State

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

Ohio AG offers consumer tips ahead of Black Friday shopping

by Associated Press on November 23, 2017 at 11:50 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering Ohio consumers some tips ahead of the busiest shopping weekend of the year. The Republican has several pointers for shoppers. He says sellers must clearly inform customers of “no return” policies before a purchase is completed. The attorney general says ads for holiday sales should… Continue Reading

Ohio inmate taken for hospital treatment escapes

by Associated Press on November 23, 2017 at 11:46 am

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in Ohio are searching for a corrections center inmate who escaped custody after being transported for hospital treatment. Warren County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Community Corrections Center Wednesday night on a report of an inmate who had escaped custody of corrections center staff at Atrium Medical Center… Continue Reading

Ohio AG offers consumer tips ahead of Black Friday shopping

by Associated Press on November 23, 2017 at 10:59 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering Ohio consumers some tips ahead of the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Among the Republican’s pointers: — Sellers set their own return policies, including “no returns” — but they must clearly inform customers of the policy before a purchase is completed. — Ads for… Continue Reading

Police fear foul play as they search for 77-year-old woman

by Associated Press on November 23, 2017 at 10:55 am

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say they are very concerned about a missing 77-year-old woman. Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk says he believes foul play is “a distinct possibility” as they search for Bernice Hayslip. WBNS-TV reports Hayslip planned to stay with her daughter, 44-year-old Tracy Sowards, of Peebles, after undergoing a medical… Continue Reading

Southern Ohio police search for woman, 77; fear foul play

by Associated Press on November 23, 2017 at 10:24 am

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southern Ohio say they are very concerned about a missing 77-year-old woman. Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk says they believe foul play is “a distinct possibility” as they search for Bernice Hayslip. WBNS-TV reports that Hayslip had planned to stay with family after undergoing a medical procedure in August… Continue Reading

68,000 students participate in Ohio college credit program

by Associated Press on November 23, 2017 at 9:40 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says more than 68,000 students participated during the second full year of a statewide program that allows Ohio middle- and high-schoolers to earn free college credit. The Ohio Department of Higher Education says that figure for the 2016-17 school year represents a slight increase in College Credit Plus participation… Continue Reading

US Marshals: Scammers pose as law enforcement officials

by Associated Press on November 23, 2017 at 9:38 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service is warning of nationwide scams by individuals claiming to be marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials. U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin says victims have lost thousands of dollars to scammers who tell them they failed to report for jury duty or committed other offenses. They often tell… Continue Reading

State to target high-crash Ohio roads with 70 mph limits

by Associated Press on November 23, 2017 at 9:29 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says it will target high-crash Ohio roads that have 70 mph limits as it studies the impact of the change to the faster speed. The State Highway Patrol and the Department of Transportation say the analysis of those efforts could lead to a temporary reduction of the limit back… Continue Reading