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Wife: Ohioan’s shooting began with dispute over music, trash

by Associated Press on February 24, 2017 at 8:53 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The wife of a slain central Ohio man says he was fatally shot when he confronted neighbors about frequent loud music from their house and trash thrown in his yard. Nichelle Lillard tells The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2lh0fWT ) that her husband, 36-year-old Lonnie Lambert, went across the street Wednesday night, took… Continue Reading

Wife: Ohioan’s shooting began with dispute over music, trash

by Associated Press on February 24, 2017 at 8:19 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The wife of a slain central Ohio man says he was fatally shot when he confronted neighbors about frequent loud music from their house and trash thrown in his yard. Nichelle Lillard tells The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2lh0fWT ) that her husband, 36-year-old Lonnie Lambert, went across the street Wednesday night, took… Continue Reading

Teen’s shooting adds to increased Toledo homicides this year

by Associated Press on February 24, 2017 at 7:39 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old boy fatally shot in a vehicle is the ninth homicide this year in Toledo, which has seen an increase in slayings compared with previous years. Police say Maumee High School student Collin Doyle was shot Wednesday night while in the back of a vehicle carrying three other… Continue Reading

Police shoot, kill man who allegedly pointed gun at them

by Associated Press on February 24, 2017 at 12:40 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Columbus have shot and killed a man who they say pointed a gun at them. Officers were called to the scene Thursday night on a report that a man sitting in an SUV had pointed a gun at someone. The caller also said the man had an assault rifle… Continue Reading

Ohio college student’s alcohol-related death ruled accident

by Associated Press on February 24, 2017 at 12:32 am

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A coroner’s office says the alcohol-related death of 18-year-old student at Miami University in Ohio last month has been ruled an accident. Autopsy and toxicology reports indicate freshman Erica Buschick, of Gurnee, Illinois, had a blood-alcohol level that was more than four times Ohio’s legal driving limit of .08. Police determined… Continue Reading

Ohio lawmakers propose back-to-school sales tax break again

by Associated Press on February 24, 2017 at 12:29 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers have proposed bringing back a three-day break from the state’s sales tax for back-to-school shopping during the first weekend in August. It would mark the third straight year of the sales tax holiday. Shoppers wouldn’t pay sales tax that weekend on qualifying purchases, including clothing items under $75 and… Continue Reading

Police: 14-year-old girl arrested in father’s fatal shooting

by Associated Press on February 23, 2017 at 8:31 pm

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old who called 911 to say she had shot her father has been arrested on a charge of aggravated murder in southwest Ohio. Hamilton police say they found 71-year-old James Allen Ponder shot in the face inside the family’s home early Thursday. He later died at a hospital…. Continue Reading

Worker trapped in baler dies at Ohio recycling facility

by Associated Press on February 23, 2017 at 4:34 pm

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old man died after becoming trapped in a baler machine while working at a recycling facility in northeastern Ohio. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the man’s death early Wednesday morning at the facility in Akron. His name wasn’t immediately released. An OSHA spokesman tells the… Continue Reading

Proposal to drop Ohio front license plate requirement fails

by Associated Press on February 23, 2017 at 4:28 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to drop the requirement that Ohio motorists have a front license plate on their vehicles failed to make it out of a state House committee. Democratic state Rep. Alicia Reece had pushed for the change that wasn’t approved Thursday by the House Finance Subcommittee on Transportation. The committee did… Continue Reading

The Latest: Ohio, Wisconsin leaders prepare for Trump effect

by Associated Press on February 23, 2017 at 3:42 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on collaboration legislative effort between Ohio and Wisconsin (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Republican legislative leaders from Ohio and Wisconsin are joining forces as they prepare for massive changes in how the federal government under President Donald Trump deals with states. Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and Wisconsin Assembly… Continue Reading