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  • Kilpatrick facing another fine

    Kilpatrick facing another fine

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:49:54 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - The bill keeps growing for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.A judge has ordered him to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for accepting money and trips from city pension advisers. Kilpatrick didn't respond to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Federal Judge Victoria Roberts this week ordered Kilpatrick to pay a penalty of $390,000. He and former city Treasurer Jeff Beasley are also on the hook for $162,000, the value of the gifts plus interest...
    DETROIT (AP) - The bill keeps growing for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.A judge has ordered him to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for accepting money and trips from city pension advisers. Kilpatrick didn't respond to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Federal Judge Victoria Roberts this week ordered Kilpatrick to pay a penalty of $390,000. He and former city Treasurer Jeff Beasley are also on the hook for $162,000, the value of the gifts plus interest...
  • Thousands of officers can access Ohio facial-recognition system

    Thousands of officers can access Ohio facial-recognition system

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:39:00 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office said it continues to reduce the number of law-enforcement officers statewide who have access to controversial facial-recognition technology. The system rolled out last year allows police to take an image of an unknown person and run it through a database of 23 million Ohio driver's license photos and prison mug shots to try to establish a match. State officials said it has resulted in at least one murder arrest. About 30,000 pol...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office said it continues to reduce the number of law-enforcement officers statewide who have access to controversial facial-recognition technology. The system rolled out last year allows police to take an image of an unknown person and run it through a database of 23 million Ohio driver's license photos and prison mug shots to try to establish a match. State officials said it has resulted in at least one murder arrest. About 30,000 pol...
  • Bedford library asking for 0.25 mill/5-year levy

    Bedford library asking for 0.25 mill/5-year levy

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:00:25 GMT
    Voters in Bedford Township will see a levy on the primary ballot next Tuesday. It's for the library, and those who work there say if it doesn't pass, the future of the branch may be in jeopardy. Voters signed off on renovations to the Bedford Branch Library when they passed a levy in 2002. Two years ago, it expired. Now, the township is going back to the voters, asking for another levy for less money. It's not to be confused with a separate recent levy that funds the county-wide library syst...
    Voters in Bedford Township will see a levy on the primary ballot next Tuesday. It's for the library, and those who work there say if it doesn't pass, the future of the branch may be in jeopardy. Voters signed off on renovations to the Bedford Branch Library when they passed a levy in 2002. Two years ago, it expired. Now, the township is going back to the voters, asking for another levy for less money. It's not to be confused with a separate recent levy that funds the county-wide library syst...
  • Perkins K9 leads Troopers to 188 bindles of heroin

    Perkins K9 leads Troopers to 188 bindles of heroin

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:45:01 GMT
    Nearly 200 packets of heroin are off the streets thanks to a K9 officer from Perkins Township. The state highway patrol called for the assistance of Officer "Uganda" during a recent traffic stop. Uganda was able to sniff out 188 bindles of heroin. They were all inside of a vehicle on the turnpike near U.S. 250. Perkins Township police posted this pictures to Facebook including a picture of Officer Uganda. No word yet on who troopers arrested, but Perkins Police, who assisted with the bust, po...
    Nearly 200 packets of heroin are off the streets thanks to a K9 officer from Perkins Township. The state highway patrol called for the assistance of Officer "Uganda" during a recent traffic stop. Uganda was able to sniff out 188 bindles of heroin. They were all inside of a vehicle on the turnpike near U.S. 250. Perkins Township police posted this pictures to Facebook including a picture of Officer Uganda. No word yet on who troopers arrested, but Perkins Police, who assisted with the bust, po...
  • 92.5 KISS FM host heading to Tulsa, OK

    92.5 KISS FM host heading to Tulsa, OK

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:32:58 GMT
    A local radio D.J. and morning show host has a new gig and he's leaving town. Sid Kelly has been on the air at 92.5 KISS FM for the past three years. He took over for Andrew Z. Two months ago, Clear Channel did not renew Kelly's contract. He's now preparing for a new gig in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You'll be able to hear him online, on K-Hits, starting Monday, August 11. Kelly broke the news to his followers on Facebook and says he's going to miss Toledo. The 39-year-old went to Ohio State and he's c...
    A local radio D.J. and morning show host has a new gig and he's leaving town. Sid Kelly has been on the air at 92.5 KISS FM for the past three years. He took over for Andrew Z. Two months ago, Clear Channel did not renew Kelly's contract. He's now preparing for a new gig in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You'll be able to hear him online, on K-Hits, starting Monday, August 11. Kelly broke the news to his followers on Facebook and says he's going to miss Toledo. The 39-year-old went to Ohio State and he's c...
  • Player ordered to trial for fatal punch of referee

    Player ordered to trial for fatal punch of referee

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:36:18 GMT
    A recreational soccer player will stand trial for the one-punch slaying of a referee who was about to penalize and eject him from a game in suburban Detroit.
    A recreational soccer player will stand trial for the one-punch slaying of a referee who was about to penalize and eject him from a game in suburban Detroit.
  • Kings Island trying for Guinness World Record

    Kings Island trying for Guinness World Record

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:28:23 GMT
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer.Kings Island says more than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima and Toledo will shave heads Friday at the park north of Cincinnati.The Guinness World Records website says the current record at 182 heads shaved simultaneously was achieved by Cancer Council ACT-Can...
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer.Kings Island says more than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima and Toledo will shave heads Friday at the park north of Cincinnati.The Guinness World Records website says the current record at 182 heads shaved simultaneously was achieved by Cancer Council ACT-Can...
  • Michigan inmate mistakenly released for 5 days

    Michigan inmate mistakenly released for 5 days

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:03:49 GMT
    Berrien County officials say an inmate waiting to be sentenced for sexually assaulting a child was mistakenly released due to a paperwork problem.
    Berrien County officials say an inmate waiting to be sentenced for sexually assaulting a child was mistakenly released due to a paperwork problem.
  • Fired OSU band director says he was fixing culture

    Fired OSU band director says he was fixing culture

    The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members.
    The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members when he was dismissed.
  • Ohio announces second fine against company that feeds inmates

    Ohio announces second fine against company that feeds inmates

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:04:28 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee. The $130,200 fine against Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services covered continued staffing shortages, unacceptable food substitutions and shortages and sanitation issues, including maggots observed in food service operations at five prisons this month and last,...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee. The $130,200 fine against Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services covered continued staffing shortages, unacceptable food substitutions and shortages and sanitation issues, including maggots observed in food service operations at five prisons this month and last,...
  • Members appointed to oversee international bridge construction

    Members appointed to oversee international bridge construction

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:45:13 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Michigan and Canada have appointed members of an authority to oversee construction of a $2 billion public bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Michigan's designees are Michael Hayes, Birgit Klohs and Matt Rizik. Hayes leads the Midland Center for the Arts. Klohs heads The Right Place, a western Michigan economic development organization. Rizik is with Rock Ventures, the umbrella entity for Dan Gilbert's investments. Canada's members are Kristine Burr and Genevieve Gagno...
    DETROIT (AP) - Michigan and Canada have appointed members of an authority to oversee construction of a $2 billion public bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Michigan's designees are Michael Hayes, Birgit Klohs and Matt Rizik. Hayes leads the Midland Center for the Arts. Klohs heads The Right Place, a western Michigan economic development organization. Rizik is with Rock Ventures, the umbrella entity for Dan Gilbert's investments. Canada's members are Kristine Burr and Genevieve Gagno...
  • Report: Prison food problems real

    Report: Prison food problems real

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:04:37 GMT
    The director of a state prisons oversight committee says there appears to be legitimate concerns about the job a private vendor is doing feeding Ohio inmates.
    The director of a state prisons oversight committee says there appears to be legitimate concerns about the job a private vendor is doing feeding Ohio inmates.
  • New poll shows not much change in Ohio Governor race

    New poll shows not much change in Ohio Governor race

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:16:31 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent.The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin.The July 24-28 survey notes that many Ohioans still don't know much about FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County exe...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent.The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin.The July 24-28 survey notes that many Ohioans still don't know much about FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County exe...
  • Detroit water department placed in mayor's hands

    Detroit water department placed in mayor's hands

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:35:41 GMT
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is now running the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department following criticism about service shutoffs to city residents. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr says in order Tuesday that handing control of the massive system over to Duggan is "in the best interests of the city." The water department has been criticized in recent weeks for stepped up service shutoffs to delinquent city customers.
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is now running the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department following criticism about service shutoffs to city residents. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr says in order Tuesday that handing control of the massive system over to Duggan is "in the best interests of the city." The water department has been criticized in recent weeks for stepped up service shutoffs to delinquent city customers.
  • Online retailer hiring hundreds in Ohio

    Online retailer hiring hundreds in Ohio

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:44:33 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An online retailer is opening a call center in central Ohio and bringing about 900 new jobs. Seattle-based Zulily - offering daily deals for women, children and infants - will have a temporary office in suburban Columbus while it looks for a permanent facility. The hiring will be done over the next three years. The Columbus Dispatch reports that details about the call center were disclosed Monday when the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 75 percent, 12-year income-t...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An online retailer is opening a call center in central Ohio and bringing about 900 new jobs. Seattle-based Zulily - offering daily deals for women, children and infants - will have a temporary office in suburban Columbus while it looks for a permanent facility. The hiring will be done over the next three years. The Columbus Dispatch reports that details about the call center were disclosed Monday when the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 75 percent, 12-year income-t...
  • Michiganders asked to "respect the rattlesnakes"

    Michiganders asked to "respect the rattlesnakes"

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:40 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:40:31 GMT
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents have been asked to respect rattlesnakes in light of a recent incident at an Ann Arbor botanical garden.A report filed by the University of Michigan Police Department says a young girl was bitten by an Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake earlier this summer. The child was not wearing shoes, so police don't know if she stepped on the snake before it bit her leg. She was treated at a local hospital.Experts from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources te...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents have been asked to respect rattlesnakes in light of a recent incident at an Ann Arbor botanical garden.A report filed by the University of Michigan Police Department says a young girl was bitten by an Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake earlier this summer. The child was not wearing shoes, so police don't know if she stepped on the snake before it bit her leg. She was treated at a local hospital.Experts from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources te...
  • Suspect acquitted in Eastern Michigan University murder

    Suspect acquitted in Eastern Michigan University murder

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:29:16 GMT
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.The Washtenaw County Circuit Court jury reached the not guilty verdict Monday evening in the trial of 21-year-old Ed Thomas. He was one of two men charged in the killing of the 20-year-old wide receiver from Chicago.Twenty-year-old Kristopher Pratt accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, testifying that he shot Reed and Thomas participated ...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.The Washtenaw County Circuit Court jury reached the not guilty verdict Monday evening in the trial of 21-year-old Ed Thomas. He was one of two men charged in the killing of the 20-year-old wide receiver from Chicago.Twenty-year-old Kristopher Pratt accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, testifying that he shot Reed and Thomas participated ...
  • Flurry of witnesses called in Detroit "porch trial"

    Flurry of witnesses called in Detroit "porch trial"

