Sheriff: Family kept decomposing body in home, took benefits

by Associated Press on March 22, 2017 at 5:58 pm

WAINWRIGHT, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff in Ohio says they found a family living with a Vietnam veteran’s decomposing body and stealing his benefits. Investigators think the 71-year-old had been dead for several months. The Tuscarawas (tuhs-kuh-RAH’-wuhs) County sheriff said Wednesday that deputies checked on the man after being told he was living with the… Continue Reading

Ohio Senate unanimously OKs $7.8B transportation bill

by Associated Press on March 22, 2017 at 5:04 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A $7.8 billion transportation budget that sends additional funding to local roads and bridges, lowers fees on high-volume commercial truck fleets and makes it easier for municipalities to share road maintenance and repair responsibilities has cleared the Ohio Senate. Senators unanimously approved the two-year spending measure Wednesday. It returns to the… Continue Reading

Ohio attorney general program to help children of addicts

by Associated Press on March 22, 2017 at 2:45 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced a program to help families hurt by parents’ addiction to painkillers and heroin. The $3.6 million program unveiled Wednesday will aid children abused or neglected due to parental drug use in 14 southern Ohio counties. Parents of children referred to the program will also… Continue Reading

Authorities: Woman admits to burglaries against Ohio Amish

by Associated Press on March 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman confessed to burglaries against the Amish in northeast Ohio after detectives arrested her and found jars of loose change, cash and other items in her vehicle. The Geauga (jee-AW’-guh) County Sheriff’s Office says detectives stopped the vehicle last week after a burglary victim in Portage County reported… Continue Reading

Man accused of having gun at Ohio college indicted

by Associated Press on March 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old man accused of displaying a gun in a community college building in Ohio’s capital city and causing a lockdown at the college has been indicted on charges including inducing panic and aggravated menacing. Franklin County’s prosecutor said Wednesday that the grand jury also indicted Deandre McClarin on weapons counts…. Continue Reading

Man’s hanging in holding cell prompts police investigation

by Associated Press on March 22, 2017 at 10:43 am

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A police department west of Cleveland plans an internal investigation after a man arrested in a child pornography case hanged himself in a holding cell using his shoelaces. Elyria (eh-LEER’-ee-uh) police Chief Duane Whitely says his department’s investigation will follow a separate one by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect,… Continue Reading

Woman says she shot, killed fiance while trying to save him

by Associated Press on March 22, 2017 at 10:08 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A woman arrested in her fiancé’s death says in a recorded 911 call that she accidentally shot him while trying to unload a gun to make sure he couldn’t use it to kill himself at his Ohio home. The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports the 33-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday… Continue Reading

Cause-of-death cancer ruling aids Ohio drunken driver’s case

by Associated Press on March 22, 2017 at 8:48 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drunken driver has been sentenced to six months in jail after an Ohio coroner’s office changed its ruling on what killed another driver he hit, attributing her death to her advanced cancer rather than the collision. Thirty-six-year-old Timothy Castle apologized to Debra Meadows’ relatives before he was sentenced Tuesday in… Continue Reading

Auto glass maker Fuyao to pay $100K for Ohio safety issues

by Associated Press on March 22, 2017 at 7:44 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An automotive glass manufacturer facing proposed fines for unsafe working conditions at its southwest Ohio plant says it will pay a reduced penalty of $100,000 to resolve safety violations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has said complaints from workers at the Fuyao (foo-YOW’) Glass America Inc. facility in Moraine led… Continue Reading

Ohio killer has more time for potential Supreme Court appeal

by Associated Press on March 22, 2017 at 7:10 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man sentenced to die for killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home is getting more time to potentially appeal his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. ( ) reports that Justice Elena Kagan extended a deadline to give 57-year-old Anthony Sowell (SOH’-wehl) until May… Continue Reading