State

Police: Man allegedly used his prosthetic leg to hit wife

by Associated Press on June 26, 2017 at 7:03 pm

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of using one of his prosthetic legs to hit his wife has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence in northern Ohio. Sandusky police said 63-year-old Richard T. Wilson Sr. was arrested Saturday. Police report Ronna Wilson said her husband became angry after officers responded Friday… Continue Reading

GOP’s DeWine takes campaign for Ohio governor on the road

by Associated Press on June 26, 2017 at 12:19 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Mike DeWine is embarking on a statewide campaign tour a day after announcing a bid for Ohio governor. The 70-year-old state attorney general and former U.S senator is one of Ohio’s longest-serving and best-known politicians, but he faces a competitive and widening GOP field. Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted)… Continue Reading

Ohio restores websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

by Associated Press on June 26, 2017 at 10:33 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say they’ve restored 11 government websites that were hacked with a message purporting to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. A spokesman for the Department of Administrative Services says affected websites were restored by Monday morning. That department is working with public safety officials to investigate how… Continue Reading

GOP’s DeWine takes campaign for Ohio governor on the road

by Associated Press on June 26, 2017 at 9:28 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Mike DeWine is embarking on a statewide campaign tour a day after announcing a bid for Ohio governor. The 70-year-old state attorney general and former U.S senator is one of Ohio’s longest-serving and best-known politicians, but he faces a competitive and widening GOP field. Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted)… Continue Reading

Ohio moves forward on consolidating Lake Erie algae efforts

by Associated Press on June 26, 2017 at 8:46 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s environmental regulators who pledged to drastically cut what’s feeding the harmful algae in Lake Erie will consolidate oversight of the work to help make sure money is well spent and research isn’t overlapping. The proposal from Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) administration was approved by the Legislature last week. It will… Continue Reading

2 young adults dead in northern Ohio home; no suspect sought

by Associated Press on June 26, 2017 at 8:00 am

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say the bodies of two young adults were found in a northern Ohio home where officers had been asked to check on the residents’ welfare. Marion police didn’t immediately release details about what caused the deaths but said they aren’t looking for a suspect. Police say the two individuals in… Continue Reading

Cincinnati considers allowing medical marijuana businesses

by Associated Press on June 26, 2017 at 7:41 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati officials this week will consider whether the city should join those allowing medical marijuana cultivation as the state begins to permit it. The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/2sSJ2YF ) reports that members of a city council committee on Tuesday will review a proposal to allow growing and processing medical marijuana in manufacturing districts…. Continue Reading

Ohio gas prices rise but stay lower than national average

by Associated Press on June 26, 2017 at 7:07 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices around Ohio have risen a bit but remain lower than the national average. Ohio’s average for regular fuel was $2.17 per gallon in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s up from $2.12 a week ago but down from $2.35 at… Continue Reading

Ohio police stop driverless Amish buggy with energetic horse

by Associated Press on June 26, 2017 at 2:16 am

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police had to make an unusual stop after finding a driverless Amish buggy going down the road. In a Facebook post, the Wooster Police Department says the horse apparently decided to take a morning run Sunday without its owners. Officers found the buggy heading down State Route 250, and one… Continue Reading

Naked, bloody man in custody after hammer assault

by Associated Press on June 26, 2017 at 2:13 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say they have taken a man into custody after he was reported naked and bloody at an Ohio wastewater treatment facility. The employees at the facility in Jefferson Township were evacuated, and the man was taken into custody without incident. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office says the man is the… Continue Reading