Hartman invokes insanity defense

Jerrod Hartman, accused of murdering his infant son, has invoked an insanity defense. Hartman, 25, of Findlay, on Thursday pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in Hancock County Common Pleas Court to murder and endangering children charges. Judge Joseph Niemeyer accepted...

FBI Connects Dayton Robberies Of Pharmacy, Bank

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The FBI says it has connected two southwest Ohio robberies that included families being kidnapped and held at gunpoint. The agency tells the Dayton Daily News ( ) that a November 2011 robbery of a pharmacy and a February 2012 bank holdup likely were carried...

Homeless Families Surge In Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Advocates for the homeless in Cincinnati say they’re seeing an unprecedented surge in the number of homeless families in the region. People who work for agencies that help the homeless tell The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) that they’ve never seen so many...

Man Arrested In Cincinnati Fatal Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati say they’ve arrested a man accused of a fatal shooting downtown and suspected of injuring three others in separate shootings this week. Police say 22-year-old Fonte Williams was arrested Wednesday night and charged with murder in the...

Breaking Real Bad

What’s the point of being an outlaw if you’ve got responsibilities? – Jesse Pinkman I’ve kept a dark secret for weeks. Didn’t tell a soul. Always wanted to watch “Breaking Bad,” an award-winning series that appeared on AMC a few years...

Funeral Set For Ohio Priest Convicted Of Murder

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A full funeral mass is set for Friday for a Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun in northwest Ohio in 1980. Organizations that help victims of clergy abuse are upset that the Toledo diocese will observe the usual protocol for priests’...

Ohio Man Killed In Personal Watercraft Crash

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Officials are investigating a fatal crash involving personal watercraft near Sarasota. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 25-year-old Zachary Thomas Collins of New Lexington, Ohio, died in the Wednesday evening crash. The...

Ohio AG To Promote Anti-violence Effort In SW Ohio

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The state attorney general and officials in the southwest Ohio city of Hamilton are launching a program aimed at reducing gun violence. Attorney General Mike DeWine has helped start “Safe Neighborhoods” initiatives in five other Ohio cities. The...

Summer Forecast For Lake Erie Algae To Be Released

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Researchers in northern Ohio are set to announce their outlook for the algae on Lake Erie this summer. Officials with Ohio State University’s Sea Grant Program will offer their forecast on Thursday. The algae blooms on Lake Erie during recent years have...

Indians Fall To Yankees, 5-4 In 14 Innings

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians let their best opportunity get away Wednesday night, and it cost them the game. After failing to score with the bases loaded and one out in the 10th, Cleveland fell to the New York Yankees 5-4 in 14 innings. The game took 4 hours, 51 minutes...