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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 »

On First Day of School, Tragedy for Heart Transplant Teen

Peyton West collapsed and died as his older brother dropped him off at school

(Newser) - Peyton West's dad says that when the Ohio teen woke up for his first day of school on Thursday, he was his usual "goofy self," WKRC reports. But just hours later, the 13-year-old, who'd had a heart transplant in March, had died, leaving his family, friends,... More »

Confederate Soldier Statue Beheaded in Ohio Cemetery

Its head was stolen, but its hat was left behind

(Newser) - Police say a Confederate soldier statue at a cemetery in Ohio has been damaged by vandals who took its head. Columbus police say vandals appear to have climbed on an arched memorial at Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery and toppled the statue atop the monument to the ground. The AP reports... More »

Ohio Judge Shot by Father of Steubenville Rapist

Nathaniel Richmond was killed when judge returned fire

(Newser) - The father of one of the high school football players convicted of raping a girl in the Ohio town of Steubenville four years ago opened fire on a judge outside a courthouse Monday morning, police say. Nathaniel Richmond was killed after Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. and a probation... More »

Mom Raised $40K for Son's Cancer Care. He Didn't Have It

Monika Burgett is accused of having her 3-year-old's eyebrows, head shaved in the ruse

(Newser) - A woman has been accused of pretending to be a doctor and falsely claiming her preschool-age son had terminal cancer so he could receive unnecessary hospital care and opioids. A Hamilton County prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday at the trial of Monika Burgett that she convinced doctors at Cincinnati Children'... More »

Ohio Handing Out Money for High-Tech Solutions to Opioid Crisis

So far, 44 organizations have submitted project ideas

(Newser) - A call by Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich for scientific breakthroughs to help solve the opioid crisis is drawing interest from dozens of groups, with ideas including remote-controlled medication dispensers, monitoring devices for addicts, mobile apps, and pain-relieving massage gloves. The state has received project ideas from 44 hospitals, universities,... More »

Boy, 4, Shot in Head After Mom Honks at Car

Apparent road rage incident leaves him in serious condition

(Newser) - A mother's honk at a car blocking the road turned tragic in Cleveland early Monday, when her 4-year-old son was shot in the head by the other driver in an apparent road rage incident. Police say the mother was driving her son as well as her 7-year-old daughter when... More »

Maker Explains Ride's 'Catastrophic Failure'

Corrosion ate away at beam for 18 years

(Newser) - The deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair last month was caused by "excessive corrosion" over the 18 years the Fireball ride had been in operation, according to ride maker KMG. Investigators in Columbus found that corrosion "on the interior of the gondola support beam dangerously reduced the... More »

With Weeks to Live, She Gets Her Last Wish

As she was dying in Virginia, Emily Pomeranz wanted a mocha shake—from Cleveland

(Newser) - In all his years running Tommy's Restaurant in Ohio, owner Tommy Fello never got an order quite like this one: a mocha milkshake for a customer nearly 400 miles away. The request came last month from Emily Pomeranz, a Cleveland Heights native, who was dying from her second battle... More »

Drug Evidence Goes Missing, Lawyer Blames Jurors

What happened to 71 oxycodone pills?

(Newser) - An Ohio defense lawyer is accusing at least one juror of stealing 71 oxycodone pills during a drug trial, the AP reports. John David Moore Jr. says jurors found his client guilty and then rushed out of the courthouse before anyone noticed the 71 opioid pills were missing. He says... More »

Boa Constrictor Wraps Around Ohio Woman, Bites Her Nose

Unnamed woman was rescued by firefighters

(Newser) - Firefighters have rescued an Ohio woman after a boa constrictor wrapped around her neck and began biting her face, reports the AP . The unnamed 45-year-old Sheffield Lake woman called 911 Thursday afternoon asking for help, reports the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram . The boa constrictor was one of two snakes she had rescued... More »

Teen Killed in 'Thrill Ride' Had Just Joined Marines

Maker wants Fire Ball rides worldwide shut down

(Newser) - The teenager killed in a horrific accident at the Ohio State Fair planned a future of serving his country and had enlisted in the Marine Corps just days earlier. Tyler Jarrell, 18, signed up for the Marines on Friday, with training to begin after he graduated from high school next... More »

Death at Ohio State Fair as 'Thrill Ride' Malfunctions

Victims were hurled from Fire Ball

(Newser) - A man was killed and at least seven other people were injured in a horrific ride malfunction on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair. Officials say the 18-year-old man was killed after being thrown in the air from the Fire Ball ride Wednesday evening and landing around 50... More »

Child Killer's Last Words Were for His Victim

Ronald Phillips, 43, died by lethal injection in state's first execution since Jan. 2014

(Newser) - Ohio put a child killer to death Wednesday, carrying out the state's first execution after a 3.5-year delay and signaling the possible resumption of capital punishment in the state. Ronald Phillips, 43, was executed by lethal injection without any of the complications that marred the state's last... More »

Trump at Ohio Rally: 'Don't Sell Your House'

Because jobs are coming; says he's also more 'presidential' than most past presidents

(Newser) - Almost nobody is more capable of acting presidential than President Trump, but "we need to move faster than that," Trump said at an exuberant campaign-style rally in Youngstown, Ohio, Tuesday night. "With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any... More »

Gender-Reveal Party Shooting Takes Strange Twist

Cops say victim wasn't pregnant

(Newser) - A bizarre twist in the mass shooting at a gender-reveal party near Cincinnati earlier this month: Police say that Cheyanne Willis, the woman hosting the party to disclose the gender of her unborn child, wasn't pregnant at the time. Willis, 21, was shot in the leg and claimed she... More »

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