Police: Inmate escapes jail, steals car, dies after crash

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 5:23 pm

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police in suburban Cleveland say an inmate attacked a guard, escaped from jail and led authorities on a freeway chase that ended in a fiery crash resulting in the inmate’s death. Garfield Heights police say 34-year-old Donnie J. Thomas was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police say no one else… Continue Reading

Patrol: Hit-and-run crash kills 18-year-old pedestrian

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 1:27 pm

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a vehicle struck and killed an 18-year-old man as he was walking near his father’s home in southwest Ohio and the suspected driver in the hit-and-run crash says he thought he hit a deer. The patrol says Skyler P. Ludington, of Botkins, was struck on a… Continue Reading

Ohio woman fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 8:23 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner after someone fired shots into a home in Columbus. Police have identified the woman as 34-year-old Adrian Scott. She was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The Dispatch reports that a man who identified himself… Continue Reading

Ohio man dies in garage fire days after house burned down

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 8:03 am

HUBBARD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man has died in a northeast Ohio garage fire less than a week after he and his family lost their belongings in a house fire. A county coroner’s office says 45-year-old James Vint was pronounced dead at a hospital Wednesday afternoon after being pulled from the burning garage… Continue Reading

Ohio man continues court fight to get back exotic animals

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 7:39 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The former owner of six tigers and several other exotic animals is making another plea to the Ohio Supreme Court to get his big cats back. Kenny Hetrick wants Ohio’s top court to hear an appeal of a lower court’s decision that sided with the state in its legal battle over… Continue Reading

2 people killed, several injured in northwest Ohio collision

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 7:34 am

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two people have been killed and several people injured after a car failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was struck by an SUV in northwest Ohio. The state Highway Patrol says the driver of the car and a front seat passenger were killed Thursday afternoon in the… Continue Reading

Ohio Senate Republicans tap ex-legal counsel as staff chief

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 6:37 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB’-hawf) has named a former chief legal counsel to Senate Republicans as the caucus’ next chief of staff. John Barron currently serves as deputy executive director and general counsel to the Ohio Casino Control Commission. He takes over for outgoing Senate Chief of Staff Jason Mauk… Continue Reading

City agrees to report immigrant arrests to federal agents

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 6:28 am

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Officials in a cash-poor northeast Ohio city say they’ve agreed to report the arrests of immigrants who are in the country illegally after accepting federal grant money. reports the Justice Department awarded East Cleveland more than $425,000 this week. The Justice Department says they gave special consideration to applicants… Continue Reading

Drug dealer ordered to pay for funeral of teen who overdosed

by Associated Press on November 23, 2017 at 12:58 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati man authorities say sold a lethal dose of fentanyl to a 17-year-old has been ordered to pay the teen’s family the funeral costs. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett sentenced 29-year-old Michael Chandler to nearly 17 years in prison Monday and ordered Chandler to pay $9,000 in restitution after pleading guilty… Continue Reading

Youth hunters take nearly 5,000 deer in youth gun season

by Associated Press on November 23, 2017 at 11:55 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say nearly 5,000 white-tailed deer were harvested during this year’s two-day youth gun season. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says young hunters checked 4,958 deer during the Nov. 18-19 season. State officials say 5,930 white-tailed deer were checked during last year’s season. Young hunters were allowed to use… Continue Reading