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Ohio court won’t hear case in seizure of exotic animals

by Associated Press on October 24, 2017 at 12:12 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Another court has dealt a blow to an Ohio man who is trying to get his six tigers and several other exotic animals back from the state. The Ohio Supreme Court earlier this month said it would not hear an appeal in the case involving the owner of a roadside animal… Continue Reading

Proposed violent offender list would be mostly for police

by Associated Press on October 24, 2017 at 12:10 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers looking at creating a statewide database of violent offenders now are considering making all of that information only available to law enforcement. A revised proposal calls for allowing the public to get a list of offenders only within their home county if they stop by their local sheriff’s office…. Continue Reading

Rise in violent crime cases causes need to find jail space

by Associated Press on October 24, 2017 at 12:09 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A jump in federal cases involving violent crimes and drug cases being prosecuted in Ohio has officials looking for more jail space. The U.S. marshal for the 48-counties that make up the Southern District of Ohio recently began sending defendants to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, a regional jail near… Continue Reading

Man working on natural gas pipeline killed in northeast Ohio

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm

NAVARRE, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff’s office says a natural gas pipeline explosion in Ohio killed a man doing maintenance work. The explosion Monday killed a Columbia Gas Transmission pipeline and caused a large gas leak just south of Canton that forced authorities to evacuate the neighborhood. The Stark County Sheriff’s office identified the victim… Continue Reading

Woman indicted in boy’s fatal fentanyl overdose at sleepover

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 2:49 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been indicted on involuntary manslaughter and child-endangering charges in the death of a 12-year-old boy who authorities say died from a fentanyl overdose during a sleepover at her apartment. The Franklin County prosecutor says the boy, Kanye Champelle, got the drug from atop a refrigerator and ingested… Continue Reading

College student pleads guilty in roommate’s stabbing death

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 2:35 pm

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student has pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of his roommate that police say happened after they argued over fast food. University of Akron student Kendal Scheid pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 23-year-old Duncan Unternaher. Police say the friends were drunk and got… Continue Reading

No charges for Ohio officer who fatally shot man with gun

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 1:27 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury in Ohio has decided not to charge a Columbus police officer who fatally shot a man who officers say pointed a gun at them. The Franklin County prosecutor’s office said Monday that a grand jury reviewed the case last week without issuing an indictment. Officers in February were… Continue Reading

Police: Ambulance fails to show, woman dies day later

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

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) — A police officer in eastern Ohio says he and a partner drove a barely breathing woman to a hospital after an ambulance crew that said it was coming didn’t show. The woman who had suffered a brain aneurysm died the next day at a Pittsburgh hospital. East Liverpool police officer… Continue Reading

Hundreds honor slain officer at vigil; shooting investigated

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 8:42 am

GIRARD, Ohio (AP) — A candlelight vigil to honor a slain Ohio policeman drew hundreds of people as his death and the killing of the suspected shooter remain under investigation. Fellow law enforcement officers were among the crowd honoring Girard officer Justin Leo at a high school stadium on Sunday night. The 31-year-old officer responded… Continue Reading

Toledo police officers now using body cameras on patrol

by Associated Press on October 23, 2017 at 6:46 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo’s police chief says all patrol officers in Ohio’s fourth-largest city now have body cameras. Chief George Kral says the city has 304 cameras, enough for all officers in field operations and the motorcycle unit. The chief says the cameras cost $500 apiece and were bought with a federal grant and… Continue Reading