Teen Charged With Taking $25K, Giving Classmates $100 Bills

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 13-year-old Ohio boy accused of stealing $25,000 from his 83-year-old grandfather and handing out $100 bills to his middle school classmates has been charged as a juvenile. The Medina (meh-DY’-nuh) Gazette ( ) reports the boy was charged with...

Teen Suspected Of Taking $25K From Grandpa Charged

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio middle school student accused of stealing $25,000 from his 83-year-old grandfather and handing out $100 bills to classmates has been charged as a juvenile. The Medina (meh-DY’-nuh) Gazette ( ) reports the boy was charged with delinquency...

Vet Reunited With Turtle He Rescued In Vietnam 49 Years Ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jim Lowery was standing in a stream in Vietnam when he saw a little turtle about the size of a golf ball swim by. He said he just had to scoop her up. Lowery was in the Navy during the Vietnam War, with a task of collecting mosquitoes and animals to...

Jackets Re-sign Defenseman Justin Falk To 1-year, 2-way Pact

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Justin Falk to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract for the 2015-16 season. The 26-year-old Falk had a goal and an assist in 18 games last season. He was picked up from Minnesota at the trade deadline...

Ohio School Board Ex-president Appeals Child Porn Sentence

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former northern Ohio school board president is appealing the 14-year prison sentence he got after a task force seized 67 files of child pornography on his home computer. The Northeast Ohio Media Group ( ) reports Steve Bittel’s attorney has filed an...

Ohio Deputy Fired Over Tweets After Baltimore Riots

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff in western Ohio has fired a rookie deputy after he apparently posted inappropriate tweets following the riots in Baltimore a month ago. Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly fired Zachary Davis this week soon after getting a letter about the messages....

Ohio State Ex-band Director Denied Access To Trustee Records

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has denied fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters broad access to trustees’ records that Waters had argued might help prove his gender discrimination case. District Judge James Graham issued the decision Friday after a...

In Ohio Pepper-spray Assault Case, Victim Gets To Fire Back

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An assault suspect who pepper-sprayed someone in the face at a fast-food restaurant received similar treatment in court as punishment from a Cleveland-area judge embracing the principle of “an eye for an eye.” Painesville Municipal Court Judge...

Pipeline Contractors Face Craig County Trespassing Charges

VINTON, Va. (AP) — Two Ohio men have been accused of crossing private properties to complete environmental survey work in the Jefferson National Forest for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline Project. The Roanoke Times ( ) reports 19-year-old Josiah and 61-year-old Lawrence...

Southwest Ohio Lawmaker’s Fraud Case Now In Judge’s Hands

CINCINNATI (AP) — The case of a former Ohio lawmaker accused of defrauding a technology company’s investors out of millions of dollars is now in a judge’s hands. A Hamilton County judge heard closing arguments after declining a defense motion to acquit former state...