Ohio County’s Reds Suite To Host Kids And Cops

CINCINNATI (AP) — The ballpark suite for Hamilton County taxpayers will be used again this summer for Cincinnati Reds games for a noncontroversial cause — letting children see games with police officers. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports an agreement has been reached for the...

Ohio City Makes Its RNC Bid Official

CINCINNATI (AP) — The head of the Hamilton County Republican Party says the Cincinnati region has officially made its bid for the next Republican National Convention. County GOP chairman Alex Triantafilou (TREE’-ahn-tuh-fee-loo) says the effort has bipartisan and...

Ohio Man Gets Life In Shooting Over License Plates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a central Ohio man to life in prison for fatally shooting another man in 2012 during an argument over license plates. Twenty-three-year-old Brandon Hobbs won’t be eligible for parole for at least 18 years. He was sentenced...

OH Suspect Who Acted As Own Attorney Pleads Guilty

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio murder suspect who opened his trial acting as his own attorney has changed his mind and pleaded guilty. One day into his aggravated murder trial in Zanesville, Shaquille Davis pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge of murder with a gun...

Ohio Man Expected To Survive After 14 Shots

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say a man is expected to survive after being shot 14 times. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that the 35-year-old man was rushed to a hospital Wednesday night after he was riddled with bullets in the arms, legs and body. The man’s...

Ohio Agency Examines Group-home Placements

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new report said child welfare workers should have known more about the violent background of a group home resident who has been charged in the slaying of a jogger in a central Ohio park. The report released Wednesday by Franklin County Children Services...

Ohio Man Gets Life For Killing Infant Son

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 31-year-old central Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally beating his infant son. A judge in Columbus sentenced Johnnie Crockett III on Wednesday following his conviction earlier this month for murder and child endangering. He’ll...

OH Woman Was Speeding Before Car Went Into Creek

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — A report says a 20-year-old woman was driving 60 mph in a 35-mph zone when she crashed through a guardrail and landed upside down in a northwest Ohio creek. The report by police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol also indicated that Bianca Bepler was wearing...

Guilty Plea Hearing Set In Ohio Fraud Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio man is preparing to plead guilty to fraud charges that include related allegations he cheated Miami Heat basketball players of millions of dollars. A 135-count indictment filed last year described a scheme under which Haider Zafar...

Homeless Person Killed In Ohio Propane Explosion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a homeless person has burned to death after a small heater exploded inside a tent in Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch (bit.ly/1fsHiec) reports that firefighters found the body around 9 p.m. Wednesday after responding to a report of an...