State & Regional News

October 5, 2015 - 1:08pm
14 hours 22 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a new trial date for an Ohio man charged with plotting a U.S. attack after receiving overseas terrorism training.

Columbus resident Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH'-mahn shayk moh-HAH'-mud) has pleaded not guilty to charges of supporting terrorism, supporting a terrorist group and making a false statement involving international terrorism.

Judge James Graham on Friday rescheduled the trial until Jan. 4 at...

October 5, 2015 - 12:28pm
14 hours 32 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio woman convicted of charges involving a dead woman's stolen debit card has been found guilty on other charges in the case.

The Montgomery County's prosecutor's office says 31-year-old Tonisha Harris of Dayton pleaded no contest Monday to a gross abuse of a corpse charge and guilty to charges of tampering with evidence and failure to report a crime. She was convicted last year of receiving stolen property and theft charges involving 25-...

October 5, 2015 - 10:47am
6 hours 32 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — A second trial for a suspended juvenile court judge convicted last year of unlawful interest in a public contract is to be determined this month.

A Hamilton County Common Pleas judge on Monday set Oct. 20 for the hearing to determine Judge Tracie Hunter's trial date.

Hunter also has hired a new attorney. Her previous attorney withdrew.

A jury last October found Hunter guilty of a charge of unlawful interest in a...

October 5, 2015 - 7:37am
14 hours 52 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Books on unfairness in the U.S. criminal justice system and about twin Russian brothers divided over ideology have won awards in an Ohio city's annual honors celebrating the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize winner for nonfiction is "Just Mercy," by Bryan Stevenson. And Josh Weil won for fiction with "The Great Glass Sea."

This year's awards come during...

October 5, 2015 - 7:33am
15 hours 2 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Nutrient pollution in the Great Miami River has sparked a study by 15 southwest Ohio communities to determine levels and causes of phosphorous concentrations that can lead to harmful algae blooms and kill fish and other aquatic life.

The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports the multi-year study comes as the state proposes limiting phosphorous discharge at wastewater treatment plants in Montgomery County and Dayton. Those communities have...

October 5, 2015 - 4:20am
16 hours 12 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The longtime leader of the All-Ohio State Fair Band has directed his final notes with the group.

The fair says Donald Santa-Emma of Rocky River took his final bow as the band's director when this year's event ended. He joined the band's staff to fill a last-minute vacancy in summer 1974 and stayed for over four decades, including the past 17 years as director.

He guided thousands of high school musicians in that time. The...

October 5, 2015 - 3:53am
23 hours 52 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Efforts are underway to rename a Cincinnati park after a police officer who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) that officials are working to change the name of East Hyde Park Commons in Hyde Park to the "Police Officer Sonny Kim Memorial Park."

Police said the 27-year veteran was killed June 19 by an armed suspect who had made 911 calls and was seeking "suicide...

October 5, 2015 - 3:40am
8 hours 12 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bond has been set at $200,000 for a woman arrested on a charge of child endangering after authorities say her husband told them he found her and their 4-month-old grandson unconscious in a bathtub.

Court records show that Hamilton County sheriff's deputies say 42-year-old Kathy Huff and the baby were found Saturday at her Hamilton County home. Authorities say she and the baby were unresponsive. Huff told sheriff's deputies she had used heroin before...

October 5, 2015 - 3:30am
14 hours 52 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police have identified an 18-year-old man killed in one of two shootings reported within one hour in the same Cincinnati neighborhood.

Cincinnati police said in a statement Monday that Antonio Little III was killed in the second shooting Sunday night in the city's Westwood neighborhood. Police found Little injured when they responded to reports of a shooting around 8:30 p.m. They say Little later died at the scene.

Authorities say...

October 5, 2015 - 3:26am
14 hours 22 min ago

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — Police say a northeast Ohio man has been charged with murder in the death of a 1-year-old boy who received a fatal head injury while the man babysat him.

Twenty-three-year-old Anthony Garcea appeared in Mentor Municipal Court on Monday and was ordered held on a $1 million bond. There was no answer to calls Monday to the public defender representing Garcea.

Police say Garcea was taken into custody Thursday after the boy's mother...

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