Ohio Woman Found Guilty In Death Of Badly Abused 4-year-old

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Toledo has told a woman found guilty of aggravated murder in the death of a badly abused 4-year-old girl that she hopes the woman “will die in prison.” The Blade reports ( ) 25-year-old Bridgett White entered an Alford plea on Thursday,...

Ohio Prison System Overpays Food Contractor By $57,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new report shows the Ohio state prison system overpaid $57,193 to its food service contractor. The report released Thursday by the Inspector General’s office shows the state also improperly agreed to cover meal expenses, including tips for pizza...

Hyperthermia Likely Cause In Kent State Athlete’s Death

KENT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county coroner says hyperthermia is the likely cause of death of a Kent State University football player who died following a morning workout. The Portage County Coroner says an autopsy indicates hyperthermia is the preliminary reason Tyler Heintz died...

2 Members Of Ohio Family Band Dead, 1 Hospitalized

BEACH CITY, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating a double homicide and attempted suicide involving members of an Ohio family band known for its bluegrass music. The Stark County Sheriff’s Office says two family members are dead and the third, believed to be the shooter, has...

Lawyer For Ex-treasure Hunter Asks Judge To End Jail Time

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The attorney for an ex-treasure hunter jailed on contempt-of-court charges is asking a federal judge in Ohio to end his client’s imprisonment. Judge Algenon Marbley has held defendant Tommy Thompson in contempt of court since December 2015 for...

Man Sentenced For Fatally Shooting Niece, Wounding Nephew

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of fatally shooting his young niece and wounding his nephew when he tried to “quiet them,” has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 35 years. A judge sentenced 60-year-old Milous Keith on Thursday in...

Doctors Say US Student Freed By North Korea Has Brain Damage

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — An American college student who emerged from prison in North Korea in a coma has severe brain damage, but doctors don’t know what caused it, a medical team treating him in Ohio said Thursday. The doctors described Otto Warmbier as being in a state of...

The Latest: Adviser Says Obama Tried To Get Warmbier Back

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an American college student freed this week by North Korea (all times local): 7:20 p.m. One of former President Barack Obama’s advisers says the Obama administration had “no higher priority” than securing the release of...

US Official’s ‘quiet Diplomacy’ Led To Warmbier’s Release

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took months of “quiet diplomacy,” a change in U.S. presidents and an American diplomat’s extraordinary, secret visit to Pyongyang to bring Otto Warmbier home. U.S. special envoy Joseph Yun was a household name to almost no one before...

Warmbier Release Followed Rare Trip By US Official To NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the U.S. diplomat who traveled to North Korea to secure American college student Otto Warmbier’s (WORM’-birz) release was also able to make contact with three other Americans detained there. State Department spokeswoman...