January 30, 2015

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Brimfield Township police chief resigns

Brimfield police Chief David Oliver answers questions during an interview in Brimfield, Ohio. Oliver, who’s become a social media celebrity because of his posts on the department Facebook page, has been suspended without pay for two weeks for an administrative policy violation. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A small-town Ohio police chief who drew an outsize following with his blunt, frequently humorous Facebook commentary is resigning days after being suspended, a township trustee confirmed Friday. Brimfield Township Chief David Oliver resigned Thursday, and public comment was expected at a special trustees meeting scheduled Friday afternoon, said trustee Mike Read More…

Ohio terror defendant due for first court appearance

This Jan. 14 photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows Christopher Lee Cornell. (AP Photo/Butler County Jail)

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 20-year-old Ohio man arrested in an FBI sting and charged with plotting to set off bombs at the U.S. Capitol and shoot government officials is scheduled to make his first appearance in court. Christopher Lee Cornell, described by his father as “a mommy’s boy” who lived with his parents in suburban Cincinnati and Read More…

Republicans set 2016 presidential convention for mid-July

Cleveland will host the Republican national convention in July 2016. (AP File Photo/Tony Dejak)

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican National Committee has finalized the dates for its next presidential nominating convention. The GOP’s 2016 convention will take place July 18 to 21 in Cleveland, committee chairman Reince Priebus announced Wednesday. The midsummer gathering is more than a month before the GOP traditionally hosts its national convention. Priebus says the shift will give Read More…

FBI: Ohio man planned to bomb US Capitol, kill officials

This Jan. 14 photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows Christopher Lee Cornell. (AP Photo/Butler County Jail)

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 20-year-old Ohio man’s Twitter posts sympathizing with Islamic terrorists led to an undercover FBI operation and the man’s arrest on charges that he plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials. Christopher Lee Cornell, also known as Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, told an FBI informant they should “wage jihad,” Read More…

Ohio bartender accused of threatening to kill John Boehner

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CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio bartender with a history of psychiatric illness was indicted on a charge of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner, possibly by poisoning his drink at a country club or shooting him, according to court documents. A grand jury indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Ohio on Jan. 7 Read More…

Ohio State football revelers set fires, tear down goal post

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Updated 1:30 p.m.: COLUMBUS (AP) — Fans took to the streets after Ohio State’s football championship victory early Tuesday, yelling and screaming in delight, setting nearly 90 fires and in the case of a few, tearing down an Ohio Stadium goal post. A few injuries were reported. Police made a handful of arrests after using tear gas Read More…

Steubenville superintendent resigns, charges dropped

Steubenville City Schools Superintendent Mike McVey, right, sits with his attorney Charles Bean during a court appearance, Monday in Steubenville, Ohio. McVey, accused of misleading authorities investigating the rape of a girl by two high school football players, resigned from the district, prompting prosecutors to drop the charges. (AP Photo/Steubenville Herald-Star, Mark Law)

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A school superintendent accused of misleading authorities investigating the rape of a girl by two high school football players resigned from the district, prompting prosecutors to drop the charges. Jury selection in the trial of suspended Steubenville schools superintendent Mike McVey was to begin Monday, but the Ohio Attorney General’s office Read More…

UPDATED: Airport shooting victim had criminal record in Cleveland

Members of the bomb squad check out a parked SUV at port Columbus Airport on Wednesday after police shot a man in Columbus. A man who tried to buy an airline ticket using a fake ID was fatally shot Wednesday after returning to his illegally parked car, where he lunged at an airport police officer with a knife during a confrontation, police said. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Chris Russell)

HILLIARD, Ohio (AP) — Police responded frequently to disturbances in the past year at the apartment of a man who was fatally shot after authorities said he lunged at an officer with a knife outside an airport, according to records released Thursday. The most recent report came Tuesday, one day before the shooting. That’s when an Read More…

Ohio debuts driver’s license design replacing pink cards

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohioans renewing driver’s licenses or identification cards will see some changes between the old versions and a new design. The state Bureau of Motor Vehicles says the new background that debuted Monday is blue and green rather than the previous pinkish coloring. The salmon color was intended to improve security but had Read More…

Brother of malnourished toddler dies in foster care

CLEVELAND (AP) — The 10-year-old brother of a toddler whose death was attributed to malnourishment has died while in a Cleveland foster home. Authorities say Xavier Brothers-Bartholomew was found in full cardiac arrest Sunday and was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. The cause and circumstances surrounding his death are being investigated Read More…