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:43:26 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Davonta Bynes expected 19-year-old Renisha McBride to stop by his west side Detroit home late Nov. 1, 2013, for a small get-together. The two traded text messages and a phone call, but as the hours passed it became clear to Bynes that he wouldn't see her that night. "I think ... she might have been drinking. She was slurring" her speech, he testified Monday during the trial of Theodore Wafer, the man charged with shooting McBride to death outside his Dearborn Heights home. Abou...
    DETROIT (AP) - Davonta Bynes expected 19-year-old Renisha McBride to stop by his west side Detroit home late Nov. 1, 2013, for a small get-together. The two traded text messages and a phone call, but as the hours passed it became clear to Bynes that he wouldn't see her that night. "I think ... she might have been drinking. She was slurring" her speech, he testified Monday during the trial of Theodore Wafer, the man charged with shooting McBride to death outside his Dearborn Heights home. Abou...
  • proposal delayed in commuter bridge plan

    proposal delayed in commuter bridge plan

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:37:05 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - A proposal has been delayed to transfer 301 Detroit-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge. A special Detroit City Council session was scheduled Monday morning. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1thR751 ), however, that Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr's office has agreed to delay consideration of such an agreement ...
    DETROIT (AP) - A proposal has been delayed to transfer 301 Detroit-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge. A special Detroit City Council session was scheduled Monday morning. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1thR751 ), however, that Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr's office has agreed to delay consideration of such an agreement ...
  • Authorities: Man charged in sister's slaying

    Authorities: Man charged in sister's slaying

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:12:22 GMT
    Authorities say a 23-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder and torture in the slaying of his 30-year-old sister in suburban Detroit. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office says Asyh Elmawri died Saturday from a combination of strangulation and multiple stab wounds. On Monday, the Wayne County prosecutor's office charged Haron Rajeh Elmawri with first-degree murder and torture.
    Authorities say a 23-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder and torture in the slaying of his 30-year-old sister in suburban Detroit. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office says Asyh Elmawri died Saturday from a combination of strangulation and multiple stab wounds. On Monday, the Wayne County prosecutor's office charged Haron Rajeh Elmawri with first-degree murder and torture.
  • Thunderstorms knock down trees, black out 150,000

    Thunderstorms knock down trees, black out 150,000

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:52:38 GMT
    A series of severe thunderstorms has hit Michigan's Lower Peninsula, packing winds of up to 50 miles per hour that knocked down trees, ripped roofs off buildings and blacked out more than 120,000 homes and businesses.
    A series of severe thunderstorms has hit Michigan's Lower Peninsula, packing winds of up to 50 miles per hour that knocked down trees, ripped roofs off buildings and blacked out at least 150,000 homes and businesses.
  • Up to $4.5M available to improve Great Lakes water

    Up to $4.5M available to improve Great Lakes water

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:36:25 GMT
    Grants totaling up to $4.5 million to improve Great Lakes water quality are available to cities on the lakes' shorelines.
    Grants totaling up to $4.5 million to improve Great Lakes water quality are available to cities on the lakes' shorelines.
  • Indianapolis homeowner fatally shoots intruder

    Indianapolis homeowner fatally shoots intruder

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:18:34 GMT
    Indianapolis police say a homeowner has shot and killed an intruder during an attempted burglary in Indianapolis.
    Indianapolis police say a homeowner has shot and killed an intruder during an attempted burglary in Indianapolis.
  • Churches hold day of prayer for child immigrants

    Churches hold day of prayer for child immigrants

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:39:03 GMT
    A number of churches in Michigan have joined in a day of prayer for the tens of thousands of child immigrants who have been flooding across the nation's southern border.
    A number of churches in Michigan have joined in a day of prayer for the tens of thousands of child immigrants who have been flooding across the nation's southern border.
  • Sketch of 'person of interest' in 14-yr-old April Millsap's killing

    Sketch of 'person of interest' in 14-yr-old April Millsap's killing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:02:52 GMT
    Police in southeastern Michigan have released a sketch of a tall white man they call a "person of interest" in the killing of a 14-year-old girl who disappeared while walking her dog and whose body was found in a drainage ditch.
    Police in southeastern Michigan have released a sketch of a tall white man they call a "person of interest" in the killing of a 14-year-old girl who disappeared while walking her dog and whose body was found in a drainage ditch.
  • Small plane crashes in Hancock Co., 2 dead

    Small plane crashes in Hancock Co., 2 dead

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:48:48 GMT
     Two people were killed in an early morning small plane crash near Findlay on Sunday.
     Two people were killed in an early morning small plane crash near Findlay on Sunday.
  • Man holds self at gun point during slow speed chase, takes heroin

    Man holds self at gun point during slow speed chase, takes heroin

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:53:14 GMT
    Authorities in southwest Ohio say a 44-year-old man has been jailed for inducing panic and other charges after leading police on a slow-speed chase in which he held a gun to his head.
    Authorities in southwest Ohio say a 44-year-old man has been jailed for inducing panic and other charges after leading police on a slow-speed chase in which he held a gun to his head.
  • Fall turkey hunt application deadline approaching

    Fall turkey hunt application deadline approaching

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:47:18 GMT
    The deadline is approaching for fall turkey hunting applications in Michigan.
    The deadline is approaching for fall turkey hunting applications in Michigan.
  • 77th Soap Box Derby

    77th Soap Box Derby

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:34:52 GMT
    Hundreds of racers have given their all in the 77th All-American Soap Box Derby in northeast Ohio.
    Hundreds of racers have given their all in the 77th All-American Soap Box Derby in northeast Ohio.
  • Group retoring Lake Erie island plane

    Group retoring Lake Erie island plane

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:32:02 GMT
    A northern Ohio group restoring a Ford Tri-Motor plane to flying condition hopes it will help future generations appreciate the aircraft's role in developing the Lake Erie Islands region and commercial aviation. ..
    A northern Ohio group restoring a Ford Tri-Motor plane to flying condition hopes it will help future generations appreciate the aircraft's role in developing the Lake Erie Islands region and commercial aviation. ..
  • Extra days for mourning dove hunters in OH

    Extra days for mourning dove hunters in OH

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:28:58 GMT
    Ohio will allow extra days for hunting mourning doves this year.
    Ohio will allow extra days for hunting mourning doves this year.
  • MI gas prices tumble

    MI gas prices tumble

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:26:05 GMT
    AAA Michigan says gasoline prices in the state dropped about 14 cents in the last week, the fourth straight week they've fallen.
    AAA Michigan says gasoline prices in the state dropped about 14 cents in the last week, the fourth straight week they've fallen.
  • Group wants probe of absentee voting allegations

    Group wants probe of absentee voting allegations

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:23:53 GMT
    An advocacy group says it wants state and federal authorities to investigate allegations that suburban Detroit officials prevented Arab-Americans from obtaining absentee ballots.
    An advocacy group says it wants state and federal authorities to investigate allegations that suburban Detroit officials prevented Arab-Americans from obtaining absentee ballots.
  • Skyhawk ride cable snaps, 2 hurt at Cedar Point

    Skyhawk ride cable snaps, 2 hurt at Cedar Point

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:39:42 GMT
    SANDUSKY, Ohio - Two people were injured Saturday night by a ride at the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky.A cable on the Skyhawk swing ride's carriages disconnected at around 10 p.m., according to a Cedar Point spokesperson.The cable then came in contact with two guests. One victim was treated and released at the scene. The other was transported to a local hospital for evaluation, the spokesperson adds.Ride crews had immediately shut down the Skyhawk ride and notified the park's emergen...
    SANDUSKY, Ohio - Two people were injured Saturday night by a ride at the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky.A cable on the Skyhawk swing ride's carriages disconnected at around 10 p.m., according to a Cedar Point spokesperson.The cable then came in contact with two guests. One victim was treated and released at the scene. The other was transported to a local hospital for evaluation, the spokesperson adds.Ride crews had immediately shut down the Skyhawk ride and notified the park's emergen...
  • Robber punches employee at Findlay Village Mall

    Robber punches employee at Findlay Village Mall

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:07:40 GMT
    Findlay police are looking for a robber who punched a man at the Findlay Village Mall. It happened around 11:20 p.m. Saturday at the mall on Tiffin Avenue. Police say an employee was locking up for the night, when someone punched him and demanded money. That victim says he then chased the robber in the parking lot and told him he knew who he was.The alleged assailant ran north, near Plaza Street. He's described as a young man, wearing a black bandanna over his face. The victim had minor injur...
    Findlay police are looking for a robber who punched a man at the Findlay Village Mall. It happened around 11:20 p.m. Saturday at the mall on Tiffin Avenue. Police say an employee was locking up for the night, when someone punched him and demanded money. That victim says he then chased the robber in the parking lot and told him he knew who he was.The alleged assailant ran north, near Plaza Street. He's described as a young man, wearing a black bandanna over his face. The victim had minor injur...
  • Amie's, Charlie's take top honors at Pizza Palooza

    Amie's, Charlie's take top honors at Pizza Palooza

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-07-27 14:55:37 GMT
    Pizza lovers are in heaven this weekend at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania as nine pizza vendors vie for top taste honors at Pizza Palooza.
    Pizza lovers are in heaven this weekend at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania as nine pizza vendors vie for top taste honors at Pizza Palooza.
  • Michigan DNR offers young hunter workshops

    Michigan DNR offers young hunter workshops

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:25:25 GMT
    Young hunters can get instructions on use of a variety of weaponry and equipment this summer during a series of workshops at state-operated shooting ranges.
    Young hunters can get instructions on use of a variety of weaponry and equipment this summer during a series of workshops at state-operated shooting ranges.
  • Hundreds race in 77th Soap Box Derby in Akron

    Hundreds race in 77th Soap Box Derby in Akron

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:23:09 GMT
    Hundreds of racers have given their all in the 77th All-American Soap Box Derby in northeast Ohio.
    Hundreds of racers have given their all in the 77th All-American Soap Box Derby in northeast Ohio.
  • MI primary could cause a stir in House

    MI primary could cause a stir in House

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:01:01 GMT
    Primary voters will begin determining what could be one of the bigger shake-ups in Michigan's congressional delegation in years.
    Primary voters will begin determining what could be one of the bigger shake-ups in Michigan's congressional delegation in years.
  • Landowner wins appeal over libel in tree dispute

    Landowner wins appeal over libel in tree dispute

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:29:14 GMT
    The state appeals court has thrown out an $85,000 libel verdict, one of many issues in a dispute over the cutting of trees in northern Michigan's Benzie County.
    The state appeals court has thrown out an $85,000 libel verdict, one of many issues in a dispute over the cutting of trees in northern Michigan's Benzie County.
  • Police seeking tips in 14-year-old girl's murder

    Police seeking tips in 14-year-old girl's murder

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:20:16 GMT
    Authorities investigating the slaying of a 14-year-old girl in a Michigan wooded area are seeking information on a small motorcycle seen on a nearby recreation trail.
    Authorities investigating the slaying of a 14-year-old girl in a Michigan wooded area are seeking information on a small motorcycle seen on a nearby recreation trail.
  • Ohio woman charged after officer pricked by needle

    Ohio woman charged after officer pricked by needle

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:05:50 GMT
    Authorities say a 25-year-old Ohio woman has been charged with assaulting a police officer who was pricked by a used drug needle during a search.
    Authorities say a 25-year-old Ohio woman has been charged with assaulting a police officer who was pricked by a used drug needle during a search.
  • Teen killed, 7 others hurt in Roseville crash

    Teen killed, 7 others hurt in Roseville crash

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:49:54 GMT
    A Michigan teen has been killed and seven other people injured in an early morning crash in Roseville.
    A Michigan teen has been killed and seven other people injured in an early morning crash in Roseville.

