Ohio Man Charged With 5 Cold Case Rapes, Murder

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio inmate serving an 11-year sentence for sexual assault has been charged with five cold case rapes between 1996 and 2010 and with killing one of those victims. A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted 38-year-old Larry McGowan on 23 charges Friday after...

Ohio Man Facing Death Penalty Rejects Defense

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man has rejected a legal argument that could spare him from the death penalty in the killing of a pizzeria owner during a robbery last summer. Attorneys for 28-year-old John Deloney of Cincinnati argued Friday in Hamilton County court that their client...

Lawmakers Say They Won’t Abandon Death Penalty

DALLAS (AP) — A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention. But the inmate’s agony alone is highly unlikely...

Area children show bike safety in morning event

Findlay police held the third annual city bike rodeo today. Dozens of children rode their bikes through safety and obstacle courses. The event was held at the Marathon Petroleum Corp. parking lot, 539 S. Main St. “Each year, we seem to get more and more kids and more and...

2 Dead In Cincinnati Triple Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police are investigating a triple shooting in Cincinnati that left two people dead on Saturday. Police responded to a home in the city’s Mount Airy neighborhood around 2 a.m. after a woman who had been shot jumped out of a second-story window and ran to a...

On Deck: Big day of Saturday sports

There’s a big day of local sports on tap and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you tonight here at The Courier. Reporter Brian Lester is covering the University of Findlay women’s softball team as the Oilers host the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference...

Victim Intervenes, Ohio Teen Gets Lighter Sentence

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A young Ohio man changed his mind about going to trial for attempted murder, instead pleading guilty to a lesser charge after his alleged victim intervened. Eighteen-year-old Craig Burgess of Canton would have faced 11 years in prison had he been convicted at...

Hospital Honors 2 Firefighters Killed In Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two firefighters killed this past winter are being honored at the University of Toledo Medical Center. A plaque for each firefighter will be added to the school’s Emergency Medicine Wall of Honor. A university official says the plaques will be a reminder...

Ohio Bill Aims To Help Veterans With College, Jobs

CINCINNATI (AP) — A bill aimed at making it easier for Ohio veterans to get college and professional licensing credit for their military experience is on its way to the state Senate. The legislation recently approved overwhelmingly by the Ohio House is similar to laws being...

Guilty Plea Expected In Jogger’s Stabbing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has scheduled a hearing where a 16-year-old boy charged in the stabbing death of a central Ohio jogger is expected to plead guilty. The teen is charged with one count of murder and one count of tampering with evidence. Franklin County judge Timothy...