Sunday, October 17, 2021

Rape Kit testing at heart of Ohio Supreme Court case

Columbus, OH. (WOWO): An Ohio Supreme Court case could affect the state's initiative to clear the backlog of untested rape kits. The state is appealing...

Airport worker fired for driving onto active runway in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP): Officials at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport have fired an airfield maintenance worker they say drove an SUV across an active runway and...

U.S. Senate candidate in Ohio pushes for more gun control in Ohio cities

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): Democratic U.S. Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld is backing an effort to restore control over guns to Ohio cities. The Cincinnati councilman says...

Ohio liquor sales top $1 Billion for first time

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP): State officials say Ohio set a record for spirituous liquor sales last year, exceeding $1-billion for the first time. State alcohol regulators...

Ohio Sheriff dies following surgery complications

OTTAWA, Ohio (WOWO): Putnam County in Ohio is mourning the loss of its Sheriff. Allen County, Ohio Sheriff Samuel Crish announced Wednesday that Sheriff Mike Chandler...

Paulding couple murdered in Florida shooting

PAULDING, Ohio (WOWO): A Paulding, Ohio couple was murdered over the weekend in Florida. Police in Crestview, Florida say 47-year-old Kevin McGrath and 42-year-old Shanna...

Ohio schools shut over lead-tainted water to resume classes

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) _ Schools shut down for three days over lead-tainted water in rural northeastern Ohio are slated to reopen. Classes in the Sebring...

Ohio police board working on statewide police dispatching standards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): A law enforcement relations board created by Gov. John Kasich is developing first-ever statewide standards for police dispatching. The board agreed Tuesday...

Ohio sheriffs and police chiefs support new deadly force standards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): The state says Ohio sheriffs and police chiefs are on board to help law enforcement agencies statewide comply with first-ever standards...

Ohio’s drug addiction problem the subject of meeting in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): Hundreds of police officers, community officials, medical personnel and others have gathered in Columbus for a summit aimed at fighting Ohio's...

Ohio unemployment rate climbs to 4.7 percent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOWO): The Ohio unemployment rate saw a slight increase in December 2015, up to 4.7% from 4.5% in November. The state's Department of...

Slain Ohio police dog’s partner may get new K-9 from Texas

CANTON, Ohio (AP) _ A northeast Ohio officer whose police dog died after being shot during a burglary investigation will visit Texas in search...

Steel plant ordered to stay open, secure waste, chemicals

WARREN, Ohio (AP) _ The state attorney general says a northeast Ohio steel plant that shut down and abandoned hazardous chemicals on its site...

Ohio Supreme Court sides with landowners on drilling leases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with landowners in a long-running legal battle over 700 disputed oil-and-gas leases in southern and...

Ohio’s Medicare counseling programs tops national rankings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ An Ohio program designed to help Medicare beneficiaries understand complex health care benefits and options has been named the best...

Free tax help now available in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOWO): Tax season is here and some Ohioans can get free help crunching the numbers. Low and moderate-income households can avoid high tax...

Remains found in northwest Ohio confirmed to be human

CELINA, Ohio. (WOWO): Remains found in a Mercer County, Ohio park are indeed human. That's the ruling that investigators announced Friday.  Hikers found the human remains near...

Feds: 226,000 Ohioans enroll in marketplace health plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): Federal officials say more than 226,000 Ohioans are signed up for health coverage through the federal marketplace. Enrollment figures recently released by...

Ohio Tea Party group gets class-action suit against IRS approved

CINCINNATI (AP) _ A federal judge in Ohio has approved class-action status for a tea party group's lawsuit stemming from Internal Revenue Service delays...

Ohioans are claiming less unemployment benefits lately

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ New state data shows the number of unemployment benefits claims filed in Ohio last year was the lowest since 1973.   The...

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