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Big Payout for Woman Hit by Grocery Cart

The 71-year-old suffered head and neck injuries

(Newser) - A woman injured when she was struck by a motorized shopping cart in a suburban Cleveland grocery store has been awarded $1.2 million by a jury, the AP reports. According to Cleveland.com , Barbara Rieger was struck in 2012 by a customer who lost control of a motorized cart... More »

Ohio Resuming Executions After 3-Year Moratorium

State will use a new 3-drug combination

(Newser) - Ohio plans to resume executions in January with a new three-drug combination after an unofficial three-year moratorium blamed on shortages of lethal drugs, an attorney representing the state told a federal judge Monday. Thomas Madden with the Ohio attorney general's office said the state will use the drugs midazolam,... More »

Cops: Woman Late for Work Invented Knife-Wielding Clown

But then apparently forgot to appear unnerved by fake incident

(Newser) - Police say an 18-year-old Ohio woman lied about being attacked by a knife-wielding clown as an excuse for being late for her job at McDonald's, reports WCPO-TV . Police in the Cincinnati suburb of Reading say 18-year-old Alexsandra Conley said someone dressed like a clown jumped a fence Saturday, waved... More »

Cop Could've Arrested Man but Drove Him 100 Miles Instead

Ohio officer drove Mark Ross to Detroit for sister's funeral

(Newser) - A compassionate police officer in Ohio turned a traffic ticket into a road trip over the weekend, with the recipient of his kind deed calling the experience "overwhelming." Mark Ross found out Sunday morning his 15-year-old sister had died in a car accident, and he needed to get... More »

'Deeply Concerning': 7 Die of ODs in 1 Day in Cleveland Area

Officials aren't sure what drug is to blame

(Newser) - Authorities are trying to discover the types of drugs involved in a spate of overdoses that killed seven people in the Cleveland area Sunday in the latest outbreak of drug overdoses in Ohio. Officials suspect they were either heroin or fentanyl, the AP reports. "This cluster of deaths is... More »

Cops: 'Polite' Serial Killer Murdered 5, Maybe More

He killed first victim in 2005, police say

(Newser) - A suspected serial killer is now linked to five deaths, police say, and authorities think the number may grow. In the newest revelation, Shawn Grate, 40— arrested in Ohio last week—has admitted to killing his first victim in 2005 in Marion County, police say. Grate reportedly told police he... More »

Ohio Cops Kill 13-Year-Old Carrying BB Gun

He fled officers investigating an armed robbery: police

(Newser) - A police officer fatally shot a 13-year-old boy carrying a BB gun after he ran from officers in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, authorities say. Officers were investigating an armed robbery—in which the victim said a group of people, one of whom had a gun, had demanded money from him—... More »

New Home for Boy in SUV With Allegedly ODing Grandma

Cops say grandma, friend used heroin then drove with 4-year-old in car

(Newser) - Authorities have found a new home for a 4-year-old boy photographed in the backseat of an SUV while his grandma and her friend were apparently overdosing on heroin in the front seats, NBC News reports. According to USA Today , the photo was taken Sept. 7 by an Ohio police officer... More »

Heart in Plastic Bag Found in Ohio Field

Authorities working to determine whose it is

(Newser) - An EMS crew discovered a "fresh" heart inside a plastic bag in a Norwalk, Ohio, field in late August, and police are now attempting to determine whether the heart is human and whose it was, Cleveland 19 reports. A Cleveland 19 reporter said on Facebook that the heart, which... More »

America Just Got Its 1st Pizza ATM

How has Europe had this technology for 14 years already?

(Newser) - A newly installed ATM at an Ohio university is doling out the next best thing to money— pizza. The AP reports Xavier University in Cincinnati partnered with a French company to install the first Pizza ATM in North America on Thursday. The company, Paline, says the machine will hold 70... More »

People Going to Brock Turner's Home With AR-15s

House has reportedly been egged, too

(Newser) - Jail might have been more peaceful for Brock Turner than his family home in Bellbrook, Ohio. About a dozen protesters armed with assault rifles including AR-15s gathered outside the home on Tuesday calling for rapists to be castrated and killed. "The message we want to send is … '... More »

Cops Raid Amish Party, Arrest 75 Teens

Undercover officer spotted underage drinking

(Newser) - Cops in Holmes County, Ohio, took the rum out of a lot of Rumspringas over the weekend with a huge raid on a party packed with Amish teens. Police say around 75 people were arrested for underage drinking after the raid on a field party Saturday night, the Daily Record... More »

Brock Turner Is Officially a Sex Offender

He registered Tuesday in Ohio

(Newser) - Brock Turner and his parents went to the Greene County sheriff's office in Ohio on Tuesday so the former Stanford University swimmer could register as a sex offender—something he'll have to repeat four times per year for the rest of his life, NBC News reports. His... More »

Elephant Tranquilizer Confirmed in Fatal Overdoses

'A tiny bit can kill a person,' says expert

(Newser) - A coroner in Ohio has confirmed the country's first fatal drug overdoses caused by carfentanil —an animal tranquilizer so powerful that a dose smaller than a snowflake can kill a human. The cases come from Hamilton County, an area including Cincinnati, which has recorded more than 200 overdoses... More »

Clinton, Trump Enter Home Stretch

Campaigns had 4 planes at same Ohio airport

(Newser) - Labor Day marks the traditional start of fall campaigning, and it looks like the people of Ohio have two months of being blitzed by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to look forward to. Both campaigns focused on the state Monday, and at one point, the four planes of the candidates... More »

Man Learns Hard Way Not to Bring Gun to Dental Procedure

James White mistakes gun for phone, shoots self

(Newser) - “If you’re going to be put under nitrous, then you think twice about taking your gun into the dental office." Solid advice from an Ohio resident living near a dental office where a bizarre incident played on Wednesday, WCMH reports. James White, 72, was at the dental... More »

Jill Stein Flies to Wrong City for Rally

The Green Party candidate got her Ohio C's mixed up

(Newser) - In the incredibly off-chance she's elected president, Dr. Jill Stein might consider forcing Ohio to choose new city names that don't start with the letter C. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Green Party candidate was expected to be two hours late to a rally at Ohio's Capital... More »

After Student's Suicide, a Moving Post-it Campaign

Beautiful gesture by Ohio high school students

(Newser) - Students at Ohio's Mason High School came into school Wednesday to find a surprise on their lockers: what a Mason City Schools Facebook post called "messages of hope and healing," per the Telegraph . Those messages were encouraging phrases like "You are strong" and "You are... More »

Heroin Being Cut With Drug That Can Kill an Elephant

2 counties in Indiana and Ohio had up to 60 ODs in a 2-day period this week

(Newser) - One hundred times more potent than the drug that played a role in killing Prince and 10,000 times stronger than morphine, carfentanil is the strongest opioid commercially available—an animal tranquilizer so lethal it can kill if absorbed through the skin and permanently take out a 7-ton elephant, per... More »

Trump: War Zones Are Safer Than US Inner Cities

Democrats have completely failed, he says

(Newser) - "Democrats have failed completely in the inner cities," Donald Trump said at a rally in Ohio Monday night, urging minority voters to give him a chance to change things. Murder rates are up "all over the place," he told the Akron crowd, saying "war zones... More »

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