Man Convicted Of Teen’s Murder Sentenced To Death Penalty

CLEVELAND (AP) — A registered sex offender convicted of raping and killing a 14-year-old Ohio girl has been sentenced to death. A judge Monday followed the jury’s recommendation in sentencing 45-year-old Christopher Whitaker. The judge could have opted for life in prison....

Governor Spares Life Of Man Who Killed Woman In Robbery

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich Monday spared a condemned killer who was set to die April 11 for fatally shooting a woman more than three decades ago during a robbery after questions were raised about discrepancies in the case and the fairness of the trial. The...
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VIDEO: Work begins on clearing trees from Blanchard River banks

Work began last week and into this week on clearing trees from Blanchard River banks, ahead of more expected work to reduce flooding in Findlay.

Kasich Seeks Federal Disaster Relief After Ohio River Floods

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has asked President Donald Trump to declare an emergency in portions of the flood-damaged Ohio River valley so that communities can get financial assistance to repair critical infrastructure. In a letter to...

Democrat Cordray Would Declare Opioid Emergency As Governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray says enhanced social services are key to fighting Ohio’s opioid crisis. The former federal consumer watchdog and state attorney general said Monday that Ohio can’t “arrest our way...

Before Walmart Shooting, Dispatcher Said Man Had ‘bullets’

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Court filings about the fatal police shooting of a black shopper in an Ohio Walmart indicate a dispatcher told officers the man was loading a weapon with “bullets,” even though a 911 caller hadn’t specified ammunition. The man actually was...

Body Of Missing West Virginia Man Found In Ohio River

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Police say the body of a West Virginia man who had been missing since Christmas has been found in the Ohio River. Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese says in a statement on Facebook that a fisherman found the body of 44-year-old Jason Kirkpatrick in the...
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74 years later, WWII pilot who crashed in France returns home | AP Video

Frank Fazekas Sr.’s plane crashed in France in 1944, and his bones disappeared into a beet field. But he wasn’t forgotten – not by the son who never knew his father or by the boy who witnessed the crash. Now, Fazekas’ remains have returned home. By CARRIE ANTLFINGER...

Baby Sitter Accused Of Abusing Child Charged With Murder

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio baby sitter accused of abusing a 3-year-old girl who died last week has been charged with murder. Butler County’s prosecutor said Monday that the grand jury on Friday also indicted Lindsay Partin on charges of involuntary...

Injury accident reported at Hancock County 212 and 236

A two-vehicle injury accident has occurred at the intersection of Hancock County 212 and 236, according to scanner traffic around 3:15 p.m. Washington Township Fire Department is responding. Additional details will be reported when they are available.