Man Admits Guilt In OH Slaying Of Father, Daughter

CELINA, Ohio (AP) — One of two men charged in the 2011 home-invasion slayings of a disabled man and his daughter at their western Ohio farmhouse has pleaded guilty. Nineteen-year-old Trevin Sanders pleaded guilty Thursday in Mercer County, north of Dayton, as part of an agreement...

Worker Killed, Another Injured In Ohio Accident

SOUTH LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an electric company lineman was killed and another was injured in an accident in southwest Ohio. The Warren County coroner’s office said the Duke Energy workers apparently were removing some lines from a pole Thursday afternoon...

Ex-convict Sentenced To Life For Ohio Slaying

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man who spent 20 years in prison for killing his stepfather has been sent back to prison for life for fatally stabbing a woman and hiding her body in trash bags. The Cuyahoga (Ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County prosecutor’s office said Marlon Ricks was...

January Storm Could Be One Of Ohio’s Costliest

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio insurance officials say the early January polar vortex deep freeze will end up being one of the costliest winter storms in the state in recent decades. Preliminary figures released Thursday by the Ohio Insurance Institute show that the bills for broken...

Columbus Police Probe Underground Explosions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Columbus were trying to determine the source of several explosions downtown overnight that blew off manhole covers, set off fire alarms and flooded emergency responders with calls. At least three blasts, apparently underground, occurred in the...

Ohio Boy Dies When Stove Falls On Him

WHITEHALL, Ohio (AP) — Police in a central Ohio suburb say a 4-year-old boy died when he apparently pulled a kitchen stove on top of himself. Whitehall police and the county coroner identified the child in the Thursday afternoon accident as Carlos Mullins Jr. Whitehall is a...

Columbus Police Shoot Man Carrying Shotgun

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police officers in Columbus say they shot and critically wounded a man who had been standing in a road pointing a shotgun at motorists. A police report said it happened at about 10:45 p.m. Thursday on the city’s southeast side. Police said they chased...

FirstEnergy Spending More On Md., W.Va. Lines

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp. says it plans to more than double its spending on projects to improve the reliability of electrical power to Potomac Edison customers in parts of Maryland and West Virginia. The company said Thursday it plans to spend more than $143...

Noah’s Ark Project In Ky. To Move Forward

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Christian ministry’s long-stalled plans to build Noah’s Ark in the hills of Kentucky have been revived. Creation Museum founder Ken Ham announced Thursday that a municipal bond offering has raised enough money to begin construction on the Ark...

No. 22 Ohio State Loses 65-63 To Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — With one shot, No. 22 Ohio State had a chance to wash away a game full of missteps and prevent Penn State from pulling off yet another upset of the Buckeyes. Aaron Craft drew the defense to him and passed to a wide-open Lenzelle Smith Jr., but his...