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Woman indicted in boy’s fatal fentanyl overdose at sleepover

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 2:49 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been indicted on involuntary manslaughter and child-endangering charges in the death of a 12-year-old boy who authorities say died from a fentanyl overdose during a sleepover at her apartment. The Franklin County prosecutor says the boy, Kanye Champelle, got the drug from atop a refrigerator and ingested… Continue Reading

College student pleads guilty in roommate’s stabbing death

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 2:35 pm

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student has pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of his roommate that police say happened after they argued over fast food. University of Akron student Kendal Scheid pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 23-year-old Duncan Unternaher. Police say the friends were drunk and got… Continue Reading

No charges for Ohio officer who fatally shot man with gun

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 1:27 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury in Ohio has decided not to charge a Columbus police officer who fatally shot a man who officers say pointed a gun at them. The Franklin County prosecutor’s office said Monday that a grand jury reviewed the case last week without issuing an indictment. Officers in February were… Continue Reading

Police: Ambulance fails to show, woman dies day later

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 10:24 am

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) — A police officer in eastern Ohio says he and a partner drove a barely breathing woman to a hospital after an ambulance crew that said it was coming didn’t show. The woman who had suffered a brain aneurysm died the next day at a Pittsburgh hospital. East Liverpool police officer… Continue Reading

Hundreds honor slain officer at vigil; shooting investigated

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 8:42 am

GIRARD, Ohio (AP) — A candlelight vigil to honor a slain Ohio policeman drew hundreds of people as his death and the killing of the suspected shooter remain under investigation. Fellow law enforcement officers were among the crowd honoring Girard officer Justin Leo at a high school stadium on Sunday night. The 31-year-old officer responded… Continue Reading

Toledo police officers now using body cameras on patrol

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 6:46 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo’s police chief says all patrol officers in Ohio’s fourth-largest city now have body cameras. Chief George Kral says the city has 304 cameras, enough for all officers in field operations and the motorcycle unit. The chief says the cameras cost $500 apiece and were bought with a federal grant and… Continue Reading

Police cases over 137-shot barrage unsettled 5 years later

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 6:39 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nearly five years after two unarmed black suspects died in a 137-shot barrage of Cleveland police gunfire, five officers fired for their roles are set to return to duty this week after an arbitrator reinstated their jobs. Discipline and criminal charges against some officers involved in the case remain unsettled. One of… Continue Reading

2 dead after motorcycle collides with vehicle

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 5:18 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Two people have been killed in a motorcycle crash in Ohio. State troopers say the crash happened around 7 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Route 42 in Greene County. Police say the motorcycle was traveling northbound when it collided with a Dodge Charger attempting to turn onto the highway. Both the male… Continue Reading

Police officer on the run after breaking ankle monitor

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 5:16 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A police officer facing charges for the alleged physical and sexual assault of his girlfriend is on the run after police say he broke his GPS ankle monitor. U.S. Marshals have confirmed they are actively seeking Cleveland Officer Tommie Griffin III. Griffin was arrested and charged with rape, felonious assault and kidnapping… Continue Reading

Ohio Democratic state senator seeks ban on bump stocks

by Associated Press on October 22, 2017 at 3:40 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic state senator from Cincinnati has introduced a bill in the Ohio Legislature to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of a gun accessory called a bump stock used by a gunman to kill 58 people during a mass shooting in Las Vegas. State Sen. Cecil Thomas says the bill… Continue Reading