Police: Student Arrested After Snapchat Threats

MONROE, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old student has been arrested in Ohio after officials say he threatened to kill fellow students in a video posted to the mobile messaging app Snapchat. Court documents report the student at Lakota East High School, near Monroe, said in the video he...

Mom Sentenced After Causing Multiday Search For Ohio Teen

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to probation after prosecutors say she took a teen from her Ohio home so her son could have a friend. Cleveland.com reports Renee Hanson said during her sentencing hearing Wednesday that she acted in poor judgment. The...

Ohio House Approves Legalization Of Fireworks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has passed a bill that would fully legalize fireworks. The bill, which passed 77-12 Wednesday, permits residents to shoot off fireworks anytime of the week. It does prohibit people from setting off fireworks while drinking or using drugs and...

Findlay police respond to early morning crash

Findlay police responded to a crash in the 700 block of West Sandusky this morning. A car appeared to have hit a utility pole near the railroad crossing. American Electric Power reported a small outage in that area just before 2 a.m. No other details are available yet.

Baby Rhinoceros Born At Safari Park And Conservation Center

CUMBERLAND, Ohio (AP) — A safari park and conservation center in Ohio says a southern white rhinoceros has given birth to a female calf. The Columbus Dispatch officials at The Wilds in eastern Ohio say the baby was born Oct. 5 and doesn’t have a name yet. They say the baby...

Another Ohio City Adds Safe Zones For Internet Buys

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s largest city is joining a trend of communities creating safety zones where people buying and selling items on the internet can meet. Columbus on Wednesday announced the creation of five such purchase zones around the city, all located at police...

Condemned Ohio Killer Of Teen Asks Board To Spare His Life

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned inmate scheduled to die next month for killing a teenage boy is in such poor health he should be spared, according to attorneys who are asking Ohio’s governor for mercy for their client. Death row prisoner Alva Campbell uses a walker,...

More suspects in Kim murder

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian police officer testified Thursday that the two women on trial for the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader were seen on airport security videos with two men believed to have provided the VX nerve agent used to kill...

Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash

TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southwestern Japan is erupting for the first time in six years and spread ash in nearby cities and towns Thursday. Japanese broadcaster TBS showed elementary school students wearing helmets and masks on the way to their school at the foot of the...

Schoolhouse blocks: Site of former one-room school marked

  By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF STAFF WRITER JENERA — A brick marker now stands near the intersection of Ohio 103 and Van Buren Township 60 — the site of the former Wilson School near Jenera. It’s all that’s left of the one-room country school where children...