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Mom Who Took Maternity Pics With Bees Shares Heartbreak

Emily Mueller reveals baby she'd been pregnant with died in utero

(Newser) - An Ohio mom whose photos from her maternity shoot went viral over the summer shared sad news online this weekend: The baby she'd been carrying, a little boy she and her husband named Emersyn Jacob, died in utero, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer . Emily Mueller, who runs a honeybee rescue... More »

They Started the Execution, Then Called It Off

They couldn't find a vein for lethal injection

(Newser) - An Ohio inmate described as "the poster child for the death penalty" turned out to be too unhealthy to execute on Wednesday. The execution of 69-year-old convicted murderer Alva Campbell was halted 30 minutes in after a medical team failed to find viable sites for a lethal injection, the... More »

Substitute Teacher Accused of Having Sex With 2 Students

Madeline Marx, 23, faces felony charges

(Newser) - An Ohio substitute teacher was removed from the classroom and arrested early Thursday for allegedly having sex with at least two 11th-graders. Police say 23-year-old Madeline Marx is accused of having sex with one student in a store parking lot in July and another student in an apartment building parking... More »

At Least 9 Tornadoes Hit Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania

The powerful storm moved through the region Sunday

(Newser) - A powerful storm with at least nine confirmed tornadoes tore roofs off factories, ripped away storefronts, and destroyed homes across Indiana, Ohio, and into Pennsylvania, AP reports. Scuba divers found the bodies of two men inside a home's flooded basement, where they were seeking shelter Sunday during a tornado... More »

He Was Set to Marry Her Girl. Now, a Murder Charge

Ohio's Jeffrey Scullin Jr. is accused of killing his future mother-in-law, Melinda Pleskovic

(Newser) - A 911 caller in Ohio who told the dispatcher "there's a lot of blood" after he came across the body of his future mother-in-law is now being accused of her murder. "Jeffery William Scullin Jr. has been charged with aggravated murder," Strongsville Police Chief Mark Fender... More »

'Poster Child for the Death Penalty' May Die Sitting Up

Alva Campbell's execution is set for Nov. 15 in Ohio

(Newser) - Allowing a condemned killer with health problems to partially sit up during his execution next month would be a "reasonable" accommodation, according to a doctor working for Ohio's prison system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell—described by a Franklin County prosecutor as "the poster child for the... More »

Cops: 10-Year-Old Leads Police on 100mph Chase on Turnpike

It's apparently not the first time Ohio boy has been joyriding

(Newser) - A 10-year-old Ohio boy was taken into custody after leading police and state troopers on a dangerous high-speed pursuit that began in Cleveland and ended miles away along the Ohio Turnpike when troopers boxed him in. Authorities say no one was injured during the pursuit that began around 9:30am... More »

Man Who Had Been 'Drinking All Day' Kills Ohio Cop

Mayor of Girard says it's the 'saddest day of his life'

(Newser) - Girard, Ohio, is mourning Justin Leo, who's believed to be the first police officer killed in the line of duty in the Youngstown-area city's history. Police say Leo, a 31-year-old who'd been on the Girard force for five years, was shot dead Saturday night after responding to... More »

2-Story Star Wars Replica Is Big Halloween Hit

'I was amazed; it's actually the size of their house'

(Newser) - A two-story, Star Wars-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is enticing kids to get toy lightsabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state, the AP reports. Elevator mechanic Nick Meyer, 39, spent about $1,500 and 10 hours a weekend for half a year to build a replica... More »

Suspect in Ohio Quadruple Murder Arrested

'Worn out' suspect didn't resist, police say

(Newser) - A sheriff says the suspect in the deadly shootings of a 7-year-old boy and three adults was unarmed and ready to give up when officers arrested him as he walked down a road in far southern Ohio. Twenty-three-year-old Arron Lawson had been the subject of a manhunt in Lawrence County... More »