  • Browns fans flock to see Johnny Football

    Browns fans flock to see Johnny Football

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:49:14 GMT
    With No. 2 jerseys ringing the field, Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has begun his quest to win Cleveland's starting job.
    With No. 2 jerseys ringing the field, Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has begun his quest to win Cleveland's starting job.
  • Ohio man sentenced after grave vases, urns stolen

    Ohio man sentenced after grave vases, urns stolen

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:31:47 GMT
    A 47-year-old northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after authorities said he stole vases and urns from gravesites.
    A 47-year-old northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after authorities said he stole vases and urns from gravesites.
  • Ohio State to form task force after band scandal

    Ohio State to form task force after band scandal

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:11:03 GMT
    Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.
    Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.
  • Ohio's economy is slowly growing

    Ohio's economy is slowly growing

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:22:56 GMT
    Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs. J
    Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs. J
  • Amber Alert canceled for missing Ohio girl

    Amber Alert canceled for missing Ohio girl

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:58:13 GMT
    An Amber Alert issued for an Ohio child who police say was taken by her father has been canceled.  Officials say Kelcie Hawkins has been found safe. Police are still looking for the girls father.
    An Amber Alert issued for an Ohio child who police say was taken by her father has been canceled.  Officials say Kelcie Hawkins has been found safe. Police are still looking for the girls father.
  • Couple charged in neglect death of wife's father

    Couple charged in neglect death of wife's father

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:49:33 GMT
    A northern Michigan couple has been charged in the death of the wife's 73-year-old father who was in their care.
    A northern Michigan couple has been charged in the death of the wife's 73-year-old father who was in their care.
  • More dogs taken from house after deadly attack on jogger

    More dogs taken from house after deadly attack on jogger

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:22:10 GMT
    METAMORA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Police and animal control officers have removed five dogs from a Michigan home where two other dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger were being kept. MLive.com reports the dogs were taken Friday from the Metamora Township house, about 45 miles northwest of Detroit. Police told the newspaper that the homeowner was not present when the five dogs were taken. Craig Sytsma was attacked Wednesday evening by two cane corsos down the road from the home. He died...
    METAMORA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Police and animal control officers have removed five dogs from a Michigan home where two other dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger were being kept. MLive.com reports the dogs were taken Friday from the Metamora Township house, about 45 miles northwest of Detroit. Police told the newspaper that the homeowner was not present when the five dogs were taken. Craig Sytsma was attacked Wednesday evening by two cane corsos down the road from the home. He died...
  • Tortoise an accomplice in alligator's zoo escape?

    Tortoise an accomplice in alligator's zoo escape?

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:15:33 GMT
    An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.
    An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.
  • FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

    FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:52:39 GMT
     FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.
     FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.
  • Committee hears update on prison food complaints

    Committee hears update on prison food complaints

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:50:19 GMT
    A legislative committee is getting updates on complaints facing the private food vendor that won the contract to feed Ohio inmates.
    A legislative committee is getting updates on complaints facing the private food vendor that won the contract to feed Ohio inmates.
  • 2 wounded in Ohio mall, police blame gangs

    2 wounded in Ohio mall, police blame gangs

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:36:11 GMT
    Two teens have been arrested following gunfire that wounded two people and sent shoppers scrambling in a Columbus mall.
    Two teens have been arrested following gunfire that wounded two people and sent shoppers scrambling in a Columbus mall.
  • Ohio State University fires marching band director

    Ohio State University fires marching band director

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:05:53 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.Jonathan Waters had led the band since 2012, and served in lesser capacities for a decade.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.Jonathan Waters had led the band since 2012, and served in lesser capacities for a decade.
  • Ohio testing mosquitoes for West Nile virus

    Ohio testing mosquitoes for West Nile virus

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:04:41 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio is again testing mosquitoes for West Nile virus after the program became a victim of federal budget cuts last year.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio is again testing mosquitoes for West Nile virus after the program became a victim of federal budget cuts last year.
  • Insurers owe more than $1.2M in refunds in Ohio

    Insurers owe more than $1.2M in refunds in Ohio

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:12:33 GMT
    Federal officials say around 35,000 Ohioans will benefit from more than $1.2 million in refunds from insurance companies because of a provision in President Barack Obama's health care law. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the figures Thursday.
    Federal officials say around 35,000 Ohioans will benefit from more than $1.2 million in refunds from insurance companies because of a provision in President Barack Obama's health care law. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the figures Thursday.
  • Biden urges infrastructure, job training in Ohio

    Biden urges infrastructure, job training in Ohio

    Vice President Joe Biden will speak to another major civil rights organization - this time in Cincinnati - and Republican leaders are around to offer counterpoints.
    Vice President Joe Biden says investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the nation's cities.
  • MI governor Snyder re-election gets tepid response

    MI governor Snyder re-election gets tepid response

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:12:56 GMT
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he said he set out to do when he was elected four years ago but instead of cruising to re-election on the fulfillment of his 2010 promises, Snyder's bid for re-election has been met with ambivalence.
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he said he set out to do when he was elected four years ago but instead of cruising to re-election on the fulfillment of his 2010 promises, Snyder's bid for re-election has been met with ambivalence.
  • Wood County athletes bring home 25 medals from State Games

    Wood County athletes bring home 25 medals from State Games

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:04:19 GMT
    Twenty-four Wood Co. athletes from Wood Lane went to Columbus to compete at the Ohio Special Olympics Summer Games. They brought home 25 medals.
    Twenty-four Wood Co. athletes from Wood Lane went to Columbus to compete at the Ohio Special Olympics Summer Games. They brought home 25 medals.
  • Dayton Air Force Base honor

    Dayton Air Force Base honor

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:19:42 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper serving U.S. Air Force personnel has ranked Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton as one of the best places in the country to be stationed.
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper serving U.S. Air Force personnel has ranked Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton as one of the best places in the country to be stationed.
  • Motorcycle ride Saturday for Pioneer accident victim

    Motorcycle ride Saturday for Pioneer accident victim

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:48:46 GMT
    Kaleb McLaughlin graduated from North Central High School in 2012.The following year, Kaleb lost his life when the car he was in veered off the road."In a small town, we're all family," said Ed Kidston, the mayor of Pioneer. "When a tragedy happens to one individual in town, it affects the whole town."The accident happened near Pioneer, on Williams County Road P.Kaleb was the passenger, his fiance was behind the wheel. She survived, and for the past year, those who knew Kaleb have been coping...
    Kaleb McLaughlin graduated from North Central High School in 2012.The following year, Kaleb lost his life when the car he was in veered off the road."In a small town, we're all family," said Ed Kidston, the mayor of Pioneer. "When a tragedy happens to one individual in town, it affects the whole town."The accident happened near Pioneer, on Williams County Road P.Kaleb was the passenger, his fiance was behind the wheel. She survived, and for the past year, those who knew Kaleb have been coping...
  • Fight pledged to clear ex-Ohio officer in slaying

    Fight pledged to clear ex-Ohio officer in slaying

    The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to take the appeal of a former Akron police captain fighting a lower court ruling that reinstated his conviction for killing his ex-wife.
    A group that works to free innocent offenders is pledging to clear the name of a former Ohio police captain convicted of killing his ex-wife.
  • Ohio student death ruled suicide, no foul play

    Ohio student death ruled suicide, no foul play

    A coroner says there are no signs of foul play in the death of a University of Cincinnati student whose apparent disappearance triggered a wide search in May.
    A coroner says there are no signs of foul play in the death of a University of Cincinnati student whose apparent disappearance triggered a wide search in May.
  • Skies still safe following MH17 disaster, lawmakers say

    Skies still safe following MH17 disaster, lawmakers say

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:00:25 GMT
    On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration canceled flights to Tel Aviv, Israel after a rocket landed too close to the airport. This latest news comes off the heels of downed Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. Now lawmakers are saying passenger safety is the number one priority in the skies. “There are enough things to be fearful of in this world without starting to think if 'I get on this plane is it going to be shot down.' It isn’t so, so unusual,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said. Brown sa...
    On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration canceled flights to Tel Aviv, Israel after a rocket landed too close to the airport. This latest news comes off the heels of downed Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. Now lawmakers are saying passenger safety is the number one priority in the skies. “There are enough things to be fearful of in this world without starting to think if 'I get on this plane is it going to be shot down.' It isn’t so, so unusual,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said. Brown sa...
  • LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

    LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

    LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.
    LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.
  • McComb boil advisory lifted

    McComb boil advisory lifted

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:20:49 GMT
    The village of McComb's boil advisory is no longer in effect.
    The village of McComb's boil advisory is no longer in effect.
  • Dayton Air Force base plans hundreds of layoffs

    Dayton Air Force base plans hundreds of layoffs

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:55:41 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Civilian employees at Ohio's largest military base will have until Aug. 1 to notify officials if they plan to retire or leave with incentives ahead of hundreds of layoffs this fall. The incentives are meant to encourage employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton to leave voluntarily before the base eliminates 372 workers by Oct. 1. The Air Force says it will save $1.6 billion by eliminating more than 3,400 jobs throughout the service. Base spokesman Daryl Ma...
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Civilian employees at Ohio's largest military base will have until Aug. 1 to notify officials if they plan to retire or leave with incentives ahead of hundreds of layoffs this fall. The incentives are meant to encourage employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton to leave voluntarily before the base eliminates 372 workers by Oct. 1. The Air Force says it will save $1.6 billion by eliminating more than 3,400 jobs throughout the service. Base spokesman Daryl Ma...
  • Donations to Ohio State rise again

    Donations to Ohio State rise again

    Ohio State University says it took in a near-record $404 million in donations in the past 12 months.
    Ohio State University says it took in a near-record $404 million in donations in the past 12 months.
  • $150,000 study of beach muck getting started

    $150,000 study of beach muck getting started

    A two-year, $150,000 study to better understand problems with muck along beaches at the Bay City State Recreation Area along Saginaw Bay is getting started.
    A two-year, $150,000 study to better understand problems with muck along beaches at the Bay City State Recreation Area along Saginaw Bay is getting started.
  • Detroit: No water shutoffs for next 15 days

    Detroit: No water shutoffs for next 15 days

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:54:27 GMT
    The city of Detroit says it won't shut off water to people with unpaid bills for the next 15 days, the latest response to a controversy that caused a large protest last week. The city gave an update Monday in bankruptcy court. The water department stopped service to about 7,200 homes and businesses in June, compared to 1,570 in the same month last year. Water was restored to 43 percent after customers paid or worked out payment plans.
    The city of Detroit says it won't shut off water to people with unpaid bills for the next 15 days, the latest response to a controversy that caused a large protest last week. The city gave an update Monday in bankruptcy court. The water department stopped service to about 7,200 homes and businesses in June, compared to 1,570 in the same month last year. Water was restored to 43 percent after customers paid or worked out payment plans.
  • Ohio gas prices up slightly to start work week

    Ohio gas prices up slightly to start work week

    Ohio gas prices are up slightly to start the work week but remain below the national average.
    Ohio gas prices are up slightly to start the work week but remain below the national average.
  • Ohio online tax up

    Ohio online tax up

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:49:16 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Online sales tax collections have hit an all-time high in Ohio this year.The Dayton Daily News reportsthat the state has collected $45 million from out-of-state retailers in the 2014 budget year. That's a 68 percent increase over the past five years.The money is pouring in after Ohio officially joined a multi-state effort to streamline sales tax for online purchases.The Ohio Department of Taxation estimates that the state stands to eventually tap into an estimated $308 mil...
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Online sales tax collections have hit an all-time high in Ohio this year.The Dayton Daily News reportsthat the state has collected $45 million from out-of-state retailers in the 2014 budget year. That's a 68 percent increase over the past five years.The money is pouring in after Ohio officially joined a multi-state effort to streamline sales tax for online purchases.The Ohio Department of Taxation estimates that the state stands to eventually tap into an estimated $308 mil...
  • Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

    Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:56:54 GMT
    An Ohio veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.
    An Ohio veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.
  • Ilitches unveils plans for Wings arena complex & entertainment district.

