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Frat Member Charged With Killing His 'Little Brother'

Involuntary manslaughter charges laid in hazing death of Bowling Green student Stone Foltz

(Newser) - A grand jury has indicted eight people, including seven students at Ohio's Bowling Green State University, in connection with the death of a 20-year-old business major following an off-campus party. Stone Foltz died March 7 , three days after he attended a Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity event at a house,...

LeBron James Nixes Tweet: 'Used to Create More Hate'

NBA star takes heat for posting photo of white cop who shot Ohio teen, along with 'You're Next'

(Newser) - Outcry continues on the police shooting of a 16-year-old Black girl in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, right before the verdict on Derek Chauvin was announced. One big name who's been speaking up about the killing of Ma'Khia Bryant: NBA star LeBron James, who drew flak himself for what...

New Details Out in Ma'Khia Bryant Shooting

Officer Nicholas Reardon shot teenager 10 seconds after arriving on scene

(Newser) - The police officer who fatally shot a 16-year-old girl in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday has been identified as Nicholas Reardon, a white officer who has been with the force for a little over a year, after joining in December 2019. He's been placed on administrative leave while the Ohio...

Good Samaritan Dies Trying to Save Teen Swept Into River

High school student also died in Ohio tragedy

(Newser) - A fishing outing near an Ohio dam ended with the deaths of a high school student who fell into the river and a man who tried to rescue him, authorities said. Two other teenagers were hospitalized. The three teens were part of a larger group who were exploring and fishing...

Asian American Official Bares Chest at Town Hall: 'Here Is My Proof'

At town hall in Ohio, Lee Wong shows injuries from his service in US Army: 'Is this patriot enough?'

(Newser) - Lee Wong hadn't planned to take his shirt off during a town hall meeting on Tuesday in West Chester, Ohio. But when the 20-year US military veteran and chair of the city's board of trustees found himself "getting a little hot" while speaking about anti-Asian sentiment in...

Erroneous Extra Shot Puts Man, 91, in Shock

Ohio rehab center got its Victors mixed up

(Newser) - Victor Smith, 91, was in an Ohio rehab clinic when his appointment for a second shot of coronavirus vaccine came around on Jan. 25. He was taken to a county site and returned, Live Science reports. "When he came back, I spoke to him, he was good," said...

Geraldo Rivera Says He's 'Pondering' a Big Move

The TV correspondent says he may enter politics

(Newser) - Is Sen. Rivera in the cards? Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera says that he may run for the Ohio Senate seat occupied by Republican Sen. Rob Portman, who has said he doesn’t plan to run for reelection in 2022, the Hill reports. Rivera, who has lived in Ohio since...

Student's Roommate: I'd Never Seen Him 'More Drunk in His Entire Life'

Bowling Green University sophomore Stone Foltz, 20, dead after apparent Pi Kappa Alpha hazing

(Newser) - A sophomore business major at Ohio's Bowling Green State University who was in critical condition for three days at ProMedica Toledo Hospital has died—an apparent result of a fraternity hazing, reports ABC News . Sean Alto, an attorney representing the family of Stone Foltz, says the 20-year-old had attended...

Cops: Ohio Mom Ran Over 6-Year-Old, Dumped Body in River

Brittany Gosney charged with killing her son after police say she initially reported him missing

(Newser) - A mother in Ohio has confessed to killing one of three young children she initially planned to abandon. That's according to the Middletown Division of Police, which received a report about the missing 6-year-old, James Hutchinson, on Sunday. The boy's mother, Brittany Gosney, 29, and her boyfriend, James...

Dad Dies of Heart Attack After Girl's Fatal Sledding Accident

'Her daddy got to heaven just before she did'

(Newser) - Tragedy hit twice in the same day for an Akron, Ohio family. After 14-year-old Eirelyn Zuercher suffered a brain injury in a sledding accident, her father died from a massive heart attack as he arrived at the hospital, Cleveland.com reports. The teen was taken off life support five days...

