Authorities Investigate Child Rape Suspect’s Death

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a central Ohio child rape suspect who died several days after being hospitalized following a jail assault. A report by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office says inmate David Piersol was the victim of an assault...

Police: Ohio Man’s Drone Hindered Medical Chopper

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A man is facing charges after deputies say he was flying a video camera-equipped drone that hindered the landing of a medical helicopter at an accident scene. Kele Stanley, of Springfield, said he’s been unfairly charged and would have landed it...

Ohio EPA Says No Sediment Dumping In Lake Erie

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio environmental officials have approved the dredging of Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga (KY-uh-HOH’-guh) River — but the sediment can’t be dumped in Lake Erie. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said it will allow the U.S....

Ohio Store Clerk On Trial In Underage Drinking

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former liquor store clerk is standing trial in northwest Ohio for selling vodka to a 17-year-old boy whose friend died later that day in a drunken driving crash. On Monday, Blake Pappas testified in court in Toledo that the clerk at Foxx Liquor didn’t...

Ohio Store Clerk On Trial In Underage Drinking

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former liquor store clerk is standing trial in northwest Ohio for selling vodka to a 17-year-old boy whose friend died later that day in a drunken driving crash. On Monday, Blake Pappas testified in court in Toledo that the clerk at Foxx Liquor didn’t...

Ohio Officer Cleared In Suspect Killing

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury has ruled that a southwest Ohio police officer was justified in fatally shooting a shotgun-toting suspect who was intent on “suicide by cop.” The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office said the grand jury last week cleared...

Snow Greets Ohio Commuters

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Commuters throughout Ohio were dealing with messy roads thanks to a spring snowfall. Snow was accumulating in many areas of the state on Tuesday, with temperatures in the 30s. The northern part of the state was expected to get around 2 inches on the ground,...

Needy Kids In Northeast Ohio Get Seized Sneakers

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Deputies in northeast Ohio say dozens of pairs of pricey athletic shoes seized in a drug case are going to be distributed to needy kids. The Akron Beacon Journal ( ) reports the 48 pairs of sneakers were seized by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office from...

Ohio Man Charged For Drone Flight

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man is facing charges after deputies say a video camera-equipped drone he was flying over an accident scene hindered the landing of a medical helicopter. But Kele Stanley of Springfield said he’s been unfairly charged. The hobbyist — who was...

Taxi Drivers Take Issue With Gay Games Placards

CLEVELAND (AP) — Some taxi drivers who work at the Cleveland airport say they won’t drive cabs with rooftop placards advertising the upcoming Gay Games. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has released a statement saying two of the three taxi companies operating there...