Ohio To Require Reporting Of Drug-addicted Babies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hospital maternity units and newborn care nurseries would have to report the number of babies born addicted to drugs under a bill headed to Ohio’s governor. The Senate unanimously passed the measure Wednesday. Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) is...

Ohio Inmate Freed In 1988 Murder Sues Prosecutors

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man freed after spending 20 years in prison for a murder that his attorneys say he didn’t commit has sued those responsible for his conviction, accusing them of taking advantage of his mental illness and railroading him into confessing. The civil...

Las Vegas Among Leaders In Push For GOP Convention

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio have been eliminated as possible sites for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Las Vegas remains an early leader. Other finalists include Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Mo., and two other cities in Ohio — Cleveland and Cincinnati....

Dad Who Fired Into Air, Killing Girl, Gets 6 Years

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati man has pleaded guilty in the accidental shooting death of his 11-year-old daughter and has been sentenced to six years in prison. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Deandre Kelley was drunk on Jan. 12 when he fought with his longtime girlfriend and fired...

Ohio Bill Would Boost Hit-and-run Driver Penalties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House plans to consider a bill to increase penalties for drivers who fail to stop after accidents resulting in serious injury to a person or death. Under current law, motorists who leave the scene of an accident typically face a first-degree...

Ohio Father Pleads Guilty In Girl’s Shooting Death

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati man has pleaded guilty in the accidental shooting death of his 11-year-old daughter and has been sentenced to six years in prison. Thirty-four-year-old Deandre Kelley pleaded guilty to one count of reckless homicide in an emotional hearing Wednesday...

Dog escapes Texas backyard, somehow gets to Ohio

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The owners of a small dog that escaped in Texas have no idea how he made it to a southwest Ohio shelter more than 1,000 miles away. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the 3-year-old Chihuahua-Dachshund mix named Corbin dug a hole under a fence in his backyard...

Wittwer being considered for job in Allen County

Dean Wittwer is being considered for the superintendent job of Allen County’s Educational Service Center. Wittwer, superintendent for Findlay City Schools, said he was asked to come talk to officials in Allen County about the job last week. Wittwer said he isn’t sure whether he...

Ohio Inmate Freed In ’88 Murder Sues Prosecutors

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man freed after spending 20 years in prison for a murder his attorneys say he didn’t commit is now suing those responsible for his conviction. In a federal civil rights lawsuit filed Monday, Glenn Tinney accuses Richland County and its prosecutors...

Senators Weigh Reporting Of Drug-addicted Babies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate plans to vote on a bill that would require hospital maternity units and newborn care nurseries to report the number of babies born addicted to drugs. It is one of several bills aimed at reducing the state’s prescription painkiller...