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Central Ohio man killed in skiing accident

by Associated Press on February 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old central Ohio man has been killed in a skiing accident. The Mansfield News Journal reports that John Carney of Gahanna was pronounced dead from his injuries Friday at a hospital after being transported from the Snow Trails resort by the Washington Township fire department. Witnesses told authorities… Continue Reading

Ohio police wrangle pigs, other animals from home in city

by Associated Press on February 18, 2017 at 1:14 pm

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police had to become urban cowboys to wrangle pigs and other animals from a home in the city of Mansfield in northern Ohio. The Mansfield News Journal reports (http://ohne.ws/2lueevs ) that officers were making a well-being check Friday on children in the home in response to a tip. Officer Sarah Mosier… Continue Reading

Ohio police wrangle pigs, other animals from home in city

by Associated Press on February 18, 2017 at 1:07 pm

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police had to become urban cowboys to wrangle pigs and other animals from a home in the city of Mansfield in northern Ohio. The Mansfield News Journal reports (http://ohne.ws/2lueevs ) that officers were making a well-being check Friday on children in the home in response to a tip. Officer Sarah Mosier… Continue Reading

Ohio police wrangle pigs, other animals from home in city

by Associated Press on February 18, 2017 at 1:02 pm

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police had to become urban cowboys to wrangle pigs and other animals from a home in the city of Mansfield in northern Ohio. The Mansfield News Journal reports (http://ohne.ws/2lueevs ) that officers were making a well-being check Friday on children in the home in response to a tip. Officer Sarah Mosier… Continue Reading

OSHA: Airport employee apparently demoted in retaliation

by Associated Press on February 18, 2017 at 12:12 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found that a Cleveland airport employee apparently was demoted in retaliation for alerting officials to runway snowplowing problems and should be reinstated to his former position. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2lmtMSs ) OSHA Assistant Regional Administrator Mary Ann Howe wrote in a recent letter that a… Continue Reading

Some Ohio counties fell victim to recent cybercrime attacks

by Associated Press on February 18, 2017 at 11:43 am

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Some local governments in Ohio have been among the thousands of victims of a cybercrime threat known as “ransomware” that spread rapidly last year. The Newark Advocate reports (http://ohne.ws/2kWWNDH ) that ransomware is often launched from outside the country and comes in the form of a computer virus that freezes a… Continue Reading

Columbus police say woman shot in UPS lot dies, man critical

by Associated Press on February 18, 2017 at 10:33 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 50-year-old woman has died after being shot while she sat in her vehicle in the parking lot of a UPS distribution hub where she worked. They say the man who shot her was hospitalized in critical condition, after shooting himself following a police chase. Columbus police say 54-year-old… Continue Reading

Litter of 6 endangered African painted dog pups on display

by Associated Press on February 18, 2017 at 9:27 am

CUMBERLAND, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo says a litter of six African painted dog puppies born in December can now be viewed by the public. The Columbus Zoo says the puppies from the endangered species have begun exploring publicly visible areas of The Wilds conservation center in eastern Ohio. Dan Beetem, director of animal… Continue Reading

Ohio soliciting bids for ‘seed to sale’ marijuana tracking

by Associated Press on February 18, 2017 at 9:24 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In preparation for Ohio’s new medical marijuana program, the state is looking to buy a system to track the marijuana from seeds and harvest to testing labs and dispensaries. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2lfWnIC ) the Ohio Department of Administrative Services started soliciting bids for the system on Feb. 3…. Continue Reading

Bill would make killing first responders death penalty crime

by Associated Press on February 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A bill in the Ohio House would add killing a first responder or military member to the list of slayings eligible for the death penalty. The proposal from Rep. Dave Greenspan, a Republican from Westlake in suburban Cleveland, would address fatal attacks on firefighters and emergency medical service providers. The legislation in… Continue Reading