Officer Dies Trying to Rescue Teen Who Fell Through Ice

'His example demonstrates the very highest valor,' Ohio AG says

(Newser) - A double tragedy in Ohio: A 16-year-old girl died Tuesday night after falling through lake ice, and a police officer died in the rescue attempt. Ohio Department of Natural Resources police officer Jason Lagore fell in the lake after suffering a medical emergency, believed to be a heart attack, WLWT...

Bar Cancels Woman's 'Off to Prison' Party, Plans Fundraiser for Victims

Ohio woman seriously injured two teenagers in drug-driving crash

(Newser) - A bar in Fairfield, Ohio, has canceled an "off to prison" party for a woman convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana—and it's looking into holding a fundraiser for the two teenage girls she almost killed. Samantha Harvey, 51, also was convicted of aggravated...

City's 'Tip War' Brings In $34K for Restaurant Workers

Fans of 2 hometown colleges are trying to one-up each other in Cincinnati

(Newser) - It started on Jan. 9 with a message from a Cincinnati burger joint. "To the gentleman and his daughters who left this incredibly generous tip this afternoon, with big smiles on our faces, we want to say, thank you!" Zip's Cafe posted on Facebook , thanking the patrons...

Relief in Cleveland: 'We Can Go On Because He's Dead'

Victims' families relieved after serial killer, rapist Anthony Sowell dies in prison hospital

(Newser) - A serial killer and rapist who terrorized Cleveland before the bodies of 11 women were found on his property has died on death row. "Cleveland strangler" Anthony Sowell was moved Jan. 21 from Ohio's Chillicothe Correctional Institute to the end-of-life care unit at the Franklin Medical Center in...

Lawmakers Push to Establish 'President Donald J. Trump Day'

Meanwhile, a move is underway to prevent Trump from being honored on the federal level

(Newser) - If two Ohio lawmakers have their way, residents of the Buckeye State will celebrate "President Donald J. Trump Day" every June. State Reps. Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltzfus, both Republicans, last week sent a memo to their fellow legislators asking them to co-sponsor a bill that would establish June...

Here Are the Best, Worst States for Finding Love

Singles may want to check out Florida

(Newser) - Valentine's Day is fast approaching, which means thoughts of love, for better or worse, may be on everyone's mind. Singles still hoping to find their mate may have better luck in some states than in others, and WalletHub has started the matchmaking process by examining the potentials. The...

FBI: Capitol Riot Trail Leads to Small-Town Bar

Two residents are charged with planning the Jan. 6 attack

(Newser) - In the don't blink-or-you'll-miss-it town of Woodstock, Ohio, population 300, dozens of residents still fly "Trump 2020" flags. But it's a now-shuttered bar that brought the FBI to town this month. Bedsheets and drapes cover the windows of the Jolly Roger Bar and Grill, except for...

Republican Senator Says He Won't Seek Reelection

Ohio's Rob Portman is leaving; will 'Hillbilly Elegy' author JD Vance replace him?

(Newser) - Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio said Monday he won't seek reelection in 2022 and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades, per the AP . "It has gotten harder and harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress on substantive...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst States to Drive In

You'll be cruising pretty in Texas, trying to tame your road rage in Hawaii

(Newser) - There's still not a lot to do these days as we continue our weary march through the pandemic, but at least going for a drive can be a nice escape—unless you're in Hawaii, that is. That's the surprising last-place entry in WalletHub's new ranking of...

Inmate Survives Death Chamber, Dies of Suspected COVID

Romell Broom was on 'COVID probable' list

(Newser) - An Ohio death row inmate who survived an attempt to execute him by lethal injection in 2009 died Monday of possible complications of COVID-19, the state prisons system said. At the time of the 2009 procedure, condemned prisoner Romell Broom was only the second inmate nationally to survive an execution...

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