Lighting Blamed For Fuel Tank Explosion At Ohio Gas Station

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say lightning sparked a fuel tank explosion that left a crater 40 feet wide at a southwest Ohio gas station. The blast and fire Monday evening prompted temporary evacuation of people near the Gas Depot in Fairfield, about 15 miles north of...

New Home Sought For Detroit Excursion Boat SS Ste. Claire

ECORSE, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit excursion boat that ferried passengers to the Boblo Island amusement park is at risk of being scrapped. The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report the 105-year-old SS Ste. Claire, which is docked in the Detroit suburb of Ecorse, could be...

South Carolina Limiting Number Of Death Certificates Issued

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The state of South Carolina has started limiting the number of death certificates that can be issued for each person to five. The Post and Courier of Charleston ( ) reports that the new limit has been in place since mid-July because a Harrison, Ohio-based...

South Carolina Limiting Number Of Death Certificates Issued

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The state of South Carolina has started limiting the number of death certificates that can be issued for each person to five. The Post and Courier of Charleston ( ) reports that the new limit has been in place since mid-July because a Harrison, Ohio-based...

Ohio Judge Denies Lower Bond For Man In Park Crime Spree

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has refused to lower a $10 million bond for a man suspected in a crime spree that included the fatal shooting of one woman and the wounding of another. Thirty-five-year-old Juan Emmanuel Razo appeared in Painesville Municipal Court on...

Ohio Jury Orders $1.3m Verdict In Diesel Spill Lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A jury has awarded than $1.3 million in damages to a couple whose southern Ohio farmhouse was made inhabitable when a fuel deliverer mistakenly pumped 600 gallons of diesel into their basement. The Ross County jury awarded the money last week to Charles and...

Body Of Australian Woman Found At Alum Creek Reservoir

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — Officials say they have recovered the body of an Australian woman who was hit by a boat and killed while water-skiing in central Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) 19-year-old Morgan Montgomery was found dead in Alum Creek Reservoir around 7 p.m....

Dayton National Cemetery Now Offers Full Military Funerals

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Dayton National Cemetery is offering full military funerals for veterans as part of the Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Association’s effort to become more involved in the western Ohio city. The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) U.S. military veterans...

Debate Stage Drama: GOP Awaits Top 10 Announcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff. But the jam-packed Republican field will be narrowed considerably for the first formal debate of the 2016 primary season later in the week. On Tuesday, Fox News announces which 10 presidential...

Father And Son Sentenced To Illegally Shipping Deer For Hunt

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A father and son have been sentenced for illegally shipping white-tailed deer from Ohio to a hunting preserve in Florida. Federal prosecutors in Columbus say 49-year-old Donald Wainwright Sr. of Live Oak, Florida, was sentenced last week to 21 months in...