Parents complain after Ohio school sings cotton picking song

by Associated Press on October 21, 2017 at 5:17 pm

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Some parents at a northwest Ohio middle school say they were shocked to hear an eighth-grade choir sing about picking cotton not long after students in the district took photos and videos of themselves with a Confederate flag outside the high school. The Blade reports “Cotton Needs Pickin’” was performed Thursday… Continue Reading

Police: Man steals ambulance with patient, medic onboard

by Associated Press on October 21, 2017 at 4:54 pm

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested in southwest Ohio after stealing an ambulance with a patient and a medic in the back. The Dayton Daily News reports that police say a 44-year-old man stole the Dayton Fire Department rescue squad during a call Friday night. Keys were left in the… Continue Reading

Police: $150K in designer merchandise in Ohio smash-and-grab

by Associated Press on October 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say suspects in a rental truck drove through the front entrance of a Louis Vuitton (lew-EE’ vit-AHN’) store in Columbus and carried off about $150,000 worth of designer merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the smash-and-grab occurred just after 5:30 a.m. Thursday at a shopping complex called Easton Town Center. Police… Continue Reading

Ex-Ohio State QB Troy Smith cited for paraphernalia, OVI

by Associated Press on October 21, 2017 at 11:48 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith has been cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle under the influence at a sobriety checkpoint in Columbus. A spokesman for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the 33-year-old Smith was asked to move his car to a… Continue Reading

Man convicted in fatal drive-by shooting of professor, teen

by Associated Press on October 21, 2017 at 10:58 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury has convicted an Ohio man in the fatal shootings of a college instructor and a teenage boy earlier this year in Cleveland. Twenty-seven-year-old Charles Walker, of Cleveland, was found guilty Friday of all charges, including multiple counts of aggravated murder He could face life without parole at sentencing next month…. Continue Reading

State to upgrade prescription drug monitoring system

by Associated Press on October 21, 2017 at 9:30 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is adding a new tool in its fight against prescription drug abuse by upgrading the state’s prescription drug monitoring program. A State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy release says the upgrade to the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System will provide prescribers and pharmacists with analytics and tools to promote patient… Continue Reading

Career of Democrat Ted Strickland focus of Ohio tribute

by Associated Press on October 21, 2017 at 9:28 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A liberal think tank with ties to Democrat Ted Strickland is recognizing the former Ohio governor’s accomplishments in public service at its annual fundraiser. The Innovation Ohio event is scheduled for Saturday. It will recount highlights of the 76-year-old Strickland’s work in Congress and as governor. Innovation Ohio President Keary McCarthy… Continue Reading

Workers at Fuyao auto glass plant in Ohio eye union election

by Associated Press on October 21, 2017 at 9:21 am

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) — Workers for a Chinese glass maker in southwest Ohio are trying to form a union. The employees of Fuyao (foo-YOW’) Glass America Inc. facility in Moraine filed their request for a representation election with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday. It cites a pattern of unsafe workplace conditions, arbitrary policies… Continue Reading

Lawyer says he’ll sue Ohio State over white nationalist

by Associated Press on October 20, 2017 at 7:10 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — A lawyer says he will file a lawsuit against Ohio State University after the school failed to respond to a request to rent space for an appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer. Attorney Kyle Bristow said earlier this week that he wanted an “unequivocal and unconditional assertion” from Ohio State by 5… Continue Reading

Cop pleads not guilty to sexual battery of 13-year-old boy

by Associated Press on October 20, 2017 at 6:47 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer charged with the sexual battery of a 13-year-old boy when she was a teacher’s aide at an elementary school before becoming an officer has pleaded not guilty. A Cleveland Municipal Court judge on Friday ordered Officer Maria Velez to have no contact with the student and set bond… Continue Reading