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Republican Who Lied About Military Record Drops 2024 Bid

JR Majewski exits race for Ohio's 9th Congressional District to be with ailing mom

(Newser) - A Republican congressional candidate accused of misrepresenting his military record has dropped out of the race for Ohio's 9th Congressional District. Pro-Trump Republican JR Majewski cited his mother's ailing health in a statement that also revealed his father died during the last election cycle, when Majewski lost the...

Escaped Murderer Found Dead in Ohio River

Bradley Gillespie's fellow escapee was captured in Kentucky last week

(Newser) - The body of an escaped double murderer was found floating in the Ohio River on Sunday, days after a fellow escapee was recaptured, authorities say. Investigators say the body reported by a boater in Henderson, Kentucky, across the river from Indiana, is likely that of Bradley Gillespie, 50, who escaped...

Mother Reports Teen Daughter After Grisly Find in Trash

Police say older woman found 2 newborns in the trash

(Newser) - It's a brutal story out of Cleveland: A woman called police to report finding the bodies of twin newborns in a garbage can, reports Cleveland.com . What's more, she also told police that it was her own 16-year-old daughter who'd given birth to the twins days earlier...

Cops' Post on Wanted Felon Gets a Surprise Comment

Ohio's Tanner Rhinehart responded to post alerting public to his own arrest warrant

(Newser) - Ohio police turned to Facebook in an effort to track down a wanted man, only to have the man reply with a taunt. "Y'all almost had [me] the other day you gotta be quicker than that," 20-year-old Tanner Rhinehart commented Monday in response to a notice from...

College Hit With Suit by Notable Football Player

First person with Down syndrome to score in NCAA college football game sues for discrimination

(Newser) - An Ohio man who was the first person with Down syndrome to play and score a point in a college football game is now suing the school, its president, and several staffers. Caden Cox alleges he was the target of disability discrimination, retaliation, and assault during his time at Hocking...

Roller Coaster Strands Passengers on Preview Ride

Cars on Cedar Point's Wild Mouse stop on track

(Newser) - The fans-and-media preview of a new attraction at an Ohio amusement park didn't go well. The Wild Mouse roller coaster stopped suddenly at Cedar Point, and the people aboard had to be rescued. No one was hurt. One car came to a halt at one of the highest points...

Ohio Official Spent Public Funds on $4K Wildebeest for Own Zoo

Township fiscal officer was sentenced to almost 5 years, ordered to repay $340K

(Newser) - A crooked official in Ohio spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds on personal purchases including a $4,116 wildebeest for his roadside zoo, according to a state audit. Former Vinton Township fiscal officer Cy Viestra also bought "two owls, windows for a primate exhibit ... hot tubs,...

Grand Jury Won't Indict in Jayland Walker Shooting Death

Akron police were justified in opening fire, Ohio attorney general says

(Newser) - Eight Akron police officers will not face charges in the July death of Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black driver they shot after pulling him over on a traffic stop . The police "were legally justified in their use of force," Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said Monday, NBC News...

Cops Sue Rapper Whose Home They Raided

Afroman put their images on merchandise

(Newser) - Rap artist Afroman says he was furious after police officers raided his Ohio home last August with guns drawn , finding no evidence of the kidnapping and drug trafficking they'd alleged in a search warrant. No charges were ever filed against Afroman, known for the 2000 hit "Because I...

Family's Carbon Monoxide Leak Has Unexpected Cause

Their chimney was blocked by ... an owl

(Newser) - An Ohio family evacuated from their home due to high levels of carbon monoxide probably never would have guessed the cause: an owl had gotten stuck in their chimney, blocking it. One of the Hamilton County Dog Wardens came to rescue the owl after it was discovered; it was evaluated...

