Police: Officer Fatally Shoots Driver Who Fled Ohio Crash

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a driver who ran from a crash on the Ohio Turnpike was fatally shot when an officer tracked him down in a wooded area and a struggle ensued. Hudson police say the male driver was traveling at a fast speed when he sideswiped another vehicle and his...

After 2-year-old’s Death, Stepdad Charged Over Unsecured Gun

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The stepfather of a 2-year-old girl who was fatally shot has been charged with child endangering in northwest Ohio. The Blade in Toledo reports that court documents indicate 27-year-old Turhan Johnson told police he left a handgun unsecured in his home. No...

Off-duty Cop Hurt While Breaking Up Cincinnati Knife Fight

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say an off-duty officer and two other people were injured after a knife fight broke out in the area of Cincinnati’s Fountain Square this weekend. Lt. Steve Saunders says police received reports of the altercation at the downtown square around 2 a.m....

Suspect In Custody After Cleveland Man Killed Over Drug Debt

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old man in a neighborhood that borders Cleveland’s downtown area. Officers were dispatched to a home on East 43rd Street around 8 a.m. Sunday following reports of a shooting....

Police Officer Fatally Shoots Suspect In Summit County

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating after a suspect was fatally shot by a police officer following an accident along the Ohio Turnpike in Summit County. Hudson police say the unidentified male suspect was driving on the highway at a high...

NFL Moves Buccaneers-Cowboys To Prime Time Dec. 18

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has moved the Tampa Bay-Dallas game on Dec. 18 to prime time. As part of its flex scheduling for Sundays, the league switched the Buccaneers’ visit to the Cowboys, who already have clinched a playoff berth. Tampa Bay is 7-5 and tied for the NFC South...

Columbus Library Will No Longer Fine For Overdue Materials

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The public library system in Ohio’s capital will stop charging fines for overdue materials starting Jan. 1. The Columbus Metropolitan Library says it will instead rely on its existing policy of blocking use of a customer’s library card to...

Ohio Teen Faces Juvenile Charges In Fatal Shooting Of Father

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old Ohio girl won’t be tried as an adult in the fatal shooting of her sleeping father. Prosecutors in Trumbull County have decided to keep the case in juvenile court The man’s wife says he had abused her for years and that her daughter...

Puppy Given Alcohol Leads To Charges For 3 Ohio Residents

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Three Ohio residents accused of giving alcoholic drinks to a puppy have been charged with misdemeanor cruelty to a companion animal after one of the defendants posted a picture of the passed-out dog on Facebook. The Star-Beacon ( ) reports the three adults...

Ohio Man To Be Sentenced In Plot To Attack US Capitol

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 22-year-old man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group will soon find out how many more years he must serve in prison. Christopher Lee Cornell of suburban Cincinnati was arrested by the FBI Jan. 14, 2015. He...