Motorcyclist dies after crashing into tractor-trailer

by Associated Press on August 15, 2018 at 1:40 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say a motorcyclist was killed when her bike struck a tractor-trailer making an improper U-turn. Authorities say 21-year-old Jordan Alexander was heading east on Columbia Parkway in Cincinnati Tuesday afternoon when she struck a tractor-trailer making a U-turn from the center lane. Alexander was pronounced dead at the scene. The… Continue Reading

DeWine unveils body armor grants, FOP critical of delay

by Associated Press on August 15, 2018 at 12:11 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state’s injured worker fund is setting aside a portion of its safety grant funding to help local police agencies pay for bulletproof vests. The Republican gubernatorial nominee advanced the plan Tuesday. It follows an Associated Press report in June on a union grievance stating… Continue Reading

Police chief: No known motive in doctor’s slaying

by Associated Press on August 14, 2018 at 5:31 pm

BEACHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Police are trying to determine a motive in an Ohio doctor’s slaying that was followed by his two sons killing themselves during a standoff with SWAT officers. Beachwood Police Chief Gary Haba said Tuesday police believe Dr. Richard Warn was killed last week by one or both of his sons. Haba… Continue Reading

Publisher of 2 Ohio newspapers dies after lengthy illness

by Associated Press on August 14, 2018 at 5:22 pm

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) — A longtime newspaper executive and publisher of two eastern Ohio newspapers has died after a lengthy illness. The East Liverpool Review reports 67-year-old Larry Dorschner passed away at his home Sunday. Dorschner was publisher of The Review and the Lisbon Morning Journal. Dorschner became a group publisher for Ogden Newspapers… Continue Reading

Police: Woman shoots police officer husband, kills herself

by Associated Press on August 14, 2018 at 4:40 pm

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman has shot and wounded her police officer husband in Ohio and then fatally shot herself. The shootings occurred Monday afternoon at a home in Painesville, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Cleveland. Painesville Police Chief Dan Waterman said Tuesday that 27-year-old Gates Mills police officer Dylan… Continue Reading

Ohio ends pharmacy middlemen contracts over ‘spread pricing’

by Associated Press on August 14, 2018 at 3:09 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Department of Medicaid is ending the state’s contracts with pharmacy benefit managers which bill taxpayers more than they reimburse pharmacists for filling Medicaid patients’ prescriptions. The Columbus Dispatch reports the department on Tuesday directed Ohio’s managed care plans to terminate contracts with pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, based on the… Continue Reading

Ohio high court upholds trafficked girl’s murder conviction

by Associated Press on August 14, 2018 at 11:18 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a woman whose forced prostitution as a girl was cited as a factor leading to her involvement in a fatal robbery. At issue was the 2013 slaying of the girl’s Akron pimp and the wounding of another person in a robbery… Continue Reading

Man convicted of murder in infant daughter’s death sentenced

by Associated Press on August 14, 2018 at 11:08 am

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of murder in the death of his 3-month old daughter who was found dead on a closet shelf has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years. A judge in Newark sentenced 26-year-old Ryan Mosholder on Monday after the Heath man… Continue Reading

Provisional voters’ IDs due Tuesday in deadlocked Ohio race

by Associated Press on August 14, 2018 at 10:35 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Provisional voters in a deadlocked congressional race in Ohio have until Tuesday to provide an acceptable form of ID to their local election board in hopes their vote will be counted. Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson, of Zanesville, led Democrat Danny O’Connor, the Franklin County recorder, in the Aug. 7 special… Continue Reading

Air Force creates board to review ‘active shooter’ reaction

by Associated Press on August 14, 2018 at 8:37 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Air Force base is creating a formal board to review a chaotic “active shooter” reaction that occurred on the Ohio base after a 911 call to base security A spokeswoman for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton says 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander Col. Tom Sherman has ordered… Continue Reading