Ohio Sues Norfolk Southern
Ohio Sues Norfolk Southern

Ohio Sues Norfolk Southern

State accuses rail company of 'glaring negligence'

(Newser) - Ohio filed a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern in federal court on Tuesday, listing 58 complaints against the railroad company and accusing it of "recklessly endangering the health of Ohioans" after a Feb. 3 derailment in the village of East Palestine. The state is seeking civil penalties and other damages...

Looking for Big Tips? These States Deliver

Delaware tops the list of Toast's quarterly 'Restaurant Trends Report'

(Newser) - Online eatery platform Toast is out with its quarterly "Restaurant Trends Report," for Q4 of last year, and among such stats as delivery orders during the Super Bowl, the site examined the state of tipping nationwide. Toast looked at average tips across the US and found that Cleveland...

In Ohio, Another Train Derailment
In Ohio, Another
Train Derailment

In Ohio, Another Train Derailment

Officials say this Norfolk Southern train did not have hazardous materials

(Newser) - About 20 cars of a Norfolk Southern cargo train derailed near Springfield, Ohio, Saturday evening, the second derailment of the company's trains in the state in a month, per the AP . But unlike the Feb. 3 derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, a company spokesperson said there were no materials...

Cop Who Killed Black Man in Bed Retires in 'Bad Standing'

Officer Ricky Anderson of Columbus, Ohio, was on leave after fatally shooting Donovan Lewis, 20

(Newser) - The Columbus, Ohio, police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Black man in bed last August is no longer on the force. The Columbus Division of Police announced Friday that Ricky Anderson, a 30-year veteran of the department, had retired in bad standing, due to the ongoing criminal and administrative...

'If You Care About Us, Get Our Grandkids Out'

Residents of East Palestine, Ohio, confront official from Norfolk Southern after derailment

(Newser) - On Thursday night, residents of East Palestine, Ohio, were able to confront an official from Norfolk Southern after the derailment that spilled chemicals in their community. While they were able to vent their anger, few seemed to leave the public forum satisfied by the comments of the railroad's Darrell...

EPA Takes Over Ohio Spill Cleanup, Warns Railroad

'Norfolk Southern will pay for ... the trauma they’ve inflicted on this community'

(Newser) - The EPA on Tuesday took control of the toxic cleanup of a train derailment in Ohio and ordered Norfolk Southern to pay all the costs, reports NPR . If the railroad balks, the federal agency threatened to do the work itself and bill Norfolk Southern three times the cost, per the...

NTSB Chief Pleads: Stop 'Misleading a Suffering Community'

Jennifer Homendy asks people to stop spreading 'misinformation' on Ohio train derailment

(Newser) - It's been more than two weeks since a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, and information continues to trickle out on the incident—as well as misinformation, which the head of the National Transportation Safety Board is now trying to stop. In what ABC News calls...

At Ohio Town Hall for Residents, Train Company Is a No-Show

Norfolk Southern cited safety issues

(Newser) - There were shouts and boos in the packed gym of East Palestine High School on Wednesday night after the mayor told residents of the Ohio town that representatives from the company involved in the train derailment earlier this month would not be showing up. Hundreds of people came to the...

Report: Workers on Derailed Train Thought It Was Too Big

'If nothing changes, it will happen again,' says rep for one of the Norfolk Southern workers unions

(Newser) - The chemical-laden freight train that derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 3 was a rather large one: more than 150 cars, stretching for 9,300 feet and weighing 18,000 tons. Now, Norfolk Southern workers are saying they were concerned before the accident about the train's size, and...

Should This Toxic Derailment Be Getting More Attention?
He Was an Extra in a
Disaster Movie. Now, It's Real
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He Was an Extra in a Disaster Movie. Now, It's Real

Derailment of train with toxic chemicals in Ohio has locals worried about the long term

(Newser) - Earlier this month, a freight train carrying chemicals derailed in Ohio , and authorities decided the safest course of action was a controlled burn. The result was a massive plume of toxic smoke . (See this photo from an airplane .) Authorities have given the all-clear for evacuated residents of East Palestine,...

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