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Man Allegedly Poops on Self-Checkout Machine

Which reminds us: Wash your produce before eating it

(Newser) - A 23-year-old Ohio man was arrested Sunday in Cincinnati after he allegedly pooped directly onto a self-checkout machine, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. According to the Smoking Gun , police say Colin Murphy stripped completely naked in front of an employee at a Kroger grocery store, then dropped a deuce onto the... More »

What It Means When Moms Go Baby Crazy on Facebook

They might be trying to live up to societal expectations

(Newser) - Baby pictures clogging up your Facebook feed could signal a new mom on a risky search for approval, according to a study of 127 working moms from Ohio. The fact that 98% uploaded photos of their baby to Facebook wasn't surprising. What interested researchers, however, was that those who... More »

Mom of Boy Who Got Gorilla Killed: 'I Watch My Kids'

Michelle Gregg returns fire on Facebook

(Newser) - Michelle Gregg, a bad parent? Not according to Michelle Gregg, the mother of a 4-year-old boy who got into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday, prompting a response team to shoot the animal dead , reports People . "My son ... fell in the gorilla exhibit at the zoo,... More »

To Help Others, College President Reveals Suicide Attempts

Santa Ono says he wants to smash stigma surrounding mental illness

(Newser) - Those who follow the University of Cincinnati's president on Twitter may have been thrown by a tweet he posted over the weekend, as well as by a speech he made at a local event. "My message tonight: There should be no stigma for those with mental illness. I... More »

Cops: Father, Son Kept Teen Girl Chained in Basement

The girl says she was kept captive for more than a year

(Newser) - A father and son were arrested early Thursday after allegedly keeping a 13-year-old girl shackled in their basement and feeding her old scraps of food for at least a year, WTOL reports. The girl was discovered running away from home Wednesday night in downtown Toledo. She claimed her stepfather kept... More »

OSU Students Binge-Drinking Before Fatal Lake Jump: Report

Including 22-year-old student who died after diving into shallow water

(Newser) - Numerous students were drinking heavily for hours before a traditional cold-weather lake jump last year during which an Ohio State University student died, according to newly released police records. The students included victim Austin Singletary, his friends, and many other students among the thousands who attended the jump into Mirror... More »

'Bathroom Bandit' Steals One Thing—And It's Weird

Police in Columbus, Ohio, are looking for him

(Newser) - Police in Ohio's capital are searching for a man who's been pilfering plumbing from stores, hospitals, and restaurants. Dubbed the Bathroom Bandit, Columbus police say he enters various local establishments, visits the men's restroom, disconnects the plumbing, and leaves with the stolen parts in his backpack. A... More »

Cops: Man Stabs 7-Year-Old Girl on School Playground

'It's sickening'

(Newser) - A 7-year-old girl was hospitalized Friday afternoon after being stabbed by a man on her school's playground, CNN reports. The victim, a second grader at World of Wonder School in Dayton, Ohio, suffered serious injuries. "It's sickening," a woman present at the school during the attack... More »

She Missed Her Own Prom as a Pregnant Teen, So Son Took Her to His

Trey Potter gives his mom the experience she missed out on

(Newser) - MelissaRoshan Potter lived in 23 foster homes from the time she was 10 years old. As she was transitioning out of the foster care system, and around the time her own high school prom was held, she got pregnant and never attended the dance. Her son Trey knew that, and... More »

50 Cent Gives $100K to Charity After Teasing Autistic Teen

He posted a video on Instagram calling the 19-year-old 'high'

(Newser) - Curtis Jackson III needed to make amends for a "joke" he posted online, and he's just donated a huge chunk of money to an autism advocacy group, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Jackson—better known by his rapper name 50 Cent—landed in hot water when he posted a... More »

Human Remains Found Under 100-Year-Old Music Venue

Cincinnati Music Hall stands on an old burial ground

(Newser) - Workers renovating a century-old performance hall discovered human remains under the orchestra pit and now archeologists are planning to analyze the bones, the AP reports. The property under Cincinnati Music Hall was a public burial ground in 1818, and bones have been popping up since construction began for the building... More »

Pollen May Help Solve 35-Year-Old Murder Mystery

Who is Ohio's 'Buckskin Girl'?

(Newser) - A few grains of pollen might help authorities solve a 35-year-old murder mystery, WKRN reports. According to CBS New York , a woman known as "Buckskin Girl" for the jacket she was wearing was found in a ditch alongside an Ohio road in 1981. She died from wounds to the... More »

Man Pulls $25K Reward in Ohio Slayings Over 'Developments'

Jeff Ruby cites 'complex criminal developments'

(Newser) - An odd and mostly unexplained development in the murder of eight Ohio family members : A local business leader has yanked his $25,000 reward in the case. In a tweet , restaurant owner Jeff Ruby said that "with recent complex criminal developments in Pike Co case, we are withdrawing our... More »

Ohio Murder Victims May Have Put Up a Fight

Autopsies show some had soft tissue bruising

(Newser) - While authorities say some of the victims of Ohio's "execution-style" killings died in their sleep, others may have put up a fight. Autopsies show some members of the Rhoden family had soft tissue bruising, suggesting they resisted their killer or killers, the Pike County Medical Examiner said Tuesday,... More »

Father of One Ohio Victim Thinks Killers Knew House

They were able to get around the dogs

(Newser) - The methodical executions of eight members of one family in Ohio continues to baffle, with rumors outpacing facts. Here's a roundup of developments:
  • The Cincinnati Enquirer interviews Leonard Manley, whose daughter and her three children were among the victims in Pike County. He notes that the killer or killers
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Ohio Murder Victim Was Threatened on Facebook

Christopher Rhoden Jr., 16, received the threat

(Newser) - A new development in Ohio: One of the eight family members killed in a horrific mass slaying had already been threatened on Facebook, CBS News reports. The threat was directed at Christopher Rhoden Jr., who at 16 was the youngest of the victims. "I'm aware of the Facebook... More »

Pot-Growing Found at 3 of 4 Ohio Shooting Sites

Entire state plagued by drug problem: official

(Newser) - Authorities say they found marijuana-growing operations at three of the four locations where eight family members in rural southern Ohio were found murdered in "execution-style" killings on Friday, the AP reports. They said at a news conference Sunday that it's unclear what, if any, role the growing operations... More »

911 Call in Ohio Horror: 'Blood All Over the House'

As businessman offers up $25K to find unknown suspect

(Newser) - The 911 calls came Friday, from two of the four Ohio homes where eight members of the Rhoden family lay dead in grisly execution-style murders: "There's blood all over the house! My brother-in-law's in the bedroom. It looks like someone has beat the hell out of him,... More »

One Ohio Victim: Mom Next to 4-Day-Old Baby

Cops say killer or killers is still at large

(Newser) - Police in Ohio say they are still hunting the suspect—or suspects—who slaughtered eight members of the same family in four rural residences on Friday. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says more than 30 people have been interviewed in connection with the "horrible tragedy" in Pike County, the... More »

Woman Sues Sperm Bank Over Biracial Baby...Again

She wants more than $150K for being given sperm from a black man

(Newser) - A white Ohio woman mistakenly provided with sperm from a black man is suing the sperm bank she says is responsible…again. Reuters reports Jennifer Cramblett filed the new lawsuit in federal court on Friday. It claims the Midwest Sperm Bank committed negligence, fraud, and misconduct when it provided her... More »

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