    Ilitches unveils plans for Wings arena complex & entertainment district.

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:35:56 GMT
     The Ilitch family has unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centered on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena.
     The Ilitch family has unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centered on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena.
  • Mother, daughter go head-to-head in auctioneer competition

    Mother, daughter go head-to-head in auctioneer competition

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:05:41 GMT
    They work together in the family business, but when it comes to competition, they go head to head.In Toledo, Beth Rose is a well-known auctioneer.She comes from a long-line of bid callers, and so does her daughter.At 28 years of age, Sara Rose-Bytnar is mastering the family business and trying to one-up her own mother.During the International Auctioneer Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, Sara took first runner up in the women's division for bid calling.To do so, she had to out-bid her mom....
    They work together in the family business, but when it comes to competition, they go head to head.In Toledo, Beth Rose is a well-known auctioneer.She comes from a long-line of bid callers, and so does her daughter.At 28 years of age, Sara Rose-Bytnar is mastering the family business and trying to one-up her own mother.During the International Auctioneer Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, Sara took first runner up in the women's division for bid calling.To do so, she had to out-bid her mom....
  • 15 peregrine falcons banded in Michigan for study

    15 peregrine falcons banded in Michigan for study

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:34:33 GMT
    Fifteen peregrine falcon chicks were fitted with leg bands in southeastern Michigan this spring, enabling scientists to track their movements.
    Fifteen peregrine falcon chicks were fitted with leg bands in southeastern Michigan this spring, enabling scientists to track their movements.
  • Children find skeletal remains in SW Ohio woods

    Children find skeletal remains in SW Ohio woods

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:32:14 GMT
    Police say children playing in the woods near Dayton discovered skeletal remains.
    Police say children playing in the woods near Dayton discovered skeletal remains.
  • Year-old Ohio arson registry lists 221 offenders

    Year-old Ohio arson registry lists 221 offenders

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:23:14 GMT
     Officials say 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio's registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses.
     Officials say 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio's registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses.
  • Ohio woman gives birth in back seat of car

    Ohio woman gives birth in back seat of car

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:25:09 GMT
    A Cincinnati-area woman has given birth to a baby boy in an old high school parking lot.  Hamilton County dispatchers got a frantic call around 3 a.m. Saturday from a man driving his wife on Interstate 75 toward the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
    A Cincinnati-area woman has given birth to a baby boy in an old high school parking lot.  Hamilton County dispatchers got a frantic call around 3 a.m. Saturday from a man driving his wife on Interstate 75 toward the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
  • Judge accused of embezzling funds while prosecutor

    Judge accused of embezzling funds while prosecutor

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:10:17 GMT
    A judge is accused of embezzling about $4,000 while serving as the Lapeer County prosecutor.
    A judge is accused of embezzling about $4,000 while serving as the Lapeer County prosecutor.
  • Inmate used NFL teams as code words to run drug ring from prison

    Inmate used NFL teams as code words to run drug ring from prison

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-07-19 20:53:09 GMT
    Authorities say an inmate and ex-inmate are charged in a multistate drug trafficking ring that used NFL team names as code words in calls from an Ohio prison to set up drug shipments.
    Authorities say an inmate and ex-inmate are charged in a multistate drug trafficking ring that used NFL team names as code words in calls from an Ohio prison to set up drug shipments.
  • Michigan inmate accepts $250 to settle lawsuit

    Michigan inmate accepts $250 to settle lawsuit

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-19 20:39:50 GMT
    The Michigan Corrections Department has agreed to pay $250 to settle a lawsuit by an inmate who said his health was harmed by exposure to mold and bleach.
    The Michigan Corrections Department has agreed to pay $250 to settle a lawsuit by an inmate who said his health was harmed by exposure to mold and bleach.
  • 10-year-old killed in golf cart crash identified

    10-year-old killed in golf cart crash identified

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-07-19 20:36:52 GMT
    Authorities have identified the 10-year-old girl who died in an off-road vehicle crash in western Michigan.
    Authorities have identified the 10-year-old girl who died in an off-road vehicle crash in western Michigan.
  • 28K raised for family of Ohio woman hit by rock

    28K raised for family of Ohio woman hit by rock

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-19 20:32:59 GMT
    Friends have raised more than $28,000 to benefit the family of a northeast Ohio woman critically injured when a rock was deliberately dropped from a highway overpass onto the windshield of a car in Pennsylvania.
    Friends have raised more than $28,000 to benefit the family of a northeast Ohio woman critically injured when a rock was deliberately dropped from a highway overpass onto the windshield of a car in Pennsylvania.
  • Red fox stolen from Ohio conservation center

    Red fox stolen from Ohio conservation center

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:57:46 GMT
    A red fox has been stolen from an Ohio wildlife conservation center. Staff at the Stark County Park District's conservation center in Canton found that someone used wire cutters to snip a section of the fox's cage and stole the animal Friday.
    A red fox has been stolen from an Ohio wildlife conservation center. Staff at the Stark County Park District's conservation center in Canton found that someone used wire cutters to snip a section of the fox's cage and stole the animal Friday.
  • Ohio man arrested in crash death of mother of 4

    Ohio man arrested in crash death of mother of 4

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:53:46 GMT
    An Ohio man accused of leaving a mother of four to die after a car crash has been arrested, but the woman's family says the development is of little comfort.
    An Ohio man accused of leaving a mother of four to die after a car crash has been arrested, but the woman's family says the development is of little comfort.
  • Family of slain Ohio WWII vet renews reward

    Family of slain Ohio WWII vet renews reward

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:50:04 GMT
    The family of a WWII veteran and great-great grandfather killed in his Ohio home nearly three years ago is renewing a $5,000 reward for information that helps solve the cold case, saying that justice is long overdue.
    The family of a WWII veteran and great-great grandfather killed in his Ohio home nearly three years ago is renewing a $5,000 reward for information that helps solve the cold case, saying that justice is long overdue.
  • MI voters decide business tax cut

    MI voters decide business tax cut

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:33:14 GMT
    The lone statewide proposal on Michigan's primary ballot asks voters to decide whether to get rid of a tax on manufacturing and small business equipment.
    The lone statewide proposal on Michigan's primary ballot asks voters to decide whether to get rid of a tax on manufacturing and small business equipment.
  • Radar can measure rain totals

    Radar can measure rain totals

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-19 15:45:34 GMT
    We're lucky to have lots of great tools in the First Warning Forecast Center. One of them is called VIPIR.
    We're lucky to have lots of great tools in the First Warning Forecast Center. One of them is called VIPIR.
  • Arson registry helps Ohio investigators track criminals

    Arson registry helps Ohio investigators track criminals

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-07-19 15:35:44 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio's registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses. When Ohio joined the few states that require such offenders to register with authorities, officials hoped it would help solve more cases, deter repeat offenses and prevent deaths and property damage. The usefulness of the registry, created last July, is difficult to evaluate. The Ohio Attorney General's Office runs the software that houses the data...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio's registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses. When Ohio joined the few states that require such offenders to register with authorities, officials hoped it would help solve more cases, deter repeat offenses and prevent deaths and property damage. The usefulness of the registry, created last July, is difficult to evaluate. The Ohio Attorney General's Office runs the software that houses the data...
  • Inside the Golf Channel

    Inside the Golf Channel

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:37:48 GMT
    Our camera got rare, behind-the-scenes access inside the Golf Channel's control room.
    Our camera got rare, behind-the-scenes access inside the Golf Channel's control room.
  • Thousands expected at African American Festival this weekend

    Thousands expected at African American Festival this weekend

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:16:28 GMT
    Thousands of people are expected to attend the 10th annual African American Festival this weekend. It's a family-friendly event hosted by the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union and the University of Toledo.
    Thousands of people are expected to attend the 10th annual African American Festival this weekend. It's a family-friendly event hosted by the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union and the University of Toledo.
  • Ohio unemployment rate unchanged at 5.5 percent

    Ohio unemployment rate unchanged at 5.5 percent

    Ohio is ready to release its unemployment rate for June, a month after the state reported that its rate in May was at its lowest level since before the Great Recession.
    The unemployment rate in Ohio for June remained unchanged at 5.5 percent, staying at the lowest level since before the Great Recession.
  • No fireworks at the Big House

    No fireworks at the Big House

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:39 AM EDT2014-07-18 09:39:10 GMT
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan regents have rejected the athletic department's proposal to light up the football field this fall with the help of fireworks displays.Thursday's meeting in Ann Arbor was the first for new university President Mark Schlissel.The athletic department proposed using fireworks during home games against Miami University on Sept. 13 and Penn State on Oct. 11.Thursday's votes were 4-3 against fireworks at the Miami game and 5-2 against them at the Pe...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan regents have rejected the athletic department's proposal to light up the football field this fall with the help of fireworks displays.Thursday's meeting in Ann Arbor was the first for new university President Mark Schlissel.The athletic department proposed using fireworks during home games against Miami University on Sept. 13 and Penn State on Oct. 11.Thursday's votes were 4-3 against fireworks at the Miami game and 5-2 against them at the Pe...
  • Ohio Lottery logs record sales, $904M in profits

    Ohio Lottery logs record sales, $904M in profits

    The Ohio Lottery is reporting another year of record-high sales and profits, boosted partly by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racino sites.
    The Ohio Lottery is reporting another year of record-high sales and profits, boosted partly by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racino sites.
  • Marathon Classic goes through sun, flooding

    Marathon Classic goes through sun, flooding

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:37:23 GMT
    Tournament organizers couldn't ask for better weather or luck this week, but that's not always the case.
    Tournament organizers couldn't ask for better weather or luck this week, but that's not always the case.
  • Report: FBI quizzing people about meningitis

    Report: FBI quizzing people about meningitis

    FBI agents have been interviewing Tennessee residents sickened or widowed by fungal meningitis as part of a criminal probe into the outbreak that sickened 751 people nationwide with 64 deaths.
    FBI agents have been interviewing Tennessee residents sickened or widowed by fungal meningitis as part of a criminal probe into the outbreak that sickened 751 people nationwide with 64 deaths.
  • Ohio weighing drones as prisons security measure

    Ohio weighing drones as prisons security measure

    Ohio's prisons agency is weighing the use of drones as a security measure keeping watch over corrections facility yards and fences.
    Ohio's prisons agency is weighing the use of drones as a security measure keeping watch over corrections facility yards and fences.
  • Michigan jobless rate unchanged

    Michigan jobless rate unchanged

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:01:26 GMT
    The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.5 percent in the latest month.
    The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.5 percent in the latest month.
  • Loaded .38 caliber gun found in airport carry-on

    Loaded .38 caliber gun found in airport carry-on

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:36:19 GMT
    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it stopped a man who had a loaded .38 caliber handgun in his carry-on luggage at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The agency says it happened Wednesday and says it handed the man over to Wayne County Airport Police, who arrested him on a local charge.
    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it stopped a man who had a loaded .38 caliber handgun in his carry-on luggage at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The agency says it happened Wednesday and says it handed the man over to Wayne County Airport Police, who arrested him on a local charge.
  • Penske donates millions to Detroit museum

    Penske donates millions to Detroit museum

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:20:36 GMT
    Businessman Roger Penske donates $10 million to help Detroit museum.
    Businessman Roger Penske donates $10 million to help Detroit museum.
  • Bacteria levels reach record high at Ohio lake

