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A Fitting Obituary for the 'Queen of Sass'

Jean Oddi, who died Monday at 91, was 'unafraid to offend'

(Newser) - It's not often an obituary needs a NSFW warning, but not everyone is Jean Oddi, who died Monday in Ohio at the age of 91. Casey Clark tells the Columbus Dispatch that her mom, known as the "Queen of Sass," was "unafraid to offend" and "... More »

Cop Saves 10-Year-Old Girl ... From Homework Emergency

Lena Draper went to the police with a tough math question last week

(Newser) - When you're 10 years old, a tough math question can definitely feel like a life-or-death emergency. So when Ohio fifth-grader Lena Draper couldn't figure out the answer to (8 + 29) x 15, she turned to the Marion Police Department. "I'm having trouble with my homework,... More »

Mystery of Missing Texas Dad Comes to a Close in Ohio

'He met somebody online,' Ohio police chief says of San Antonio's Lee Arms

(Newser) - Super Bowl Sunday was the last time anyone saw Texas man Lee Arms in the San Antonio area, and he hadn't been seen since—until late last week, when the 44-year-old was found safe in Ohio, the San Antonio Express-News reports. And it looks like he was there of... More »

Sex Offender Charged in Ohio State Student's Death

Reagan Tokes' naked body was found near an Ohio park

(Newser) - A convicted sex offender released from prison in November has been charged in the shooting death of a 21-year-old Ohio State University student, the AP reports. Police say 29-year-old Brian Golsby was arrested early Saturday and charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping, and aggravated robbery in the slaying of Reagan Tokes.... More »

Man Charged in Burning His Home Busted by Pacemaker

Ross Compton's story 'highly improbable' due to his medical conditions: cardiologist

(Newser) - A man charged with arson based partly on data collected from his pacemaker pleaded not guilty Tuesday to setting his Ohio home on fire and insurance fraud charges, the AP reports. Authorities have said gasoline was found on Ross Compton's clothing and that the fire started in multiple places,... More »

Cops Fulfill Teen's Odd Bucket List Wish

After leukemia returned, Alyssa Elkins decided she wanted to fire a Taser

(Newser) - When Alyssa Elkins sat down with her eight siblings to write a bucket list, she thought about a video she'd seen of her uncle being struck by a Taser during his training with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. She added firing a Taser to the list, partly as a... More »

Boy's Quest for Soda Becomes High-Speed Police Chase

10-year-old charged with fleeing from police

(Newser) - "It appears he wanted to go shopping." That's what Ohio police say was the motive behind a 10-year-old boy's alleged 11-mile jaunt Sunday behind the wheel of his parents' vehicle, which ended up a little worse for wear. An officer had attempted to stop the vehicle... More »

Cops: Staff Members Stopped School Shooter

1 student was critically injured in Ohio attack

(Newser) - A school shooting that left one student hospitalized and others scrambling out classroom windows in West Liberty, Ohio Friday morning could have been far worse if not for the heroics of staff members who stopped the shooter and had him pinned down when police arrived, authorities say. The shooter, a... More »

Teen Mom Allegedly Streams Live Video of Toddler Taped to Wall

Shayla Rudolph faces felony charges in Ohio

(Newser) - An Ohio mother who apparently felt she'd come up with an ingenious alternative to "whooping" her busy toddler while she tried to clean has now been charged with a felony, reports ABC 6 , and her Facebook Live video is causing outrage among viewers. Shayla Rudolph, who is 18,... More »

5-Year-Old's Body Found Hidden in Family's Restaurant

Both parents have been charged

(Newser) - A woman is charged with murder after the body of her 5-year-old daughter was found hidden inside a restaurant in Ohio. Police were initially searching for Ashley Zhao after she was reported to have wandered away from her father's restaurant, Ang's Asian Cuisine in North Canton, late Monday.... More »

Fiat Says Its $1B Move Has Nothing to Do With Trump

Investment will create 2K jobs in Michigan, Ohio

(Newser) - Fiat Chrysler may have earned itself a gold star from Donald Trump with the announcement of a $1 billion investment in updating two plants in Michigan and Ohio, a move expected to create around 2,000 jobs by 2020. The company says a plant near Detroit will make new Jeep... More »

Ohio Mall Issues Partial Ban on Youths, and It Isn't Alone

No unaccompanied minors after 5pm on weekends following melee

(Newser) - An upscale suburban Cleveland shopping mall where police broke up a post-Christmas melee with pepper spray joined other shopping complexes in Ohio and the US on Friday in restricting children 17 and under from entering during certain weekend hours. The AP reports Beachwood Place announced new rules this week that... More »

Ohio Family Cleaning Out Home Finds Live Grenade

Relative had recently died, left behind WWII-era grenade

(Newser) - A family cleaning out a home in the Toledo, Ohio-area home of a relative who recently died stumbled across a live hand grenade from the World War II era, the AP reports. Toledo authorities say such finds are becoming more common. A police spokesman says the bomb squad retrieves old... More »

Browns' Lone Win Turns Into Good News for Food Bank

Team gets in on joke, donates to charity

(Newser) - Cleveland Browns fans were looking forward to a "Perfect Season Parade," though that "perfect" season was meant to be perfectly winless, reports NPR . But then the players had to go and ruin everything by winning their Christmas Eve matchup against the San Diego Chargers 20-17, leaving more... More »

Brawls Shut Down Malls Across US

In multiple incidents, fights led to stampedes

(Newser) - The day the Canadians call Boxing Day was more like Brawling Day in the US, with fights and other disturbances shutting down malls across the country Monday. In several incidents, fights in food courts or other areas of crowded malls led to chaos as rumors spread of shots being fired.... More »

Woman Stopped for DUI Gave Sippy Cup of Wine to Son: Cops

She's been charged with child endangering

(Newser) - Police say an Ohio woman stopped for driving erratically handed her 5-year-old son a sippy cup with wine in it when officers approached her car. The AP reports 27-year-old Elizabeth Floyd is now charged with DUI and child endangering. Police say they stopped Floyd after getting a call Friday about... More »

How Many Nudes Is Too Many Nudes for Jr High Math Lesson?

An Ohio teacher now knows the answer

(Newser) - We know it can be hard to get kids invested in algebra, but this probably isn't the answer. WOIO reports Ohio parents are upset with a teacher at Middleburg Heights Junior High School for spicing up a freshman algebra lesson a little too much. Here's one of the... More »

Treasure Hunter Has to Stay in Jail Until 'Epiphany'

'It is the season of miracles,' judge says of deep-sea explorer's 'memory loss'

(Newser) - Tommy Thompson is a shipwreck explorer believed to know the location of a fortune in gold coins—but he can't spend them in Ohio's Delaware County jail, and he's not getting out until he reveals where they are. The treasure hunter has been held on a contempt... More »

John Kasich Nixes Ohio Abortion 'Heartbeat Bill'

But signs 20-week abortion ban

(Newser) - Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Tuesday imposing a 20-week abortion ban while vetoing stricter provisions in a separate measure that would have barred the procedure at the first detectable fetal heartbeat , the AP reports. The so-called heartbeat bill would have prohibited most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is... More »

NC Woman Who Disappeared in 2011 Found Living in Ohio

Rachel Owens took on fake identity: cops

(Newser) - A North Carolina woman who seemingly vanished in 2011 has been found safe and living under a false name in Columbus, Ohio, police say. Rachel Natacha Owens was just 15 when she was last spotted getting off a school bus and into a vehicle in the parking lot of South... More »

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