Ohio News

Duke Energy, joint owners sell retired coal-fired plant

CINCINNATI (AP) — Duke Energy and joint owners of a retired coal-fired power plant in southwestern Ohio have announced the sale of the site. Duke Energy, American Electric Power and Dayton Power & Light said Monday they finalized the sale of their retired Walter C. Beckjord coal-fired ...

Alleged computer hacker pleads not guilty

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of hacking into computers and spying on people, including using cameras and microphones of compromised computers to record young people having sex without their knowledge. Cleveland.com reports 28-year-old Phillip ...

Substance brought by inmate apparently sickens jail officers

MECHANICSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating a suspicious substance brought by an inmate to an Ohio jail where five officers then fell ill with symptoms including nausea and vomiting. The Springfield News-Sun reports three sheriff's deputies and two corrections officers became ...

Flooding expected along Ohio River through this week

CINCINNATI (AP) — Forecasters expect flooding to persist through the week in the Cincinnati region, and authorities said Monday that will hinder efforts to assess damage. The National Weather Service said the Ohio River crested Sunday at around 60.5 feet (18.4 meters), and was at 60.2 feet ...

Driver trying to evade police strikes power pole

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a driver slammed into a pole during an attempt to escape from police on Ohio. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says the chase began around 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Mifflin Township when an officer tried to pull over a car driving erratically. The car did ...

Jurors being chosen in trial over Ohio State student slaying

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jury selection is underway for the trial of a man suspected of kidnapping, raping and killing an Ohio State University student. Defendant Brian Golsby could face the death penalty if convicted in the slaying of 21-year-old Reagan Tokes. The 30-year-old Golsby has ...

AP FACT CHECK: In Ohio, who’s really a ‘career politician’?

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Career politician is one of the campaign attacks most familiar to voters, and one that's flying fast and furious in Ohio's highest stakes races. But the portrayals aren't always clear, fair or accurate. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor has ...

Authorities: Body of 6-year-old boy swept into creek found

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 6-year-old boy reportedly swept away in a western Ohio creek has been recovered. Shelby County sheriff's deputies say the body was found in the creek Monday about two miles from where the boy disappeared Sunday. Authorities didn't immediately ...

Kasich issues emergency declaration over Ohio flooding

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Concerns about continued flooding and forecasts of more rain have prompted Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) to issue an emergency declaration for 17 counties in the southern and eastern parts of the state. The declaration made Saturday afternoon allows for the National ...

3 killed in head-on collision in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman driving the wrong way on a northeast Ohio interstate connector collided head-on with a semitrailer, killing her two young children and her brother. Youngstown police say 25-year-old Kanosha Bason, of Warren, remains hospitalized after the ...

Teen arrested in fatal shooting of woman from outside home

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a woman killed inside a southwest Ohio home from shots fired outside the residence. The Dayton Daily News reports the teen was arrested Friday in Dayton and is being held in the Montgomery County ...

Authorities investigating shooting deaths of 2 Ohio teens

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two teenagers were found shot in a wooded area of Ohio and authorities are trying to determine how they died. Jackson Township police say a Canal Fulton police officer checking on a 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy's welfare found them together ...

Sheriff: Man fatally shoots sister, niece then kills himself

PERRY, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio Sheriff's Office says a 62-year-old man fatally shot his sister and her daughter as the pair prepared to move out of his home and then killed himself. The bodies of Ralph Moore Jr., 59-year-old Vickie Thornhill and 19-year-old Arianna Cope were found ...

GOP, Dem governors push national health care compromise

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan group of governors working to strike compromise on hot-button policy issues will take on the health care question at an event Friday. Republican Gov. John Kasich, of Ohio, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, of ...

Bill aims at sex solicitation to help curb opioid epidemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan bill intended to help curb the state's opioid epidemic by increasing penalties for soliciting prostitutes has been introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives. Democratic Rep. Adam Miller and Republican Rep. Jim Hughes introduced the bill that would ...

Lawmaker claims security breach with murder suspect visit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker says security officials did not follow protocol when they allowed a man now charged with raping, torturing and killing a woman into her office without proper identification. Democratic state Rep. Bernadine Kennedy-Kent says everyone was placed at risk ...

Florida man gets 60 years for DUI deaths of 4 Ohio men

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 22-year-old Florida man to 60 years in prison for running through a stop sign and killing four visiting Ohio softball players from Ohio who were riding in a van. It took jurors two and a half hours Thursday to find Cody Austin Shirah guilty in ...

Ohio high school, district close because of threats

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A school district and a high school in central Ohio are closed because of threats. Logan-Hocking School District officials announced that classes throughout the district were canceled Friday "due to a threat made toward area schools" that police are investigating. A ...

Ohio mayor proposes school levy to pay for armed guards

STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city mayor outside of Cleveland wants his school district to consider placing a "security" levy on the ballot to pay for armed guards at all of its buildings. WOIO-TV reports Streetsboro Mayor Glenn Broska in a Facebook post reacting to last week's Parkland, ...

Prosecutor: Suspect in Ohio prison stabbing 3-time killer

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of two inmates suspected in the stabbing of an Ohio prison guard is a three-time convicted killer who boasted about strangling a fellow inmate on a prison bus. Prisoner Casey Pigge was taken from the Southern Ohio ...