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Inmate escapes custody while being treated at hospital

by Associated Press on November 23, 2017 at 2:50 am

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in Ohio are searching for a corrections center inmate who escaped custody while in the process of being treated at a hospital. 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… Continue Reading

Police: Shots fired at officers during traffic stop

by Associated Press on November 22, 2017 at 6:31 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say an unknown person fired several shots at officers while they were on a traffic stop. Columbus police say no one was injured in the shooting Wednesday and police didn’t return fire. A police statement says an officer had pulled over a motorist for driving a suspicious vehicle… Continue Reading

Cleveland police union president ousted in member vote

by Associated Press on November 22, 2017 at 4:10 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — The president of Cleveland’s largest police union who drew criticism for having his organization endorse Donald Trump’s 2016 candidacy and incendiary comments about NFL player protests has been ousted from the job. Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Steve Loomis lost Tuesday by 38 votes to former union president Jeff Follmer. About 60… Continue Reading

US court rules for spiking couple’s lawsuit over erotic book

by Associated Press on November 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court agrees with spiking a couple’s claim against companies used to distribute an erotic fiction book about a woman’s desire for New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upheld a lower court’s dismissal of the case against Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and… Continue Reading

Ohio Turnpike predicts smooth travel during Thanksgiving

by Associated Press on November 22, 2017 at 10:33 am

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Smooth Thanksgiving holiday travel with no construction slowdowns is projected along the Ohio Turnpike, a busy connector between the East Coast and Chicago. The Ohio Turnpike Commission say construction zones have been removed for the holiday period and that its 2017 construction season is winding down. The 241-mile highway takes Interstate… Continue Reading

Ohio district fires superintendent charged with child rape

by Associated Press on November 22, 2017 at 9:57 am

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio superintendent facing rape and other charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl has been fired. The Dispatch reports the Indian Lake school board voted Monday to dismiss 52-year-Patrick O’Donnell, who has been on unpaid leave since July and is scheduled for trial next month in Logan County. The… Continue Reading

Ohio woman becomes second victim of tree-trimming accident

by Associated Press on November 22, 2017 at 8:14 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A woman has died less than a week after being electrocuted when her co-worker accidentally touched a high-voltage power line while they trimmed trees in the bucket of a lift truck in Akron. Authorities say 46-year-old Jessica Richmond, of Barberton, died at an Akron hospital on Sunday. The Summit County Medical… Continue Reading

Ohio woman gets jail for taping her son to a chair

by Associated Press on November 22, 2017 at 7:48 am

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been sentenced to nine months in prison for taping her 12-year-old son to a chair while she took one of her children swimming. A Mahoning County judge Tuesday disregarded recommendations by prosecutors and 33-year-old Susan Malysa’s attorney that she receive 60 days in jail after pleading guilty… Continue Reading

Officials to reinstate ban on religious music at graduation

by Associated Press on November 22, 2017 at 5:29 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials in an Ohio school district have voted to reinstate a ban on religious music at graduation ceremonies. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Columbus Board of Education voted unanimously on the ban Tuesday. The district previously had the ban in place, but officials say it was accidently left out when the… Continue Reading

Bill creates exemptions for release of body camera video

by Associated Press on November 22, 2017 at 12:09 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed bill in the Ohio House would prohibit the release of police body camera footage under certain conditions, including video shot inside a home. The legislation would also ban release of video if it’s considered a confidential investigatory record, was taken inside a business or recorded the victim of a… Continue Reading