Ohio Driver Resigns After Hot-bus Allegation

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment. Lebanon (LEB’-uh-nuhn) Schools officials had placed driver Benjamin Spaulding on administrative...

Ohio Driver Resigns After Hot-bus Allegation

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment. Lebanon (LEB’-uh-nuhn) Schools officials had placed driver Benjamin Spaulding on administrative...

Teen Cleared In Ohio Crash That Killed Friend

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A juvenile court magistrate has cleared a teenager in a 2012 northeast Ohio crash that left her passenger dead. Prosecutors claimed Laniqua Lusane was speeding and lost control of the car before the crash in Lorain County that killed 16-year-old Alexandra...

‘Bait dumping’ may be latest threat to the lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – A scientific paper released today says the bait fish trade represents a serious threat for spreading invasive species in the Great Lakes area. Researchers say they tested water samples from tanks containing small fish for sale as bait at more...

Husted: Expect absentee voter applications next week

 COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today said voters should get absentee ballot applications within the next few days. He said, “Voters who take advantage of this convenient option will be able to cast their ballot from the comfort of their own homes and help to...

Toledo Zoo Welcomes 100-year-old Tortoise

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The newest resident of the Toledo Zoo is a 100-year-old dome-shelled Galapagos tortoise that weighs in at 440 pounds. The tortoise, named Emerson, arrived at the zoo Wednesday night from the San Diego Zoo. He was escorted by Toledo Zoo personnel on his flight...

Ohio Officer Cleared In Shooting Of Teen

CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor says a suburban Cincinnati police officer was justified when he fired his gun and wounded a 16-year-old alleged armed robber last spring. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters said in a letter that the Colerain Township officer didn’t break...

Ohio Serial Rapist Gets 135 Years In Prison

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who was linked to seven Cleveland-area rapes when authorities reopened hundreds of previously unsolved rape cases has been sentenced to up to 135 years in prison. The sentence by a judge in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County on Wednesday means...

Drone Delays Landing Of Ohio Hospital Chopper

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials at a southwest Ohio hospital say a drone flying near the building delayed the landing of an emergency medical helicopter for nine minutes. The health of the patient aboard the helicopter trying to land at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton wasn’t...

Ohio Man Arrested In Cold-case FL Murder

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio man has been arrested and charged with a 1987 murder in Florida. Investigators say 64-year-old Carl McCauley was arrested Wednesday in Sandusky on a murder warrant issued in Polk County, Florida, which is east of Tampa. The Sandusky Register...