than $900,000 to Ohio from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is part of nearly $60 million awarded to states, cities, and territories to help in their fight against the virus and health problems that can result from Zika infection.

The money will support activities to protect the health...

July 22, 2016 - 10:51am
2 hours 18 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital city say glass shards in a sandwich served to a Columbus policeman weren't put there intentionally.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2aifLhd ) reports city health inspectors who visited the restaurant the next day spotted chipped glass plates and found small pieces of broken glass below a drying rack. Police concluded there was no reason to believe the officer was intentionally served glass in his meal....

July 22, 2016 - 10:19am
2 hours 18 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In-flight instructions used by astronaut John Glenn during his historic 1962 Mercury spaceflight have been sold at auction.

Nate D. Sanders Auctions says the instructions used by Glenn as he became the first American to orbit Earth sold in Los Angeles on Thursday for $66,993. There were eight bids.

The instructions included a flight plan detailing celestial bodies and geographical landmarks to guide Glenn's flight of nearly five...

July 22, 2016 - 9:52am
2 hours 18 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Republicans leave the Cleveland convention with mixed feelings among them about their party's presidential nominee, while saying they will take him over his Democratic foe.

The state's delegation received a lot of attention this week because home-state Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has refused to endorse Donald Trump and steered clear of the Trump-led convention.

Trump's aggressive speech Thursday night raised some hopes about...

July 22, 2016 - 7:59am
2 hours 18 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Police Department says it's reviewing a Facebook post made by a black officer that referenced white officers "looking for a reason to kill a black man."

The post apparently was made earlier this month after black men were killed by police in Louisiana and Minnesota and has since been deleted. It said black people encountered by white officers should make sure they're in a public place and comply with all demands because "they are looking...

July 22, 2016 - 7:27am
2 hours 18 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hippos can be seen at the Cincinnati Zoo for the first time in 20 years with the opening of a new $7.5 million exhibit.

The opening of Hippo Cove on Thursday featured the debut of 24-year-old Henry and 17-year-old Bibi. The exhibit consists of a 70,000-gallon pool with a waterfall and a 60-foot glass viewing area allowing visitors up-close views of the two hippos.

The messy nature of hippos was a challenge. Henry and Bibi each weigh...

July 22, 2016 - 3:57am
2 hours 18 min ago

WHITEHALL, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a central Ohio pond.

Whitehall police were called Thursday around 4:15 p.m. when the body was found floating in the pond and dive crews assisted in recovering the woman. It's unclear how the woman ended up in the pond or how long she was there.

Authorities didn't immediately identify the woman.

The woman's body has been taken to the...

July 22, 2016 - 3:50am
2 hours 18 min ago

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 2-year-old boy has been hospitalized after authorities say he was found unresponsive in a bathtub in southwest Ohio.

The incident happened around 8 p.m. Thursday in Madison Township. The Butler County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrived at the home and started CPR on the boy, who was flown to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

The boy remains in the hospital's intensive care unit.

The...

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