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Proposal: $55 million annually for public transportation

by Associated Press on March 24, 2019 at 3:37 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest version of Ohio’s transportation budget would provide $55 million annually for public transportation in the state. The state Senate approved the amount this week as the GOP-controlled chamber passed the budget, which includes a 6-cent per gallon increase in the state gas tax. The Senate public transportation proposal provides… Continue Reading

Authorities: 16-year-old boy fatally shot; suspect sought

by Associated Press on March 24, 2019 at 2:56 pm

LINCOLN HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been shot and killed in suburban Cincinnati. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says sheriff’s deputies responded shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday to a reported shooting in the village of Lincoln Heights, roughly 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of Cincinnati. A release from the sheriff’s… Continue Reading

DNA from missing-person case helps ID 2 legs found in trash

by Associated Press on March 24, 2019 at 1:44 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say they have identified two human legs that were found in the trash at a waste-collection facility in Ohio’s capital two years ago. Columbus police say a DNA match from a missing-person case helped identify the remains as those of a 22-year-old woman from the city’s northeast side named Candice… Continue Reading

Student suspended after using toy gun in veterans memorial

by Associated Press on March 24, 2019 at 1:28 pm

CELINA, Ohio (AP) — Military veterans and students are upset over the suspension of a middle school student in Ohio whose class project creating a memorial to veterans included a toy Nerf gun. About two dozen people in Celina (suh-LEYE’-nuh) in northwest Ohio protested the suspension earlier this week. The Daily Standard reports eighth-grader Tyler… Continue Reading

Driver who hit, killed garbage truck operator pleads guilty

by Associated Press on March 24, 2019 at 1:08 pm

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A driver who struck and killed an Ohio garbage truck operator could face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a single, felony count of aggravated vehicular homicide. Other charges against 41-year-old Brian Jankovich, of Middletown, are being dropped as part of the plea deal entered this week… Continue Reading

Driver who hit, killed garbage truck operator pleads guilty

by Associated Press on March 24, 2019 at 12:58 pm

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A driver who struck and killed an Ohio garbage truck operator could face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a single, felony count of aggravated vehicular homicide. Other charges against 41-year-old Brian Jankovich, of Middletown, are being dropped as part of the plea deal entered this week… Continue Reading

School security system to give police access to camera feeds

by Associated Press on March 24, 2019 at 12:44 pm

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio K-12 school scheduled to open this fall will have a security system that would allow police to tap into its camera system. The Dayton Daily News reports the Northridge district’s new school in suburban Dayton would have blue pull-alarms throughout the building as part of the BluePoint Alert System…. Continue Reading

Man convicted of murder in mother’s death gets life sentence

by Associated Press on March 24, 2019 at 10:09 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted on a murder charge in his mother’s death has been sentenced to life in prison but plans to appeal his case. Fifty-five-year-old John Mukes, of Dayton, was sentenced this week after a jury found him guilty of murder and felonious assault charges. Authorities say he called 911… Continue Reading

Frat denies hazing claims in lawsuit over student’s death

by Associated Press on March 24, 2019 at 9:59 am

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A fraternity being sued over the alleged hazing of an Ohio college student says he wasn’t a pledge when he died, and it denies the family’s allegations. Eighteen-year-old Ohio University freshman Collin Wiant, of Dublin, died in November. His family’s lawsuit in Athens County court says he died of asphyxiation after… Continue Reading

Prosecutor opposes dismissing charges in massacre probe

by Associated Press on March 23, 2019 at 12:59 pm

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio are opposing a request to dismiss the charges against a woman facing charges in connection to the killings of eight people nearly three years ago. Attorneys for 76-year-old Fredericka Wagner’s want a judge to drop obstruction and perjury charges against her. Wagner’s son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons have… Continue Reading