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Ohio man critically wounded while squirrel hunting

by Associated Press on October 22, 2017 at 11:51 am

TIFFIN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man has been critically wounded after being accidentally shot by a fellow squirrel hunter. The Advertiser-Tribune reports the shooting occurred Saturday morning in woods in northwest Ohio’s Seneca County. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office says Marty McQuistion, of Tiffin, was hunting with another Tiffin man when he was… Continue Reading

Authorities: Ohio man killed after driving mower onto road

by Associated Press on October 22, 2017 at 11:45 am

VERMILION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an 87-year-old Ohio man has been killed after driving into the path of an SUV while cutting grass on a riding lawn mower. The state Highway Patrol says Whitten Yates was pronounced dead at the scene Friday after being struck in front of his Vermilion Township home in northern… Continue Reading

Ohio man critically wounded while squirrel hunting

by Associated Press on October 22, 2017 at 11:10 am

TIFFIN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man has been critically wounded after being accidentally shot by a fellow squirrel hunter. The Advertiser-Tribune reports the shooting occurred Saturday morning in woods in northwest Ohio’s Seneca County. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office says Marty McQuistion, of Tiffin, was hunting with another Tiffin man when he was… Continue Reading

Record-setting astronaut Scott Kelly to speak in Ohio

by Associated Press on October 22, 2017 at 9:55 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — The astronaut who spent a U.S. record-breaking year in space will launch the Cincinnati Museum Center’s fall lecture series. Scott Kelly will speak Wednesday evening at Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills High School. He’ll recount his life experiences and discuss his year in space that began in March 2015 aboard the International Space Station…. Continue Reading

Journalist-Authors to lead Freedom Summer talk in Cincinnati

by Associated Press on October 22, 2017 at 9:47 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two veteran journalists will lead a public conversation on race in America that highlights an Ohio school’s role in the Freedom Summer of 1964. Miami University alumni Wil Haygood and Jeff Pegues speak Saturday at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. Hundreds of young volunteers gathered in Oxford, Ohio, in… Continue Reading

State adds rusty patched bumble bee to endangered species

by Associated Press on October 22, 2017 at 9:43 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The addition of the rusty patched bumble bee to the list of state endangered species is one of several wildlife rule changes recently approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council. The council also this week approved changes to sport fishing regulations. Those changes include exempting striped bass, hybrid striped bass and white… Continue Reading

Parents complain after Ohio school sings cotton picking song

by Associated Press on October 21, 2017 at 5:17 pm

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Some parents at a northwest Ohio middle school say they were shocked to hear an eighth-grade choir sing about picking cotton not long after students in the district took photos and videos of themselves with a Confederate flag outside the high school. The Blade reports “Cotton Needs Pickin’” was performed Thursday… Continue Reading

Police: Man steals ambulance with patient, medic onboard

by Associated Press on October 21, 2017 at 4:54 pm

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested in southwest Ohio after stealing an ambulance with a patient and a medic in the back. The Dayton Daily News reports that police say a 44-year-old man stole the Dayton Fire Department rescue squad during a call Friday night. Keys were left in the… Continue Reading

Police: $150K in designer merchandise in Ohio smash-and-grab

by Associated Press on October 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say suspects in a rental truck drove through the front entrance of a Louis Vuitton (lew-EE’ vit-AHN’) store in Columbus and carried off about $150,000 worth of designer merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the smash-and-grab occurred just after 5:30 a.m. Thursday at a shopping complex called Easton Town Center. Police… Continue Reading

Ex-Ohio State QB Troy Smith cited for paraphernalia, OVI

by Associated Press on October 21, 2017 at 11:48 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith has been cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle under the influence at a sobriety checkpoint in Columbus. A spokesman for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the 33-year-old Smith was asked to move his car to a… Continue Reading