Ohio Teen Pleads No Contest To Slaying Of 94-year-old Woman

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old Ohio man has pleaded no contest to charges that he tried to rape his 94-year-old neighbor and beat her to death with a flashlight. The Warren Tribune Chronicle Jacob LaRosa entered the plea to aggravated murder and attempted rape charges and was...

Ohio City’s Ex-human Resources Director Facing Sex Charges

CINCINNATI (AP) — A suburban Cincinnati city’s former human resources director has been indicted on charges that he had sexual contact with two female interns who worked for him. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE’-turs) says 48-year-old Tye Smith told the...

Police Pursuit Of Stolen Ohio School Bus Hits 100 Mph

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say speeds reached 100 mph during a police pursuit of a stolen school bus in southwest Ohio The Dayton Daily News a chase began shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday. The bus had been stolen from the Twin Valley schools in West Alexandria, about 19 miles...

Remains Found In Woods ID’d As Missing Ohio Woman

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Remains found in a heavily wooded area in northeast Ohio have been identified as those of a missing Youngstown woman. Youngstown police on Tuesday identified the remains as those of 28-year-old Jaclyn Bluhm, who was reported missing by her family last May....

No Charges After Gun Found In Ohio Kindergartener’s Bag

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio kindergartener found a gun in his backpack accidentally left there by his father and no charges will be filed. No one was injured in the discovery at a school in Harrison Township in suburban Dayton Tuesday. The Dayton Daily News the...

Findlay City Schools receives auditor’s award

Findlay City Schools received the Auditor of State Award with Distinction, the auditor’s office announced Tuesday. The award is for the 2017 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2017. It was the 27th consecutive clean audit for the district. Audits for Findlay Digital Academy, Cass...

Prosecutor: Ring Was Bringing Guns From Ohio To New Jersey

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a gun trafficking ring was transporting illegal firearms from Ohio to New Jersey. Officials say the guns, including assault rifles, were sold to criminals in Camden. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewel will announce arrests during a news...

Transit Authority Finds $7.9 Million In Surplus Cash

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority says it has found $7.9 million in surplus cash, and it plans to use the money to replace its aging bus fleet. SORTA Chair Kreg Keesee says the money was discovered during a yearlong review of the agency’s...

Former Police Chief Sentenced To Probation

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio police chief who resigned amid accusations of misconduct has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of attempted unauthorized use of a police database. Former Akron Chief James Nice was sentenced to one year of probation and lost his certificate...