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Lifeguard shortage could delay 6 Cincinnati pool openings

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:03 AM

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 (http://cin.ci/1FEfYHB ) 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.

Ohio man charged with child endangering after son, 5, dies

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 09:59 AM

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.

Ohio school district: Student info at risk after data breach

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 07:27 AM

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 (http://ohne.ws/1BdEmsx ) 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 numbers.

Indiana woman indicted in southwest Ohio crash that killed 2

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 07:01 AM

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.

Guests escorted off rides at Cedar Point after power outage

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 06:14 AM

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 (http://bit.ly/1EljpvF ) 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 an underground circuit.

Man evades police, then caught while returning for lost hat

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 06:02 AM

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 (http://bit.ly/1FpNJt1 ) 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.

Ohio man found 16,000 child porn images, videos gets 7 years

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 04:02 AM

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.

Ohio lawmakers honor state's military dead in ceremony

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 03:46 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers have honored six Ohio members of the military who died recently in U.S. combat operations.

The General Assembly held a joint legislative session on Thursday to award the state's Military Medal of Distinction to families of service members. The ceremony comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday.

Libertarian's elections complaint against Kasich dismissed

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 03:31 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's Elections Commission has dismissed a complaint by a would-be Libertarian gubernatorial candidate alleging Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-sik's) re-election campaign played a role in getting him bumped from the ballot.

Libertarian Charlie Earl alleges Kasich/Taylor for Ohio and Republican consultant Terry Casey conspired on a successful protest of Earl's nominating petitions that Casey initiated and the Ohio Republican Party later paid for. He wanted Kasich's campaign fined $720,000.

Police: Man dies after fiery crash in southwest Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 03:28 AM

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A man has died after a fiery crash in southwest Ohio.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1EZjy8M ) a man was trying to pass a car illegally Tuesday night and collided with a Jeep in the oncoming lane.

Police say the car was traveling at a high speed and the crash sent it into a utility pole where it erupted in flames. Fire crews extinguished the fire, but the man died.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. Police haven't identified the victim.

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