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Lawyer: Exclude mom’s killing admission due to no translator

by Associated Press on October 17, 2017 at 8:39 am

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A defense attorney argues that a police interview in which a Chinese woman acknowledged killing her 5-year-old daughter should be excluded from her Ohio murder trial because a Chinese translator wasn’t present at that point. Twenty-nine-year-old Mingming Chen, of Jackson Township, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the death… Continue Reading

Ohio Turnpike plans alerts system for tech-connected cars

by Associated Press on October 17, 2017 at 7:30 am

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Officials are planning a new system of travel alert information for part of the Ohio Turnpike near Cleveland with an eye toward a day when autonomous vehicles might regularly cruise that roadway. The Plain Dealer reports the Turnpike Commission will use roadside sensors and other technology to produce traffic and weather… Continue Reading

Ohio Turnpike plans alerts system for tech-connected cars

by Associated Press on October 17, 2017 at 7:17 am

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Officials are planning a new system of travel alert information for part of the Ohio Turnpike near Cleveland with an eye toward a day when autonomous vehicles might regularly cruise that roadway. The Plain Dealer reports the Turnpike Commission will use roadside sensors and other technology to produce traffic and weather… Continue Reading

City reaches settlement with victim of police chase

by Associated Press on October 17, 2017 at 5:16 am

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — An attorney says the city of Euclid has agreed to a $675,000 settlement with his client after she was injured during a high-speed police chase. Attorney Terry Gilbert said Monday the chase started when Euclid Police Officer Jose Alcantara attempted to stop a driver suspected of committing a traffic violation in… Continue Reading

2 people killed in evening wrong-way crash

by Associated Press on October 17, 2017 at 5:14 am

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two people have been killed following a wrong-way crash on Interstate 675 in Ohio. Police say the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of the highway in Centerville. Authorities say the wrong-way driver grazed one vehicle before hitting another vehicle head-on. Both the wrong-way driver and the… Continue Reading

2 escape injury after botched YouTube stunt near train

by Associated Press on October 17, 2017 at 5:12 am

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Officials say two people narrowly escaped injury after attempting to record a YouTube stunt as a train approached in Ohio. Fairborn Fire Battalion Chief Laura Kerr tells WHIO-TV one of the two was thrown to the ground Monday night when the train hit a backpack the person was wearing. Kerr says… Continue Reading

Prosecutor: 2 men charged with rape in separate cold cases

by Associated Press on October 17, 2017 at 12:25 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor says two men have been indicted on rape and other charges in separate cold cases in Cleveland. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said Monday a grand jury has indicted 48-year-old Daniel Fridley on charges that also include kidnapping and felonious assault in the 2002 case where the victim was… Continue Reading

Somali community in Ohio condemns deadly truck bombing

by Associated Press on October 17, 2017 at 12:25 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of Ohio’s Somali community are condemning a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital that killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds more. Somalia’s government has blamed the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, Africa’s deadliest Islamic extremist group, which has not commented on the Saturday attack. Horsed Noah (HOR’-sed NOH’-ah) is the outreach director… Continue Reading

Officer accused of assaulting women with sex toy sentenced

by Associated Press on October 17, 2017 at 12:24 am

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A former suburban Cleveland police officer accused of assaulting two women with a sex toy during an illegal traffic stop has been sentenced to six months in prison. Cleveland.com reports former East Cleveland Officer Kenneth Bolton Jr. was sentenced Monday in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County after pleading guilty last month to… Continue Reading

Crews searching for missing boater on lake suspend search

by Associated Press on October 16, 2017 at 7:10 pm

CORTLAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities searching for a boater missing in a northeastern Ohio lake have suspended their search due to lake conditions. The man disappeared Sunday after a vessel capsized at Mosquito Lake, roughly 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Youngstown. Officials say one man was rescued by a passing boater. Authorities continued to… Continue Reading