    Bacteria levels reach record high at Ohio lake

    Authorities say harmful bacteria levels have reached record levels at a popular central Ohio lake.
    Authorities say harmful bacteria levels have reached record levels at a popular central Ohio lake.
  • Ohio returns $74.5M in unclaimed funds

    Ohio returns $74.5M in unclaimed funds

    Ohioans collected a record amount of previously unclaimed money from the state during the past 12 months.
    Ohioans collected a record amount of previously unclaimed money from the state during the past 12 months.
  • Police: No evidence of shooting at Ohio University

    Police: No evidence of shooting at Ohio University

    Campus police have found no evidence of a shooting at Ohio University after a report of a possible threat.
    Campus police have found no evidence of a shooting at Ohio University after a report of a possible threat.
  • Lathrop announces move to downtown Toledo

    Lathrop announces move to downtown Toledo

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:24:34 GMT
    Lathop Company announced it will move from its Maumee site on Dussel Drive to downtown Toledo by spring, 2015.
    Lathop Company announced it will move from its Maumee site on Dussel Drive to downtown Toledo by spring, 2015.
  • Funeral for brothers, 2 and 3, who drowned in pond

    Funeral for brothers, 2 and 3, who drowned in pond

    Family and friends have turned out for the funeral of 2- and 3-year-old brothers who drowned in a pond behind their home in central Michigan.
    Family and friends have turned out for the funeral of 2- and 3-year-old brothers who drowned in a pond behind their home in central Michigan.
  • 4 indicted in slaying of Ohio restaurant owner

    4 indicted in slaying of Ohio restaurant owner

    Two pairs of brothers have been indicted in connection with the robbery and shooting death of a popular suburban Cleveland restaurant owner.
    Two pairs of brothers have been indicted in connection with the robbery and shooting death of a popular suburban Cleveland restaurant owner.
  • Naming contest for Ohio State Fair butter bovines

    Naming contest for Ohio State Fair butter bovines

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-14 14:18:05 GMT
    How now, butter cow? The American Dairy Association Mideast is running a contest for the most creative name for the butter cow and calf display at the upcoming Ohio State Fair, utilizing social media. Starting Monday, people for a week can submit entries on Twitter using the hashtag #ButterCowNameGame. The butter cow sculpture goes back more than a century at the state fair, which this year runs July 23 to Aug. 3 in Columbus.
    How now, butter cow? The American Dairy Association Mideast is running a contest for the most creative name for the butter cow and calf display at the upcoming Ohio State Fair, utilizing social media. Starting Monday, people for a week can submit entries on Twitter using the hashtag #ButterCowNameGame. The butter cow sculpture goes back more than a century at the state fair, which this year runs July 23 to Aug. 3 in Columbus.
  • Akron, union make pitch for new Goodyear plant

    Akron, union make pitch for new Goodyear plant

    Sunday, July 13 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-13 21:13:11 GMT
    Local union leaders are working with Akron and surrounding Summit County to persuade Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to build its new $500 million plant in northeast Ohio and bring potentially hundreds more jobs to the area where the company was founded.
    Local union leaders are working with Akron and surrounding Summit County to persuade Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to build its new $500 million plant in northeast Ohio and bring potentially hundreds more jobs to the area where the company was founded.
  • Ohioans pay more for home, auto insurance.

    Ohioans pay more for home, auto insurance.

    Sunday, July 13 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-07-13 20:58:13 GMT
    Ohioans saw increases in their homeowners' and auto insurance rates last year, though they're still getting a bargain.
    Ohioans saw increases in their homeowners' and auto insurance rates last year, though they're still getting a bargain.
  • Bus was hit by stolen car going wrong way

    Bus was hit by stolen car going wrong way

    Sunday, July 13 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-07-13 19:36:24 GMT
    A car that collided with a Greyhound bus on an Indiana highway, killing the car's driver and injuring 19 people on the bus, had just been stolen and was headed in the wrong direction.
    A car that collided with a Greyhound bus on an Indiana highway, killing the car's driver and injuring 19 people on the bus, had just been stolen and was headed in the wrong direction.
  • Pedestrian killed trying to beat oncoming train

    Pedestrian killed trying to beat oncoming train

    Sunday, July 13 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-13 19:30:28 GMT
    Authorities say a pedestrian trying to beat an oncoming train by running across the tracks was struck and killed at a crossing in southwestern Michigan.
    Authorities say a pedestrian trying to beat an oncoming train by running across the tracks was struck and killed at a crossing in southwestern Michigan.
  • OH trial nears in slaying of Pearl Harbor survivor

    OH trial nears in slaying of Pearl Harbor survivor

    Sunday, July 13 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-07-13 18:36:15 GMT
    The trial begins this month for a northeast Ohio man accused in the 2007 slaying of an 87-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor.
    The trial begins this month for a northeast Ohio man accused in the 2007 slaying of an 87-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor.
  • Michelle Knight says fame comes with complications

    Michelle Knight says fame comes with complications

    Sunday, July 13 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-13 18:32:43 GMT
     Michelle Knight has discovered that the fame that followed her escape from Ariel Castro's house of horrors cuts both ways.
     Michelle Knight has discovered that the fame that followed her escape from Ariel Castro's house of horrors cuts both ways.
  • Bus crashes near Ohio border 1 dead; 20 injured

    Bus crashes near Ohio border 1 dead; 20 injured

    Sunday, July 13 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-07-13 15:20:53 GMT
    RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - An official says an eastern Indiana hospital has treated about 20 people who were injured in a collision between a Greyhound bus and a car. Reid Memorial Hospital spokesman Larry Price says about half of those treated at the Richmond hospital after the Sunday morning crash on nearby Interstate 70 have already been released. He says many had scrapes, cuts and bruises. Wayne County spokesman Jonathan Duke said earlier Sunday that 18 people were transported by ground or air...
    RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - An official says an eastern Indiana hospital has treated about 20 people who were injured in a collision between a Greyhound bus and a car. Reid Memorial Hospital spokesman Larry Price says about half of those treated at the Richmond hospital after the Sunday morning crash on nearby Interstate 70 have already been released. He says many had scrapes, cuts and bruises. Wayne County spokesman Jonathan Duke said earlier Sunday that 18 people were transported by ground or air...
  • Feedback sought on proposed bass rule changes

    Feedback sought on proposed bass rule changes

    Saturday, July 12 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-07-13 00:50:39 GMT
     State regulators are conducting an online survey and hosting public meetings this month to get feedback on proposed regulations that would expand Michigan's bass fishing seasons.
     State regulators are conducting an online survey and hosting public meetings this month to get feedback on proposed regulations that would expand Michigan's bass fishing seasons.
  • Old gravestones in Ohio cemetery damaged by crash

    Old gravestones in Ohio cemetery damaged by crash

    Saturday, July 12 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-07-12 23:22:33 GMT
    Local officials say a half-dozen very old gravestones were broken or flattened when a driver suffering a medical problem lost control and crashed into part of a northeast Ohio cemetery with graves dating to the early 1800s.
    Local officials say a half-dozen very old gravestones were broken or flattened when a driver suffering a medical problem lost control and crashed into part of a northeast Ohio cemetery with graves dating to the early 1800s.
  • Toddler brothers who drowned described as very close

    Toddler brothers who drowned described as very close

    Saturday, July 12 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-07-12 23:18:03 GMT
    Two mid-Michigan brothers who drowned in a pond are described as boys who were "always together holding hands."
    Two mid-Michigan brothers who drowned in a pond are described as boys who were "always together holding hands."
  • Ohio woman accused of staging husband's suicide

    Ohio woman accused of staging husband's suicide

    Saturday, July 12 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-12 21:55:17 GMT
    A northeast Ohio woman has been arrested in the 2011 murder of her husband, a death she initially reported as a suicide by suffocation.
    A northeast Ohio woman has been arrested in the 2011 murder of her husband, a death she initially reported as a suicide by suffocation.
  • LeBron's return could affect GOP

    LeBron's return could affect GOP

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:18:23 GMT
    Celebrations aside, LeBron James' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA could complicate the Republican Party's plan to nominate its presidential contender on Lake Erie's shores in 2016.
    Celebrations aside, LeBron James' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA could complicate the Republican Party's plan to nominate its presidential contender on Lake Erie's shores in 2016.
  • Michigan juvenile lifers still may get freedom

    Michigan juvenile lifers still may get freedom

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:02:35 GMT
    A Michigan Supreme Court decision won't be the last word about whether hundreds of inmates serving no-parole sentence can get out of prison.
    A Michigan Supreme Court decision won't be the last word about whether hundreds of inmates serving no-parole sentence can get out of prison.
  • Man on parole drops out of Michigan political race

    Man on parole drops out of Michigan political race

    Saturday, July 12 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-12 18:52:02 GMT
    A Saginaw man on parole after serving prison time who was the lone Republican candidate in the November election for a state house seat has dropped out of the race.
    A Saginaw man on parole after serving prison time who was the lone Republican candidate in the November election for a state house seat has dropped out of the race.
  • Portman for President?

    Portman for President?

    Saturday, July 12 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-12 18:50:03 GMT
    Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday he has definite plans to run in 2016 - at least for re-election.
    Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday he has definite plans to run in 2016 - at least for re-election.
  • Things to know about Ohio vet bonuses, eligibility

    Things to know about Ohio vet bonuses, eligibility

    Saturday, July 12 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-07-12 18:49:01 GMT
    Ohio's bonus program offers eligible veterans $100 for each month spent on active duty in the countries of Iraq and Afghanistan, up to a maximum of $1,000.
    Ohio's bonus program offers eligible veterans $100 for each month spent on active duty in the countries of Iraq and Afghanistan, up to a maximum of $1,000.
  • Fitzgerald plans 4-city swing

    Fitzgerald plans 4-city swing

    Saturday, July 12 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-07-12 18:44:28 GMT
    The Democratic candidate for governor is campaigning through southern Ohio, focusing on what he says are residents hurt by the incumbent's economic policies.
    The Democratic candidate for governor is campaigning through southern Ohio, focusing on what he says are residents hurt by the incumbent's economic policies.
  • "Gay Blood Drive" calls for change to FDA rules

    "Gay Blood Drive" calls for change to FDA rules

    Saturday, July 12 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-12 15:39:55 GMT
    Men who have had sex with other men are not allowed to donate blood. That's according to guidelines set by the FDA.Inside the Toledo chapter of the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, some donors are not allowed. Instead, today, they're sending in surrogates.According the Food and Drug Administration, gay men Are not allowed to donate blood.The FDA's website states: "A history of male-to-male sex is associated with an increased risk for exposure to and transmission of certain infectious...
    Men who have had sex with other men are not allowed to donate blood. That's according to guidelines set by the FDA.Inside the Toledo chapter of the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, some donors are not allowed. Instead, today, they're sending in surrogates.According the Food and Drug Administration, gay men Are not allowed to donate blood.The FDA's website states: "A history of male-to-male sex is associated with an increased risk for exposure to and transmission of certain infectious...
  • Body of missing boy, 5, found in neighbor's car

    Body of missing boy, 5, found in neighbor's car

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-12 03:05:21 GMT
    A 5-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found dead in a car in his Port Huron neighborhood.
    A 5-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found dead in a car in his Port Huron neighborhood.
  • Pediatric doctor in child porn case gets prison

    Pediatric doctor in child porn case gets prison

    A judge is ready to sentence an Ohio pediatric doctor who pleaded guilty to accessing child pornography.
    A former top pediatric cancer doctor in Ohio has been sentenced to a year and one day in federal prison following his guilty plea to a charge of accessing child pornography.
  • Ohio overpayment on food stamps from last year

