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Trial of mom accused of killing sons delayed for testing

by Associated Press on February 21, 2019 at 7:46 am

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — The trial of an Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three sons has been delayed again after the judge agreed to a defense request for more testing and evaluation of the woman. The Bellefontaine (behl-FOWN’-tihn) Examiner reports Judge Mark O’Connor of Logan County Common Pleas Court granted the request Tuesday in… Continue Reading

State’s high court won’t hear appeal in baby death case

by Associated Press on February 20, 2019 at 5:01 pm

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by a former high school cheerleader charged with killing and burying her newborn baby. Lawyers for Brooke Skylar Richardson appealed to the high court after a lower court ruled doctors can testify in the Warren County case. Ohio’s Supreme Court on… Continue Reading

Police: Pickup truck fatally hits pedestrian in crosswalk

by Associated Press on February 20, 2019 at 3:17 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a driver of a pickup truck hit a pedestrian in a crosswalk in Ohio and then drove away without stopping to check on the woman, who later died from her injuries. Cincinnati police say 37-year-old Holly Burns was on her way to work when she was struck around 6:30 a.m…. Continue Reading

State patrol: Prison inmates planned possible escape, riot

by Associated Press on February 20, 2019 at 12:09 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says inmates at an Ohio maximum security prison were plotting “a possible escape attempt and possible riot” when the plan was interrupted. The patrol is investigating the Feb. 12 incident in which authorities confiscated three fake handguns, drawings of handguns, and a fake explosive device. Prison officials… Continue Reading

Student abducted, killed had complained to police about man

by Associated Press on February 20, 2019 at 9:32 am

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police records show that a woman abducted from an Ohio college campus and later fatally shot in Kentucky had complained to police about her ex-boyfriend abusing her. The Mansfield News Journal reports that the records include allegations of sexual assault, stalking, harassment and domestic violence between Skylar Williams and Ty’Rell Pounds…. Continue Reading

Treasurer: Option to pay taxes in bitcoin attracting few

by Associated Press on February 20, 2019 at 12:24 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s state treasurer says only two tax payments have been made using bitcoin through the recently-launched option to pay taxes using the cryptocurrency. Republican Treasurer Robert Sprague spoke Tuesday about the bitcoin payment option set up under predecessor Josh Mandel. Cleveland.com reports Sprague says the treasurer’s office has only received two… Continue Reading

Police officer’s suspension reduced in woman’s death

by Associated Press on February 20, 2019 at 12:03 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — An arbitrator has cut the suspension for a Cleveland police officer disciplined in the death of a mentally ill woman who stopped breathing while she was handcuffed and struggling with police. The arbitrator ordered Cleveland officer Scott Aldridge’s 10-day suspension to be reduced to three days. Aldridge was suspended last year, but… Continue Reading

Deal reached in council members texting case

by Associated Press on February 20, 2019 at 12:02 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge says a tentative deal has been reached in a months-long case over text messages sent between Cincinnati City Council members. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Judge Robert Ruehlman said Tuesday he will schedule a hearing for March 7 to discuss the settlement and determine whether all of the disputed texts will… Continue Reading

Student abducted, killed had complained to police about man

by Associated Press on February 20, 2019 at 12:01 am

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police records show that a woman abducted from an Ohio college campus and later fatally shot in Kentucky had complained to police about her ex-boyfriend abusing her. The Mansfield News Journal reports that the records include allegations of sexual assault, stalking, harassment and domestic violence between Skylar Williams and Ty’Rell Pounds…. Continue Reading

The Latest: Ohio governor to announce proposed gas tax hike

by Associated Press on February 19, 2019 at 4:32 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the annual Ohio AP legislative preview forum (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll announce Thursday his proposed recommendation for increasing the state’s gas tax to deal with a chronic shortfall in spending on road construction. DeWine, a Republican, says there are no other solutions… Continue Reading