May 28, 2015


Police: bodies in burned-out car those of missing couple

BAKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief says the bodies of two people found in a burned-out car appear be those of a missing elderly couple. Strasburg Police Chief Robert Kutcher says authorities are actively searching for suspects involved in the disappearance of 88-year-old Doyle Chumney and his 79-year-old wife Lillian. Kutcher says he Read More…

Coroner: Ohio State athlete’s death will be ruled a suicide

Kosta Karageorge

COLUMBUS (AP) — A coroner says the death of an Ohio State athlete found dead with a gunshot wound to the head will be ruled a suicide. The final autopsy report for 22-year-old wrestler and football scout team member Kosta Karageorge isn’t quite finished. The county coroner said Wednesday she is awaiting neuropathology reports about Read More…

Kent State to conduct sweeping review of athletics program

Kent State University President Beverly Warren

KENT (AP) — Kent State University is undertaking a sweeping look at its athletics program that could include deciding whether any sports should be cut. The goal is seeing where the athletic department fits within the changing landscape of Division I sports, the Akron Beacon Journal reported for a story Tuesday. “Everything is on the Read More…

Part of Cincinnati interstate to be shut for days after collapse

This photo provided by the Cincinnati Fire and EMS, shows the scene following a highway overpass collapse in Cincinnati, Monday. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that according to a police dispatch the southbound Interstate 75 was closed indefinitely after the collapse of the overpass. (AP Photo/Cincinnati Fire and EMS)

CINCINNATI (AP) — A collapsed overpass covered southbound lanes of Interstate 75 with hundreds of tons of concrete and steel Tuesday, following a construction accident that killed a worker and injured a tractor-trailer driver. Authorities identified the worker as Brandon William Carl, 35, of Augusta, Kentucky. The Hamilton County coroner’s office will do an autopsy Read More…

Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site

Democrats are weighing New York, Philadelphia or Columbus, Ohio, pictured, for its 2016 convention. Party officials are expected to make a final decision in late January or early February. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Democrats, New York would offer a diverse tableau in liberal Brooklyn and a touch of Clinton nostalgia. Philadelphia would give the party a patriotic backdrop while Columbus would raise the curtain on another campaign showdown in Ohio. Democrats are closing in on a final decision on where to hold their 2016 Read More…

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


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…