Feed items

Ohio Statehouse to see increased security measures next week

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 05:22 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Security procedures are increasing at the Ohio Statehouse next week.

The State Highway Patrol says beginning Monday, visitors to the public building must pass through a metal detector. Troopers will continue to inspect bags and purses, but backpacks will be prohibited.

Police: Suspect in boy's shooting is found dead in street

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 04:47 PM

NORTHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio say a man suspected in a shooting that critically hurt a 7-year-old boy at a home was later found dead just a block away.

Officers in Northwood, near Toledo, are trying to sort out the connections in the Tuesday shootings.

They say the 26-year-old man found dead in a street Tuesday night was the suspect in the shooting of the boy, who was hit in the face. Police say the boy was inside a house when shots were fired from outside into a dining room.

Body buried in Ohio yard is identified as California man

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 03:13 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — A body found buried in the backyard of a vacant Cleveland home has been identified as a 31-year-old California man who was fatally shot in the head.

Police say an officer following up on a missing-person investigation went to the address Friday afternoon and spotted an area where the ground had been disturbed. A police cadaver dog helped discover the body, and a handgun also was found.

Ohio woman fined for trashing worker's office with glitter

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 10:58 AM

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been fined $1,000 and sentenced to probation after being convicted of trashing a former co-worker's office with glitter and purple Silly String.

A judge in Akron also ordered 25-year-old Samantha Lockhart on Tuesday to complete 50 hours of community service and to write an apology.

She had been a clerk for the Summit County Fiscal Office when police say in January she smashed photos, threw glitter and sprayed Silly String in the office after sending a resignation notice.

Ohio State: man pulled from lake jump with medical emergency

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:55 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says a man with a medical emergency had to be pulled from a campus lake where students were gathered for the annual lake jump held before the Ohio State-Michigan football game.

City police dispatchers say the man was in cardiac arrest when he was pulled from Mirror Lake early Wednesday morning. Students annually jump into the lake on the Tuesday night before the two universities' football matchup.

Patrol reminds Ohio motorists to wear vehicle safety belts

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 06:57 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol is reminding Ohioans that safety belts provide the single most effective way for motorists to protect themselves as large numbers of people are expected to take to the roads over the Thanksgiving holiday period.

The Patrol also urges drivers to follow all traffic laws and not drive impaired.

Twenty-three people were killed in 20 fatal crashes on Ohio roads last year during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend period. Seven of those fatalities, or 30 percent, resulted from impaired drivers.

Ohio awards $2.5M to house those in alcohol, drug recovery

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 06:53 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials have awarded $2.5 million in grants to expand housing for Ohioans recovering from drug and alcohol problems.

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services officials say that brings the state's investment in recovery housing to $12.5 million over three years. The grants will go to 25 projects in 18 counties, adding a total of about 200 new beds.

Driver in fatal hit-and-run crash gets prison time

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 04:38 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 28-year-old woman is heading to prison in a hit-and-run crash that killed one person and injured another in Columbus earlier this year.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1QHrvu8 ) Erin Overturf was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years behind bars in the crash that killed 61-year-old Sadie Moss on July 1.

Overturf pleaded no contest last month to aggravated vehicular homicide, failing to stop at the scene of a crash and related offenses.

Rock repainted that featured pro-Islamic State messages

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 03:06 AM

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Students at Youngstown State University have painted the American flag and patriotic messages on a large rock that had been found with messages on it extoling the Islamic State group.

Staff discovered the messages when they arrived on the northeastern Ohio campus Monday morning. The messages on the rock outside of the Kilcawley Center read: "We are coming," ''France Deserves Destruction" and "YSU supports ISIS."

Judges sets new sentencing for ex-deep-sea treasure hunter

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 03:05 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Ohio has set a new sentencing date for a deep-sea treasure hunter who pleaded guilty to contempt of court after spending years as a fugitive.

Tommy Thompson went missing three years ago amid demands he appear in court to account for missing gold coins and other assets taken after the discovery of an historic shipwreck. He and his longtime companion were apprehended in January at a hotel where he was living near Boca Raton, Florida.

For the best experience, use one of the following browsers:      Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Apple Safari
Follow Us:  WHIZ-TV      Z92 Radio      AM1240      @WHIZnewscom      @WHIZweather      @Z92Radio