    Ohio overpayment on food stamps from last year

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:14:47 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's overpayment of food-stamp benefits last year exceeded the national average, according to state numbers.The state overpaid more than $88 million in tax-funded benefits last year.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's overpayment of food-stamp benefits last year exceeded the national average, according to state numbers.The state overpaid more than $88 million in tax-funded benefits last year.
  • Chrysler recalls 651,000 SUVs for mirror lights

    Chrysler recalls 651,000 SUVs for mirror lights

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:39:34 GMT
    Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly. The recall is for certain 2011 to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models. Chrysler says it has seen the problem only in lighted sun visor mirrors that have been repaired. But as a precaution, it says the recall applies to all of the vehicles.
    Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly. The recall is for certain 2011 to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models. Chrysler says it has seen the problem only in lighted sun visor mirrors that have been repaired. But as a precaution, it says the recall applies to all of the vehicles.
  • Restaurant Report Card 7.10.14

    Restaurant Report Card 7.10.14

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:33:36 GMT
    From raw chicken ... to raw sushi.Those at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department want to make sure everything is at the right temperature, so you don't get a raw deal. Health inspectors noted 16 violations at the Ralphie's on Navarre in Oregon. 6 were critical. In response, a spokesperson for Bennett Enterprises emailed 13abc this statement: "We have corrected all critical violations immediately and I will be asking our inspector to return for a requested re-inspection to verify and recor...
    From raw chicken ... to raw sushi.Those at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department want to make sure everything is at the right temperature, so you don't get a raw deal. Health inspectors noted 16 violations at the Ralphie's on Navarre in Oregon. 6 were critical. In response, a spokesperson for Bennett Enterprises emailed 13abc this statement: "We have corrected all critical violations immediately and I will be asking our inspector to return for a requested re-inspection to verify and recor...
  • Ohio casino tax revenue short of predictions

    Ohio casino tax revenue short of predictions

    Ohio's casino tax revenue over the past year fell short of what state officials had predicted.
    Ohio's casino tax revenue over the past year fell short of what state officials had predicted.
  • Japan typhoon means cool weather at home.

    Japan typhoon means cool weather at home.

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:25:56 GMT
    Another huge July cool snap is expected early next week.
    Another huge July cool snap is expected early next week.
  • Significant algae bloom predicted for Lake Erie

    Significant algae bloom predicted for Lake Erie

    Thursday, July 10 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-10 17:10:29 GMT
    Researchers in northern Ohio predict Lake Erie will have a significant bloom of toxic blue-green algae in its western basin this summer but say it won't be as large as last year or the record-setting 2011 outbreak.
    Researchers in northern Ohio predict Lake Erie will have a significant bloom of toxic blue-green algae in its western basin this summer but say it won't be as large as last year or the record-setting 2011 outbreak.
  • Ticket sold in Ohio wins $122M Powerball jackpot

    Ticket sold in Ohio wins $122M Powerball jackpot

    Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in northeast Ohio picked all six numbers correctly and will claim a $122 million jackpot.
    Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in northeast Ohio picked all six numbers correctly and will claim a $122 million jackpot.
  • Man allegedly shows obscene video of himself to teen

    Man allegedly shows obscene video of himself to teen

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-07-10 11:35:58 GMT
    Sex Offender Round-UpSex Offender Round-Up
    A man is in jail after allegedly showing an obscene video of himself to a teenage girl. Around 4:15 p.m. Sunday, detectives say a 43-year-old white man showed his cell phone to a 16-year-old girl.It happened on the 15,000 block of South Telegraph Road in Monroe Township.Allegedly, the a video on the phone displayed an explicit act. According to deputies, the man claimed the video was of him.The man then offered himself to the girl in a sexual manner.After detectives say the man was "rejected,...
    A man is in jail after allegedly showing an obscene video of himself to a teenage girl. Around 4:15 p.m. Sunday, detectives say a 43-year-old white man showed his cell phone to a 16-year-old girl.It happened on the 15,000 block of South Telegraph Road in Monroe Township.Allegedly, the a video on the phone displayed an explicit act. According to deputies, the man claimed the video was of him.The man then offered himself to the girl in a sexual manner.After detectives say the man was "rejected,...
  • PHOTOS: Men caught on camera stealing cigarettes

    PHOTOS: Men caught on camera stealing cigarettes

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-07-10 10:50:49 GMT
    Detectives with the Lucas County Sheriff's Office want you to take a good look at the men in these photos.They're accused of breaking into the Neapolis Carry-Out, 8140 Main St., and stealing cigarettes.Deputies say the two went to the business twice, but only broke in once, after adjusting the security camera.The most recent incident was July 3, 2014. Investigators recently posted these still images of the suspects to Facebook in the hopes of generating leads.If you have any information about...
    Detectives with the Lucas County Sheriff's Office want you to take a good look at the men in these photos.They're accused of breaking into the Neapolis Carry-Out, 8140 Main St., and stealing cigarettes.Deputies say the two went to the business twice, but only broke in once, after adjusting the security camera.The most recent incident was July 3, 2014. Investigators recently posted these still images of the suspects to Facebook in the hopes of generating leads.If you have any information about...
  • Property cut and clean after 13abc gets involved

    Property cut and clean after 13abc gets involved

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:08:20 GMT
    The yard at 44 Garfield Place in East Toledo looked like a wild nature preserve without the charm but after 13abc asked questions, city work crews cut the overgrown brush that neighbors say had created a dangerous situation.
    The yard at 44 Garfield Place in East Toledo looked like a wild nature preserve without the charm but after 13abc asked questions, city work crews cut the overgrown brush that neighbors say had created a dangerous situation.
  • National Weather Service confirms 3 Ohio tornadoes

    National Weather Service confirms 3 Ohio tornadoes

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:38:51 GMT

    3 EF1 tornadoes touched down in northeast Ohio.

    3 EF1 tornadoes touched down in northeast Ohio.

  • Black bear makes another appearance in near Cincinnati

    Black bear makes another appearance in near Cincinnati

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-09 17:11:29 GMT
    CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) - The black bear that has been prowling suburban Cincinnati has made another appearance, and residents are hungry to get a look.
    CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) - The black bear that has been prowling suburban Cincinnati has made another appearance, and residents are hungry to get a look.
  • Cleveland camera case put on hold in Ohio

    Cleveland camera case put on hold in Ohio

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-07-09 15:37:14 GMT
    Ohio's Supreme Court has put a Cleveland traffic cameras case on hold while the justices decide their ruling in a motorist's challenge to Toledo's camera system. The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed legal arguments in appeals of a lower court's ruling in Cleveland. A state appellate court had ruled that the traffic system unconstitutionally bypassed the judiciary, but that the motorist lacked legal standing to recover his speeding fine.
    Ohio's Supreme Court has put a Cleveland traffic cameras case on hold while the justices decide their ruling in a motorist's challenge to Toledo's camera system. The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed legal arguments in appeals of a lower court's ruling in Cleveland. A state appellate court had ruled that the traffic system unconstitutionally bypassed the judiciary, but that the motorist lacked legal standing to recover his speeding fine.
  • Detroit and a police union come to agreement

    Detroit and a police union come to agreement

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-09 13:03:06 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit and a union representing police officers are moving toward reaching a multi-year contract agreement as part of talks during the city's bankruptcy case.Federal mediators announced an agreement Tuesday night with the Detroit Police Officers Association on "important core economic terms" that would become part of a possible five-year contract. The agreement covers wages, health care, retention payments and pensions.Details weren't released. Mediators say the city and union...
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit and a union representing police officers are moving toward reaching a multi-year contract agreement as part of talks during the city's bankruptcy case.Federal mediators announced an agreement Tuesday night with the Detroit Police Officers Association on "important core economic terms" that would become part of a possible five-year contract. The agreement covers wages, health care, retention payments and pensions.Details weren't released. Mediators say the city and union...
  • I&M proposes 5 solar facilities in 2 states

    I&M proposes 5 solar facilities in 2 states

    Indiana Michigan Power plans to seek permission to build five solar generating facilities in the two states it serves.
    Indiana Michigan Power plans to seek permission to build five solar generating facilities in the two states it serves.
  • West Nile virus detected in Columbus

    West Nile virus detected in Columbus

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-07-09 10:49:17 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Health officials in Columbus say two pools of mosquitoes on the south side of the city have tested positive for West Nile virus.The city plans to begin spraying in those areas on Wednesday. The Columbus Dispatch reports they are the first positive tests for West Nile virus in the region this summer. The Ohio Department of Health reported 24 human cases of West Nile virus last year and three deaths statewide. Health workers in Columbus are trapping mosquitoes at 81 locati...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Health officials in Columbus say two pools of mosquitoes on the south side of the city have tested positive for West Nile virus.The city plans to begin spraying in those areas on Wednesday. The Columbus Dispatch reports they are the first positive tests for West Nile virus in the region this summer. The Ohio Department of Health reported 24 human cases of West Nile virus last year and three deaths statewide. Health workers in Columbus are trapping mosquitoes at 81 locati...
  • Gun rights group sues Ohio State over weapons ban

    Gun rights group sues Ohio State over weapons ban

    A gun rights group has sued Ohio State University over its weapons ban, arguing it conflicts with rights provided by state law to permitting law-abiding gun owners.
    A gun rights group has sued Ohio State University over its weapons ban, arguing it conflicts with rights provided by state law to permitting law-abiding gun owners.
  • Small tornado touches down in northeast Ohio

    Small tornado touches down in northeast Ohio

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-08 21:44:59 GMT
    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado touched down in northeastern Ohio as strong storms moved across the state. Meteorologist Brian Mitchell in Cleveland says the tornado caused minor damage to least one home in the town of Hinckley in Medina County, south of Cleveland.
    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado touched down in northeastern Ohio as strong storms moved across the state. Meteorologist Brian Mitchell in Cleveland says the tornado caused minor damage to least one home in the town of Hinckley in Medina County, south of Cleveland.
  • Cleveland to rock GOP 2016 convention

    Cleveland to rock GOP 2016 convention

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:20:21 GMT
    The Republican National Committee will hold its 2016 convention in Cleveland, Ohio, it announced Tuesday.
    The Republican National Committee will hold its 2016 convention in Cleveland, Ohio, it announced Tuesday.
  • RNC panel to recommend site for 2016 convention

    RNC panel to recommend site for 2016 convention

    A Republican National Committee panel is about to choose between Dallas and Cleveland to host the Republican Party's 2016 presidential convention.
    A Republican National Committee panel is about to choose between Dallas and Cleveland to host the Republican Party's 2016 presidential convention.
  • Ohio patrol: 12 killed in holiday-period crashes

    Ohio patrol: 12 killed in holiday-period crashes

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:01:51 GMT
    The State Highway Patrol says a dozen people died in traffic crashes in Ohio during the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. The patrol says four of the 11 crashes related to vehicles operated while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The reporting period included crashes from Thursday to Sunday.
    The State Highway Patrol says a dozen people died in traffic crashes in Ohio during the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. The patrol says four of the 11 crashes related to vehicles operated while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The reporting period included crashes from Thursday to Sunday.
  • Man arrested with knife in shoe at Detroit airport

    Man arrested with knife in shoe at Detroit airport

    Monday, July 7 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-07-07 14:29:39 GMT
    Authorities say an airline passenger has been arrested in Michigan after being found with a knife concealed inside the bottom lining of one of his shoes. The Transportation Security Administration says the knife was found Sunday morning during security screening at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus.
    Authorities say an airline passenger has been arrested in Michigan after being found with a knife concealed inside the bottom lining of one of his shoes. The Transportation Security Administration says the knife was found Sunday morning during security screening at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus.
  • Swindled Indianapolis church fights for survival

    Swindled Indianapolis church fights for survival

    Sunday, July 6 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-07 02:00:53 GMT
     An Indianapolis church that has served the community since 1925 is fighting for its survival after being swindled out of $400,000.
     An Indianapolis church that has served the community since 1925 is fighting for its survival after being swindled out of $400,000.

