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March 14, 2015 - 6:11am
1 week 3 days ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Another person in Ohio has been held criminally responsible for providing heroin to someone who then suffered a fatal overdose.

Prosecutors in Montgomery County say 25-year-old Michael Stine was sentenced Friday to five years in prison after pleading guilty last month to involuntary manslaughter in the 2013 overdose death of Brian Bryant.

Prosecutors say the two had been drinking together on June 13, 2013, when Stine bought heroin...

March 13, 2015 - 7:27pm
1 week 3 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a space heater was the cause of a house fire that killed an 85-year-old man in Columbus last week.

City Fire Battalion Chief Tracy Smith said a space heater was too close to flammable materials, which then ignited. Everett Glass died in the fire in the two-story house in the Franklinton neighborhood March 6.

Smith tells The Columbus Dispatch ( ) that Glass apparently tried to extinguish the...

March 13, 2015 - 6:01pm
1 week 3 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say security workers at a central Ohio airport found a loaded handgun in a passenger's carry-on luggage.

A statement from the Transportation Security Administration says officers at a checkpoint at Port Columbus International Airport discovered the 9mm Glock firearm in a bag early Friday morning.

Airport police took the bag. No information about the passenger was released, and there was no word on whether the...

March 13, 2015 - 5:16pm
1 week 3 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say they are trying to determine whether a man who killed himself inside his car was responsible for killing one man and critically wounding another minutes earlier.

Police received a 911 call around 10:45 a.m. Friday about a shooting at an apartment building. A police spokesman said a sergeant driving to the scene saw a man running and followed him in his cruiser. When the man got into a car nearby, the sergeant pulled behind the...

March 13, 2015 - 4:13pm
1 week 3 days ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former coin dealer who raised money for Ohio Republicans before being convicted in a state investment scandal is asking the state for clemency.

The request comes after Tom Noe (NOH'-ee) dropped his appeal for a new trial in January.

The Blade ( ) newspaper in Toledo reported Friday that Noe's attorney has filed a clemency petition with the Ohio Parole Board.

It has been seven years since...

March 13, 2015 - 4:06pm
1 week 3 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio waste authority has decided to close a golf course built on a former landfill in Jackson Township south of Columbus.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio bought out the former owners of Phoenix Links about a year ago for $2.3 million and has been unsuccessful in finding a company to assume management.

When methane gas was discovered to be leaking...

March 13, 2015 - 4:06pm
1 week 13 hours ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story March 13 about a visit by President Barack Obama to Cleveland, The Associated Press, relying on information from a City Club official, erroneously reported that the City Club had hosted every sitting president since Ronald Reagan. George H.W. Bush has spoken there, but not while he was president, said the official, Dan Moulthrop, chief executive officer.

A corrected version of the story is below:

President Obama to talk...

March 13, 2015 - 2:05pm
1 week 3 days ago

COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — A man indicted in the robbery, abduction and slaying of an elderly Ohio couple has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges.

Twenty-nine-year-old Robert Clark entered the plea Friday in Coshocton, about 75 miles northeast of Columbus.

Clark could receive the death penalty if convicted. His 21-year-old co-defendant, who pleaded not guilty earlier this week, does not face possibility of the death penalty....

March 13, 2015 - 1:20pm
1 week 4 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's public safety director is urging the state Senate to restore proposed distracted-driving penalties to a pending transportation budget that he says are part of a package of reforms aimed at protecting Ohio roads.

The Ohio House stripped that element of the administration's Drive Toward a Safer Ohio initiative from the $7 billion transportation bill it sent to the Senate last week, with the intent of reviewing it as part of separate legislation...

March 13, 2015 - 12:44pm
1 week 3 days ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — High water has already closed some roads along the Ohio River and rising water levels along the Little Muskingum River led officials to close some campgrounds in the Wayne National Forest in southern Ohio.

Forest officials say they closed the Lane Farm and Hune Bridge campgrounds along the Little Muskingum near Marietta on Friday after heavy rain caused some riverbank erosion.

A flood warning for the Ohio River from the Cincinnati...

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