A Lauded Prison Recycling Program Became a Hacker's Dream

3 refurbished computers hidden in ceiling of Marion Correctional Institute

(Newser) - Three computers hidden in the ceiling above a closet in a staff computer lab in Marion Correctional Institution gave inmates access to the Ohio prison's network, databases, tools for creating security passes, and the outside world. “Our inmates are way smarter than our technical people, you know,”... More »

Man Arrested After Phone Won't Stop Calling 911

Nathan Hawkins says phone would call 911 on its own when he slept with it in his pocket

(Newser) - Police in Ohio say they've arrested a man after receiving random 911 calls for months from his apparently malfunctioning cellphone, the AP reports. According to the Review in Alliance, Sebring police arrested 33-year-old Nathan Hawkins Oct. 5 on a felony charge of disrupting public service. More »

Manhunt Underway After 7-Year-Old, 3 Adults Murdered

Boy's body was found hidden in home where adults were slain

(Newser) - A 7-year-old boy was shot dead and his body apparently hidden in a home where three adults were found fatally shot and a fourth was stabbed, a sheriff said Thursday as a manhunt for the suspect focused on a wooded area near Ohio's southern tip. Authorities had issued a... More »

Coroner: We May Never Know What Happened to Otto Warmbier

She says cause of brain damage can't be determined

(Newser) - The death of Otto Warmbier is a mystery and it will probably stay that way unless somebody from North Korea comes forward with information, Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco says. At a press conference in Cincinnati Wednesday, the coroner said the American student's death was caused by complications from... More »

Coroner's Report Deepens Otto Warmbier Mystery

Body did not show signs of extensive torture

(Newser) - Something terrible clearly happened to Otto Warmbier while the American student was in North Korean custody—but an Ohio coroner found nothing to back up accounts that he was severely tortured. In a coroner's report seen by the Cincinnati Enquirer , Hamilton County medical officials say the 22-year-old's teeth... More »

Ohio Firefighter Says He'd Save Dogs Before Black Men

Tyler Roysdon, 20, of Franklin Township has been suspended without pay

(Newser) - A volunteer firefighter in Ohio has been suspended without pay after posting on Facebook that he would save a dog from a burning building over a black man, WHIO reports. According to Raw Story , 20-year-old Tyler Roysdon of Franklin Township added, "one dog is more important than a million... More »

Ohio Lets Kids Marry Too Young, Critics Say

Girls younger than 16 can wed if pregnant and have parents', court's permission

(Newser) - Ohio's marriage laws allowing underage teens to marry are too liberal and create potential for exploiting young girls, says an advocate for an organization that has called for ending child marriage, per the AP . Ohio requires teen girls to be at least 16 and males to be at least... More »

After Cleveland Indians Do the Unthinkable, Company Out $2M

It offered a promo for customer rebates if team won 15 in a row

(Newser) - The co-owners of an Ohio company that installs windows, doors, and siding watched Thursday night's Cleveland Indians game very closely—and those owners may now wish they stuck with home improvement over sports wagers. Per ESPN , the Indians stomped the Chicago White Sox 11-2, which meant Universal Windows Direct... More »

2 Masked Suspects Entered a Taco Bell. 3 Workers Fought Back

Cops say employees drew guns, fatally shot one of the suspects

(Newser) - Police say three employees of a Cleveland Taco Bell opened fire on two armed robbers, killing one. Two masked robbers reportedly entered the restaurant early Wednesday and ordered three workers to lie on the floor. Three other employees then pulled out handguns and opened fire, shooting one of the suspects... More »

News Photographer Shot by Deputy at Traffic Stop

Andy Grimm's camera equipment may have been mistaken for a weapon

(Newser) - State investigators in Ohio are looking into a police shooting that occurred under odd circumstances Monday night. A small-town news photographer in Ohio was shot when a deputy apparently mistook his camera equipment for a weapon, reports Fox 8 . The photographer, Andy Grimm, got hit in his side but is... More »

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