  • 2nd girl dies after dresser falls on young sisters

    2nd girl dies after dresser falls on young sisters

    Sunday, July 6 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-07-07 01:38:01 GMT
     A second little girl has died after a dresser toppled onto her and her sister in Pennsylvania. Beaver County Coroner Teri Tatolovich Rossi says 3-year-old Ryeley Beatty died Sunday at Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville.
     A second little girl has died after a dresser toppled onto her and her sister in Pennsylvania. Beaver County Coroner Teri Tatolovich Rossi says 3-year-old Ryeley Beatty died Sunday at Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville.
  • Gary police officer found shot dead in patrol car

    Gary police officer found shot dead in patrol car

    Sunday, July 6 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-07-07 01:21:42 GMT
    A Gary police officer was found shot to death Sunday in his patrol car and a person of interest was taken into custody, authorities said.
    A Gary police officer was found shot to death Sunday in his patrol car and a person of interest was taken into custody, authorities said.
  • Police say man fatally shot at club in Ohio

    Police say man fatally shot at club in Ohio

    Sunday, July 6 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-07 01:11:42 GMT
    Police say a man was fatally shot at a club in Columbus and they have arrested a suspect in the shooting.
    Police say a man was fatally shot at a club in Columbus and they have arrested a suspect in the shooting.
  • Man in 70s dies in Michigan skydiving accident

    Man in 70s dies in Michigan skydiving accident

    Sunday, July 6 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-07-07 00:57:21 GMT
    Authorities in southern Michigan say that an elderly Indiana man has died in a skydiving accident.
    Authorities in southern Michigan say that an elderly Indiana man has died in a skydiving accident.
  • Ohio State football player arrested in NE Ohio

    Ohio State football player arrested in NE Ohio

    Sunday, July 6 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-06 23:08:17 GMT
    Police say Ohio State University football player Tracy Sprinkle has been arrested on charges of cocaine possession, rioting and failure to disperse after a bar fight in northeast Ohio.
    Police say Ohio State University football player Tracy Sprinkle has been arrested on charges of cocaine possession, rioting and failure to disperse after a bar fight in northeast Ohio.
  • Weekend shootings add to violent year for Indy

    Weekend shootings add to violent year for Indy

    Sunday, July 6 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-06 21:55:24 GMT
    Indianapolis' violent year has become more so with two holiday weekend shootings, including one that killed a decorated officer.
    Indianapolis' violent year has become more so with two holiday weekend shootings, including one that killed a decorated officer.
  • Funeral Thursday for soccer ref attacked at game

    Funeral Thursday for soccer ref attacked at game

    Sunday, July 6 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-07-06 20:53:06 GMT
    John Bieniewicz with his familyJohn Bieniewicz with his family
    A funeral is scheduled Thursday for a referee who authorities say died from a punch to the neck by a player who objected to being ejected from an adult men's league game.
    A funeral is scheduled Thursday for a referee who authorities say died from a punch to the neck by a player who objected to being ejected from an adult men's league game.
  • Guardsman seeks light sentence in Ohio bomb case

    Guardsman seeks light sentence in Ohio bomb case

    Sunday, July 6 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-06 19:09:04 GMT
    An attorney for an Indiana Guardsman who pleaded guilty to having homemade explosive devices in his vehicle in Ohio is seeking time served plus 18 months of house arrest.
    An attorney for an Indiana Guardsman who pleaded guilty to having homemade explosive devices in his vehicle in Ohio is seeking time served plus 18 months of house arrest.
  • Dog featured on 13abc's "Pet Project" now a therapy dog

    Dog featured on 13abc's "Pet Project" now a therapy dog

    Sunday, July 6 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-06 18:56:35 GMT
    Meet Boo - a Pomeranian that appeared on Pet Project last year and now has a new home and a new career as a therapy dog.
    Meet Boo - a Pomeranian that appeared on Pet Project last year and now has a new home and a new career as a therapy dog.
  • National group joins search for missing Ohio boy

    National group joins search for missing Ohio boy

    Sunday, July 6 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-07-06 18:36:48 GMT
    A national group has joined the search for a 4-year-old boy missing since March from southwestern Ohio.
    A national group has joined the search for a 4-year-old boy missing since March from southwestern Ohio.
  • Possible chemical leak forces Columbus evacuations

    Possible chemical leak forces Columbus evacuations

    Saturday, July 5 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-07-06 00:46:03 GMT
    Officials are evacuating an area around a Columbus plant amid concerns of a possible chemical leak.
    Officials are evacuating an area around a Columbus plant amid concerns of a possible chemical leak.
  • Motorcycle rider killed in crash near Columbus

    Motorcycle rider killed in crash near Columbus

    Saturday, July 5 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-05 22:46:48 GMT
    Franklin Co. Sheriff's officials  say a motorcycle rider was killed in a crash and another other vehicle apparently left the scene in central Ohio before authorities arrived.
    Franklin Co. Sheriff's officials  say a motorcycle rider was killed in a crash and another other vehicle apparently left the scene in central Ohio before authorities arrived.
  • Indianapolis cuts $900K in sports park features

    Indianapolis cuts $900K in sports park features

    Saturday, July 5 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-05 22:43:14 GMT
    An Indianapolis sports park that was supposed to host a national cricket tournament is coming in under budget, but only because city leaders have scaled back the project due to costs.
    An Indianapolis sports park that was supposed to host a national cricket tournament is coming in under budget, but only because city leaders have scaled back the project due to costs.
  • Browns WR Gordon charged with DWI in NC

    Browns WR Gordon charged with DWI in NC

    Saturday, July 5 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-05 22:38:34 GMT
    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh on Saturday, bringing the troubled Pro Bowler's already cloudy future into more doubt.
    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh on Saturday, bringing the troubled Pro Bowler's already cloudy future into more doubt.
  • Lake water quality looking good for holiday weekend

    Lake water quality looking good for holiday weekend

    Saturday, July 5 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-05 22:24:01 GMT
    The lake water at Maumee Bay Resort is looking good for the holiday weekend despite past problems with algae and bacteria counts.
    The lake water at Maumee Bay Resort is looking good for the holiday weekend despite past problems with algae and bacteria counts.
  • Illegal fireworks suspected in fire that killed elderly couple.

    Illegal fireworks suspected in fire that killed elderly couple.

    Saturday, July 5 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-05 21:33:42 GMT
    Authorities suspect that a house fire that killed a couple in southern Ohio may have been sparked by illegal use of fireworks in the area.
    Authorities suspect that a house fire that killed a couple in southern Ohio may have been sparked by illegal use of fireworks in the area.
  • Detroit man, 44, killed while lighting fireworks

    Detroit man, 44, killed while lighting fireworks

    Saturday, July 5 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-07-05 21:26:04 GMT
     A 44-year-old Detroit man celebrating July Fourth has been killed after fireworks he was lighting struck him in the chest and exploded.
     A 44-year-old Detroit man celebrating July Fourth has been killed after fireworks he was lighting struck him in the chest and exploded.
  • More people ban themselves at Ohio gambling sites

    More people ban themselves at Ohio gambling sites

    Saturday, July 5 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-05 19:06:03 GMT
    More than a thousand potential gamblers are now banning themselves from Ohio's casinos and racinos as the state's gambling industry expand
    More than a thousand potential gamblers are now banning themselves from Ohio's casinos and racinos as the state's gambling industry expand
  • 2nd man arraigned in Michigan toddler's slaying

    2nd man arraigned in Michigan toddler's slaying

    Saturday, July 5 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-05 19:05:05 GMT
    A judge has ordered a second man jailed in the slaying of a 2-year-old Detroit-area girl.
    A judge has ordered a second man jailed in the slaying of a 2-year-old Detroit-area girl.
  • Columbus Zoo unveils red panda cubs

    Columbus Zoo unveils red panda cubs

    Saturday, July 5 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-07-05 18:45:46 GMT
    The Columbus Zoo says three red pandas born recently are the first of the endangered species born at the zoo since 2002.
    The Columbus Zoo says three red pandas born recently are the first of the endangered species born at the zoo since 2002.
  • Ohio island park a work in progress 13 yrs & $26 mil later

    Ohio island park a work in progress 13 yrs & $26 mil later

    Saturday, July 5 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-05 18:41:35 GMT
    Work on a new state park on Lake Erie's Middle Bass Island has been slow going in the nearly 14 years since Ohio bought the island's landmark winery.
    Work on a new state park on Lake Erie's Middle Bass Island has been slow going in the nearly 14 years since Ohio bought the island's landmark winery.
  • 2014 Fireworks Schedule

    2014 Fireworks Schedule

    Friday, July 4 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-04 18:41:38 GMT
    2014 July Fireworks Schedule
    2014 July Fireworks Schedule
  • "Slingshot" extreme ride now open at Cedar Point

    "Slingshot" extreme ride now open at Cedar Point

    Friday, July 4 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-04 18:33:42 GMT
    For the third time this summer, a new ride is opening at cedar point. This one is not for everyone. Cedar Point calls it slingshot. It's easy to see why. This new extreme thrill ride is essentially a giant slingshot. It flings you and another rider 360 feet in the air at 60 miles per hour while in a harness at the center of two cables. Slingshot is the latest addition to the renovated Gemini midway this season, along with Lake Erie Eagles and Pipescream. But unlike those rides, Slingshot it ...
    For the third time this summer, a new ride is opening at cedar point. This one is not for everyone. Cedar Point calls it slingshot. It's easy to see why. This new extreme thrill ride is essentially a giant slingshot. It flings you and another rider 360 feet in the air at 60 miles per hour while in a harness at the center of two cables. Slingshot is the latest addition to the renovated Gemini midway this season, along with Lake Erie Eagles and Pipescream. But unlike those rides, Slingshot it ...
  • Ohio rape kit DNA tests yield nearly 1,500 hits

    Ohio rape kit DNA tests yield nearly 1,500 hits

    Friday, July 4 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-07-04 15:37:05 GMT
    Ohio's attorney general says an initiative to test previously untested rape kits has led to almost 1,500 hits to DNA profiles in a law enforcement database. A statement from Attorney General Mike DeWine says just over 8,000 sexual assault kits have been submitted by 140 law enforcement agencies since the program began in 2012.
    Ohio's attorney general says an initiative to test previously untested rape kits has led to almost 1,500 hits to DNA profiles in a law enforcement database. A statement from Attorney General Mike DeWine says just over 8,000 sexual assault kits have been submitted by 140 law enforcement agencies since the program began in 2012.
  • Ohioans can search sex offender phone, email info

    Ohioans can search sex offender phone, email info

    Sex Offender Round-UpSex Offender Round-Up
    Ohioans can see whether phone numbers, email addresses or screen names belong to registered sex offenders under a new feature added to the state's online database.
    Ohioans can see whether phone numbers, email addresses or screen names belong to registered sex offenders under a new feature added to the state's online database.
  • Ohio medical marijuana amendment won't make ballot

