Putnam County coroner: Hilty Home resident died of hypothermia

PANDORA — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has identified a woman who was found dead Sunday outside of Hilty Home in Pandora. Phyllis Campbell, 76, of Pandora, died of hypothermia, according to an autopsy report released by Putnam County Coroner Dr. Anne Horstman. Campbell,...

Lawsuit Challenges ‘racial Quota’ In Marijuana Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A company that wasn’t chosen for Ohio’s new medical marijuana program filed a lawsuit against the state claiming it was bumped because of “an unconstitutional racial quota.” There were 12 provisional, large-scale growing operations...

Opening statements in murder trial offer differing versions of events

Differing versions of the events that led to the death of a 2-year-old child were described by defense and prosecuting attorneys today in the second day of the trial of Brent Houdeshell, a 29-year-old Arlington man accused of murdering Breydon Ferrell in 2016. Colleen Limerick,...

Campus Sued Over Security Cost For White Nationalist’s Visit

CINCINNATI (AP) — White nationalist Richard Spencer’s campus tour organizer is suing the University of Cincinnati’s president, saying the school wouldn’t rent space for Spencer to speak on campus unless a nearly $11,000 security fee was paid. An attorney for...

Man Held Without Bond In Fatal Stabbing Of Daughter, Her Mom

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 24-year-old man charged in the stabbing deaths of his 4-year-old daughter and the girl’s mother is being held without bond in central Ohio on two counts of murder. Kristofer Garrett made his initial appearance in Franklin County Municipal Court in...

County’s sanitary engineer contract dispute resolved

Steve Wilson will apparently continue to provide sanitary engineer services at the Hancock County landfill following a ruling by the county prosecutor’s office. Last week, the Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution for Wilson’s company to provide management services...

Suspect arrested in Ada robbery

ADA — A Lima man has been arrested in connection with the robbery of an Ada carryout last week, the Ada Police Department reports. The department’s Facebook page says Clark E. Sturgeon, 42, has been charged with robbery, a third-degree felony. Ada police said Sturgeon allegedly...

Democrat O’Neill Adds Educator To Ohio Governor Ticket

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill picked a Cleveland educator on Tuesday as his running mate in the race for governor, adding diversity in race, age and experience that he contended will resonate with Democrats across the state. Chantelle E....

Inmate, Sheriff’s Deputy Injured Amid Fight At Youth Jail

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a sheriff’s deputy and a juvenile inmate suffered cuts during a fight at a youth jail in Cleveland. Officers quickly responded to the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center late Monday after a report of a disturbance. A county spokeswoman says...

Group Home Administrator Pleads Guilty In Resident’s Death

MADISON, Ohio (AP) — The former administrator of a northeast Ohio group home has pleaded guilty to charges of reckless homicide and patient abuse in connection with the death of an 85-year-old resident. Fifty-five-year-old Alice Ramsey entered the plea Monday after reaching an...