Man Charged In Child’s Fatal Shooting Held On $2M Bond

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of fatally shooting a 4-year-old girl as she sat in the back seat of a car is jailed in northeast Ohio jail with bond set at $2 million. Bond for 31-one-year-old Darnell Bitting was set Tuesday in Akron Municipal Court. Akron...

Findlay Council debates planned subsidized housing

Findlay City Council members on Tuesday debated the planned construction of 50 new subsidized housing units on Bishop Lane on the north side of Findlay. Councilman Tom Shindledecker, R-at-Large, said he would risk being labeled “a not-in-my-backyard bigot” to complain about the...

Findlay prayer vigil focuses on school shooting

During a Findlay prayer vigil interspersed with hymns, the Rev. Jack Sullivan Jr. offered prayers Tuesday for everyone touched by the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, from victims’ families to first responders to the gunman himself. “We’re here as people of faith, people of no...

2 State Senators Propose Statewide Ban On Assault Weapons

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Democratic lawmakers in Ohio want assault weapons banned statewide in the wake of recent deadly mass shootings. Sens. Michael Skindell (SKIN’-duhl) and Charleta Tavares (shar-LEET’-uh tuh-VAHR’-ess) introduced legislation Tuesday making...

Teen Convicted In Brother’s Slaying After Fight Over Candy

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager charged as an adult for the killing of his younger brother after an argument over Halloween candy has been convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Court records show Nicholas Starling recently pleaded guilty to...

Associated Press Boys State Basketball Poll

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses, won-loss record, and total points: Others receiving 12 or more points: Pickerington N. 16. Springfield 16. Garfield Hts. 14. Others receiving 12 or more points: Cle....

7th-grader With Distraction Device Shoots Himself At School

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a seventh-grader who shot and injured himself inside an Ohio middle school bathroom also had a device in his backpack meant to cause a distraction. Police emphasized the device wasn’t an explosive that would’ve harmed anyone....

Findlay’s high of 72 degrees sets record

Findlay’s high temperature reached 72 degrees Tuesday, setting a new record for the date. The previous record high for Feb. 20 was 68 degrees, set in 2016, according to the Findlay Water Pollution Control Center, which has been keeping the city’s weather records since 1894.

Suspect In Slaying Of 2 Police Officers Jailed Without Bail

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers is being held without bail as the potential death penalty case proceeds. Thirty-year-old Quentin Smith is charged with aggravated murder in the Feb. 10 shootings of Westerville officers Eric...

Police Say Man, 20, Threatened Shooting At Ohio High School

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old man accused of threatening a shooting at an Ohio high school has been charged with inducing panic and held on $50,000 bond. Toledo police say Christian Costet, of East Toledo, was arrested Monday after a parent reported to police that students...