    Ohio medical marijuana amendment won't make ballot

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:01:53 GMT
    A push to place a medical marijuana question before Ohio voters this fall has failed. Ohio Rights Group president John Pardee says the campaign managed to collect about 100,000 signatures by Tuesday's deadline, short of the roughly 386,000 valid signatures needed to qualify. Pardee said supporters of the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment plan to continue circulating petitions with the hope of making the ballot in 2015.
    A push to place a medical marijuana question before Ohio voters this fall has failed. Ohio Rights Group president John Pardee says the campaign managed to collect about 100,000 signatures by Tuesday's deadline, short of the roughly 386,000 valid signatures needed to qualify. Pardee said supporters of the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment plan to continue circulating petitions with the hope of making the ballot in 2015.
  • Referee dies after being punched at soccer match

    Referee dies after being punched at soccer match

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-07-02 19:23:18 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - A man who was punched in the head over the weekend while refereeing an adult-league soccer match in suburban Detroit died Tuesday, authorities and a longtime friend of the referee said. John Bieniewicz, who was attacked Sunday at a park in Livonia, died at Detroit Receiving Hospital, said hospital spokesman Alton Gunn, Livonia police and the man's longtime friend, Jim Acho. Police Lt. Tom Goralski said a 36-year-old man punched Bieniewicz in the head after the referee indicated...
    DETROIT (AP) - A man who was punched in the head over the weekend while refereeing an adult-league soccer match in suburban Detroit died Tuesday, authorities and a longtime friend of the referee said. John Bieniewicz, who was attacked Sunday at a park in Livonia, died at Detroit Receiving Hospital, said hospital spokesman Alton Gunn, Livonia police and the man's longtime friend, Jim Acho. Police Lt. Tom Goralski said a 36-year-old man punched Bieniewicz in the head after the referee indicated...
  • Coroner perplexed by Ohio teen's caffeine overdose

    Coroner perplexed by Ohio teen's caffeine overdose

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-07-02 18:49:07 GMT
    LAGRANGE, Ohio (AP) - The death of a healthy high school student initially baffled the local coroner until testing of a white powdery substance found in his home came back as caffeine. Logan Stiner, a senior at Keystone High School in LaGrange, southwest of Cleveland, died suddenly at home on May 27, a week before his graduation. Lorain County coroner Stephen Evans said Stiner, 18, was a good student who "didn't do drugs, was an athlete." "So we were perplexed at first," Evans said. "Because ...
    LAGRANGE, Ohio (AP) - The death of a healthy high school student initially baffled the local coroner until testing of a white powdery substance found in his home came back as caffeine. Logan Stiner, a senior at Keystone High School in LaGrange, southwest of Cleveland, died suddenly at home on May 27, a week before his graduation. Lorain County coroner Stephen Evans said Stiner, 18, was a good student who "didn't do drugs, was an athlete." "So we were perplexed at first," Evans said. "Because ...
  • Ohio voting rights issue falls short on signatures

    Ohio voting rights issue falls short on signatures

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-01 17:35:43 GMT
    Backers of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing certain voting rights in Ohio have failed to collect enough signatures to put it on this fall's ballot. Supporters of the proposed "Ohio Voters Bill of Rights" say their goal now is to place it before voters in 2015. They are vowing to keep the issue on Ohioans' minds.
    Backers of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing certain voting rights in Ohio have failed to collect enough signatures to put it on this fall's ballot. Supporters of the proposed "Ohio Voters Bill of Rights" say their goal now is to place it before voters in 2015. They are vowing to keep the issue on Ohioans' minds.
  • New Michigan Laws Designed to Stop Meth Making

    New Michigan Laws Designed to Stop Meth Making

    Monday, June 30 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-01 01:32:47 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - New Michigan laws are intended to stop people from buying small amount of medicine from numerous stores to illegally make the drug methamphetamine. One law prohibits buying or possessing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine knowing it will be used to cook meth. Another law makes it a crime to ask another person to buy ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, ingredients in cold medicine. The laws are meant to crack down on "smurfs" - people who buy cold medicine for drug ringleaders to use...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - New Michigan laws are intended to stop people from buying small amount of medicine from numerous stores to illegally make the drug methamphetamine. One law prohibits buying or possessing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine knowing it will be used to cook meth. Another law makes it a crime to ask another person to buy ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, ingredients in cold medicine. The laws are meant to crack down on "smurfs" - people who buy cold medicine for drug ringleaders to use...
  • Snyder Under Fire Over Computer Contract

    Snyder Under Fire Over Computer Contract

    Monday, June 30 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-01 01:23:13 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is being criticized for awarding computer contracts worth about $90 million to a Canadian company that was the lead contractor on the federal government's troubled healthcare.gov website. The Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1vpq4RW ) says Michigan last week awarded two contracts to CGI Technologies and Solutions despite it not being the low bidder to build a system to cut checks to state vendors and do other functions. CGI's pare...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is being criticized for awarding computer contracts worth about $90 million to a Canadian company that was the lead contractor on the federal government's troubled healthcare.gov website. The Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1vpq4RW ) says Michigan last week awarded two contracts to CGI Technologies and Solutions despite it not being the low bidder to build a system to cut checks to state vendors and do other functions. CGI's pare...
  • Firefighter Fighting For Life After Lightning Strike

    Firefighter Fighting For Life After Lightning Strike

    Monday, June 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-01 01:12:46 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a Columbus firefighter remained in critical condition two days after he went into cardiac arrest when lightning struck outside a soccer stadium before a Major League Soccer game. A spokeswoman for the Columbus Division of Fire says authorities believe the off-duty firefighter was struck Saturday while attending a charity event at Crew Stadium.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a Columbus firefighter remained in critical condition two days after he went into cardiac arrest when lightning struck outside a soccer stadium before a Major League Soccer game. A spokeswoman for the Columbus Division of Fire says authorities believe the off-duty firefighter was struck Saturday while attending a charity event at Crew Stadium.
  • Telemarketing Millionaire Convicted of Witness Tampering

    Telemarketing Millionaire Convicted of Witness Tampering

    Monday, June 30 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-07-01 00:50:54 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A northeast Ohio telemarketing millionaire was convicted Monday by a federal court jury of witness tampering but was acquitted on more serious charges of illegally funneling campaign donations to two Republican politicians. Ben Suarez, 72, the owner of Suarez Corporation Industries in North Canton, could have received 12 years in prison if convicted on all of the eight counts he faced. He was acquitted of conspiracy to violate federal campaign finance laws, corporate donation...
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A northeast Ohio telemarketing millionaire was convicted Monday by a federal court jury of witness tampering but was acquitted on more serious charges of illegally funneling campaign donations to two Republican politicians. Ben Suarez, 72, the owner of Suarez Corporation Industries in North Canton, could have received 12 years in prison if convicted on all of the eight counts he faced. He was acquitted of conspiracy to violate federal campaign finance laws, corporate donation...
  • Lump sum repayments approved in Detroit bankruptcy

    Lump sum repayments approved in Detroit bankruptcy

    Monday, June 30 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-06-30 19:53:40 GMT
    Detroit retirees will be allowed to repay generous annuity returns with a lump sum in the city's bankruptcy case. A single payment could be cheaper than stretching it over time. The city is proposing to recover as much as 20 percent of the money paid between 2003 and 2013.
    Detroit retirees will be allowed to repay generous annuity returns with a lump sum in the city's bankruptcy case. A single payment could be cheaper than stretching it over time. The city is proposing to recover as much as 20 percent of the money paid between 2003 and 2013.
  • Automakers, union leaders push for new bridge

    Automakers, union leaders push for new bridge

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-06-30 15:44:49 GMT
    A number of major automakers and union leaders are asking President Barack Obama to help move along plans for a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The Economic Alliance for Michigan says representatives of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler along with the United Auto Workers union and the Michigan AFL-CIO sent a joint letter Friday to the White House asking for funding for a roughly $250 million U.S. Customs inspection plaza.
    A number of major automakers and union leaders are asking President Barack Obama to help move along plans for a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The Economic Alliance for Michigan says representatives of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler along with the United Auto Workers union and the Michigan AFL-CIO sent a joint letter Friday to the White House asking for funding for a roughly $250 million U.S. Customs inspection plaza.
  • Ohio 3rd in hazardous spills during shipping

    Ohio 3rd in hazardous spills during shipping

    Sunday, June 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-06-29 19:40:36 GMT
    Ohio has had 256 serious incidents involving hazardous material releases during transport. That puts the state third in the nation behind only California and Texas.
    Ohio has had 256 serious incidents involving hazardous material releases during transport. That puts the state third in the nation behind only California and Texas.
  • Swimmer's itch recurring problem in Michigan lakes

    Swimmer's itch recurring problem in Michigan lakes

    Sunday, June 29 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-06-29 18:46:02 GMT
    Swimmer's itch is a painful problem that many northern Michigan visitors can't duck.
    Swimmer's itch is a painful problem that many northern Michigan visitors can't duck.
  • Ohio sheriff: Amish target in attacks, burglaries

    Ohio sheriff: Amish target in attacks, burglaries

    Sunday, June 29 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-06-29 18:39:37 GMT
    A sheriff in northeastern Ohio is looking into a spree of attacks and burglaries against the Amish.
    A sheriff in northeastern Ohio is looking into a spree of attacks and burglaries against the Amish.
  • Fugitive surrender program draws big crowd in Ohio

    Fugitive surrender program draws big crowd in Ohio

    Sunday, June 29 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-06-29 18:35:06 GMT
    A program to help people with outstanding warrants get their troubles behind them has drawn more than 1,500 people in one northeastern Ohio city.
    A program to help people with outstanding warrants get their troubles behind them has drawn more than 1,500 people in one northeastern Ohio city.
  • Black bear spotted outside church near Cincinnati

    Black bear spotted outside church near Cincinnati

    Sunday, June 29 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-06-29 18:29:45 GMT
    The elusive black bear wandering all over suburban Cincinnati this past week has been spotted again, this time outside a church.
    The elusive black bear wandering all over suburban Cincinnati this past week has been spotted again, this time outside a church.
  • Coroner: Ohio student died from caffeine overdose

    Coroner: Ohio student died from caffeine overdose

    Sunday, June 29 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-06-29 18:27:28 GMT
    A northern Ohio coroner says a high school senior found dead a week before graduation died from a caffeine overdose.
    A northern Ohio coroner says a high school senior found dead a week before graduation died from a caffeine overdose.
  • July 4th: Weather by the numbers

    July 4th: Weather by the numbers

    Sunday, June 29 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-06-29 14:43:00 GMT
    We’re expecting a gorgeous Independence Day around the entire region.
    We’re expecting a gorgeous Independence Day around the entire region.
  • New Michigan laws fighting meth production

    New Michigan laws fighting meth production

    Sunday, June 29 2014 5:30 AM EDT2014-06-29 09:30:08 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - New Michigan laws are intended to stop people from buying small amount of medicine from numerous stores to illegally make the drug methamphetamine.
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - New Michigan laws are intended to stop people from buying small amount of medicine from numerous stores to illegally make the drug methamphetamine.
  • Crew Soccer Fan in Hospital After Lightning Strike

    Crew Soccer Fan in Hospital After Lightning Strike

    Saturday, June 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-06-29 03:24:20 GMT
    The Columbus Crew's Major League Soccer game against FC Dallas was postponed Saturday night, with The Columbus Dispatch reporting on its website that a male fan was struck by lightning in the stadium parking lot.
    The Columbus Crew's Major League Soccer game against FC Dallas was postponed Saturday night, with The Columbus Dispatch reporting on its website that a male fan was struck by lightning in the stadium parking lot.