Young man’s shooting death appears accidental, officials say

by Associated Press on November 20, 2017 at 8:14 am

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Ohio say the shooting death of a 19-year-old man appears to be an accident. Officials say a preliminary investigation indicates the man accidentally shot himself on Saturday at a home in West Chester Township, north of Cincinnati. Police were called to the home that night. They didn’t… Continue Reading

School district: Board not liable for teen killing herself

by Associated Press on November 20, 2017 at 7:03 am

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio school district wants its board and administrators to be dismissed from a lawsuit filed by parents who say their 13-year-old daughter killed herself after being bullied. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports the Fairfield City School District argues its board and administrators couldn’t have known Emilie Olsen would kill herself…. Continue Reading

Police: Businessman shoots at would-be robbers

by Associated Press on November 20, 2017 at 5:18 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio businessman says he engaged in a wild shootout following an attempted robbery at his cellphone store. Adam Seaton says he was nearby when he received a notification from the security system at his Fix or Cell Now store in Dayton early Sunday morning. He arrived at the store to… Continue Reading

Police: 2 hospitalized after backyard explosion

by Associated Press on November 20, 2017 at 5:15 am

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Police say two people have been hospitalized after an explosion in an Ohio backyard. Authorities tell WKRC-TV a small propane tank used for barbecuing exploded in Norwood around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Two people were rushed to a local hospital with burns. Their current condition has not been released. Police have determined… Continue Reading

Ohio woman 1 of 32 Americans named as a Rhodes Scholar

by Associated Press on November 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati woman has been named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars from the U.S. The Rhodes Trust says 21-year-old Camille Borders, a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, was chosen from more than 850 applicants who received endorsements from their schools to study at Oxford University in England. A biography provided… Continue Reading

Ohio justice issues another apology over Facebook post

by Associated Press on November 19, 2017 at 11:48 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate has issued another apology on Facebook after a post Friday outlining his sexual history with women drew widespread condemnation. William O’Neill latest post Sunday morning says he admits he was wrong and that he was headed to church to “get right with God.”… Continue Reading

More than 1.5 million free needles given out in Columbus

by Associated Press on November 19, 2017 at 9:59 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say more than 1.5 million free needles have been handed out to 3,000 drug users in Columbus as health advocates work to stop the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Safe Point syringe access program administered by Equitas Health has been busy since it… Continue Reading

Bill would cut funding to cities that use traffic cameras

by Associated Press on November 19, 2017 at 9:36 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker wants to test the theory that traffic cameras are meant to prevent crashes and not boost municipal budgets by cutting funding to cities that use them. State Rep. Bill Seitz has introduced a bill that would negate the extra revenue a city earns from traffic cameras by deducting… Continue Reading

Kings Island’s WinterFest making return after 12 years

by Associated Press on November 19, 2017 at 9:30 am

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio amusement park is reviving its once-popular winter festival after a 12-year absence. Kings Island’s WinterFest is returning Friday and will run through Dec. 30. Park spokesman Chad Showalter tells WLWT-TV that parkgoers have been asking for years when the event would return. Crews are stringing up more than… Continue Reading

Air Force awards $50M contract to research cybersecurity

by Associated Press on November 19, 2017 at 9:25 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a nearly $50 million contract to a defense contractor to research ways to protect weapons systems from cyberattacks. The Dayton Daily News reports that Colorado-based Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will conduct the research at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwest Ohio. The contract… Continue Reading