Ohio man faces ethnic intimidation charge for racial slur

by Associated Press on May 27, 2017 at 2:25 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — A white Ohio man faces an ethnic intimidation charge after police say he uttered racial slurs at a black man and his young son outside a Cleveland grocery store. reports ( ) 23-year-old Daniel Straniak, of Brook Park, also was charged Wednesday with aggravated menacing. A police report says the 35-year-old… Continue Reading

Agency won’t let company resume drilling for gas pipeline

by Associated Press on May 27, 2017 at 11:06 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency has told a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline it cannot resume drilling beneath creeks in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday rejected Texas-based Energy Transfers’ request to resume horizontal drilling. The $4.2 billion… Continue Reading

Boy, 6, goes missing, found drowned at Ohio country club

by Associated Press on May 27, 2017 at 10:29 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a search for a missing Ohio 6-year-old boy ended when his body was found in a country club pool outside of Columbus. Jude Kraft was reported missing at the country club Friday afternoon, triggering a search involving multiple law enforcement agencies. His body was found in the deep end… Continue Reading

5 twisters confirmed from storm in southwest Ohio

by Associated Press on May 27, 2017 at 9:56 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that five tornadoes touched down during a storm that swept across southwest Ohio this week. Weather service investigators say one of the tornadoes Wednesday night touched down in Warren County near Harveysburg. Another was on the ground for about three miles in Fayette County near… Continue Reading

Cedar Park debuts renovated water park with new name

by Associated Press on May 27, 2017 at 9:35 am

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Cedar Point’s water park is ready for summer with new slides and a new name. The amusement park in Sandusky has spent several months sprucing up the old Soak City along Lake Erie that’s now called Cedar Point Shores. It opens Saturday. The additions include a six-slide tower and water slides… Continue Reading

Kasich joining economic development trip to Japan

by Associated Press on May 27, 2017 at 9:21 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) will join a delegation of state officials and business leaders for an economic development trip to Japan. The group leaves Wednesday on the four-day trip. A spokeswoman for the Republican governor says Kasich was invited by officials from the state’s privatized economic development agency, JobsOhio. The… Continue Reading

The Latest: 2nd Ohio statewide contender retains local fund

by Associated Press on May 26, 2017 at 11:33 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on treasurer candidate Clarence Mingo’s local campaign fund (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Ohio Treasurer candidate Clarence Mingo’s campaign says paperwork establishing his state campaign will be filed next month. Spokesman Mike Hartley said Friday that Mingo is complying with state campaign finance limits and plans to establish his… Continue Reading

2nd statewide contender in Ohio retains uncapped fund

by Associated Press on May 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A second contender for statewide office in Ohio has retained a local campaign fund that’s not subject to state contribution limits. State records reviewed by The Associated Press on Friday show that Republican Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo, a candidate for state treasurer, has not filed paperwork to close down his… Continue Reading

Ohio man charged with making threats at Mexican restaurant

by Associated Press on May 26, 2017 at 10:50 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with ethnic intimidation after police say he walked into a Mexican restaurant and accused people of being “illegals” and threatened to kill everyone. The Blade reports ( ) that police say 37-year-old Curtis Freeman, of Toledo, made the threats Monday at a restaurant in the… Continue Reading

Woman, boyfriend charged in fatal cocaine overdose of boy, 9

by Associated Press on May 26, 2017 at 9:56 am

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman and her boyfriend have been indicted for the cocaine overdose death of the woman’s 9-year-old son. A Mahoning County grand jury on Thursday indicted 39-year-old Raenell Allen and 40-year-old Kevin Gamble, both of Youngstown, on involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs and child endangering charges. Police say Allen’s… Continue Reading