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Cops: Guy Tried to Have Sex With a Van While High

Bad trip, bro

(Newser) - Michael Henson may or may not know how sex works. Authorities in Dayton, Ohio, say the 35-year-old was arrested Tuesday after a witness called 911 claiming he tried to have sex with a parked van. The witness said she saw Henson swinging a stop sign before pulling down his shorts... More »

Brother Arrested After Pastor Killed at Church

Gunfire erupted during a church service in Dayton, Ohio

(Newser) - A pastor in Dayton, Ohio, was shot dead Sunday and police say it was the man's younger brother who pulled the trigger. Officers responding to a 911 call arrested Daniel Schooler, 68, in connection with the slaying of 70-year-old William Schooler, WHIO reports. The shooting occurred toward the end... More »

Hours After DUI Bust, Driver in DUI Crash That Kills 5

The 61-year-old was going the wrong way

(Newser) - "It was coming right at me," said a 911 caller in Dayton, Ohio, who had pulled over to avoid a collision with a wrong-way driver on I-75 early Saturday. Soon after, there was another call: "There is a car on top of another car," the second... More »

Car Left Running Helps Baby Survive Mom's Killing

Brittany Russell was shot to death inside her vehicle

(Newser) - A killer is on the loose in Dayton, Ohio: Police say Brittany Russell, 29, was shot in the head while in her car outside an apartment complex, with her 6-month-old daughter in the backseat. An officer tells the Dayton Daily News that the child was uninjured, but "her saving... More »

Cops: Bus Driver Lied About Bible Stopping Bullets

Investigators say Ohio man staged gang attack

(Newser) - Ohio bus driver Rickey Wagoner wasn't really saved by his Bible in a supposed Feb. 24 gang attack, police say—but he probably does need some kind of help. Investigators now believe the Dayton driver staged the attack by stabbing himself, shooting himself in the arm, and firing two... More »

Boy Finds Mummified Corpse in Abandoned House

Homeowner's body was hanging in closet

(Newser) - Plenty of kids poke around abandoned houses, but there's a 12-year-old boy in Dayton, Ohio, who probably won't be doing so again: The boy on Sunday opened the door of a closet in a house that neighbors thought was unoccupied and found a mummified corpse hanging inside, reports... More »

New Testament Takes 2 Bullets for Bus Driver

Police say there was 'some kind of intervention'

(Newser) - Cops say "some kind of intervention" saved a bus driver in Dayton, Ohio, who was shot three times in an apparently random attack yesterday. Ricky Wagoner, 49, had a religious text called "The Message"—a modern translation of the New Testament—in his front pocket, which stopped... More »

Wing Walker, Pilot Killed in Air Show Plane Crash

It goes down near Dayton

(Newser) - A wing walker and pilot were killed today in a fiery plane crash at an air show near Dayton, Ohio, the AP reports. They were identified as stunt woman Jane Wicker and pilot Charlie Schwenker, according to the Dayton Daily News . "My understanding is there was nothing [emergency responders]... More »

Armed Robbers Make Sure Victim Has Bus Fare

They give back $2 after sticking gun in his face

(Newser) - From the crime blotter: The Dayton Daily News reports that an armed robber pressed a gun against a man's forehead at a bus stop and took his cell phone and money. But before he and his accomplice fled, they asked their victim if he had enough money for bus... More »

New Dad's Goal: Full Year of Kind Acts

Ryan Garcia pledges to perform 366 generous deeds in 2012

(Newser) - When Ryan Garcia and his wife welcomed their new baby into the world last year, Ryan got inspired to begin what the Dayton Daily News calls "a kindness revolution." He resolved for the entire year of 2012 to perform a random act of kindness every day. “I... More »

Ohio Mom: School Punished My Child for Witnessing Sex

14-year-old banned from dance for not turning in two fornicating classmates

(Newser) - A Dayton, Ohio, mother says a charter school is punishing her daughter for not immediately reporting that she saw two classmates having sex on a school bus and for changing her seat during the bus trip, reports the AP . Saundra Roundtree's 14-year-old daughter changed seats with a boy who... More »

Neb. Town Giving Away Land for Free

Beatrice hoping to generate tax revenue

(Newser) - Beatrice, Neb., was founded by homesteaders, and now it’s hoping to recapture that 19th-century magic. In the midst of a budget squeeze, the city has passed “the Homestead Act of 2010,” a plan to give away city land to anyone willing to build a home there and... More »

America's Fastest-Dying Cities

Ohio and Michigan feel the worst of nation's woes

(Newser) - America’s Rust Belt continues to corrode a little more each day, reports Forbes in its analysis of the nation’s fastest-dying cities. Cities in Ohio and Michigan take 6 of the top 10 spots in the survey, which is based on population flight and unemployment:
  • Canton, Ohio
  • Youngstown, Ohio
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NAFTA Casts Wide Shadow on Ohio Vote

Clinton, Obama look to score points bashing trade pact

(Newser) - As Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama battle for votes in Ohio, each pushes a simple theme: NAFTA is bad. Ohio has been hit hard by free trade, which is why Obama reminds voters that Bill Clinton backed NAFTA. And both hopefuls have mined each other's comments for anything that favors... More »

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