April 24, 2014

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Probe blames speed, weather in Turnpike crashes

A multi-vehicle accident in the eastbound lane of the Ohio Turnpike near the County Road 268 overpass ties up traffic Wednesday near Clyde, Ohio. (AP Photo/The Toledo Blade, Jeremy Wadsworth)

MILAN, Ohio (AP) — Drivers’ speeds, poor road conditions and bad weather contributed to a series of Ohio Turnpike crashes this month that killed three people and injured a State Highway Patrol trooper, according to a preliminary report that blames the crashes mostly on tractor-trailers. The preliminary investigative report by the patrol into the March Read More…

Va. Amber Alert canceled; boy found safe

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Updated (11:15 a.m.) LEBANON, Va. (AP) — An 11-year-old southwest Virginia boy who was the focus of an Amber Alert has been found. The alert was withdrawn by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office on Friday after the child was recovered during a traffic stop in Bristol. The child was not harmed. The sheriff’s office says his father was taken into Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Sanford lifts Dayton to 60-59 win over Ohio State

Dayton teammates embrace Vee Sanford, center, after they defeated Ohio State in a second-round game in the NCAA Tournament. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ohio State belongs to Dayton. The Flyers can lay claim to having bragging rights on their “big brothers” from down the road after Vee Sanford banked in a layup with 3.8 seconds remaining to lift 11th-seeded Dayton to a 60-59 victory over sixth-seeded Ohio State in the second round of the Read More…

Cleveland ready for St. Patrick’s Day parade

Spectators watch the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston on Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

CLEVELAND — St. Patrick’s Day revelers in North Ohio can expect sunny skies and chilly temperatures for parades honoring Ireland’s patron saint. Cleveland’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, one of the nation’s largest, steps off at Superior Avenue and East 18th Street at 1:04 p.m. today in expected 30-degree temperatures. The march often draws hundreds of thousands Read More…

Ohio Turnpike pileups will take days to clean up

A multi-vehicle accident in the eastbound lane of the Ohio Turnpike near the County Road 268 overpass ties up traffic Wednesday near Clyde, Ohio. (AP Photo/The Toledo Blade, Jeremy Wadsworth)

TOLEDO — Traffic on the Ohio Turnpike is moving again where a massive traffic pileup left three people dead about halfway between Toledo and Cleveland. Toll road officials say it will take days to clean up the tractor-trailers and debris left behind on a two-mile stretch of the eastbound lanes southwest of Sandusky. The State Read More…

UPDATED: Three killed, trooper seriously injured in Turnpike crashes

A multi-vehicle accident in the eastbound lane of the Ohio Turnpike near the County Road 268 overpass ties up traffic Wednesday near Clyde, Ohio. (AP Photo/The Toledo Blade, Jeremy Wadsworth)

TOLEDO — A series of crashes involving at least 50 vehicles Wednesday killed three people and seriously injured a state trooper on a snowy two-mile stretch of the Ohio Turnpike. A flurry of accidents midway between Toledo and Cleveland blocked the toll road in both directions beginning in the early afternoon. Emergency workers were having Read More…

16 cases of mumps reported in Ohio State outbreak

COLUMBUS — Public health officials say 16 mumps cases have been confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University. Columbus Public Health spokesman Jose Rodriguez says officials expect to see more cases because those who contract the virus can be contagious for weeks and about one-third of them generally don’t show symptoms. Doctors are concerned the contagious Read More…

Students, teacher charged in Parma bullying case

PARMA — A substitute teacher and five students at a suburban Cleveland high school have been charged after police say a 14-year-old developmentally disabled boy was apparently bullied in a gym class. Parma police say the boy was knocked down by a volleyball thrown at his head last month at Parma Senior High School. Police Read More…

Arrest made in Ohio bar shooting that killed 3

Fremont police and the Crime Scene Unit of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating a fatal shooting at the The Last Call Bar in Fremont. (The Blade/Jetta Fraser)

FREMONT — An off-duty police officer celebrating his birthday and two other men were shot and killed at a northern Ohio nightclub over the weekend after an argument erupted when the shooter punched the officer’s wife, relatives said. Police arrested 33-year-old Igmidio Mista of Fremont, on Monday morning and charged him with opening fire inside Read More…

Statewide tornado drill set for 9:50 this morning

COLUMBUS — Residents seeking signs that spring is on the way will hear one echoing through the air as communities around Ohio participate in a statewide tornado drill. The drill scheduled for 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday occurs in the middle of Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week. It’s meant to remind residents that spring brings Read More…