Bloomdale juveniles to serve time for cancer scam

BOWLING GREEN — Two Bloomdale brothers will serve time in a juvenile detention facility for stealing money through a cancer scam. The teenagers, ages 15 and 17,  admitted going door-to-door early this year in Hancock and Wood counties soliciting cash. A Wood County Juvenile Court...

Senator Wants Director Of Ohio Prisons Panel Fired

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The chairwoman of a prisons oversight committee that has taken recent hard looks at Ohio’s troubled prison food contract and security issues in prisons wants the panel’s director fired. State Sen. Shirley Smith, a Cleveland Democrat, has sought...

Brent Spence Bridge Safe Despite Falling Concrete

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Inspectors say the Brent Spence Bridge is safe despite the concrete pieces that fell off of it over the weekend smashing a car. The 50-year-old bridge carries traffic from I-71 and I-75 along one of the busiest commercial shipping routes in the United...

Ohio Utility Swaps Fencing To Deter Metal Thieves

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A major electricity provider in northeast Ohio is installing special security fencing and thermal-imaging cameras at some substations to keep out would-be metal thieves. Spokesman Doug Colafella tells the Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/1wnTDFH) that...

Editorials From Around Ohio

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The (Canton) Repository, Sept. 21 In the 13 days since the world first saw the video of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his fiancée unconscious, the number of calls to...

Falling Tree Kills Ohio Woman

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Police in the northeast Ohio city of Massillon were trying to identity a woman killed when a tree apparently fell on her in a park. Massillon police say they were called to South Sippo Park at about 4:20 p.m. Sunday. Massillon Assistant Fire Chief Larry...

Security Heavy For Southwest Ohio Murder Trial

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Heavy security has been ordered by a southwest Ohio judge hearing the death-penalty trial of one of the men accused of killing a Navy recruit whose body was found was dumped several counties away last winter. Nineteen-year-old Austin Myers will be brought...

Higher Supply, Costs Cut Ohio Farmers’ Profits

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio corn farmers might be producing more crops, but the boom in supply and higher expenses are driving down profits. Most farmers are reporting they are producing more bushels this year, but the price they’re able to get for the commodity has been...

11-year-old Dies In Ohio ATV Rollover

HEBRON, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in central Ohio say an 11-year-old boy was killed when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding rolled over on him. The Licking County Sheriff’s Office says the child and two other juveniles had stolen the ATV from someone at a...

Shooter Sought In Suburban Cleveland Bar Slaying

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police are trying to find the person who fired gunshots into a suburban Cleveland bar, killing one woman and wounding another. Cleveland Heights police say 25-year-old Arrion Smiley was killed by gunfire into the Double R Bar and Grill at about 2...