Crime rate declines in Findlay

Findlay was a safer city to live in during 2017 than in 2016 or 2015, according to data from the Findlay Police Department. The crime rate in 2017 fell from 2016 numbers, and was also lower than the crime rate in 2015, according to the numbers, which cover each year from Jan. 1...

Lawyer: Man Thought Pat Sajak Directed Him To Kill Mother

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who reportedly believed “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak instructed him to kill his elderly mother has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. The Akron Beacon Journal a judge made the ruling Thursday in the murder case against...

Injury accident reported in Wyandot County

CAREY — A reported injury accident north of Carey is being investigated in Wyandot County. A car hit a utility pole about 6:55 p.m. at the intersection of County Highway 96 and County Highway 3, north of Carey, the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported. More than...

Ex-convention Official Gets 11 Years On Child Porn Counts

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former convention bureau director in southwest Ohio convicted on child pornography charges has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott (duh-LAHT’) sentenced 64-year-old Robert Lambert on Friday. Lambert pleaded guilty last...

Guilty Plea By Man Accused Of Cyberstalking Sheriff

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to harassing a county sheriff in the state for nearly 20 years via letters, emails and websites. A criminal affidavit filed last year said the harassment began in 1999 when Columbus resident William Young was arrested by a...

Court Upholds $4M Jury Award In Cleveland Police Shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a $4 million jury award to the family of a man fatally shot by an off-duty Cleveland police officer in 2012. A three-judge panel with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday rejected numerous arguments from Cleveland...

Dismembered Man’s Wife Pleads Not Guilty In His Killing

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of fatally shooting her husband in the head and dismembering his body has pleaded not guilty in a county court. Authorities say 49-year-old Marcia Eubank shot 54-year-old Howard Eubank in June, put his remains in containers around their...

Man Charged In Death Of Girlfriend’s Baby Held On $1M Bond

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a $1 million bond for an Ohio man charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 11-month-old son on New Year’s Day. The Blade 30-year-old Eric Mathis, of Toledo, appeared in a Toledo courtroom Thursday with a public defender...

Authorities: Police Fatally Shoot Armed Man In Confrontation

WHITEHALL, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say police officers executing a narcotics search warrant were confronted by an armed man and fatally shot him at an apartment complex in suburban Columbus. Whitehall police say a person at an apartment in the complex was selling fentanyl-laced...

Tech stocks climb for fourth day as New Year rally continues

NEW YORK (AP) — After another solid monthly jobs report, technology companies again led the way as U.S. stocks rose for the fourth day in a row to start 2018. They are on their longest new-year winning streak in eight years. The Labor Department said employers added 148,000 jobs...