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Sentence Change for Teens Riles Dead Man's Family

Teens who killed man by dropping sandbag get time in treatment center, not prison

(Newser) - A family is outraged after four Ohio teens had their prison sentences for murder and manslaughter suspended in favor of time in a treatment center, ABC News reports. According to WTVG , the boys—between the ages of 13 and 14—were walking to a store to buy candy last December... More »

Wildlife Officials Explain Why Raccoons Acting Like 'Zombies'

They probably have distemper; lots of cases seen in Ohio

(Newser) - Zombies have been seen sauntering through a northeastern Ohio town. "Zombie" raccoons, that is. Youngstown residents are speaking out about them after police received more than a dozen calls in the past few weeks regarding their strange behavior. One resident tells WKBN he was outside with his dogs last... More »

He Was Shot in School in 2016. Now, Punishment for a Protest

Cooper Caffrey gets detention for March 14 student walkout

(Newser) - It shouldn't be surprising that a survivor of a school shooting might want to demonstrate against gun violence in schools—but maybe a little bit surprising that his school would punish him for it. That's the plight of Cooper Caffrey, a sophomore at Madison High School in Ohio,... More »

Ohio Woman Allegedly Came On to Easter Bunny

54-year-old made lewd comments, was arrested for drunkenness: cops

(Newser) - Beware of furry fanatics if you plan to dress up this Easter. Ohio police say a 54-year-old woman got a hare, er, hair too excited about meeting the Easter Bunny at a Mansfield park on Saturday. While posing for a photograph, Ladonna Hughett made several lewd comments to the costume... More »

He Saw His Dad Murdered. Days Later, He Disappeared

Teen's mom has been charged in father's death

(Newser) - He's 14 years old, he saw his father murdered last summer, his mother has now been charged with the crime—and the FBI wants to know where he is. Jacob Caldwell and his two siblings saw father Robert Caldwell shot to death in a parking lot in Riverside, Ohio,... More »

A 'Devastating' First for a US Egg-Freezing Facility

Temperature spike in liquid nitrogen storage tanks has left viability of 2K eggs, embryos uncertain

(Newser) - Hundreds of families received troubling news this week after an unprecedented "malfunction" at a Cleveland egg-freezing facility. Although the staff at University Hospitals Fertility Center hasn't yet figured out exactly how it happened, what's known is that the temperature in one section of a long-term storage tank... More »

Mom Allegedly Checked on Shot Child, Returned to Work

Prosecutor says Alyssa Edwards' son called her at 10am, she was back at work an hour later

(Newser) - A prosecutor says an 8-year-old Ohio boy loaded a rifle, repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister at home, and then informed their mother, who left work to check the girl's injuries, cleaned up a bloody bed cover, and then returned to work, leaving the children alone again. The woman, 27-year-old... More »

Cops: Ohio School Shooter Changed Mind at Last Second

13-year-old shot himself instead

(Newser) - A seventh-grader who shot and killed himself inside an Ohio middle school restroom last week was planning to shoot others at the school before changing his mind at the last second, police say. The boy, 13-year-old Keith Simons, came out of the bathroom holding a semi-automatic rifle just before classes... More »

2 Teens Found Shot in Head in Ohio Woods

Gun was found on scene

(Newser) - Authorities say two teenagers were found shot in a wooded area of Ohio and authorities are trying to determine how they died, the AP reports. Jackson Township police say a Canal Fulton police officer checking on a 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy's welfare found them together around 8:30pm... More »

2 Officers Killed While Investigating 911 Call in Ohio

Suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Two Ohio police officers were killed in a shooting Saturday afternoon in a Columbus suburb, CBS News reports. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer , someone called 911 from an address in Westerville around noon then hung up. Police chief Joe Morbitzer says officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering were "immediately... More »

Woman Who Accused Trump of Misbehavior Runs for Office

Rachel Crooks says he kissed her on the mouth in 2005 against her wishes

(Newser) - A woman who made headlines by accusing Donald Trump of planting an unwanted kiss on her mouth in 2005 now hopes to make more headlines as an elected official. Rachel Crooks, one of three women to come forward last year to accuse the president of sexual misbehavior, is running for... More »

Police Probe Man's Claim That Wife Died on Graceland Visit

Authorities in Tennessee have no record of her body

(Newser) - Police in Ohio are investigating what happened to a woman who went with her husband to see Elvis Presley's Graceland, the AP reports. The woman's husband told police in Hartville that they were in Memphis, Tennessee, just over a week ago when she died in a hotel parking... More »

Man Blames Cleveland Browns in Obituary

He 'passed just before the Browns were prepared to turn the corner'

(Newser) - An Ohio man's tongue-in-cheek obituary blames the winless Cleveland Browns for contributing to his demise, the AP reports. The obituary published in the Sandusky Register says Paul Stark died Wednesday at a hospice facility after a brief illness "exacerbated by the hopeless condition of the Cleveland Browns."... More »

A Necklace Someone Else Stole Was Her Undoing

After 23 years, Tyra Patterson was released on parole

(Newser) - After more than two decades behind bars, Tyra Patterson became a free woman on Christmas Day—but not because she was exonerated for a crime she has staunchly insisted she didn't commit. Rather, she was released on parole after serving 23 years of a life sentence for the 1994... More »

Man Critical After Sandbag Crashes Through Windshield

4 teens accused of tossing bag off Ohio overpass; Mich. man may die from his injuries

(Newser) - Four young teens are in custody and a 22-year-old Michigan man is in critical condition after a sandbag thrown off an overpass onto an Ohio highway crashed through the windshield of the car he was in, People reports. Marquise Byrd was riding in the front seat as a passenger Tuesday... More »

Bon Jovi In, Radiohead Out in Rock Hall Final Cut

The Cars, Moody Blues, Nina Simone will also be inducted

(Newser) - Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi led the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part of the 2018 class... More »

Nazi Sympathizer in NYT Profile Says He Was Fired

Tony Horvater says he has been forced to move

(Newser) - A Hitler fan in the heartland says he has lost his restaurant job in the wake of a controversial New York Times profile and has been forced to move out of his home. Ohio resident Tony Horvater, described by the Times as "the Nazi sympathizer next door," tells... More »

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 »

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