State

Cop indicted on charge of sexual battery of 13-year-old boy

by Associated Press on November 21, 2017 at 5:48 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer accused of having sex with a 13-year-old boy when she was a teacher’s aide at an elementary school before becoming an officer has been indicted on charges including sexual battery and intimidation of a crime victim. Cleveland.com reports Maria Velez also was charged in Tuesday’s indictment with attempted… Continue Reading

Cop indicted on charge of sexual battery of 13-year-old boy

by Associated Press on November 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer accused of having sex with a 13-year-old boy when she was a teacher’s aide at an elementary school before becoming an officer has been indicted on charges including sexual battery and intimidation of a crime victim. Cleveland.com reports Maria Velez also was charged in Tuesday’s indictment with attempted… Continue Reading

Statewide billboard campaign to tackle drug abuse problem

by Associated Press on November 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say a new billboard campaign will be used to raise public awareness about drug abuse and the need for public participation in tackling the problem throughout Ohio. The Ohio Outdoor Advertising Association of Ohio and Ohio’s Department of Public Safety and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services launched… Continue Reading

2 more men indicted in slayings of couple at used car lot

by Associated Press on November 21, 2017 at 9:20 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two alleged accomplices indicted in the slayings of a couple at their used car lot in Cleveland are accused of helping the suspected shooter, who already was charged. Cleveland.com reports that authorities accuse the newly indicted suspects of helping to rob the business in April as victims Trina Tomola and Michael Kuznik… Continue Reading

Ohio officer shot in face is recovering from initial surgery

by Associated Press on November 21, 2017 at 8:01 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a narcotics detective who was shot in the face during a drug raid at an Ohio home can’t speak as he recovers from surgery but is communicating using a whiteboard. Toledo police say Detective Jason Picking was hurt when SWAT officers knocked and tried to enter a home last… Continue Reading

Review clears police who shot ‘Buckeye Bandit’ bank robber

by Associated Press on November 21, 2017 at 7:07 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say officers acted within department policy when they shot and wounded the suspected serial bank robber whom law enforcement called the “Buckeye Bandit” because he often wore Ohio State University clothing. Columbus police cornered him after a teller slipped a tracking device into a bundle of cash during a robbery… Continue Reading

Man charged in stabbing ordered to mental health facility

by Associated Press on November 21, 2017 at 5:14 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man accused of fatally stabbing his 76-year-old mother has been ordered confined to a mental health facility. The Akron Beacon Journal reports Michael Gleisinger received two evaluations on whether he was competent to stand trial. The first found the 49-year-old was sane, but a second evaluation found him… Continue Reading

Couple crashes into woods after high-speed police chase

by Associated Press on November 21, 2017 at 5:13 am

BUTLER, Ohio (AP) — Police say they plan to file several charges against a couple that crashed into two cruisers during a high-speed chase in Ohio. The police chase ended after the couple crashed into a wooded area in Butler Township Monday night. Authorities say the man and woman, both 26, have been hospitalized with… Continue Reading

State patrol warns holiday travelers to observe traffic laws

by Associated Press on November 21, 2017 at 12:14 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is warning motorists heading into the Thanksgiving holiday period to follow all traffic laws, including buckling seat belts and never driving impaired. The patrol says nine people were killed in nine crashes on Ohio roads during the long holiday weekend last year. Five of those fatalities… Continue Reading

State gets 370 applications for medical marijuana licenses

by Associated Press on November 21, 2017 at 12:13 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say they’ve received more than 300 applications to operate 60 dispensaries that will sell medical marijuana. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy said on Monday that it had received 370 applications to operate the dispensaries the state expects to have up and running in about a year. The deadline for… Continue Reading